Shiver my shinbones; I've spent the whole of the last week repeatedly pouring buckets of ice cold water over myself.
It's not for charity. Steve Does Comics is far too evil to care for good causes. It's because it's the only way to diffuse the excitement I feel when anticipating what my trawl through the Marvel releases of September 1964 is going to reveal.
He might not be a bucket of water but he can put a dampener on any occasion. Unless I miss my guess, Kang makes his debut in this issue.
More importantly, if the cover blurb's to be believed, we get to see the Teen Brigade in action. Let's be honest, that's the news we're all most excited about.
It's one of my faves as the dastardly Diablo makes his first appearance and causes no end of trouble for our heroes.
Loki's back. And if the cover blurb's to be believed, it would seem that someone's been trapped by the trolls.
Well, it's better than being gripped by the goblins.
Marvel's finest string-danglers finally get to meet, as Spider-Man and Daredevil team up to thwart the Circus of Crime.
It's the news all super-heroes dread. Paste-Pot Pete is back in town.
Hawkeye makes his first appearance, while the Black Widow makes her umpteenth.
I've recently been informed that Russian names that end with, 'ov,' should end with, 'ova,' when applied to women. Therefore the Black Widow's surname should be Romanova, not Romanov. Who says this isn't an educational blog?
Oh my God. They've pitched the man who struggled to beat the Human Top against the Hulk. He's doomed, I tell you! Doomed!
The Blob is back!
To be honest, this is news that awes me even less than the announcement that Paste-Pot Pete is back.
But I am impressed by the fact that the Angel is missing with his punch, the Beast is missing with his kick and Cyclops is missing with his eye-beam, despite the fact that the Blob is standing still. Clearly, all those hours in the Danger Room have really paid off.
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