My memory might be playing tricks on me but I'm fairly sure they seem to have been discovering it every two years for as long as I've been alive. Either that or there are even more ninth planets than there were Fifth Beatles.
Of course, there was a time when we didn't have to look for a ninth planet, because the solar system already had nine planets.
That time was The Past.
And that's where we're about to visit as I take a look at what Marvel UK were giving us in an era when Pluto was more than just that bloke who liked to have fights with Thor.
Despite what it says on the cover, the Squadron Supreme make their debut.
I must admit I always preferred the Squadron Sinister but that's probably just me being perverse.
I do believe this was the issue when I went off the adventures of Jason and Alexander, as giant brains in goldfish bowls seemed far too sci-fi and fantastical for a Planet of the Apes story.
Also, the mutants in it kept saying, "Zee," instead of, "Zed," which seemed very un-British.
Maybe I'm just imagining things but I've always assumed this cover's meant as a homage to that of The Incredible Hulk #3.
It seems a strange thing to pay homage to in a Dracula comic but such is life, or, in the case of Dracula, undeadness.
I hope this doesn't mean he's now under the mental control of Rick Jones.
And fighting the Circus of Crime.
And being chased around by Thunderbolt Ross.
And wearing purple trousers.
The Cobalt Man's still causing trouble, possibly above Sydney.
I do wonder who the madman is in the Fantastic Four story? Could it be Maximus?
Hooray! After months of there being no Spider-Man in my life, at last the comic returned to the shelves of my local newsagent!
What a shock it was for me to discover that our hero was now horizontal and wearing a polythene mask with eye holes in it.
I wonder what the pin-up was of?
I never had this issue but I did have a US copy of the X-Men story in question. I must confess that, apart from X-Men #1, it was the only Original X-Men story I ever liked. A lot of this, I suspect, was down to the artwork of Ross Andru.