Hooray! There's snow on the ground that surrounds Steve Does Comics Towers! It's a perfect time for me to rush outside and build the greatest snowman ever, before bursting into ten verses of Walking In The Air and then melting.
But such is the lure of Marvel UK that, instead, I'm locking myself indoors and looking at what our favourite comic company was giving us in this week of forty years ago.
Will what I find chill my blood?
Or will it simply sleigh me?
The Lethal Legion are making trouble for our heroes.
Dracula finds himself up against the man who was the first to prove Marvel heroes could be box office gold, and therefore paved the way for all the success they've had since. I can't help feeling that this means he should get a share of the box office from every Marvel movie from now until the end of time.
Or should I say, "He should own a stake in every Marvel movie"?
I'll get my coat.
"This is the big one, Marvelite! The senses-shattering end of the Spider-Slayer!"
I would suggest that's a very liberal definition of the phrase, "Big one."
It's just occurred to me that I've never in my life leapt through a huge sheet of paper. It's a piece of negligence I shall have to put right before long.
That is a very nice cover that I remember copying once, as a child, with my trusty HB pencil.
Betty Ross is still out to prove that, when it comes to the Hulk, she's Betty Boss.
No sooner have the X-Men disappeared from The Super-Heroes than they arrive in The Titans.
More excitingly for some of us, Captain Marvel's now been reborn into the form we all know and love.
I believe the cover story is the one that sees the return of Kurrgo, as he teams up with the Leader in a tale drawn by Jim Starlin.
I love the Thing. I love the Hulk. I love Jim Starlin. I love the Leader. I even love Kurrgo. How was I ever not going to love this tale?
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