My in-depth research tells me that nothing in the slightest bit interesting happened in this week in 1977. Just what strange madness had befallen the Earth, that allowed such a thing to happen?
I have no idea.
But, whatever it was, I probably didn't care. I was no doubt too wrapped up in the never-ending dramas that were befalling the heroes and heroines of our favourite comics company at the time. Not for them the quiet ennui of the real world. They inhabited a realm where every day was a life or death struggle.
And, if it wasn't, they'd contrive to make it so.
But what were those dramas?
And just how did they affect me?
Doc Ock is still causing trouble and still hasn't made an honest woman of Aunt May yet.
It's a shame he never did. Just think of all the angst, torment and storylines they could have gotten from Peter Parker having Otto Octavius as his stepfather. If Stan Lee had still been writing the strip, he'd have known how to get maximum soap opera shenanigans out of that set-up.
Haven't I published this cover elsewhere in recent weeks? I'm sure I remember people commenting on the fact that Jim Callaghan is the only one not trembling with fear on this cover.
But if I have posted it before, when, where and for what reason?
Is this the last ever colour issue? I have a feeling it might be.
The battle for the Planet of the Apes is still ongoing.
Will it never end?
At this rate, the poor old Lawgiver'll have popped his clogs from old age before it ends.
Even worse than that, it's keeping the likes of the Hulk, Captain Marvel and Daredevil off the cover.
This is it! The comic that changed the world!
Well, alright, admittedly it didn't.
To be honest, there's not much I can say about it, as I never owned - nor even ever saw - an issue of the comic.
I believe that, as well as the Howling Commandos strip, the mag reprinted various other Silver Age and possibly even pre-Silver Age war tales.
It does make you wonder why Marvel UK never took a leaf from Alan Class's book and produced any mags that recycled Marvel's pre-Fantastic Four monster stories. After all, such a policy kept Class's company afloat for a good three decades, so it must have had some sort of commercial viability.
Oh well, at least if the strips in Fury weren't to everyone's taste, one could at least get a free model plane from the endeavour.
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