Well, it's been an historic week for us all, with Wayne Rooney becoming Britain's longest ever serving monarch and Elizabeth the Second breaking Bobby Charlton's all-time England scoring record.
But what of this month of exactly forty years ago? Were similarly momentous events taking place in the comics on the shelves of our local newsagents?
Too right they were. You can never get more momentous than the return of the Whirlwind, although some of us preferred him in his days as the Human Top.
How arrogant and frisky he was in those earlier days - and how strangely similar to a young Victor Von Doom; if the young Victor Von Doom had been in the habit of spinning round at every opportunity.
It's Conan versus Conan in the tale we no doubt never thought we'd live to see.
I really don't know what's going on here.
It's a grave turn of events for our hero, as Copperhead causes Daredevil no end of trouble.
They always say good things come in pairs but, by the looks of it, it turns out it's bad Things that come in pairs.
Half Skrull, half shopping trolley, the Shaper of Worlds is back - and it can only mean trouble for the criminally underrated Toad Men.
Will Tony Stark never learn to stay away from Vietnam? Has he never noticed that only bad things happen when he goes there?
It's the tale that shocked the world as, at last - in the most insane revelation in the history of literature - we finally get to find out who the Jackal really is.
I don't have a clue what happens in this issue but I do know that Star-Quake sounds like it should be the sequel to the legendary Caroline Munro/David Hasselhoff sci-fi epic Starcrash.
To be honest, if the story inside isn't as bad as Starcrash, I may be tempted to demand my ten pence back.
Keep Those Things Away From Me - Novel
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