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17h23 14  janvier
January 14th, 1981 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
nbsp;Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one because this week in 1981 saw John Lennon hit the top of the UK singles chart, thanks to his venerable track Imagine.But...
16h49 12  janvier
The Marvel Lucky Bag - January 1981.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. In January 1981, a trip to your local cinema was clearly more fun than a trip to your local seaside.And that’s because the month saw the release of Blood Beach, a nightmarish film in...
17h13 10  janvier
Forty years ago today - January 1981.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. The year 2021 pushes on as we march into that realm which was once the future.But, right now, it’s the past which interests us.A past that is packed with incident, heroics and villainy...
17h14 07  janvier
January 7th, 1981 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Forty years ago this week, Europe drew that little bit closer, as Greece joined the then European Economic Community. Clearly, nothing could halt the inevitable growth of the European Union....
17h16 05  janvier
The Marvel Lucky Bag - January 1971.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Irwin Allen. What a producer. He gave us Lost in Space, The Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Towering Inferno.He also gave us City Beneath the Sea, the...
16h56 03  janvier
Fifty years ago this month - January 1971.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Everyone knows the big problem with cricket is it’s like watching paint dry - but slower.However, in January 1971, a cure for this tedium was found, as the first-ever One-Day...
16h59 31  décembre
December 31st, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. The truth is out there and, this week in 1980, it was out in Suffolk, as that area experienced the dread event known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident when the sighting of...
17h53 27  décembre
Our Army at War #255, featuring Sgt. Rock.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. War is hell.And so is reading war comics.I admit it, it’s a genre that’s always held little interest for me, but the public’s demanded I review a product of that field and, so, I must.I could...
17h28 24  décembre
December 24th, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. There’s no one quite like Grandma.I know that because a nightmarish gang of children waylaid me and told me so.Then they kept on telling me, over and over again, for three...
17h08 20  décembre
2000 AD - November 1982.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. As we all know, there is, in all human existence, no experience more thrilling than reading this blog. Why, even as the man writing it, I often have to take a bucketful of sedatives to...
17h13 17  décembre
December 17th, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. I’ve never seen an entire episode of Magnum P.I. That didn’t stop them making it.And this week in 1980 was when we were first allowed to see it.It made its debut, on CBS, with a...
17h18 13  décembre
Forty years ago today - December 1980.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Christmas may be mere days away but there’s no rest for the wicked, as I plunge, once more, into Santa’s Great Big Stocking of History and see what Marvel’s big-hitters were up to in their...
17h27 10  décembre
December 10th, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. A wise man once said, Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. It was John Lennon, on his final album and, this week in 1980, just three weeks after that LP was...
16h58 08  décembre
The Marvel Lucky Bag - December 1980.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Something very odd happened in December 1980.And that was that the movie Superman II was released.Except it was only released in Australia and mainland Europe, while the United States, its...
17h02 06  décembre
Fifty years ago this month - December 1970.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. December 1970 saw humanity reach for the sky when the World Trade Center’s North Tower topped out at 1,368 feet, making it the tallest building in the world. However, it would be another two...
17h28 03  décembre
December 3rd, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Strange things were afoot in 1909.Amongst them was that a group of people staged a play in Egypt, in an attempt to lift a curse that had, allegedly, been placed upon the pharaoh...
17h32 01  décembre
The Marvel Lucky Bag - December 1970.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Wait What’s that?It’s the sound of someone knocking And I’m not the only one who can hear it - because Dave Edmunds can too And it’s lucky he can because, thanks to that sound, in December...
17h02 29  novembre
Tomb of Darkness #13.
nbsp;Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. When I think of Code-approved horror in monthly slices, I always think of DC and Charlton.Marvel was for super-heroes. Even their big horror titles, like Dracula, Frankenstein and...
16h58 26  novembre
November 26th, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Who shot JR?It wasn’t me. I have an alibi.And I had one 40 years ago.And that’s a good thing because this was the week, in 1980, the TV show Dallas revealed the culprit behind the...
17h32 22  novembre
War of the Worlds
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. The War of the Worlds, that stark warning by HG Wells that the British might not rule the world forever, unless we get our act together and make sure we’re all diseased up to the...
17h21 19  novembre
November 19th, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. There aren’t many bands would write a song about their lighting rig but, then, there aren’t many bands like ABBA.Thus it is that, forty years ago this week, Super Trouper, the album...
16h33 15  novembre
2000 AD - October 1982.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. October 1982 delivered bad news to all who wanted to travel in time.That’s because it was the month in which John DeLorean was arrested for selling cocaine to undercover FBI agents. Now...
16h45 12  novembre
November 12th, 1980 - Marvel UK, 40 years ago this week.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Hi. I’m not the kind of girl and neither is Debbie Harry.I know that because she told me so, way back, this week in 1980, when she and the rest of Blondie hit the very top of the UK singles...
17h36 10  novembre
The Marvel Lucky Bag - November 1980.
Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Two films the world will never forget came out in November 1980.One was Raging Bull, the story of middleweight boxer Jake LaMotta, and the other was Heaven’s Gate,...
17h12 08  novembre
Forty years ago today - November 1980.
nbsp;Thanks to Charlie Horse 47 and Killdumpster for their sponsorship of this post, via the magic of Patreon. Turn on your spotlights and fill up your tanks because we plunge, once more, into the Marianas Trench of History to see what strange fish we can encounter and annoy.The team try to...