The old March of Time newsreels always tried to get clever by telling us, "Time marches on!"
They could, of course, not stand comparison with the majesty of Pathé News's giant chicken. But still Steve Does Comics marches bravely into the third month of 2013, with a look at what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to exactly forty years ago this month.
It's Bazza's last issue of Conan, as Red Sonja gets stuck in like a good 'un.
I assume this is the issue where Cap gets super-strength?
My memory fails me. Were the Dark Messiah and Angar the Screamer the same character in different guises? And did everything go all wibbly-wobbly in the local park?
The Hulk takes on the Beast in the only original copy of his mag that I ever owned as a youth.
Maybe that's why I've always liked it so much.
Omega's up to no good.
Does a giant Ultron turn up at the end of this? Or am I mixing it up with another story?
I detect the handiwork of Jim Starlin on that cover but have no recall of the comic's actual contents.
Blinky blonky blimey, guv'nor. That blinking Yank thunder god's shown his boat race in good old Blighty and found himself up against a bally druid wot never ages.
That'd be Ken Barlow then.
And he didn't even have time to finish his jellied eels and stand round the old joanna for a sing-song.
I like to feel that perfectly captures the speech patterns of all Britishers who appear in this tale.
Oh, no, that's no good. I've turned Australian.
Still, never mind. British, Australian - they all sound the same to me, yer galah.
This is the one where Hawkeye proves how stupid he is by helping a super-villain become all but unbeatable.
The Distruptor's still showing he doesn't quite get democracy, as New York's mayoral campaign rumbles on.
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