The Queen might this weekend be celebrating sixty years on the throne but who cares about what happened sixty years ago? All that matters to all sane human beings is what was happening forty years ago - because that's where we'll no doubt find our favourite Marvel heroes giving a royal crowning to anyone who doesn't get out of the way of their fists fast enough.
It makes me happy just to think of this story as the Hulk finds himself up against virtually everyone who's got nothing better to do today.
Two terrifying villains for the price of one; Galactus and Richard Nixon.
Galactus wants the Silver Surfer back as his herald. If I'd written it, he'd have ended the tale with Richard Nixon as his herald.
Comic book writers, why do they never get it right?
I assume, from the cover, that this issue features a re-telling of Shell-Head's origin.
It's not their first team-up but, for me, Dr Strange and Spider-Man never feel like natural partners.
Barry W hands us an epic cover, as everyone who's ever been an Avenger (apart from Wonder Man) reunites to invade Olympus.
Gil Kane gives us a very odd version of the Stranger who seems to be a cross between Terry Thomas and Adam Warlock.
I'm not sure the phrase, "Bottles of Death," really fills me with the sense of dread it's meant to - especially as Cap and the Falcon seem to be having no difficulty getting out of them.
I would, though, love to read this tale, if only to see how two such under-powered heroes can possibly see off one of Marvel's mightiest foes.
Hooray! It's the return of the Purple Man, as recently mentioned in the comments section of this very blog!
Is this the one where we get the tale of Ragnarok?
That really is a terrible Gil Kane cover.
As regular readers may know, I'm an ardent admirer of Kane but he did seem to be having an off-month this time round.
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