Mere days ago, the Glastonbury Festival was in full swing.
And that means only one thing. Mere days ago, I was knee-deep in mud, enduring unsanitary toilets and supporting a young women on my shoulders as she waved her arms around.
Which is odd as I was in my local supermarket.
How we all thrilled to the likes of Professor Green, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal, the Rolling Stones and Editors.
But what did the editors of Marvel comics have in store for us in the year when Glastonbury was mysteriously absent from the musical calendar?
I must confess this is one of my least favourite comic book covers of all time. The overwrought melodrama of it's always struck me as ludicrous.
I've never been that big on the story inside either. Mostly because of the vaguely comedic detonation system favoured by the human bombs.
Is that the Eel on the cover?
Are eels technically serpents?
Are they not technically fish?
Shouldn't he therefore be in the Piscine Patrol?
And Tiger Shark?
Conan comes up against one of those pesky man-apes who seem to lurk in every Hyborean forest.
Hooray! A Daredevil story I actually remember, as Angar the Screamer gets up to confused mischief.
Angar actually gets mentioned in a book of monsters I got for Christmas one year when I was a child. I shall have to review that book at some point in the not-too-distant future.
That book was advertised in many comics of the time. Therefore, anyone who can name that book gets a great big Steve Does Comics No-Prize.
I really don't have a clue what's going on here.
Hooray! It's half man, half fish, all trouble, as Aquon makes his gluggery debut.
I first read this tale in the 1975 UK Marvel Annual.
More on that book, right here.
I don't like to knock but, to be honest, the promise of the Masked Marauder returning would rarely be enough to make me buy a comic.
The Green Goblin dies and, forty years later, I still haven't got over it.
Is that a Jim Starlin cover I detect?
Either way, Thor's about to kick some alien butt.
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