I know what you're thinking.
You're thinking, "I wonder what was going on in the world exactly thirty eight years and one month ago."
So am I.
I wonder it every single day.
And here's where we all find out.
The space shuttle Enterprise was test-launched from the back of a Jumbo Jet, Voyager 2 was launched (not from the back of a Jumbo Jet), Elvis Presley and Groucho Marx died and SETI detected the infamous Wow! Signal that may or may not have proven once and for all that aliens exist.
Meanwhile, in Comic Land...
...I remember reading this in a motorway service station car park.
You can stick your space shuttle, your Voyager 2 and your Wow! Signal. I don't need them when I have free access to motorway service station car parks.
This issue, on the other hand, I have no memory at all of having read, although I'm sure I must have done.
If I'm right, this cover depicts the tale in which a Mongol-style horde sets off to ravage the world, only to unwittingly destroy their own home village because it didn't occur to them that the world is round and that they've circled it and ended up back where they started. Oh, the bitter irony.
I do wonder what the full-colour postergraph involved and if I ever assembled it?
I do seem to recall assembling a multi-part poster, with the aid of glue, at some point in my youth, so perhaps this was the one.
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