It's that time once more when I must leap into my time machine and launch myself, face first, at 1977.
Can 1977 survive the impact?
More importantly, can I?
"It had to happen -- Wonder Man vs the Vision!"
It didn't really have to happen, did it? If Marvel heroes would only learn to act like adults, I'm sure none of this unpleasantness would ever occur.
I do believe I have a copy of this, hiding in a cupboard. Despite this, I've never read it. Perhaps I might find myself reviewing it in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps there's a mysterious hand shows up in this issue, like there was in the previous one.
There's only one way for me to find out.
Doesn't this one feature a very unpleasant, rampaging monster from outer space?
I don't have a clue what happens in this one - or why Sue and Reed can't help them.
I believe this was my first ever exposure to Dr Druid.
I am aware of the existence of Dr Druid and that he hung around with the Avengers but it feels like every memory of him and his adventures has somehow been removed from my mind.
But, then again, you know what they say; if you can remember Dr Druid, you haven't met him.
Wasn't the Guardsman an Irish gentleman with a beard?
Didn't he die after his first appearance?
Or am I thinking of someone else?
It's the tale we've all been praying for - the return of the Spider-Slayer!
In fairness, this incarnation of it was a bit more interesting than the multi-legged versions we'd had in its more recent appearances.
More importantly, we get Will 'o the Wisp, who I remember being quite a tragic character but possibly not one who was bright enough to try explaining his motivations to those who were seeking to punch him in the face.
It's a striking cover by Dave Cockrum, one I remember well from the first time I saw it reproduced by Marvel UK.
Sadly, I can't say the story's equally striking, mostly because I can't recall anything about it, other than that the Hitman and the Vulture are in it, which I could have guessed from the cover.
The Grey Gargoyle's up to no good again.
Doesn't he end up teaming up with Thor to fight some lion men from outer space or something?
But I do always wonder why Thor always had so much trouble with him. All he ever had to do was blast him with his hammer, without getting within touching distance of him and that'd the end of that.
I do feel someone should write a book for super-heroes, telling them how to fight super-villains. It'd go, "Punch Hammerhead in the stomach, not the head. Don't get within touching distance of the Grey Gargoyle. Sneak up on everyone else, from behind."
It's a major occasion in comics history. Magneto meets the New X-Men for the first time - and he gives them a bit of a thumping because, according to Cyclops, they lack teamwork.
I do seem to remember Cyclops making that complaint every time they came up against every foe. It does sort of suggest he wasn't doing his job as team leader very well.
Nope. No idea what goes on in this one. I do though approve of the Man-Bull as a Daredevil villain.
Looks like it's business as usual for Conan.
Keep Those Things Away From Me - Novel
1 year ago