On this very day in 1975, the Soviet Union launched the mighty Venera 10 space probe to land on and explore the surface of Venus.
Well, planets and stars are all very well but there's only one set of stars any sensible child was interested in in 1975. And those were the stars of the most cosmic comic company of them all.
And that can only mean one thing.
That it's time for Steve Does Comics to fire a probe at the surface of Planet Nostalgia and see what strange lifeforms are waiting for it there.
It's the start of one of my favourite Hulk tales, as the green Goliath finds himself shrunk to the size of a doll and up against the hordes of Hydra.
Iceman and Spider-Man are still battling political corruption, in the mighty Marvel manner.
I don't have a clue what this advertised new direction is in the life of Dr Strange.
Is it him abandoning the blue mask and going back to looking like a normal human being again?
Or is it some other landmark event, which I've totally forgotten about?
I quite liked the mask. It gave him an alien air that I felt suited the strip.
He hunts the deadliest prey of them all.
Does anyone actually hunt bats?
Not in Britain they don't. It's illegal.
Then again, so is shooting people.
And he's managed to do both.
So, there you go. Well done to him.
The Planet of the Apes is still Mark Twaining it up.
I've just been watching the pilot episode of the 1970s TV show.
I do feel sorry for the actor who had to play the dead astronaut in it.
How excited he must have been when his agent told him he'd landed a part on a brand new TV show.
How disappointed he must have been when he found out it was playing a dead body.
I wonder if you have to audition for the part of a corpse. And, if so, how you are expected to go about it?
Two of Fantasy's greatest heroes bump into each other.
I'm still not sure about Elric's hat though.
The Silver Surfer's out to kill everyone connected with SHIELD?
I know it's not the greatest TV show of all time but I do think he's overreacting somewhat. Surely he could just change channels until he's calmed down.
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