On this day in 1976, BBC One was showing the first episode of The Changes, that nightmare drama in which mankind goes insane, destroys all machinery and plunges itself into a new Dark Age.
On the same night, it showed an episode of The Survivors, that nightmare drama in which a plague wipes out almost all mankind, plunging us into a new Dark Age.
Blimey, that must have been a fun evening's viewing.
Still, thanks to the change in publication schedule, at least we could take refuge in what Marvel UK were giving us that week.
It's that one where Ronan tries to devolve us all back into cavemen, in order to plunge all mankind into a new Dark Age.
Good grief! Was there no escape from new Dark Ages in 1976? No wonder they got rid of it and replaced it with 1977.
This was the first issue of The Avengers I'd managed to get my hands on in ages, thanks to a stall in the legendary Sheaf Market. That market no longer exists. Thankfully, it has not been replaced with a Dark Age.
I remember enjoying this issue greatly, especially its reprint of the story in which Conan and Red Sonja find themselves trapped in a tower, with a pair of randy sorcerers.
I've no idea what happens in this issue. I'm wondering whether the Hulk's still on Counter-Earth or not.
Captain Marvel's back in the book where he made his Marvel UK debut but I don't recall his return to it at all - which is odd, as I assume it featured the work of Jim Starlin and should therefore have been highly memorable.
It looks like it's all getting exciting in Dracula Land as his comic reaches its second-to-last issue.
I have a feeling this was Ross Andru's first issue on Spider-Man, although, so strong was John Romita's inking on it that, at the time, I totally failed to notice that Gil Kane had left.
Marvel UK seriously underestimating the number of super-heroes I can shake my fist at.
I reckon I can shake my fist at at least thirty seven super-heroes, and there were nowhere near that many in a typical issue of even The Titans.
I do feel we need a poll; "How many super-heroes can you shake your fist at?"
In fact, we do have such a poll - in this blog's right-hand sidebar. Make sure to vote. Remember, this is the most important poll that'll be conducted in the UK this month and could decide the whole future of the country.
Meanwhile, The Thing's still having trouble with the Skrulls. Given the Star Trek influence on the tale, it's much he's not having trouble with tribbles.
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