Sunday, 16 August 2015

August 16th, 1975 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.

Last night I could barely contain my excitement, as the Horror Channel was showing that movie where Tom Baker plays an artist who kills his enemies, with Voodoo.

When was that film made?

1972.

What does 1972 have to do with what our favourite comic company was doing in August 1975?

Absolutely nothing but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

Spider-Man Comics Weekly #131, the Green Goblin

Voodoo? Spidey doesn't need no Voodoo. He can sort out his enemies with his bare hands.

Marvel UK, The Avengers #100

Thanks to the Avengers, Conan hits the 100th issue landmark that his own mag could only have dreamt of.

Mighty World of Marvel #150, the Defenders

The Defenders are still in their early stages - while it sounds like the Jester is in his latter stages.

Marvel UK, Dracula Lives  #43

I do wonder if wooden bullets would survive being fired from a gun.

It's like all those murder mysteries where someone's been shot and the cops can't find the bullet and then it turns out it's because the bullet was made of ice and melted in the wound. Could a bullet made of ice actually survive being blasted from a gun?

Only Steve Does Comics asks these questions because only Steve Does Comics doesn't have a clue.

Marvel UK, Planet of the Apes  #43

Beneath the Planet of the Apes battles towards its explosive conclusion.

I do have to say I was more impressed by the mutants in the comic than I was in the movie. The ones in the movie looked barely mutated at all. The ones in the comic really did look like people who'd just pulled their faces off.

Marvel UK, The Super-Heroes  #24, the Silver Surfer

The cover creates the impression that the Silver Surfer's, "Deadliest battle ever!" involves him tangling with Doc Savage and the X-Men.

I suspect he's battling with neither of them when you open the comic.

2 comments:

Aggy said...

Only Steve and Mythbusters ask these questions...

Of course Mythbusters get answers too... No Ice bullets cannot survive a gun shot.

Steve W. said...

I don't trust Mythbusters. They once claimed you can't build a bazooka from bamboo, like Captain Kirk did but Youtube's full of videos of people firing off their bamboo bazookas.

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