Holy temporal regressions, Batman! It's been an exciting day for us here in Blighty, having to put the clocks back, ready for winter, so that Santa won't turn up at the wrong time.
That is why we do it.
But Steve Does Comics never does anything by halves. That means I'm turning my clock back way further than sanity itself can withstand.
I'm turning it back forty years, to discover what our favourite comic company was up to in this week of 1975.
It was the week The Pyramids of Mars made its debut in Doctor Who and a very special comic made its debut upon our living room carpets.
And it's here - the mag we've been waiting all our lives for, as The Titans hits both the newsagents' shelves and our eyeballs.
I mean, seriously, who wouldn't want to own a comic that has a cover like that? It's practically ordering us to buy it.
I do love how every Shang-Chi tale seems to be billed as, "The Wildest/Greatest/Deadliest Shang-Chi Tale Yet!" And the weird thing was the claims were actually justified.
On other matters, is this Panther tale the first of the John Buscema/Tom Palmer Avengers collaborations?
Come to think of it, in the American originals, weren't there a whole bunch of other stories between the end of the Grandmaster epic and the Sons of the Serpent's return? Does this mean Marvel UK were reprinting things out of sequence again, or am I just misremembering?
Is the chimp getting shot on this cover the same one who was getting strangled by a gorilla last week?
If so, he doesn't have a lot of luck, does he?
If the blurb's to be believed, it would seem that Dracula's causing terror over the towers of London. That's the last time I ever go anywhere near the Gherkin.
Now I'm confused. That cover screams, "Jim Starlin," at me but the signature beneath Daredevil's leg doesn't seem to say, "Jim Starlin." In fact, I can't work out what it says.
Does it say, "Camini/75"? If so, why have I never heard of a comic book artist called Camini? And why does he draw like Jim Starlin?
Now I'm even more confusederer. That cover screams, "Jim Starlin," at me but the signature says it's by Keith Pollard and Duffy Vohland.
I'm proud to announce that I have heard of Keith Pollard and Duffy Vohland.
It still looks like Jim Starlin though.
Now I'm even more confusederer.
Oh, OK, I admit it, I'm not. There's nothing confusing about this cover (apart from the perspective).
It is good to see, though, that it features my favourite Giant-Man tale, the one where he repeatedly makes a fool of himself whilst trying to fight the Human Top.
In retrospect, it was quite cute of them to pit the Cat against the Owl as her first super-villain, as a tribute to The Owl and the Pussycat.
Sadly, from what I can recall of the story, neither of them go to sea. Nor do they have a beautiful pea-green boat.
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