My awesome research tells me that, in this week of 1977, nothing at all interesting happened in the whole wide world.
How so very different from the following week, in which the most head-explodingly exciting thing in the history of humanity occurred.
I think you can guess what it is.
But we shall have to wait seven days before I tackle that subject.
In the meantime, there may not have been anything happening in the real world but at least we had thrills and spills in the world of black and white to make up for it.
Hold on? Black and white? Could that be a clue as to just what was going to happen in the following week?
Perhaps it could.
But what could it be?
I have a feeling this may be the very last instalment of the Red Skull/Captain America/Jim Callaghan/Jimmy Carter tag team challenge that's lasted longer than World War Two itself.
No doubt, it can only lead to a brand new direction in the life of our hero. One that, if the cover can be believed, involves pulling swords from stones.
The Red Skull's battle with democracy may be over but Aunt May's battle to marry a boy her parents wouldn't have approved of goes on and on.
I've just realised that the Marvel UK mags have had a recent price increase and the glossies are now all ten pence, instead of the previous nine. When will this inflationary madness end?
The Pet Shop Boys might have said, "You were always on my mind," but it's beginning to look like the Hulk is permanently in Glenn Talbot's brain, as his unique brand of two-fisted psychiatry continues.
No doubt it was this that Neil Tennant was contemplating when he decided to cover that very song.
Is the Apes story a Jason and Alexander one? Or are we again on that Tom Sutton drawn ship, with the crossbows and the derring-doings?
I have no idea what happens in this one but I suspect it'll be full of people declaring things like, "Gott im Himmel!", "Schweinhund!", "Donner und Blitzen!" and, "Achtung!"
With a vocabulary that limited, it's no wonder the Nazis lost the war. It's very difficult to relay complex strategy when you only have eight words in your lexicon.
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