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.
Synopsis: Daredevil 151 was written by Gil Kane, Jim Shooter and Roger McKenzie with art by Gil Kane with inks by Klaus Janson and opens with Matt 'Daredevil' Murdock sneaking in to see his girlfriend Heather Glenn, mainly to tell her that her father was innocent of the kidnapping charges, but answers the phone to … Continue reading April 1978: Daredevil 151 – In which we learn Matt really needs to get changed before visiting his girlfriend.
Synopsis: Avengers 172 was written by Jim Shooter with pencils by Sal Buscema and opens with Hawkeye returning to Avengers Mansion and leaving the door ajar as he searches for any of his team-mates to tell them about the disappearance of the Two Gun Kid. As he does this nobody's favourite fed NSA Agent Henry … Continue reading March 1978: Avengers 172- In which we learn Wonder Man’s views on women.
Synopsis: Freedom was written by Chris Claremont with once again John Byrne on pencils and opens on a party for Luke Cage, who after years of being considered a criminal has been exonerated of the crimes he committed and has been legally declared Lucas Cage. Talking with Iron Fist, Colleen Wing and Misty Knight, he … Continue reading February 1978: Power Man & Iron Fist 50- In which we learn that Claremont/Byrne did SO many comics
Synopsis: Machine Man #1 was written and drawn by Jack 'The King' Kirby, with letters and inks by Mike Royer and opens with Machine Man extending his arm to save a falling hiker. After a false start or two, he saves the man and after telling the hiker's friends that he tests space age technological … Continue reading January 1978: Machine Man 1 – In which we learn that Machine Man doesn’t really know what well adjusted means
Synopsis: Defenders 57 was written by Chris Claremont and drawn by George Tuska, with assist by Dave Cockrum and opens with months earlier Hulk smashing a table, trying to break the Orb of Agamotto as it shows him an image of Ms Marvel, someone the Hulk has battled before. Dr Strange and Valkyrie calmed … Continue reading December 1977: Defenders 57 – In which we learns Ms Marvel drives all the guys crazy
Synopsis: Marvel Team Up 66 features Spider-Man along with Captain Britain in the second half of a story by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. This part opens with Cap and Spidey waking up inside clear plastic spheres. Before they know what's going on, they are propelled at speed into what looks like a giant pinball … Continue reading November 1977: Marvel Team Up 66 – In which we learn contractors love Arcade
Synopsis: Amazing Spider-Man 176 was written by Len Wein with pencils by Ross Andru and opens with Spider-Man dropping off J.Jonah Jameson back at his office at the Daily Bugle. After another argument between the two, Spider-Man goes home, ditches his costume and as Peter Parker, gets some well needed sleep. Waking up, Peter realises … Continue reading October 1977: Amazing Spider-Man 176- In which we learn that being Peter Parker’s friend, isn’t a good thing
Synopsis: Following on from the last month, we return to Jim Starlin and Joe Rubinsteins epic Thanos story. Very soon after Avengers Annual 7, Thanos recovered his wits and fought back against the Avengers that spoiled his plans. Taking out Thor and the others quite easily and taking the Soul Gem from the dead … Continue reading September 1977: Marvel Two-In-One Annual 2-In which we learn that little is crazier than a dumped man
Synopsis: Avengers annual 7 was written and drawn by Jim Starlin with Joe Rubinstein on finishes and opens with Adam Warlock finding the dying body of Gamorra, step-daughter of Thanos. She admits that Thanos has gone quite mad and seeks to end all life. Adam Warlock gets all angry and pronouncing and then heads towards … Continue reading August 1977: Avenger Annual 7 – In which we learn the Scarlet Witch wears the pants