There are times in this life when no introduction is necessary.
Sadly, this isn't one of them.
That's somewhat unfortunate, as I can't actually think of an introduction.
Therefore, in the style of that woman in The Valley of Gwangi who made a living out of diving into a tub of water, on horseback, I'll simply plunge in at the deep end and look at what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to in July of exactly forty years ago.
I seem to remember this is that tale where the Avengers keep leaping into exploding floating balls for no good reason at all, until the Beast rescues them by coming up with the radical plan of not leaping into exploding floating balls.
No wonder he was seen as being the intellectual of the X-Men.
This was the first colour Conan comic I ever owned, bought in an indoor market in Blackpool.
I seem to recall it features a giant golden scorpion which - inevitably - comes to life and has to be stopped by Conan.
I don't have a clue if this Demon-Druid is related to the Demon Druid who once fought Thor, nor why he's wearing an outfit that doesn't in any way, shape or form suggest the word, "Druid," to me.
I've read this one but am struggling to recall anything about it.
I do like El Jaguar's mittens though.
I've never read this one but am familiar with Arkon and have long been of the opinion that he needs a good slap.
It's the first ever Hulk tale to be narrated in the first person, by the Hulk. Which, as the Hulk normally tends to refer to himself in the third person, is a strange concept indeed.
I'm not sure I've ever read this one - unless it turns out the Hulk is actually a robot working for the Mandarin. In which case, I have read it.
It's not just Conan who's having trouble with scorpions this month. So is Spider-Man.
Another story that I'm not sure I'm familiar with.
I like to think Ulik wins this time. I've always liked Ulik and am always disappointed when he loses.
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