There's less than a month to go before Noddy Holder comes down the chimney, kisses our mothers by the Christmas tree and gives us whatever presents we deserve. But just how much festive cheer were our favourite Marvel heroes feeling in this month of 1962?
Not a lot, apparently.
It's a tale of Christmas hardship that Charles Dickens himself would be hard-pressed to top, as the Fantastic Four find themselves penniless and having to work for their deadly enemy the Sub-Mariner.
It all goes a bit homoerotic, as Thor enters cover territory normally reserved for Wonder Woman.
Give her back those chains, you Norse numbskull. She needs them.
Can it be? Can pesky aliens finally have discovered the Human Torch's secret and unguessable weakness?
Is that Egghead?
If it isn't, it certainly should be, as Ant-Man finds himself defeated by flypaper.
But, betrayed by his own ants! Frankly, when you hear news like that, it's no wonder Hank Pym went mad.
Then again, some might suspect the sanity of anyone who thinks that hanging around with ants is normal.
Top of the Pops: 15th December, 1977.
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