Primal Scream are currently on my radio. This fact has nothing at all to do with the following post but I can't think of any other way of starting it. It's that song. You know? The one that sounds like the Rolling Stones. I might actually introduce a new feature to this blog; "Guess what song I'm listening to, based on my totally useless description of it."
In the meantime, what were our favourite Marvel heroes up to in an era when Primal Scream were a mere twinkle in the chart compilers' eyes and the band that inspired them was still a regular visitor to the Top 40?
The Vision, getting a bit defeatist there.
Conan seems to have taken to riding around on a giant pig, which is an unlikely new look for him.
I first heard of Dagon in an HP Lovecraft tale whose title currently eludes me. I seem to recall it involving fish people and a mysterious island.
I'm not sure I have total faith in a story that guest-stars Uri Geller to be a literary masterpiece.
I'm also not sure that the phrase, "Think Tank," strikes terror into my heart.
I do, however, like it when we get to see multiple Daredevils in one shot, in order to signify movement. Were Spider-Man and Daredevil the only Marvel heroes who ever got that treatment?
To be honest, I've always assumed the Thing would be able to flatten Power Man with just one punch.
I do always feel that not enough was done with Doc Samson during my time as a regular comics reader. I mean, he never got to fight anyone but the Hulk and he was portrayed as being totally ineffectual when he did so, despite being one of the strongest men in the Marvel universe and also a scientific genius. They could at least have let him tackle Stilt-Man. If that wouldn't have boosted his self-confidence, nothing would.
I'm assuming that Blizzard was the villain formerly known as Jack Frost?
Admittedly, I have no actual evidence or knowledge to back this assumption up but, as his powers look to be the same and he's fighting Jack Frost's old foe Iron Man, it seems to me to not be an unreasonable assumption to make.
It's the wedding of the year, as a not-overly memorable villain makes his debut.
I don't like to sit in judgement but I can't help feeling that, when you can be defeated by a chandelier, you're probably not a top-drawer wrong-doer.
I've no knowledge at all of what happens in this issue. Therefore I'm going to assume they're in one of those non-existent South/Central American countries that Marvel was so fond of.
No doubt this means that some low-down dictator is going to get a good slapping.
It does strike me that Captain America seemed to be permanently on the brink of total hysteria at this stage of his career. Jack Kirby did seem to have a vision of him as being somewhat unhinged.
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