Hooray! It's February, named in honour of the Roman god Februlon who got his super-powers by...
...oh OK, I admit it, I've no idea who it's named after.
Not that it matters. All that matters is that this month forty years ago found our heroes still in the mood to give everyone a good kicking.
I think we all remember where we were when we first saw the Vision trying to beat a Skrull to death.
I certainly do.
I was reading an issue of The Avengers.
By an incredible coincidence the Vision was in it, trying to beat a Skrull to death.
With its venture into space and its tale of our heroes vs a Skrull armada, this issue was surely the highlight of Neal Adams' short stint on the strip.
It's the return of the foe no one ever seemed to want to see return, as Dr Spencer Smythe and his Spider-Slayer make yet another futile attempt to bump off Spidey.
Captain America's clearly on a mission against Hydra.
But who can that mystery man be?
My money's on either the Kingpin or the Red Skull.
Gil Kane gives us another of his determinedly 3D-style covers, as the man without fear bursts out of his own cover box
Is that Mr Kline who's doing the zapping?
I liked Mr Kline. He was up to no good.
I used to have a copy of this but owned it before I started collecting comics, and therefore only got to read it once or twice before it found its way to a rubbish tip. I still have fond memories of it though.
Am I right in remembering it as an attack on racial segregation and apartheid?
Jarella's back and causing all sorts of problems for our sun.
Thor's messing about fighting Kartag the Keeper while Mangog threatens Asgard itself.
Is this the one with the pharaoh type bloke in it?
If so, I first read it in an Alan Class comic.
If it's not, I don't have a clue what's going on.
Lees Hall, Gleadless.
6 months ago