On the morning of this day in 1977, BBC One was showing Daktari.
To be honest, all I remember about Daktari is there was a cross-eyed lion, called Clarence, in it.
I can't remember if Clarence used to do anything. Maybe he used to rescue people from wells, like Skippy did. Maybe he used to foil smugglers. Maybe he just used to chew people's heads off. Maybe he used to sit around doing nothing and yawning all day long, as lions tend to do. Anyway, whatever he did, that's what was on.
But what of this blog? Can the rest of this post hope to match up to an intro of that quality and informed lucidity?
Strap yourselves in tight because, somehow, I have a feeling it can!
Having seen a bunch of Marvel movies over the Christmas period, I wonder if we're ever going to see Captain Britain show up on the big screen? And who could ever play him?
As for that cover, Dr Synne's suddenly looking remarkably like he should be a character in a Captain Marvel story.
The Grand Comics Database tells me this cover was drawn by sometime Captain Marvel penciller Al Milgrom. This would explain it all.
But it's good to see the good captain showing a little moxie for once. Last week, he was declaring himself defeated before he'd even begun. This week, he's not even phased by being on fire.
Come to think of it, he should be phased by being on fire. Generally, being on fire isn't a good thing.
We're still working our way through both Battle and Beneath in the UK's greatest ever Apes-based comic.
I've taken a sneak peak at the contents of this week's issue and it is striking how mutated the humans are in the adaptations, compared to how they looked in the original movies. Needless to say, I prefer the comic book versions of them.
It's the fight that no one demanded! The Liberty Legion vs the Invaders!
Was the Whizzer in the Liberty Legion? And Miss America or whatever she was called? Didn't one of them have stripey trousers? Was he called The Destroyer? Was Red Raven a member?
I'm assuming the original Vision and that bloke with the flaming skull weren't members or, between them, that lot would've totally annihilated the Invaders.
Come to think of it, I think the bloke with the flaming skull may have been called The Flaming Skull. Either that or he was called The Bloke. I think it was one of those two options.
Hooray! Captain Marvel's back! And in Marvel's flagship comic, no less!
I assume this means we're now reaching the peak of the Thanos/Cosmic Cube tale I loved so much.
Not that I'm a megalomaniac but you cannot imagine just how much I'd love to get my hands on a Cosmic Cube.
For a start, if I had one, I'd force them to call it the Cosmic Cube in the movies, instead of, "The Tesseract." Truly, my reign of terror would know no bounds.
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