It's been a mad time, of late, for us all, with evil clowns on the loose and gorillas escaping from their enclosures.
There's only thing for it. I'm going to have to take refuge by leaping into the Time Vortex and fleeing to the safety of 1976.
But, even there, it's not that safe - because it's the senses-shattering debut of Chicken Man or whatever he's called, as we get a tale of Voodoo that I believe restores Wonder Man to the pages of the Avengers and leads to all manner of internal and external conflict for the Vision.
Hooray! I had this one - and the next three issues!
It's the tale that sets up the Conan/Red Sonja/Bêlit punch-up/team-up/mash-up that sets up the first epic meeting of Conan and King Kull.
I'm not totally sure what happens in this story but it looks like it might be curtains for Cap.
Is my memory betraying me or was Death's Head's horse just a normal horse painted to look like a skeleton? If so, exactly how could that fool anyone who was standing within a hundred feet of it?
I had this one too - and the next three issues. Galactus threatens Counter-Earth and we get the battle we all wanted to see, between him and the High Evolutionary.
In retrospect, it's clear that it's basically a retread of the original Galactus Trilogy, with the High Evolutionary standing in for the Surfer, and the Planet Poppup substituted for the Ultimate Nullifier.
I have no memory of this tale at all but is that a Herb Trimpe cover? And does this mean he also drew the interior?
As I may have mentioned before, I always had a soft spot for the Controller because he seemed a suitably nasty piece of work.
Didn't he gain the strength of everyone he took control of? Does that mean that, if he took control of a billion billion beings, he'd be able to fight Mangog? Then again, what if he took control of Mangog and another billion billion beings? He'd be able to beat anybody.
I remember loving this story when I was a youth, mostly because it was the first chance I had to get a substantial exposure to Nightcrawler who I'd previously only known from his appearance in X-Men #100.
Hooray! I've always liked Ulik. I do wish he'd been allowed to win from time to time. It would have made him seem far more effective as a villain and therefore more of an actual threat. Apart from their first meeting, Thor always seemed to dispose of him with little difficulty.
It's an epoch-making issue, as the Phoenix makes her debut, and things will never be the same again. It's a tale that reminds me of why I loved the Dave Cockrum era so much.
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