Melting Meteorologists! It's been the hottest day in over a decade, here in Perfidious Albion!
But how hot were things getting for our favourite Marvel heroes, way back in the month when I Got You, Babe was released, Bob Dylan first went electric, Edward Heath became leader of the Conservative Party and Help hit the cinema screens?
There's only one way to find out...
In the immortal words of Austrian pop legend Falco, the Commissar's in town.
And this is the first tale featuring the Kooky Quartet that I ever read. To this very day, I still recall the tale's shock denouement.
Granted, it wasn't that big a shock, bearing in mind it was the exact same denouement Stan Lee gave us in about fifty percent of the tales he wrote in the 1960s, but, still...
Dr Doom's still causing trouble at the Baxter Building.
It's one of my Thor favourites, as our long-haired hero comes up against a foe who seems to be genuinely unstoppable.
On the other hand, I'm not so keen on this one, as the webbed wonder finds himself as the meat in a Green Goblin/Crime-Master sandwich.
A genuinely strange and disturbing cover for the Thing and Torch.
I'm assuming this is the one where Iron Man thinks he's dreaming that he's up against a bunch of his old foes, when he's not dreaming at all.
Or something like that.
Count Nefaria was involved. That's all I'm sure of.
Meanwhile, it looks like it's joined by the one where Captain America falls victim to the Red Skull's mind-control methodology.
I have no idea at all as to what happens in either of these tales. I do, though, love the title Oh Wasp, Where Is Thy Sting?
The X-Men get themselves a higher class of foe than usual, as the Juggernaut shows up.
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