Well, it was all very exciting yesterday evening, as Guy Fawkes' Night hit us all with its usual sound and fury. But November of 1966 had its fair share of intrigue too, as the Beatles began work on recording Sgt Pepper, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for first time and the infamous Mothman put in his first ever appearance.
Could our favourite heroes possibly hope to match such drama?
You bet your big fat Catherine Wheel they could.
You do have to say, given the nature of his powers, it's hard to see how anyone could emerge unscathed from a fight with the Living Laser - and yet I can't remember him ever actually managing to hurt anyone.
Of course, that was back in the days when we could be convinced lasers were death-rays and not just things that allow you to play CDs.
Wasn't the Tri-Man a combination of three wrestlers or something? Needless to say, our hero made short work of him/them. It's almost as though their creator the Masked Marauder wasn't one of the all-time great arch-foes.
Hooray! It's the return of Klaw!
I've always liked Klaw. I've always liked the fact he's made of solid, living sound, even though I can't remember anything ever having been made of that concept.
Come to think of it, what, exactly, is solid sound and how does one create it?
John Jameson, the world's unluckiest astronaut, makes what I think is is his first appearance since issue #1 and gets his first taste of unwanted super-powers, as Jazzy John Romita continues to make his mark on the strip.
Is this the Dr Strange tale that was reprinted in Origins of Marvel Comics?
If so, given how many times I read and re-read that tome, it is odd that I can recall nothing of the story.
Iron Man's giving Titanium Man the smacking he's asking for.
Is this the one where Tony Stark's forced to testify before Congress or the Senate or whatever it is and he nearly pops his clogs just as he's about to reveal his secret identity to us all?
I don't have a clue what happens in this one. I suspect a missile may be involved.
Hooray! It's another Lee/Kirby classic, as everything goes a bit Dr Moreau, and the High Evolutionary makes his debut.
It's another X-Men comic whose contents I can only guess at. I can, though, say that things look somewhat Aztec on that cover.
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