It's time for me to once more barge my way past the collapsible palm trees on my front driveway and fire myself into the air through my retractable swimming pool - because there's only one way I could possibly launch today's post and that's by declaring Thunderbirds to be so very much go.
That's right. What was arguably Gerry Anderson's greatest ever show made its debut in this month of 1965 and the world would never be the same again.
How we gasped as more Tracys than you could shake a stick at repeatedly saved us from a string of gigantic machines that always seemed to have just one fatal and disastrous flaw in their design.
Why, in comparison to such magic, surely even the adventures of our favourite Marvel heroes must have seemed pale in comparison that month.
Or must they?
Captain America could certainly do with a hand from International Rescue, as the Swordsman decides that, when you have a sword in your hand, the best way to kill people is to throw them off a building.
It's certainly not F.A.B. for the Fantastic Four either, as the Thing's in one of his now-traditional evil phases.
I detect that the Absorbing Man may feature in this story.
This is a good thing, as he's always been one of my favourite Thor villains and many a time have I wished to absorb the power of everything I touch.
The Molten Man makes his sizzling debut in his fireproof underpants.
I do always feel it was very prescient of him to think to buy fireproof underpants before conducting the experiment that accidentally turned him into a walking inferno.
Isn't this the issue where J Jonah Jameson keeps calling Liz Allen, "Miss Brant," for some reason?
Poor old Dr Strange. After years of playing second fiddle to the Thing and Human Torch, now he has to play second fiddle to SHIELD.
The second greatest villain ever to feature in the title of a Wings song makes his first appearance.
This is a good thing, as the Titanium Man has always been one of my favourite Iron Man villains and many a time have I desired the power to be encased in titanium.
If I remember rightly, Subby finds himself up against some sort of seaweed monster.
This is a good thing, as seaweed has always been one of my favourite underwater menaces and many a time have I longed to possess the power of that substance.
The Juggernaut's still up to no good.
This is a good thing, as the Juggernaut has long been one of my favourite X-Men villains and many a time have I longed for the power to be an unstoppable force.
From all this, I can only conclude that when I have the ability to absorb the power of everything I touch, am encased in titanium, have the power of seaweed and am an unstoppable force that no brick wall can stop, then at last shall I be content in life.
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