According to the internet, June 1974 saw the birth of a very special man.
That man was TV survivalist Bear Grylls.
From Bear Grylls, I learned that, when trapped in the desert at night, one should cut open a dead camel and climb inside it.
What for? There's not even a bed in there.
No. Far better to check into the nearest hotel and leave Bear Grylls to it.
But what exactly were the survival chances of our favourite Marvel heroes in that very month?
With not a dead camel in sight, I fancy they were none too good.
Camels may have humps but it's whole other kind of humping that Prince Namor has on his mind.
As we saw the other day; exactly fifty years ago, Subby was trying to get his leg-over with Sue Richards.
Ten years later, and he's still trying.
You have to give him credit. He's persistent, if nothing else.
The Molten Man's still in a bad mood.
The Avengers find themselves up against the Star-Stalker, as the Celestial Madonna Saga rumbles on.
If this is the Secret Empire storyline, does that mean the man in the silly looking hood is Nixon?
I do always wonder why Nixon didn't do his political broadcasts wearing a hood. It would have given him a certain something that other politicians lacked.
This tale was reprinted in Marvel UK's 1977 Avengers Annual and I can confirm the cover accurately depicts what happens inside.
I have no memory at all of what happens in this issue. Is, "The Master," really the Mandrill in disguise?
The Hulk's on Counter-Earth and having a barney with the President and his horde of beast-men.
Does one detect a Jim Starlin cover?
Only days ago, I confidently declared that the June 1964 issue of Tales of Suspense was the only time a comic had ever dared to try and use the hero's new mask as a marketing ploy.
It shows how much I know, because, exactly ten years later, they're doing it again - with exactly the same character.
On other matters, I take it that Sunfire manages to be very annoying from start to finish?
The Destroyer's back - and causing all kinds of mischief.
If anyone wants to know why the original X-Men rarely grabbed me, they only have to read this tale, as our merry Marvel mutants go after Mary Shelley's most famous creation, and it all gets a bit juvenile.
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