You can never accuse me of ignoring Melodramatic 21st Century Neo Prog Rock. Why, even as I type, Muse are on my radio, doing that song about not letting me bury it.
But I don't want to bury it.
I want to let the whole world see it.
What is it?
It's my look back at what thrills Marvel UK were giving us in this week of 1976.
I do always wonder where super-heroes get those big hoops from for each other to jump through. I have never yet encountered a shop that sells them.
If Johnny Blaze models himself on Evel Knievel, he will, no doubt, crash upon landing and do himself a mischief.
It's the start of what was, at the time, the greatest super-hero epic I'd ever read, as everyone's favourite Kree captain makes the mistake of using the most over-powered hairdryer in history.
Unless I'm going completely mad, this story was reprinted in The Mighty World of Marvel some time later. It almost makes me glad I didn't used to read Dracula Lives, or I would've felt disappointed to see a quarter of my favourite comic devoted to a tale I'd already encountered.
Ghost Rider would appear to have a strip in both The Titans and Dracula Lives this week. Marvel UK clearly had a lot of faith in his ability to lure in readers.
Are we back on the big ships, with Tom Sutton, or is my memory playing tricks on me?
It's disappointing news for all Adam Warlock fans, as everyone's favourite golden grappler meets his maker.
Speaking of people popping their clogs, this is it, the issue that left me positively traumatised as a youth, as we get not just the death of Gwen Stacy but also the death of the Green Goblin.
To be honest, I still haven't recovered from it all.
And you can find out just how unrecovered I am, by reading my review of this issue, which can be found by clicking on this very link.
Keep Those Things Away From Me - Novel
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