With the world still reeling from the news that The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi is to be the new Doctor Who, it's time for us to once more leap into the Steve Does Comics TARDIS and fall headlong into the year 1963 to discover what our favourite Marvel characters were up to back when even Dr Who was no more than a twinkle in our Eye of Harmony.
Will they too find themselves in the thick of it?
Or will they, like Capaldi, each find him or herself to be quite the Local Hero?
It's like the worst ever edition of Total Wipeout as Dr Doom inflicts his latest perils on the Fantastic Four.
I don't like to criticise a man's masterplan but, now that the faux Thor's flung away both his hammers - you know, the things that keep him in the air - doesn't that mean he's about to plunge to his death?
Somehow, this isn't shaping up to be the most arduous, or long-lasting, fight Thor's ever had.
Speaking of badly thought-out plans; now we get a man who decides that the ideal way to commit crimes is to wrap himself in asbestos.
Next month we get to meet a man who decides the best way to see off Ant-Man's little friends is to spray himself from head to foot with arsenic.
Last month, Iron Man was up against the She-inspired Kala. This month, he encounters Cleopatra. Even wrapped in armour, Tony Stark can't stay away from the ladies.
Ant-Man and the Wasp find themselves up against Cyclops - and I don't mean the X-Man.
I do wonder if this was the same Cyclops who fought Mr Fantastic in the early days of the Fantastic Four?
Is it just me or is Ant-Man's dialogue on this cover quite bizarre?
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