It's been an exciting week for all lovers of plucky underdogs, with Leicester City winning the Premier League for the first time ever. But how were the heroes of Marvel UK faring in their own battles against the odds in this week of exactly forty years ago?
Argh! I so want to say what unlikely thing links this issue to the Captain America: Civil War movie but that'd be a spoiler, so I can't.
All I'll say is what a coincidence it is that the comic should have come out exactly forty years before the film is doing the rounds.
There's clearly plenty going on on the Planet of the Apes this week, although I'm not totally sure what.
That's a very Killravenesque monster. It makes me start to miss Apeslayer again.
Hooray! This is the issue that signalled the permanent return of Spidey's mag to my local newsagents.
And what a way to do it, with our hero battling the Hulk, and me being exposed for the first time to the word, "Geodesic."
Juno the Impaler is clearly still out to make sure that Dracula gets his point.
This is all highly odd. I have the feeling that I've read this tale, even though I never had this issue.
Does this mean it was reprinted in The Mighty World of Marvel when Dracula's strip moved to it from The Planet of the Apes?
I generally loved this Hulk tale, although I didn't like the fact that the Man-Beast looked nothing like Gil Kane's take on the character.
Admittedly, Gil Kane's take on the character looked nothing like Jack Kirby's original depiction. I didn't mind that though as I liked Kane's more wolf-like portrayal.
On other matters; at the time, I preferred the X-Men's, "New," costumes to their old ones, as they were a lot less dull but I must confess I have since come to prefer their original ones, as the newer ones weren't very good.
Dr Doom is still demonstrating why he'll never get a job with the NHS.
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