In this week of 1976, Slik hit the Number One spot on the UK singles chart with Forever And Ever - and Joe Dolce was nowhere to be seen. How Midge Ure must have felt he'd triumphed over the Antipodean ukulele botherer.
Little did he know the chart-based nightmare that'd await him just five years later.
Fortunately, as we buried our faces in that week's Marvel UK output, we could live in blissful ignorance of the spaghetti-strewn mayhem to come.
Can it be true? The Vision about to be killed by common or garden hoods?
As he can make himself as hard as diamonds, I suspect not.
I'm not so sure about the Scarlet Witch's chances though.
Conan, meanwhile, is looking somewhat constipated.
Hooray! It's the first part of probably the strangest Hulk story I ever read as a boy.
Even more hooray! The publication of this issue meant there was only one week to go before The Mighty World of Marvel finally reappeared on the shelves of my local newsagents - and did so almost permanently.
I don't recall this cover but I do recall the contents. Didn't Ricardo Montalban fling himself from a window in order to protect Caesar from something or other?
I like how horrified he is to discover there's a gang of apes waiting to beat him up when he lands. I can't help feeling he's somewhat overrating his ability to survive a fall from a thirteenth floor window.
It's the confrontation we've all dreamed of seeing.
Quincy vs Dracula.
What a TV movie that would have made. It would surely have been Jack Klugman's finest hour.
The terrifying thing is you could actually imagine them making it.
Spider-Man's still hanging out with Dr Strange.
I'm assuming this is the Gil Kane pencilled tale where the Hulk menaces a university professor for some reason I can't remember.
"Fantabulous," is a word you don't hear anymore.
Come to think of it, you never did hear it but it was one of those words you always felt like you used to hear.
If the internet's telling me the truth, this was the last issue of The Super-Heroes - although I do seem to recall it being revived as a monthly title in the 1980s.
As the cover features various people whose strips the comic had published in its fifty weeks, I assume it was already known that it'd be the last issue?
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