Hold onto your tripod, tiger, because there's a very nice picture on the Internet today of how Mars looked when a fifth of it was covered by an ocean.
This has nothing at all to do with today's post, which is about what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to exactly forty years ago.
Then again, March is named after Mars. And, no doubt, Marvel is too. And I'm writing about March and Marvel. So there's a sort of link there if you're really determined to find one....
Meanwhile, somehow unconcerned about the fate of Mars, the Celestial Madonna Saga rumbles interminably onwards.
That's a very dramatic cover but I do find it somewhat disappointing that there's no sign of Red Sonja on it, despite it trumpeting her return.
I've definitely read this tale - and in the not too distant past - but can't actually remember what happens in it.
The Crusher is back.
Wasn't he from Cuba or somewhere?
Or am I thinking of someone else?
Or perhaps I'm just imagining things?
I take it, from the advertised presence of the Silver Surfer, that this isn't the one where the FF help the Latverian Underground overthrow Doom and install democracy?
Democracy? Pshaw! They don't want to mess around with that sort of nonsense. We have that sort of thing in this country. It's rubbish. They shut down the local library for the day, so people can vote. How am I supposed to borrow a book if the library's closed?
There you go. Proof positive that Democracy is the enemy of reading skills. Ban it! Ban it now!
And I'm sure Dr Doom would agree with me.
I must confess this isn't one of my favourite Hulk tales from this era. It's alright but I'm not sure I ever longed for Thunderbolt Ross to get his own answer to the Spider-Slayer.
Still, it does have a satellite dish, so at least he'll be able to watch some nice TV shows while he's in it.
I don't believe I've ever read this tale.
I do note that it's tagged Fury In A Far-Off Land. I wonder how many Marvel stories have managed to have that tagline over the years? It must be up there with Lo, There Shall Be An Ending!
How can you not love a cover like that? Though I suppose the fact that we all know that Mysterio's a master of illusion does somewhat lessen its ability to stun the senses. Let's face it, if it had been Betty Brant who was removing her own head, that'd be a whole other matter.
It's another one I have little recollection of. Does this happen sometime around the Orrin/Odin saga of which I have vague memories?
Lees Hall, Gleadless.
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