Hooray! I've got my bucket and spade ready and I'm sat astride a donkey while wearing a, "Kiss Me Quick," hat.
Because I was on holiday in that Rio de Janeiro of the north, Blackpool, when I first read these tales.
But just how holiday a mood were our favourite heroes and villains of Marvel UK in at the time?
And did they remember to pack their trunks?
The Sub-Mariner certainly remembered to pack his trunks. As always, it's the only item of clothing he has remembered to pack.
And thank God for that as he once again shows his awesome intellect by teaming up with a super-villain, having totally failed to spot that he's up to no good.
Needless to say, it all leads to war with the surface dwellers, and Subby suddenly realising he's been a bit of a wally.
That's quite a dramatic cover.
I do believe it's by Ron Wilson.
Admittedly, I only know that because the Grand Comics Database tells me it is. Frankly, I didn't have a clue who'd done it until they told me.
As always, I have no idea what the Ka-Zar story entails.
It's that one where the Hulk comes up against his own shadow - or at least an alien masquerading as his shadow. You'd struggle to call the tale a classic but I have a soft spot for it.
I believe it was in this tale that I first discovered that you can tell Hollywood movie fake dust from real dust by licking it to see if it tastes like soap.
This is a piece of knowledge that has, so far, not yet proven to be at all useful to me in my life.
Nonetheless, I bear that information in mind, just in case I need it one day.
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