Surely October 1966 must have been the most significant month in human history. Not only did the Beach Boys release Good Vibrations but Bob Moog patented the Moog synthesiser, it was the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and we saw Dr Who's first ever regeneration.
How little we suspected at the time that that regeneration was a pure one-off and we'd never see them use that trick ever again on the show.
But what of Marvel's greatest heroes? Could they possibly match such historic heights?
The Sons of the Serpent are getting their just deserts as the Avengers teach them the importance of tolerance and peace by giving them all the punch in the face they're asking for.
It's that spectacle none of us will ever forget, as the Owl's big metal bird takes full, featherless flight.
I must confess I've no memory at all of the volcano featured on the cover. Is it actually in the story, or is it just shown here as an act of artistic license?
It's a tale I remember well from Origins of Marvel Comics, as the Thing learns it's not a good idea to tangle with the Silver Surfer when he's fully powered-up.
When I say, "learns," I'm pretty sure he learns nothing of the sort and doesn't hesitate to try and bash him up the next time they meet.
Hooray! The Rhino makes his thick-skinned debut, giving us the first memorable villain of the Romita era.
Isn't this also the first issue in which Mary Jane features in more than just one panel?
Despite what it says on the cover, I suspect it's not the end of A.I.M.
I really don't have a clue what's going on on that cover, or why everyone involved is such a terrible shot. How ironic that a group called A.I.M. don't seem to be able to aim to save their lives.
Then again, Nick Fury, if it is indeed him, seems to be shooting at thin air as well.
Oh well. At least, with shooting like that, Dum Dum Dugan's flying saucer isn't in danger of getting damaged.
Is this the first appearance of the Adaptoid, later known as the Super-Adaptoid and then later as, "That Skeleton Robot With The Big Axe"?
I seem to remember him being a bafflingly poor foe in this tale. Doesn't the Acrobat or the Tumbler or whatever he's called give him a good thrashing despite having no powers whatsoever other than the ability to do forward rolls?
I vaguely recall there being a Subby tale where he goes to the cinema.
I'm assuming this is that tale.
Strangely, that's all I can recall about the story.
Why's he in a cinema?
I've no idea.
What causes him to burst out of it?
I've no idea.
Surely the Pearl and Dean adverts can't have been that bad.
Hooray! It's brawn vs Ego in one of my favourite Thor tales of the Lee and Kirby era.
I know nothing of El Tigre, even though I'm sure someone's told me all about him in the past, on this very site.
Whoever he is, I'm getting a kind of Aztec vibe from him.
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