January Jones was in X-Men First Class.
The X-Men is a comic.
This is Steve Does Comics.
And it's currently January.
That can only mean one thing.
It's time for me to do my Leonard Rossiter impression: "Ooh no, Miss Jones. Get down, Vienna. Look at that - reflexes like a coiled spring. The permissive society, it doesn't exist. I should know - I've looked hard enough for it."
Almost as impressively, it also means it's time for me to look at what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to in January of exactly forty years ago.
The Grim Reaper's back and causing yet more trouble for our heroes.
Despite what the cover tells us, I'm pretty sure he hasn't been drinking Hank Pym's size-changing formula though.
The Smasher is anything but smashing as politics enters the world of Spider-Man.
I don't think I've ever read this one.
Nor have I ever heard of the Viper.
They don't call me "Mr Knowledgeable" for nothing.
It might be The Shadow of the Vulture on the cover but that's not what we get inside, as the loss of Barry Smith's artwork in the mail forces Marvel to reprint issue #1.
Hooray! Man-Bull's still throwing his weight around.
I do genuinely believe there was no such thing as a bad Hulk tale from the early 1970s - and issue #159 does nothing to dissuade me from that notion, as the Abomination's back and a little confused about what time it is.
Apparently, this cover's by Jim Steranko though you have to look fairly hard at it to notice.
Go on Subby! Smack him one!
Is this the one where we get to see Jean Thomas dressed as Supergirl?
Possibly more importantly, is this the one where Loki falls off a cliff?
Lees Hall, Gleadless.
6 months ago