Well, here's a strange thing. In February 1967, Pink Floyd signed their first record deal, with EMI. In exactly the same month, the US space probe Lunar Orbiter 3 sent back the first detailed pictures of the dark side of the moon.
Could this be mere coincidence?
Or is it proof of some cosmic plan beyond our mortal comprehension?
I can only respond to it by seeking refuge in the dim days of the past and hoping the fickle fingers of cosmic fate don't find me too.
My memories of this tale are highly limited. Was the bad guy some sort of out-of-control computer?
It's an epic day for all lovers of comics, as both Mike Murdock and the Leap-Frog make their debuts in one senses-shattering comic. Who wouldn't want to pay twelve cents to see that?
Well, admittedly, probably everyone wouldn't want to pay twelve cents to see that. I think we can only conclude that Stan was having an off-day when he came up with this issue.
The Fantastic Four are busy fighting Dr Doom and his newly acquired cosmic powers but the cover shows us the Inhumans and their escape from the Great Refuge. Truly - whatever the failings of the Daredevil issue - with this tale, Marvel was more than making amends.
I seem to remember that, in this issue, Stan the Man left a speech balloon blank so we could fill it in ourselves.
I'm ashamed to say that, after more than forty years, I still haven't got round to filling it in.
Can it be the end for Marvel's monocular mayhem causer?
I have no idea what happens in this one, unless it's the issue where he enters Vietnam in order to rescue a captured America soldier.
I've read this tale online somewhere in recent years but can't recall what happens in it, other than that it may have been drawn by Bill Everett and that some sort of space robot shows up.
Hooray! Ulik makes his senses-shattering debut!
I do feel his potential for thuggish menace was never fully exploited outside of this issue.
It's the scrap I've been demanding for years! The Super-Adaptoid vs the Mimic!
Now we just need the Absorbing Man and Rogue to join in and we've got the perfect recipe for total chaos.
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