It was the first time I'd seen either film and, at the time, they both seemed like masterpieces.
Sadly, these days, only This Island Earth still appeals to me, as Barbarella now feels like a joke that only the director got.
This Island Earth, on the other hand, features a mutant with its brain on the outside. That's my kind of mutant.
No doubt, me having read the comics below on such an auspicious weekend means I shall therefore remember them with greater than normal clarity.
Too right I do!
Because Spider-Man's still battling the Green Goblin, and Iron Man's getting a good thrashing from the Maggia's Whiplash.
I wonder what the Thor story was. Was he still tangling with Galactus or had he moved on to fighting Warlock yet?
The Avengers continue their battle with Adamantium Ultron.
The early days of the Defenders continue.
I seem to remember this involving a giant Dormammu. Was it set in that place in Vermont that was always turning up in Marvel comics?
Marvel's adaptation of Beneath the Planet of the Apes is going down a bomb.
It has just struck me that I don't think I've ever read a story containing The Living Mummy.
Come to think of it, isn't a living mummy just a normal man wrapped in bandages? I think they should rename the strip The Normal Man Wrapped In Bandages. There is such a thing as The Trades Description Act, after all.
Hooray! It's a reprint of the first Silver Surfer tale I ever read.
In my case, I first read it in the pages of TV21, which means it may have been the first story featuring a Marvel character that I ever read.
I do quite like the way the Abomination's drawn on this cover. He doesn't look anything like we expect him to but he really does look quite nightmarish.