Doctor, grab that syringe - because I may be in urgent need of tranquilisers.
Why? Because I'm about to watch a very old edition of Robot Wars Extreme.
But, way back in 1976, we wouldn't have dreamt of watching robots bashing each other up. We were far too busy watching the stars of our favourite comic company bashing each other up instead.
That's the difference between the past and the present. And that's the brave new world of sci-fi Space Ageness we currently inhabit.
You couldn't accuse this of not being a landmark issue. Hammer and Anvil make their fearsome first appearance, Crackajack Jackson makes both his debut and his exit and the Hulk learns how to read and write.
More importantly than all that, I'm pretty sure this is the issue where the Hulk first discovers he likes baked beans.
I do believe this is a tale where the Torch goes on the rampage in the Great Refuge, in an attempt to find Crystal.
I think he might encounter a talking yeti along the way.
Other than that, I can recall little of the tale, other than that the Torch is very annoying in it.
What a striking and memorable cover. You can click here to find out if it made the legendary list of my favourite Planet of the Apes covers way back when I blogged on that very subject.
But, hold on. I detect a 9p price tag, meaning The Mighty World of Marvel is now the only Marvel UK publication that's still available for 8p.
According to the Bank of England's inflation calculator, 9p in 1976 equates to 58p in current prices, while 8p equals 52p.
At the time, 9p equalled 16 cents and 8p equalled 14 cents.
Spidey's still having trouble with the Molten Man.
Even more excitingly, Dr Strange is having trouble with Dracula in a tale drawn with sorcerous style by Gene Colan.
I seem to recollect that tale not having a happy outcome for the good doctor.
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