March 1967 was a historic month for all humanity.
That's because it was the month in which Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar for the first time.
To celebrate, I've set fire to this laptop and am now typing whilst engulfed in flames. The sacrifices I make to keep this blog at the forefront of human endeavour are beyond mortal comprehension.
But what of our favourite Marvel heroes in the comics that displayed that month on the front of them? Were they likewise setting the world alight?
Judging by the cover, I suspect this may be the issue in which Hercules first appeared in The Avengers. I assume he was included in order to get round Stan Lee's ban on Thor appearing in the strip.
In some ways, he was a better fit than Thor, what with him not having so many powers that it made the rest of the team redundant. On the other hand, he never quite had the glamour, competence and charisma of Thor.
But did he ever actually use that mace for anything?
New York no doubt trembles as the Stilt-Man returns.
I think it probably says it all about Stilty that he should find himself ending up as the lackey of a character who thinks it's stylish to attach a curtain to your sunglasses.
I have no idea what goes on in this tale but I gather that Clea's involved.
I vaguely recall that this story involves the Mole Man wanting to kidnap the world's finest minds for some reason or other.
Needless to say this leads to him kidnapping Tony Stark.
Needless to say this turns out to be a bad idea.
I'm a bit vague about this story. Is this the one where the Boomerang meets his death besides a dam?
If so, how does that involve the Strangererer?
We tend to think of Thor as being an old-fashioned kind of man but here he is, having trouble with trolls, decades before the rest of us ever did.
It's an early X-Men tale and therefore I know nothing about it.
He's an early X-Men villain and therefore I know nothing about him.
Whoever he is, did he ever show up again? He has the air of someone who'd turn out to be The Toad in disguise.
It's one of my favourite FF tales, as Dr Doom continues to use his stolen Power Cosmic to make a nuisance of himself at every opportunity.
I do like the way Reed and Sue are placed on the rocky outcrop to the right. It strikes me as pleasingly compositionally quirky.
I love the Shocker. He might have had his limitations as a villain - his thumbs being his weakness, being the main one - but there's something about all that quilting that's always appealed to me.
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