Hark! What's that thudding noise I hear at my front door?
Is it the sound of impending death coming to claim me?
Why no. It's the arrival of a brand new month!
And that means it's time to take a look at what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to in February of exactly fifty years ago.
Count Nefaria is one of those villains I know almost nothing about.
Come to think of it, other than his name, I do know nothing about him. Every time he used to show up in a comic, I didn't have a clue who he was or what he was about.
Hooray! Mr Fear makes his debut.
If I was going to be a super-villain, Mr Fear would be near the top of the list of ones I'd choose to be.
And Dragon Man makes his first appearance, as the FF go to university and Reed and Sue get smooching in Lovers' Lane.
Thor reveals his secret identity to Jane Foster.
I bet Odin takes that well....
I was never a fan of the Beetle. There was always something a bit too lumbering and slow-mo about him for my liking.
The Terrible Trio look to cement their place in comic book history.
Somehow, I have the feeling they don't quite succeed.
We get the origin of the Mandarin, which was something of a disappointment to me when I first read it, as it portrayed him as someone who just got lucky, rather than him being a self-made genius.
Is the other tale the one where a load of convicts want to get their hands on the gadgets in Cap's shield so they can use them to escape?
If it is, I seem to recall it's one of those tales where we get plenty of lecturing from Cap about the power of leverage.
Why has leverage never been of any use to me in life?
I always had a soft spot for Attuma.
I have a feeling that Giant-Man beats him by deceiving him as to the true nature of the surface world but I can't remember how he did it, or even if he did do it.
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