Holy offside trap, Batman, the world of football's been rocked this week with what seems like virtually everyone who's ever worked for FIFA being arrested.
But just how arresting was Marvel Comics' output in this month of exactly fifty years ago?
Here's where we dribble off up the wing and find out.
I must have read this tale in Essential Avengers Vol One but can recall absolutely nothing at all of it or of what happens in it.
I don't even remember the Minotaur.
Was he man?
Was he machine?
Was he monster?
Was he a strange amalgam of all three?
Was he even a he?
Hooray! The Stilt-Man makes his debut and sets out to elevate himself into the highest ranks of Marvel villaindom.
Sadly, he fails miserably but you can't help but have a soft spot for him, however impractical his powers.
And he did at least lend himself to dramatic covers.
For me, this is where the FF's great era begins, as our heroes have to battle on without their super-powers as Dr Doom takes control of the Baxter Building.
I believe this is the one where Thor fights the Demon in a somewhat one-sided smackdown, as they say in Asgard.
The Spider-Slayer makes its first appearance.
Maybe it's just me but I have always felt that any story featuring the Spider-Slayer can be safely avoided without fear of missing anything interesting.
Dr Strange is back to getting fifty percent of the cover space. Surely it can't be long before the Torch and Thing are finally driven from the cover, never to return.
Admittedly, I've been saying this every month for about three years but one day I'll be proven right.
"If one picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine what these TWO pictures are worth!" declares the blurb.
I suspect that would be two thousand words.
But now I can't get Telly Savalas' music career out of my head.
What a terrible price to pay for loving comics.
I genuinely have no idea what happens in either of the tales in this issue. I do like the drawing of Giant-Man though.
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