Hooray! Thunderbirds has returned to our TV screens!
Happily, it's a lot faster-moving than the original show, which, much as I have warm and fuzzy feelings for it, I find almost impossible to watch these days, due to its glacial pacing.
But how different things were in 1975 when the knowledge that Thunderbirds would be on when I got home was often the only thing that got me through French lessons with sanity intact.
"What's that?" I hear you cry. "1975? Isn't that the subject of this post?"
Why, yes it is. So let's take a look and see if any of Marvel UK's stars were in need of the services of International Rescue in this week of that year.
There you go. The old shows could have easily got forty five minutes out of Thunderbird 2 trying to keep that water tower upright.
Do New York skyscrapers still have those water towers on top of them? They always seemed an incongruous but charming thing to have in such an otherwise modern landscape. They should definitely stick one on top of the Shard.
The Hulk's still gearing up for his cliff-lifting antics.
Hooray! The Vision makes his cloudy debut and at last Marvel UK will no longer have to redraw him as Thor in their mags.
I remember copying this cover when I was a child, with my trusty pencil and cartridge paper pad. It was definitely the clouds I was most proud of having got right.
Somehow that cover looks oddly out of place on a UK Dracula mag.
Apeslayer's still slapping those monkeys around.
A few days ago, I saw an episode of the old Planet of the Apes TV show, for the first time since the early 1990s. Much as I enjoyed it, I can't help feeling it would've benefited greatly from having Apeslayer burst in on it, declaring, "Back, you simian fools!"
I always used to get Thulsa Doom mixed up with Thoth-Amon.
Did Thulsa Doom ever appear in any Conan tales or was he just limited to Kull stories?
That's a rather unhappy looking monster the Surfer's tangling with there.
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