Sunday, 10 May 2015

May 10th, 1975 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.

It's time once more for Steve Does Comics to plunge into the Maelstrom of Time and discover just what our favourite comic company was up to in this very week of 1975.

What thrills were they to offer up?

What spills?

Spider-Man Comics Weekly #117, Dr Octopus

It's a tentacular spectacular as Doc Ock continues his amply-armed battles with Spider-Man.

I do believe I espy a Sal Buscema cover, which leads me to believe it may have been sourced from the US Marvel Tales reprints.

Marvel UK, Avengers #86, Yellowjacket

Yellowjacket makes his homicidal debut.

I'm proud to announce that I guessed his shocking secret almost from the moment he first appeared.

Marvel UK, Dracula Lives #29

It's yet another of those covers where Dracula's threatening to kill his attackers.

I'm starting to think he's got a string sticking out of his back, which you can pull to make him produce various stock phrases, every single one of which ends with the words, "...WITH YOUR DEATH/S!"

Marvel UK, Planet of the Apes #29, Apeslayer

Apeslayer refusing to take the apes' control of his world lying down.

Marvel UK, The Super-Heroes #10, the Silver Surfer

The Silver Surfer there, engaging in his favourite pastime of taking a short break from bemoaning that humans fear and distrust him, in order to  attack humans. I think maybe someone needs to explain to him at some point just why attacking people who fear you might be a little counter-productive to your cause.

Mighty World of Marvel #136, Trial of the Hulk

It's another installment of one of my favourite Hulk tales, as Jade Jaws has his day in court.

Marvel UK, Savage Sword of Conan #10

I do believe this is the tale where Conan's friend gets hanged by the neck for some crime or other, which is quite a powerful thing to put in a comic and therefore a good thing to put in a comic.


Anonymous said...

The baleful bellow of the belligerent Bull-god!!

Sorry, I'm kinda bored today.

John Pitt said...

Yeah, I too guessed YJ's secret when I read that story first time around in the US comic.