A quick look at the Radio Times Genome site tells me that if this really was January 11th, 1975, I'd currently be settling down for an evening of Dr Who, Bruce Forsyth and Match of the Day. My, how British broadcasting's changed over the last forty years.
Still, there was an Ayn Rand movie on BBC2, which is not something you can say every day.
But why do I suspect Marvel's heroes were far too busy to be watching TV on this very day forty years ago?
Spider-Man hits his hundredth issue with a battle against the Kangaroo.
Possibly not the dream choice of foe for such a landmark edition but it's Spider-Man - and Spider-Man's always great - so who cares?
You can read my review of this issue, right here.
I did always feel Satannish had a strangely non-committal name for a bad guy. It was like he vaguely fancied being Satan but couldn't quite be bothered.
But what a lovely and striking cover by genial Gene Colan.
At last the Planet of the Apes movie adaptation's over and we get a brand new story featuring Jason and Alexander and some fabby artwork by Mike Ploog who seemed to be pulling out all the stops for the tale's first instalment.
From the caption at the top of the cover, I'm assuming this features the tale where Daredevil fights a bunch of aliens near a university campus. Mostly because that's the only early Daredevil tale I can recall where he's having to fight to save the Earth.
Neal Adams produces what's always struck me as a jarringly atypical cover for a Marvel Dracula comic but there's no denying that it's memorable.
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