We may all be reeling from the news that Twitter is to launch on the stock market for $1bn but I can promise you that Steve Does Comics will never float on the stock exchange for a billion dollars, no matter how much Warren Buffett might beg me to do it.
And that means it's time to slide down the index of History to this month's events of forty years ago and to take stock of what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to back then. Who was feeling bullish? Who was feeling bare?
And who was in danger of getting their assets handed to them on a plate?
Man-Wolf is still causing trouble - and flashbacks ("Gwennn!").
I believe this is the first Spider-Man issue Ross Andru ever drew. As Andru was my favourite Spider-Man artist when I was a lad, I regard this as a good thing.
The Avengers/Defenders Evil Eye saga gets into its swing as the Silver Surfer takes on the Vision and the Scarlet Witch.
I don't believe I've ever read this one - but my eagle eyes tell me mummies may be involved.
Upon seeing this cover - and its title - I wondered if the tale within might have been inspired by DC's Shadow story Night of the Mummy but it seems that that came out a year after this one. So, clearly it wasn't.
John Romita does a substantial amount of reworking to a Gil Kane cover.
Much as I love Jazzy John, I can't help feeling his Conan really doesn't look very barbaric.
Good to see Daredevil's radar sense being as much use as a stainless steel tennis ball.
Hooray! I bought this issue from Sheffield's late lamented Sheaf Market and, thanks to the return of the Miracle Man, the artwork of John Buscema and the presence of Medusa, it's still a comic I love.
After all those years in the comic, Betty Ross finally stops moping and starts blasting.
Dr Spectrum's back.
Mercurio and Thor are still at odds over a big, talking jewel that's captured Sif and Karnilla.
I do feel that "Karnilla" is one of the greatest names in literature. It's a source of great regret to me that I've never met anyone in the real world who has that name.
Apparently, Mekano lives.
Presumably, Leggo's feeling quite well too.
Stikklebrix is, however, well and truly a goner.
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