January brings with it a new year. And that can only mean one thing.
It's time to take a look at what our favourite Marvel heroes - and Ant-Man - were up to exactly fifty years ago.
Is this the one where Dr Doom swaps bodies with Reed Richards?
More importantly, is it the one where he has the FF followed around all day long by floating Mr Blobby clones? What exactly was the reason for that? My fading memory furnishes me with no explanations.
Hooray! One of my favourite villains - and close personal role models - makes his debut, as Tyrannus shows us all just how to run a subterranean kingdom.
So impressed have I always been by this tale, that you can find a review of it, right here.
That rarest of things, a Thor cover where the god of thunder isn't declaring himself to be doomed without even putting up a fight.
Good to see Odin being as useless as ever in a crisis, though.
"The most fantastic foe of all!" Stan declares on the cover. "And his unbeatable super-weapon!"
That's right. It's that epic bundle of awe the world knows as Paste-Pot Pete.
Ant-Man may rarely inspire some of us but, this month, he does at least get to feature in what has to be one of the greatest covers in comic book history.
Why didn't the Scarlet Beetle go on to fight every hero in Marveldom over the years? Clearly there's no justice in the world.
If only he'd had the sense to wear underpants, like Fin Fang Foom, I have no doubt he'd have gone down in the annals of greatness.
Top of the Pops: 15th December, 1977.
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