September the 8th, 1976, was a night to remember for all comedy fans, with BBC1 showing both Carry On Up The Khyber and the first ever episode of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin.
Well, I'm sure it was great and I'm sure it was super but I didn't get where I am today by allowing TV to distract me from my comics reading. So, just what was our favourite comics company up to on that fateful date?
It's a matter of some vexation to me that I remember almost nothing of the Ghost Rider tales that were reprinted in The Titans each week.
I remember them being drawn by Mike Ploog. I remember there being a woman in them called Roxanne. I remember there being a story involving someone armed with rattlesnakes. And that's about it.
It's a shame as, ever since I first encountered Dormammu, I've wanted to have the ability to stand around boasting while my head's on fire. And Ghost Rider should therefore have been a major role model for me.
Still, at least I have my memories of the Nicolas Cage movies to keep me going.
It's the story that had to happen! Conan goes to war with vegetation!
I wonder what the thing on Midnight Island was? And which feature did it relate to?
Was it in the Planet of the Apes story? Was it in that week's Ka-Zar story? Was it in another strip altogether?
I'm also intrigued by the promise, "Special bonus! At last: the enemy uncaged!"
Had there been much demand for the enemy to be uncaged?
And if so, by whom?
And just who was this enemy they all wanted uncaged?
Hooray! It's the Mindworm!
Everyone else hates the Mindworm!
I love the Mindworm!
I demand to know why I never got to see anything of him again after this issue!
Not only that but, in this tale, we get to see Peter Parker and Flash Thompson share a flat!
What more could you want from a Spider-Man tale?
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