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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

November 16th, 1974 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.

Ramp up your retro rockets because, within the last few hours, some kind of probe has landed on some kind of comet, on some kind of mission.

As you can tell, I'm some kind of clued-up on it.

That may be thrilling but, let's be honest, when it comes to excitement, even that can't compare to the thrill of what was landing on our doormats exactly forty years ago this week.

Spider-Man Comics Weekly #92, the Lizard

I like how the Lizard always has a lab coat on, even in stories where Curt Connors is nowhere near a lab when he transforms into him.

Of course, in this story, he was near a lab, so he has an excuse.
Mighty World of Marvel #111

This one would appear to contain that Ka-Zar/Daredevil story in which Ka-Zar ends up in England, on trial, in a court that bears no resemblance to any court that's ever been seen on the planet Earth.
Avengers #61, Marvel UK, Shang-Chi

Take that, street lamp!

Come to think of it, why does Shang-Chi react to being ambushed in the street by savagely attacking a street lamp?

There's a man who clearly has anger management issues.


Dracula Lives #4, Marvel UK

Drac's back with a modified version of an old Neal Adams cover.
Planet of the Apes #4, Marvel UK

I'm sure all music lovers remember Randy Hanzlick's classic song I'd Rather Have a Bottle in Front of me than a Frontal Lobotomy.

Clearly Taylor would agree - though I've always thought it odd how the man with the lobotomy looks more like Charlton Heston than Taylor does on this cover.

9 comments:

Colin Jones said...
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Anonymous said...

Steve, don't mean to step on your toes but the real news story is the guys who have finally invented the hover board. It runs for about 15 minutes between charges, for now, it only works over metal, gets you about an inch off the ground and runs for 10,000 dollars. I don't know what that is for you but Christmas is coming..........


The Prowler (silver and gold, silver and gold.....).

Steve W. said...

But, to use it, I'd have to get out of my flying car. :(

Anonymous said...

Actually, Steve and Prowler, the real story today is the control of telepathic mice, as detailed on todays Inside Science - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nvf5g

Surely experiments with apes will be next and before we know it they'll take over and rule the earth, and it'll be lobotomies all round for us.

-sean

Anonymous said...

Wait, who's controlling the apes? The telepathic mice? Why do I keep leaving cheese in the larder? What the heck is a larder anyhoo? And who's NIMH?

The Prowler (Well, it's a marvelous night for a Moondance with the stars up above in your eyes a fantabulous night to make romance 'neath the cover of October skies).

Anonymous said...

No one is in control, Prowler - its technology run amok, science and cheese in a world gone mad. You're trapped in a larder you never made.

- Mouseslayer

John Pitt said...

I think I made a mistake. My very first Marvel UK comic wasn't POTA #4, but #5 ( the same as Colin ). Roll on next week and I'll see you in the newsagents, CJ!!

Colin Jones said...

What a coincidence, John - what are the odds on that ?!

Dougie said...

I think that was the first issue of Drac Lives I ever read. It was added to my weekly order by mistake a couple of times but there seemed to be no way I was getting it every week too. Fair enough-at that age I thought it was too doomy and wordy anyway.

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