Pray for me, Dear Reader. In the absence of anything that resembles inspiration, I'm about to visit Twitter and see what the top two trending subjects on it are. Then I'm going to see if I can work them into the introduction to this look at what Marvel UK were giving us in this week of forty years ago. In this way shall I link burning topicality with fuzzy nostalgia.
Here I go.
Hmn. It seems the top two trending subjects are, "De Gea," and, "Fellaini."
Let's see. Were this week's comics so bad that it could be viewed as a felony?
Or were they the gear?
I can't help feeling I may have had to cheat a bit there.
Spider-Man's still trying to sort out Flash Thompson's problems - with the aid of Dr Strange.
It's typical. I can't get a single super-hero to show up to solve my problems. Flash Thompson, on the other hand, manages to get two to show up for his. No wonder there's none left over for me, if he's hogging them all.
I can't help feeling this cover's a little misleading. I suspect that the Avengers don't really show up in the Hyborian Age.
It'd be great if they did. After all, what sort of lunatic wouldn't want to see the Avengers vs Thulsa Doom?
It was Thulsa Doom that Conan used to fight, wasn't it? Or was it Thoth Amon? I always used to get them mixed up.
If the Avengers did show up to fight Thulsa Doom, they could have thrown in a line about him being yet another incarnation of Dr Doom and thus add yet more confusion to the Dr Doom/Rama-Tut/Kang/Immortus timeline.
I suspect that the Hulk is still battling the Bi-Beast, the Harpy and Modok.
It's another of those wayward-aiming showdowns.
I don't have any recollection at all of this cover, whereas I normally recognise all Planet of the Apes covers on sight.
Could this mean I never had this issue?
If so, it means I didn't get my hands on a single Marvel UK comic this week.
It's a catastrophe besides which the loss of the planet to a gang of apes pales into insignificance.
What's this? That bounder Dracula's posing a threat to the Houses of Parliament?
Hold on a minute. Why's anyone trying to stop him?
I detect that the Banshee may be present in this week's issue.
I must confess I never liked the Molecule Man. There was something about the zigzags on his face that put me off him.
Admittedly, the fact that he was evil didn't help endear him to me either.
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