But, speaking of duties, just what favours were our favourite Marvel heroes doing to society exactly fifty years ago?
The Puppet-Master makes his debut.
I've always had a soft spot for The Puppet-Master. He always had a touch more creepiness about him than most of early Marvel's mind-controlling villains.
I've not read this one in years. Doesn't Sue get kidnapped, for the eighth issue running, and replaced by Alicia Masters who, although blind and a totally different woman, manages to fool the FF?
Thrill to the terror of
Is the other story in this issue the one where the Hulk disguises himself as the Abominable Snowman to beat some evil commies and, in doing so, somehow proves himself to be smarter than Rick Jones?
It can't be easy being sidekick to the Hulk and knowing you're not even the brains of the outfit.
Who needs Kang when you've got Zarrko the Tomorrow Man?
A distinctly unhealthy looking Wizard waits to zap the Human Torch.
I'm more interested in Man vs Robot - mostly because I remember the time I once fought a robot.
Well, when I say, "robot," it was more a vacuum cleaner.
And I don't care what anyone says - I would've won if it hadn't been plugged in.
I'm no expert but is "The Protector" really that good a name for a villain? It doesn't exactly scream, "Menace," at you.
He also seems to be wearing a beret.
And swimming goggles.
But it's good to see Ant-Man using his magnificent cannon. It's just what every super-hero needs; a device for firing you two feet through the air.
Thank you for your time. Steve Does Comics now returns to its coma until the weekend.
In the meanwhile, don't forget that my short story collection The Downward Slide is out now on Kindle. Six new tales of the supernatural that remind us we're all on the downward slide but some of us are getting there faster than others.