It's been an exciting week for some of us, with the revelation that Britain's tallest carousel is to be erected in the heart of Sheffield city centre. No doubt there'll be many cries of, "Wheeee!" and, "Wheeee!" and especially, "Wheeee!"
But it doesn't matter how exciting that spinny thing is because we all know there's an even more exciting spinny thing out there.
And that's the spinny thing that stood in our local newsagents in March 1966 and contained Marvel Comics' output for that very month.
This was the second adventure I ever read that featured the oft-called Kookie Quartet.
More importantly, it was where I was first exposed to the concept of humidity.
That's humidity, not humility. I have never been knowingly exposed to the concept of humility.
So clueless was I that I had to ask my dad what humidity was.
Decades later, I still don't know what it is. I have noticed that 100% humidity doesn't mean you're underwater, even though it sounds like it should.
Thanks to this tale, I do, however know that humidity allows Attuma and his hydraulic hordes to breathe out of water, while not being good news for you if you're an Avenger.
Interesting to see the Purple Witch on the cover there.
If I remember rightly, the naughty Plunderer is still in England and still causing trouble for both the legal profession and the military.
It's an issue we'll never forget, as the Watcher shows up, and then so does the Silver Surfer, and then so does Galactus.
How I remember my sense of awe as I first read that tale and thought, "This epic could only have been improved upon if they'd made Galactus a cloud instead."
I've read this one but I'm struggling to recall exactly what Kraven gets up to in it.
I have no doubt it'll be no end of mischief, whatever it is.
There's clearly plenty going on but, this being a tale I've never read, I don't know what it is.
This is the issue in which Happy Hogan discovers why you should avoid hospitals, as he turns into the Freak in one of Genial Gene Colan's earliest tales on the strip.
At last the world discovers Bruce Banner's secret.
And I don't mean, "Where does he get those indestructible trousers from?"
Do I detect the inks of John Romita on that cover? He may have been newly recruited but, already, he's making his presence felt at Marvel.
Just as Don Blake once became Thor, Journey into Mystery suddenly becomes The Mighty Thor!
And, to celebrate, Thor gets himself a good thumping from Hercules.
I'm not sure just what it is Magneto's firing from his fingertips.
I assume it's not magnetism, unless ice is suddenly magnetic.
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