Holy High Density PolyEthylene, Batman, it's been an exciting week here in England, with the introduction of the five pence charge for plastic carrier bags.
Sadly, thanks to having a great mountain of carrier bags at home, stored inside another mountain of carrier bags, I fear it'll be a good twenty years before I get round to actually buying one.
But what of October of forty years ago? Could our favourite heroes manage to match such heights of excitement?
There's only one way to find out.
In a shocking twist capable of wrenching a man's sanity from his very brain, the Vision carries out a manoeuvre that's known in the trade as The Reverse Neal Adams.
I seem to recall that this issue features a giant scorpion and a killer shadow.
Admittedly, the cover makes that fairly obvious but I'm still impressed by my feat of memory.
Is it my imagination or did Cap come up against that robot, way back in Jack Kirby's time on the strip, when Nick Fury was offering him a job with SHIELD?
If he's called The Torpedo, does that mean he has to keep being fired from a submarine?
Having to be fired from a submarine every time you want to go anywhere must start to get quite tiresome for a man after a while.
It's the moment we've all been waiting for, as Gaard shows up.
Next issue, the FF find themselves up against the deadly threat of Wikketkeeper - and, the issue after, they're facing the terrifying menace of Centralholdingmidfielda.
Iron Man finds himself battling a pair of foes I have never heard of before.
To be honest, I'd stay away from any mountain called Murder Mountain. I might suspect it's not very safe.
At last we get a conclusion to the Jackal saga - and the truth about the return of Gwen Stacy.
Not to mention the launchpad of the Clone Saga that everyone loved so much.
Isn't this the story where, for some reason, Odin decides to do to himself what he did to Thor when he banished him to Earth and made him be Don Blake?
No doubt that, by doing so, he needlessly puts the whole universe in massive amounts of danger and then, after Thor's sorted it all out for him, decides to punish him for it.
You can always rely on Odin to be a complete and total imbecile at all times.
Only the other day, I was saying I've always wanted to be an Ani-Man, and now here they are, back again.
You do have to fear though that if they couldn't beat Daredevil, they must have little chance against the all-new X-Men.
The Hulk comes up against the Loch Ness Monster.
Tragically, much as TV dramas and sitcoms filmed in Sheffield never admit they're set in Sheffield, so the tale never admits it's the Loch Ness Monster.
Still, the tale does at least compensate us for that by giving us the most painstakingly researched portrayal of Scottish people since James Doohan prowled the corridors of the Enterprise and kept calling everyone, "Wee Laddie."
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