This week in 1975, 10cc were Number One on the UK singles chart, with I'm Not In Love.
I suppose it's a classic of sorts but I'm not sure I'm a fan of it. To be honest, I always found that woman on it a bit creepy.
Who was she even supposed to be? Was she his girlfriend? His mother?
For some reason, I've always had it in my head that she was his kinky cyber-nurse from a future too weird to imagine.
Reader, that future is here
But the kinky cyber-nurse isn't.
Therefore, I'll occupy myself by looking back at what Marvel UK were flinging at us in the week when we were being so strongly reminded that big boys don't cry.
I'm assuming this is that Beetle tale where John Romita gets to re-tell Spidey's origin.
But, let's face it, that pales into insignificance before the consciousness-expanding greatness that is Thor's true origin, where they finally try to make sense of the whole Don Blake/Thor situation - and actually succeed!
It's the story where we finally notice that, despite him having been around for years, we've never previously found out what Hawkeye's real name is.
I've never read this one but I like to think it's a tribute to the legendary movie Horror Express.
I have no reason for thinking it might be. I just like the thought that it could be.
It's all getting macho on the Planet of the Apes.
Macho on the Planet of the Apes would have been a great title for one of those, "movies," that were cobbled together from episodes of the TV series.
Granted, it's possible that the world may not agree with that sentiment.
That's no thing in a temple. That's the dread Cancellation Monster that's closing in on our hero. I could be wrong but I think this may be the last ever issue of Marvel UK's Savage Sword of Conan.
It's the news we've all been praying for. It's the death of Mike Murdock. I remain amazed that fireworks weren't set off around the nation when it happened.
The Stranger's back, and causing no end of trouble for our pewter powerhouse.
Lees Hall, Gleadless.
1 year ago