On this very day, thirty four years ago, I encountered my first-ever dinosaur skeleton, in London's Natural History Museum.
This is of no interest to anyone but me.
Slightly more interesting to others is what was happening on this very day in 1974. A day on which it may have been possible to walk into a newsagent's and buy - not a dinosaur - but all the Marvel comics below...
It's East vs West as the Avengers mistakenly tangle with the Titanic Trio or whatever it is they were called.
That's an oddly glum-looking monster Conan finds himself up against. I wouldn't be surprised if it's not in need of counselling by the time the story's over.
The Owl's back.
"We can't stop him from exploding!" They don't write dialogue like that anymore.
But is it true? Was it, "The mightiest FF saga ever"?
And was Mahkizmo the worst name ever for a villain?
Hammer and Anvil make their first appearance.
I'm the only person alive who seems to like the Grizzly. In fact, if I was to be a super-villain, he'd be near the top of my list of ones I'd choose to be. I mean, come on, who doesn't want to dress up as a bear?
Sheffield City Museum has a bear. It's a polar bear. It's stuffed. Within that museum, there are no dinosaurs.
Good Lord. It's a Thor story that I've actually read from this era.
Strangely though, I don't have a clue what happens in it.
Only months to go now before the New X-Men make their debuts.
I must confess that I struggle to see the whole Nomad thing as a good idea. Admittedly, that might just be because of how bad his outfit was.
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