Hark! What's that stopping and starting sound I hear?
Why, it seems to be a song that keeps stopping and starting.
That can only mean one thing. Not that my CD player's broke but that it's forty years ago this week that Cockney Rebel's famously segmented track Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) leapt to Number One on the British singles chart.
But did the heroes of Marvel's UK department have anything to smile about?
Or were they themselves, like Cockney Rebel, being repeatedly halted in their tracks?
Is this the story where Dr Strange teams up with first the Sub-Mariner and then the Hulk to sort out the whole Nameless Ones saga, with the aid of Barbara Norris? Thus making it a kind of unofficial debut epic for the Defenders?
I've never been sure if Strange was wearing a mask during this era or if he'd just turned his face blue. I always preferred to think it was the latter.
After last week's interruption by the Inheritor, the Hulk gets to do his Conan thing in Jarella's kingdom.
It might be a perfectly nice night out but, right now, Dracula's feeling a little cross.
Admittedly, it's not a little cross. It's a middling-sized cross but my joke wouldn't have worked if I'd said, "Dracula's feeling a medium cross."
Granted, my joke didn't work anyway but at least I made the effort.
This is another Planet of the Apes cover I redrew when I was a boy, in the belief that I could improve on it.
I believe I was led to do so by having seen a reproduction of the original American version of the cover which was done for one of the black and white mags and therefore painted.
My version wasn't painted. It was in pencil. It possibly didn't look as good.
Spidey literally gets the rug pulled out from under him, as the Schemer storyline rumbles on.
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