In March, 1977, the rings of Uranus were discovered.
I genuinely have nothing to say about this fact other than that I do feel it's a shame they've always been so comprehensively overshadowed by those of Saturn.
But, back on Earth, I'm sure our favourite heroes weren't suffering a similar fate. I'm sure that, unlike dim and distant celestial objects, they were flinging themselves well and truly into the spotlight.
It looks like it's another typical day for Conan.
I do sometimes wonder if he's ever managed to go anywhere, ever, without encountering an evil sorcerer, a murderous man-beast or a fiend from hell. Admittedly, he does always meet beautiful women too but, as they always need rescuing from the aforementioned menaces, it has to be questioned whether it's worth it.
He could just sign up with a dating agency. They have an app for that now. Has no one told him?
This cover's ringing no bells for me whatsoever but I'm sure we'd all like to see Daredevil fighting a lion, so I've no doubt it's a marvellous and thrilling tale to behold.
I seem to recall that our merry band encountered the robot in question when it tried to rob a bank vault by carrying the vault off with it.
Did we ever discover just where the robot came from, or was it a plot strand that was dropped barely before it had started?
My main memory of this era is that, after years of complaining about being a monster and a social pariah, The Thing was suddenly having to fight women off with a stick, with both Thundra and Tigra having taken a shine to him.
Isn't this the one where the Absorbing Man defeats himself by grabbing a piece of glass whilst falling from a great height?
It doesn't say much for you when the reason you can't beat the Hulk is because you're not intelligent enough.
Just how does Iron Man defeat Ultimo in this tale? The only times I can remember him defeating him was by trapping him in a conveniently located volcano. Does this mean there's another handily placed volcano in the vicinity?
The cover's decor leads me to believe this is a Christmas tinged tale.
And what could better capture the feeling of Christmas than being rushed at by two reptile men with murder on their minds?
I never liked the fact that the Lizard had to share the bill with Stegron in this tale, given that, to me, Stegron just seemed like a blatant rip-off of him.
He didn't even have a lab coat. How can he call himself a classy villain if he doesn't have a lab coat?
Is this the first part of the Hitman storyline that I could claim to remember well but don't remember well at all, other than that he had something to do with the Punisher?
This cover tells me nothing about what happens within.
However, I do see some tentacles, which leads me to suspect that Sporr is still hanging around.
Captain America's comic did seem to get quite violent in this era. I have a suspicion that this issue may have been no exception.
Am I remembering correctly in thinking the mystery assailant on the cover is the statue of the Black Knight, around which revolved the Avengers/Defenders War?
I can't claim to recall just how it came to be attacking the Avengers Mansion, long after the Knight himself returned to human form.
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