Hold on to your telescopes because it would seem that tonight there's a supermoon in the skies.
Well, supermoons are all well and good but, here in 1975, all we care about are supermen.
But wherever could we find such beings?
Why, we can find them in the pages produced by the comic company upon whom the moon may never shine but upon which the sun will no doubt never set.
I do believe this is the launch of the six-armed saga that's long divided fandom as vigorously as the age-old debate about whether it's Marmite or Vegemite that's best.
Personally, I loved Spidey having six-arms and think he should have kept them.
I have no opinions at all about Marmite and Vegemite, never having been brave enough to try either of them.
This issue sees the beginning of childhood tragedy for me, as it marks the start of the lengthy spell where the Avengers comic all but disappeared from the shelves of my local newsagent, meaning I had to to endure week after pitiful week without it.
Fortunately, the company's flagship title was still around to keep my spirits up.
And it did it with style, flinging the Abomination in my face, in a tale I cherish to this day.
I assume this is the reprint of the Aleister Crowley inspired tale that I reviewed in this blog's earliest days.
And that review can be found by clicking on this link here.
I assume we're still being given Tom Sutton's apes-on-a-ship tale.
I have no clue what the back-up tales are, though Warlock and Captain Marvel may be involved.
This cover does look weirdly like it was coloured in with a felt-tip pen. I suspect that that was not the case. Even Marvel UK's ofttimes idiosyncratic approach to reprinting methodologies probably didn't extend that far.
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