Saturday, 13 October 2012

October 1972 - Forty years ago today.

It's that magical month again.

But will it be trick or treat for our favourite Marvel heroes in October 1972?

Conan the Barbarian #19, Barry Smith

Conan #19 sees a rather lovely cover enhanced by a rather lovely colour scheme.
Amazing Spider-Man #113, Dr Octopus

Dr Octopus is back and causing trouble.
Avengers #104

Is this the one with the Sentinels?

For some reason, I always liked the Sentinels in this Avengers appearance far more than I ever had in the pages of the X-Men.
Captain America #154

It looks like a whole heap of trouble for Cap.
Daredevil #92, the Blue Talon

The sight of Matt Murdock rushing to save the life of someone else dressed as Daredevil brings back traumatic memories for me of Mike Murdock. Will I never know what it is to be free of those memories?
Fantastic Four #127, Mole Man and Kala

I've a strong feeling I've read this story - possibly in the patriotic pages of Captain Britain - but the exact details of it escape me.

It's not that great to see Mole Man back but, if that's Kala I espy, it's certainly nice to see her return. Let's hope she gives Moley a slap and seizes control of his underground kingdom.
Incredible Hulk #156

Hooray! The Hulk's back in Jarella land - and fighting himself.

I know that feeling all too well. I was lucky to get out of it alive the last time I fought myself. If I hadn't caught me by surprise, I wouldn't have stood a chance against my superior strength and weaponry.
Iron Man #51

I detect a George Tuska cover and, for once, an Iron Man cover rings a bell with me.

I still can't remember just what actually happened in it though.
Thor #204, Sif

Great to see Thor and Sif in good, defeatist mode.

Is this the one where Thor's on the quest to the well at the world's end, or am I getting confused again?
X-Men #78, Merlin

Nope. No idea at all what happened in this one.

Is this the same Merlin who once fought Thor? And, if it is, why's he dressed like Shakespeare?

6 comments:

Boston Bill said...

Somehow I prefer the comic books selection from 1962

Dougie said...

The Thor comic is the beginning of another Mephisto story. I actually had this one; there was a cameo by my favourite Rigellian, Tana Nile

There was a lot of miniskirt Hawkeye that month!

Comicsfan said...

You may have gotten your Thor issues mixed up--but if he seems in "defeatist mode" to you, at least you've successfully narrowed it down to a Gerry Conway issue! :D

Steve W. said...

Dougie, I must concur that Hawkeye's outfit on that Captain America cover really is quite... ...striking.

Kid said...

Kala, Queen of the Netherworld - with Tyrannus and Moley too. What's not to like? FF #127 was part two of a three-issue story arc marking the debut of Roy Thomas as the foursome's regular scripter. Hey, aren'y YOU supposed to tell US what happens in these mags?

Steve W. said...

I don't have a clue what happens in these mags. I make it all up. I can barely remember what I did this morning, let alone forty years ago.

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