Being the dedicated sci-fi buff that I am, I've been watching the repeats of Day of the Triffids on BBC4. How I've thrilled at the sight of post-apocalyptic unpleasantness.
Well, those triffids might think they're hard but they wouldn't last five seconds against Marvel's fightingest heroes.
And here's where we find out just what those heroes were up to exactly fifty years ago.
I've never read this one but suspect that the scene on the cover never actually appears in the comic.
If it does, it does suggest the Avengers are a rather sorry bunch, considering they're supposed to be Earth's mightiest super-team.
It's the senses-shattering debut of the Matador, the villain whose deadly super-power is owning a cape.
With a power like that, it's no wonder Daredevil had so much trouble with him.
I love this one; especially that moment when Attuma reveals just what those things on his hat are actually for.
Is this the issue where the Human Torch uses his underwater napalm power for the first time?
Did he ever use his napalm power again? You'd sort of hope not.
I've not read this one since I was a kid and thus have no idea at all as to just what's going on on that cover.
I do have a soft spot for the Enforcers, even though they're basically just there for Spidey to beat up on whenever he's feeling bad about himself because he has a cold.
I seem to remember a similar looking villain turning up in a 1970s issue of the Fantastic Four. Did he turn out to be Reed Richards in disguise or am I just going mad?
Whoever he is, he must be a major villain indeed if he can relegate Dormammu to such a small portion of the cover.
Does the Iron Man tale involve him being suspected of murdering Tony Stark?
The Captain America tale looks to be one of those strange, early generic ones that consisted of him spending ten pages fighting a huge gang of people while delivering a lecture to them on how to use leverage.
Speaking of leverage; poor old Giant-Man could definitely use a few lessons in how to use it. Not content with struggling to defeat his usual hopeless opponents, he's now fighting desperately not to be killed by a woman who is arguably Marvel's feeblest ever super-heroine.
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