The sight of people going to work in flippers was enough to tell us that June 2012 was one of non-stop rain. And it's starting to look like July'll be even non-stoppier.
But, fifty years ago this month, were our favourite Marvel heroes suffering from a dampened ardour in their quest to thwart evil? Or were their hearts as full of fire as ever?
Only a trip back in the Steve Does Comics' time machine will tell us, as we take a look at just what they were up to in July of 1962.
The Fantastic Four's greatest foe makes his first appearance as he sends our heroes back in time to retrieve Blackbeard's treasure.
Even from the start, Victor's got a trick up every sleeve and a robot for every occasion.
It's the obligatory alien invasion storyline that every Marvel hero had to deal with in the early 1960s, as the Incredible Hulk takes on the Toad Men.
It's also the dream combination of Jack Kirby and Steve Dtiko - and you can read my review of that very issue right here.
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