We've all seen that picture of that weasel riding around on that woodpecker and of that dress of endlessly debatable colouration but I've no doubt that even such concerns shrivel into feeble insignificance besides whatever Marvel's heroes were up to exactly fifty years ago this month.
I'm not sure if I've read this one.
Is it the one where the Wasp needs an operation and the only man who can do it is an alien in a rubber mask?
Whatever happened in it; apparently, it's for, "The new breed of reader."
I dread to think what that might be.
The Frightful Four make their dastardly debut.
I am always impressed by the strength of Medusa's follicles. She has to have the strongest scalp on Earth.
I do love how useless the Thing is on this cover, just standing there, watching, while the Frightfuls attack him, and not even making an effort to warn his team-mates.
Hooray! It's the debut of one of my favourite villains; the Absorbing Man. For me, this is where Thor's great era began.
Sadly, this definitely isn't where Spider-Man's great era began, as the Circus of Crime make their return, having, I think, dumped the Ringmaster.
Bearing in mind their early M.O. of arriving in town, putting on a show and then robbing their audience, I do always wonder what actual name the Circus of Crime used to travel under.
I mean, I assume their posters didn't say The Circus of Crime or the The Masters of Menace on them, as they'd never attract an audience if they did. So, what is the official performing name of the Circus of Crime?
By the dread Dormammu! Dr Strange at last becomes the cover star, while the Thing and Torch are relegated to the role of bit-part players.
I, of course, have vivid memories of the origin of Captain America. Sadly, my memories of the Phantom are far fuzzier. Was he a saboteur who kept attacking Tony Stark's factory?
In yet another attempt to make him work as a character, Giant-Man gets one of the worst costumes in the history of super-heroes.
Everyone's favourite jungle lord makes his senses-shattering debut.
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