On this day in 1975, BBC 1's Model World taught us how to modify toy soldiers for use in other scenarios. This may not be the most riveting piece of information you've ever heard but, apart from the formation of the G6, it's the most interesting thing I can find that happened on that day.
And, speaking of models, this is the tale in which Gwen Stacy beats Mary Jane to it and becomes a model herself as Spidey goes up against Gog.
I always did like the way Gil Kane drew reptilian lifeforms. They have a certain elegance in their execution.
Interesting to see that the Metazoid's back, after an absence of just three issues. Clearly, someone realised he was destined to become a major villain in Marvel's canon.
Come to think of it, that thing on the cover looks nothing like the Metazoid, which poses the question of just what it is.
Hooray! It's an issue of The Avengers that I actually owned from this period.
I believe it was the first time I ever saw the combination of John Buscema and Tom Palmer on an art job. Needless to say, I was most impressed.
I also have strong memories of the Conan story, which featured him fighting yet another of those man-apes that were always described as being rare but which seemed to lurk around every corner.
I completely missed the Gremlin storyline at the time.
Fortunately, the Marvel Essentials later corrected that oversight.
Those Marvel monsters just can't avoid fighting each other.
It is helpful of them to put pictures of Zira and Cornelius on that Wanted poster, so we won't mistake them for any other talking apes we might encounter.
The Super-Heroes, using the style of split cover The Mighty World of Marvel would later adopt in its merger-happy years.
You have to hand it to The Super-Heroes, it didn't even have to merge with anything for it to act like a merged comic. That's how ahead of its time it was.
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