It's been a very exciting week for us all, with the UK selecting its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
Tragically, my unspoken demand for the job to be given to William Shatner went unheeded.
I can only look to find solace by reminiscing as to what our favourite comic company was giving us in this week of exactly forty years ago.
That's a very odd cover, which looks like it's cobbled together from a bunch of totally unrelated images.
Most of them look to have been drawn by John Buscema but the Black Panther certainly doesn't. He looks like he might be the work of Marie Severin but don't quote me on that.
Hooray! I remember the map of the Black Panther's hidden kingdom. I was especially taken by it revealing the location of the valley where all the dinosaurs live.
I do always wonder why maps of the UK never show where all the dinosaurs live. It's very inconvenient for me.
Dracula's being overly theatrical again.
It's the news I've been praying for! I can save 75p on a Sea-Monkeys kit!
But, back in the 1970s, surely they must have only cost about 50p in the first place?
In other news, I've always had a soft spot for the Gibbon, even if he was inherently hopeless.
On their letters pages, Marvel UK were in the habit of including panels from stories they'd not yet reprinted. Because of that, I spent many a long month anticipating the Abomination/Rhino team-up. How could our favourite behemoth possibly hope to survive such a partnership?
Quite easily, as it turned out.
But I'm sure I don't need to tell you how excited I was when I finally got the chance to read it.
I never had this issue but I've read that Sub-Mariner tale somewhere online. Wasn't it written and drawn by Bill Everett?
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