Even as I type these breathless words, I'm watching Roger Moore in The Man Who Haunted Himself, a film I've not seen in decades.
Well, Roger Moore might be being haunted by himself but, right now, I'm being haunted by just one question; "What were my favourite Marvel heroes up to in this month of 1976?"
Here's where I find out.
It's a, "Spectacular 150th anniversary special!"
It's amazing to think that that means that, with this issue, the Avengers had been around for a hundred and fifty years. At the time, it must have seemed like barely more than ten.
It's just a shame the cover tells us nothing of what happens inside such a landmark issue.
To be honest, that's not the most compelling Conan cover I've ever seen. Plus his head is too large, which makes him look like a mere hot-headed youth rushing into a scrap he's sure to lose, rather than a battle-hardened warrior who no one can stop..
Captain America celebrates his two hundredth issue by celebrating America's two hundredth birthday.
Amazing to think that this means that his home country was just fifty years old when The Avengers comic was launched. It means there were very probably people who fought in the American War of Independence who read that very first Avengers issue. First Benedict Arnold and then Loki; their minds must have reeled that such treachery could exist in our world.
Things are not looking good for everyone's favourite horn-headed crime fighter.
It's all building up to the fight we've all been waiting for - Galactus vs the High Evolutionary. I loved this storyline when I was a youth, even though I thought the High Evolutionary didn't get enough screen-time when it came to the big fight.
It was in this tale that I first discovered that the population of the Earth was three billion people. They can't say comics aren't educational.
I have a feeling this isn't going to end happily.
I don't think I've ever read this one, and I therefore have no idea as to what the Blood Brothers' plan is.
Spidey's still having trouble with Doc Ock and Hammerhead.
Hooray! This issue was my first ever exposure to the New X-Men!
I first read it on a beach. I didn't have a clue who they were or what was going on in it but I knew at once that I loved them in a way that I'd never loved the Original X-Men.
Yet another Marvel hero celebrates a landmark issue this month.
I think this is the third time Mangog's been on the loose now and the third time he's tried to draw the Odin Sword. You'd think he'd have come up with another plan by now. Possibly getting his hands on the Cosmic Cube or the Infinity Gauntlet or both or something.
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