Forty years ago this week, the world was watching from on the edge of its collective seat as the Montreal Olympics was being played out before its televisual gaze.
How we gasped at the running and the jumping and whatever other stuff it was that they got up to.
But, however epic it might have been, none of the sporting heroism on display could compare to the Olympian feats being performed by the stars of Marvel UK at that very moment.
It's excitement all round as Marvel UK's flagship title hits the two hundredth issue mark and does it with a cover that tells me little of its contents.
I do believe the Conan story is the one where he fights a monster made of pebbles and defeats it by using his brain for once. I have no doubt the Hulk story features Wolverine causing yet more trouble and that the Avengers story is yet more of the Kree/Skrull War.
This means I have no idea at all as to what Daredevil is getting up to inside.
I've a suspicion that this issue's main story is The Magick-Man's Last Gasp Purple Light Show.
To be honest, all I really recall of that tale is that Mike Ploog drew, it had a horse-drawn wagon in it and that it had a title that could never be forgotten.
The Ka-Zar story, on the other hand, I remember nothing of, not even its existence.
This is that tale where Spider-Man keeps doing his best to prevent the Molten Man finding a cure for his condition, even though it'd clearly be in everyone's best interests for the Molten Man to find a cure for it.
When the Molten Man showed up in this tale, I must confess I had no knowledge of who he was, his first two appearances in the strip having somehow faded completely from my memory.
Fortunately, he was much more memorable this time around.
The FF do their best to make sure Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men on the moon, seemingly having forgotten that they themselves have already been to the moon and back on several occasions and have Kurrgo's captured flying saucer on their roof, which would allow mankind to go to the moon whenever it wants to.
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