Tremble before the power of Steve Does Comics - because, in the last few days, I've felled not one but two trees with my bare hands.
Admittedly, when I say, "Bare hands," I mean with a saw. I was tempted to try and level them in the style of Iron Fist, by concentrating every iota of my life-force into my knuckles but bottled it when it dawned on me that that might hurt.
Needless to say, all this arboreal devastation makes me feel suitably heroic but were our favourite Marvel characters being similarly heroic in this month of exactly forty years ago?
Were they trying to branch out?
Was anyone rooting for them?
Were they determined to turn over a new leaf?
Were they a bunch of saps?
Did any of them try to make a trunk call?
After what now feels like centuries, the Celestial Madonna Saga still rumbles along, as we get yet more of the origin of the Vision.
And you can read my review of this issue, right here.
Isn't this the flashback tale about how Conan got his cherry popped by a mysterious woman in a log cabin? Shades of Norwegian Wood in reverse?
Then again, maybe I'm just imagining that that story ever existed
Either way, it's a very nice and dramatic cover by Gil Kane.
I don't think I've read this one. I take it Sharon Carter's still not dead by this point?
Clearly someone's been going to the same tailor as Kraven the Hunter.
But I do like it that El Jaguar's preferred fighting method consists of hair-pulling. He clearly learned his fighting skills from the same place that I did.
It feels like every few months I ask, "Is this the one where Dr Doom builds a robot with the powers of the Silver Surfer?"
And you know what?
It never is.
Perhaps that story never existed.
Anyway, is this the one where Dr Doom builds a robot with the powers of the Silver Surfer?
Much as I love this era of the Hulk, I can't claim that the Devastator is one of Marvel's greatest villains. I'm also not sure that yellow ever really works for a super-villain.
Speaking of yellow, and speaking of not being Marvel's greatest villain, here comes the Cyclone, the only super-villain ever to be defeated by a fan.
I genuinely don't know what happens in this story.
I'm assuming that Thor and Loki have a fight.
Granted, that's the plot of every other issue of Thor ever printed but still I feel proud of myself for having deduced it.
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