As I write this post, I'm listening to Radio 1. Forty years ago, I would probably have been listening to Radio 2. From this, I conclude that I'm now younger than I was forty years ago.
But what of the output of Marvel UK in this week of that year? Has it weathered the passage of time as magnificently as I have?
There's only one way to find out.
And that's to climb into the Steve Does Comics Patented Time Reverser and slam our collective foot down on the accelerator until we crash, face first, into 1976.
A cover that, tragically, tells us nothing of what treats lie within, other than that Dracula, Man-Thing and Werewolf By Night are awaiting us.
I only had three issues of The Avengers between now and the time it merged with The Mighty World of Marvel.
And this was one of them.
I remember being highly impressed by Tom Palmer's inking of John Buscema. I remember being highly impressed by John Buscema's rendition of Matt Murdock. I remember being highly impressed by John Byrne's depiction of Iron Man in the Iron Fist story.
The Rhino and Abomination are still causing no end of trouble for our hero.
For some reason, when I look at this cover, I immediately think of the Black Panther's battle with the dinosaurs in Wakanda.
Whether that means he actually had his fight with the dinosaurs in this issue or not, I cannot say; the human memory being as unreliable as it is.
In other news, the fact that I had this week's Avengers, Mighty World of Marvel and Planet of the Apes means I had three Marvel UK mags in one week, for the first time in many months.
According to the Bank of England's inflation calculator, that 75p Sea Monkeys bill works out at £4.87 in modern money.
This compares to their current price of £9.99 on Argos.
I have, therefore, no doubt that this means that those Sea Monkeys have proven to be a better investment than gold.
It also tells me that this comic's 9p cover price would nowadays be 58p and the portrait format comics' 8p would be 52p.
Juggernaut was always my favourite Original X-Men villain, even though I've never read any story that features him fighting the Original X-Men.
Truly the human mind is a strange thing.
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