A wise man once told me that, "Life is the name of the game."
His name was Bruce Forsyth and he told me through my television.
But life is also a magical thing, filled with strange coincidences that test the resistance of even the hardest of sceptics.
Only last week I was going to review Marvel Spotlight #13, featuring the Son of Satan. Oh how I thrilled at the thought of raving about Happy Herb Trimpe's artwork and Daimon Hellstrom's descent into Hell to sort out his dad.
As it turned out, there was only one problem with this plan.
I'd already reviewed it.
I'd reviewed it here, way back in August 2010.
How many things have changed in the two years since then. But the one thing that hasn't changed is the one thing I didn't mention in that review.
And that's that the masthead to Marvel Spotlight #13 is almost certainly my favourite comic book masthead of all time. Not only does it feature lettering that practically curls its way out of the cover at you but, on this occasion, and this occasion alone, it shines like Lucifer himself.
My initial plans thwarted, instead of reviewing that issue, I chose to review Monsters Unleashed #11, featuring the not totally dissimilar Gabriel the exorcist. But, in one of those twists of fate that prove there're dark powers at work, in the comments section, Comicsfan said he loved the masthead of that mag and that I should ask you about your favourite comic book masthead.
And, by Captain Kremmen's well-honed beard, that's exactly what I'm doing. You know where the comments button is. Feel free to use it.
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