1976 · 1978

May 1978: Thor 274 – In which we learn that if Loki hands you something, put it down.

Thor 274 was written by Roy Thomas with art by John Buscema and Tom Palmer and opens with Loki on Asgard (along with a news crew) ranting about the  oncoming Ragnarok. As Thor tries to stop whatever Loki is doing, Odin returns, missing an eye and tells Thor that maybe there's something to it. Odin… Continue reading May 1978: Thor 274 – In which we learn that if Loki hands you something, put it down.

1976 · The 70s

December 1976: Invincible Iron Man 96 – In which we learn that no one except Ultimo has an inner monologue

  Iron Man 56 was written by Gerry Conway and Bill Mantlo, with George Tuska and Jack Able on inks. Synopsis: Iron Man starts the issue on his knees, his chest wracked with pain, failing to stop the robot Ultimo from advancing on the White House. Ultimo is only paused by the arrival of a… Continue reading December 1976: Invincible Iron Man 96 – In which we learn that no one except Ultimo has an inner monologue

1976 · The 70s

November 1976: Fantastic Four 179. In which we learn ladies love Ben Grimm

This is the first Fantastic Four comic on sale after I was born, so it seemed like the logical place to start. The Fantastic Four was the linchpin of the Marvel Universe. If you read the Jack Kirby/Stan Lee run, the entire Marvel Universe is built right there. The things that are quintessentially Marvel either… Continue reading November 1976: Fantastic Four 179. In which we learn ladies love Ben Grimm