Hooray! It's the Summer Solstice, that thrilling time of year when we all head off down to Stonehenge to dance around the sarsens and invoke the Old Gods.
But I'm not going this year.
Apart from the fact that the Old Gods didn't bother inviting me, there's only one set of old gods I'm interested in.
And those are the ones in the pages of Marvel UK's mags of exactly forty years ago.
Granted, they're not technically gods and they're not that old but I won't let that stand in my way.
The Prowler makes his not-necessarily senses-shattering return, as Spidey faces a battle to get to the airport on time.
Hawkeye goes through a tumultuous transmogrification, as Gene Colan takes over the strip and we get a brand new Goliath.
I'm wondering if that Dr Strange blurb heralds the reprinting of the Barry Smith drawn tale about the return of Nightmare?
Ka-Pow! It's that one where the Hulk gets to fight rats.
I first acquired this issue in a city centre stationers which had a subterranean tunnel linking it to the biggest toy shop in Europe.
I know this because it's impossible to forget having bought a comic in such a stationers.
That's why all stationers should have a tunnel linking them to the biggest toy shop in Europe.
As should all houses.
A tale with which I must confess to being totally unfamiliar.
We get to the start of Marvel's adaptation of Beneath the Planet of the Apes, which I seem to recall as having been drawn by the mighty Alfredo Alcala and having featured much more gruesome-looking mutants than the original movie did.
Conan and Elric are still having an encounter.
Is this the one where Jack Kirby took over for one issue and made the Surfer turn, "Bad," at the end of the tale?
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