Hooray! The World Snooker Championship has just begun in Sheffield!
Back in 1975, we had no such thing. The only snooker we ever got on TV was Pot Black.
Being a tight-fisted family, we used to watch it in black and white.
Contrary to popular mythology, you can watch snooker in black and white.
You can also read American comics in black and white.
And we did, in the pages of Marvel UK's brightest mags.
And here's where we find out what monochrome magnificence those mags were offering in this very week of 1975.
Snooker players might often need a long rest but I suspect Spidey'll soon be needing an even longer one because he's up against Doc Ock again.
Perhaps even more excitingly, the Titanium Man is back, prompting me to burst into a certain Wings' song.
That's right; Mull of Kintyre.
I never had this issue at the time and, so, until I got my hands on the Avengers Treasury Edition that reprinted it, I never found out how the Vision's debut story concluded.
For the same reason, until after I got the internet, I never knew that Dr Strange had fought the Juggernaut.
Is this the one where the Hulk gets captured and put on trial?
If so, that was one of my favourite Hulk tales from this era.
Then again, it might be the one where that senator goes all Quatermass Xperiment on everyone.
That too was one of my favourite Hulk tales of this era.
My Holmesian intellect tells me this may be an adaptation of REH's The God In the Bowl. In which case, I've read the original version of this tale and pronounce it to be interesting.
Until now I was totally oblivious to the fact that Ka-Zar had had a strip in Conan's mag. I wonder what the Ka-Zar story was.
The standard Dracula Lives cover there, with our fledermausian felon heading straight for some woman while issuing melodramatic threats along the way.
I saw another episode of the old Planet of the Apes TV show the other day. It was the one with the blood transfusion.
While I found it surprisingly enjoyable, for such an unregarded series, I was still disappointed by the lack of Apeslayer.
Why is there not an Apeslayer TV show? I demand one now.
From the subtle clues on the cover, I'm assuming this is the one where the Surfer meets up with Thor for the first time.
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