This week forty years ago, Mud were at Number One on the UK singles chart, with Lonely This Christmas.
Those of us of a British bent will never forget the nightmare sight of Mud singer Les Gray performing the song on Top of the Pops, with the aid of a ventriloquist's dummy. Truly those were days of fear and terror in Blighty.
But were the heroes of Marvel UK's merry mags free of such concerns? Or were they having to endure nightmares of their own?
Spidey continues his somewhat one-sided battle with the Prowler but I'm more intrigued by the Iron Man story labelled, "When Titans Clash!"
Just which story could it be? Is it the one where he fought Captain America? Is it the one where he fought the Sub-Mariner? I'm trying to think of any other early fights he had that'd warrant such a billing.
Then again, could it be the Titanium Man?
I do wonder why an all-powerful being like Dormammu would bother using minions, especially against a foe who's supposed to be helpless. Sometimes, these super-villains could do with a few lessons in tactics.
Meanwhile, Shang-Chi takes on the murderous Sci-Fi Fan. Take my word for it, you don't want to anger a Sci-Fi fan. I'm still in hiding after once referring to The Doctor as, "Doctor Who."
I do wonder where people in Dracula stories get their flaming torches from. I've never seen a shop that sells them.
Just off the Moor shopping precinct in Sheffield, there used to be a shop that sold swords, battle axes and vacuum cleaners - which always seemed an odd combination of items to sell - but even they never sold flaming torches.
The Hulk's still battling Dr Doom.
But who cares about that when the real news is that Daredevil's taking on the Stiltman?
Nine issues in and still Marvel's adaptation of the original movie rumbles on.
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