Fortunately, in my younger days, I had Where Monsters Dwell to compensate for such disappointment.
Where Monsters Dwell was one of the 1970s comics that Marvel used in order to reprint their pre-super-hero era monster tales.
Many were the terrors that were thus inflicted upon the youth of the Bronze Age.
And surely there was no finer issue of that mag than issue #2, in which three creatures of indescribable menace are unleashed upon an unsuspecting world.
Dragoom's a giant fire creature, come to Earth to rule it, having escaped a prison on his own planet. For all his power, it has to be said Dragoom must be the stupidest alien outside of the skrulls, as he proves himself incapable of telling the difference between members of his own species and cardboard cut-outs.
Taboo is cut from a far sneakier cloth.
Allowing himself to be discovered in an Amazonian swamp, he then gives mankind a sob story in order to trick it into giving him all its scientific secrets.
Let's face it it, any trick that involves a hydrogen bomb isn't likely to end happily for its victim.
Despite this unfortunate end, Taboo did somehow manage to return to fight the Hulk many years later.
But, of course, the true star of Where Monsters Dwell #2 is Sporr, The Thing That Could Not Die.
Totally ignoring all common sense, a scientist decides to rent the Transylvanian castle in which Frankenstein did his infamous experiments.
He then proceeds to try and create giant chickens.
Outraged by his plans to create giant chickens, the locals, complete with flaming torches, storm his castle and stop him.
A more sophisticated man than me - or indeed a less, or even equally sophisticated one - might say such tales are all a load of hokey old bunkum, knocked out on a conveyor belt.
And of course they are.
Even Stan Lee, who may or may not have scripted this issue's tales, has said so over the years.
But there's something oddly charming about it all, a hint of a more innocent age of story-telling where, seemingly, no one had the slightest grasp of either logic or science.
On top of that, such mags were a way for 1970s readers to see just how Marvel had been in the days before it'd become the powerhouse publisher we knew and loved.
But, at this point, I must make a confession.
Despite my love for them, none of the creatures in this issue is my favourite from this title.
That honour has to go to Grogg, the giant, underpant wearing, dragon from Where Monsters Dwell #27.
But that is, of course, a whole other story...