The whole nation may have turned its clocks forward this weekend but Steve Does Comics has no time for such progressiveness. Instead, it's turning its clock back; back to this weekend of forty years ago when Marvel UK were giving us their latest offerings.
I never had this issue, and first read the enclosed tale in one of the Essential Spider-Man volumes.
The thing that struck me when reading it was that the art on it doesn't look quite like that in any other Spider-Man story from this era, even though it was produced by the frequent team of Mooney and Romita. I have no answer to this mystery.
Is that a Bill Everett cover I espy?
Sadly, there are few clues as to what happens inside, and my memory refuses to tell me.
Zut alors! It's the fight that had to happen! Hands vs feet! Iron Fist vs Batroc!
I believe this may have been the first time I ever encountered Batroc. If I was a mean-spirited individual, I might declare that I wish it had been the last. But I'm not mean-spirited, so I won't.
Hooray! History is made as Marvel UK create their first ever super-hero - and Apeslayer is born.
More on that subject, right here.
Dracula, still being a pain in the neck.
Who wouldn't want this issue? It's a straightforward rule of drama that you can never go wrong with giant spiders.
I'm generally a defender of the use of speech balloons on front covers but even I can't claim that it was a good idea to have them on this one.
I think this may be the second part of the Surfer's battle with the Badoon.
To some degree, I can't help feeling that the Badoon were to Outer Space species what Batroc was to martial artists.
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