The Four Seasons may have once sung of late December 1963 but it's December 1972 that catches the eye of Steve Does Comics. In what state of mind do we find our favourite Marvel heroes? Will they walk like a man or simply plunge into the Frankie Valli of despair?
Spider-Man comes up against his deadliest foe yet - Aunt May, as the wacky widow proves just how completely clueless she really is.
I seem to remember this being the return of the Space Phantom.
I can't recall exactly what his scheme was but I'm sure it was suitably nefarious.
I do always wonder who'd win a fight between the Space Phantom and the Living Eraser but that probably says more about me than anything else.
I don't think I've ever read this tale.
Is this the 1950s Captain America who's fighting the "real" one, or is that another story altogether?
Much as I love Barry Smith, I've never liked this cover. Conan's legs look too long for the rest of him, his sword and axe don't seem to be pointing in quite the right directions and the man he's resting his foot on doesn't seem to have a thick enough body. I prefer the similar Smith picture where our hero's stood in a pool of water.
But who cares about that? It would appear that Conan's the first comic book to ever win an Oscar.
More trouble for our heroes.
Poor old Ben Grimm. It can't be easy being made of rocks and having to fight off all those women all the time.
Then again, seeing disembodied heads looking down at you must be quite disturbing too.
I genuinely have no clue what's going on here.
The Absorbing Man. All that power, and still he can't beat anyone.
Before he goes mad and harasses the Hulk, the Cobalt Man goes mad and tries to make ex-men of the X-Men.
It's another of my Hulk faves as he and the Rhino get a lovely trip to Counter-Earth.
Keep Those Things Away From Me - Novel
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