First up, I'm contractually obliged to mention that my legendary fourth novel Keep Those Things Away From Me has now hit the bookshelves of Amazon's Kindle Store. It's 92,000 words of unlikely sci-fi goodness. So shocking are its contents that, already, Hollywood is refusing to film it - just as it's refused to film any of my previous novels.
You can find it at your local branch of Amazon, such as Amazon UK, Amazon.Com and various others.
In another mind-numbing development, after fifteen years, Harper/Collins have finally got round to releasing my first two novels on Kindle. Should you choose to, you can find them here and here and at the various other Amazon sites around the world.
In the meantime, let's take a look at what our favourite Marvel heroes were up to in this month of forty years ago and see if it can possibly compare to such power and drama.
At last, Conan takes on his deadliest foes yet.
Possibly more importantly, he comes up against Amra, the titanic Tarzan-alike whose identity, I believe, he ends up adopting for himself.
It's the one where Captain America and the Falcon find themselves in a deadly skateboard derby.
Is this the one where Cap loses his shield and pretty much has a total psychological meltdown over it? It's always struck me that it wasn't a very dignified response to something that happens to him almost every time he sets foot out of the house.
I think I might have had this one.
Sadly, I can't remember anything that happened inside it.
I do wonder if Bullseye's devoted any thought at all as to what he's going to do when gravity kicks in and he has to start coming down from being fired from that cannon.
I assume this is the issue where Power Man replaces Benjy in the FF?
Tragically, I don't think I've ever read any of the Power Man Fantastic Four issues.
At last, it's a comic where I know what happens in it.
The Hulk and the Man-Thing tackle the Collector and, in a manner somewhat reminiscent of the Captain Omen story, it has a not altogether happy ending for some of its participants.
I'd love to know what the promised dramatic new change is in Iron Man's armour.
It's not him getting rid of his nose-piece, is it?
Spidey does the Ellery Queen routine as he turns super-sleuth.
I remember watching the first episode of the 1970s Ellery Queen show and - when they stopped the show to challenge you to work out who the murderer was - concluding that Ellery Queen was the murderer.
In my defence, I didn't realise it was a series and that, therefore, the star wasn't likely to be the murderer.
Unlike Murder She Wrote, where we all know Jessica Fletcher was always the murderer.
I must confess that Firelord is high on my list of annoying Marvel characters. His head might have been on fire but he never seemed to be too hot between the ears.
Hooray! The Sentinels are back, in a tale that gave me much pleasure as a youth!
My love for Dave Cockrum's X-Men was beyond measure. I even had a dream about them once. They went to Ireland and, as they were flying around, a mountain suddenly shot up and hit their plane. I have no recall as to what happened after that but am sure it was suitably dramatic.
The Assassin's still up to no good.
Keep Those Things Away From Me - Novel
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