In this week in 1975, there were two versions of Fattie Bum Bum and two versions of Una Paloma Blanca on the UK singles chart at the same time. How on Earth did we ever survive the 1970s with sanity intact?
We survived because we had the world's greatest comic company to restore our equilibriums at the end of each and every week.
Speaking of which, Spider-Man's definitely in need of some equilibrium restoration as he hits full-on hallucinatory mode this issue.
And Iron Man's up against AIM. Frankly, he's making a meal of it. He seems to have been up against them for months now.
"The master of kung-fu begins his wildest adventure yet!" it tells us. But I don't know what it is, as I never had this issue.
I do though spot that the Squadron Sinister storyline isn't over yet.
Dracula Lives confounds many a doomsayer by hitting the big 50.
Planet of the Apes makes the big 50 as well - and does so by launching into its adaptation of Escape From the Planet of the Apes, which I seem to recall was drawn by the mighty Rico Rival but I could be wrong.
I don't have a clue what any of the stories are in this issue - unless one of them is that one where the Hulk grows to be five hundred foot tall and holds the Fantastic Four and Daredevil in his hands. I think we all remember that one.
The Original X-Men, Ant-Man and the Cat?
All in one comic?
It's like Marvel UK asked, "What's the lineup most likely to get a comic cancelled in the shortest possible amount of time?" and then published it.
Lees Hall, Gleadless.
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