I can find no evidence at all that anything remotely interesting happened anywhere in the world in the first week of February, 1977. I shall therefore plunge straight into the Time Stream and see if our favourite comic company was giving us enough thrills to compensate for such real-life eventlessness.
I believe the Avengers story in this issue is the one in which I first encountered the Space Phantom.
Sadly, I got somewhat confused when reading it as a youth and mixed him up with the Space Parasite from the pages of The Incredible Hulk. I therefore was completely baffled by the dramatic change in his appearance, backstory and powers.
Is this Spider-Man tale one of those stories where the Sandman talks like he's just swallowed a thesaurus or is it one of those where he sounds like he wouldn't even know what a thesaurus was if you hit him over the cranial orbis with it?
Were the strange fluctuations in the size of his intellect and vocabulary ever explained?
"Captain Marvel -- More powerful than ever before!"
Does that mean this is the issue in which he gains his Cosmic Awareness?
I still, to this day, don't have a clue what Cosmic Awareness is but I suspect it's something you could only get in the 1970s.
Marvel's adaptation of Battle enters its eighty-nine millionth consecutive week. At this rate, this one battle is going to outlast the Hundred Years' War.
They'd better get a move on. There are only three issues to go before the comic's cancelled.
I am saying absolutely nothing....
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