Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tune in...Same Avengers Time, Same Avengers Channel!

Page 31. No, it's not the newest gossip column from The New York Post, but the final page from some of those great Avengers epics of the late 1970s...swingin' seventy-eight, to be precise. In the midst of one of it's rockin'est years! Don't believe me? Why not take a gander at the Guardians of the Galaxy, the return of Hawkeye, the ever-bouncin' Beast, timelost Thor, bickering Cap and Iron Man, Jocasta and Ultron, The Korvac Saga, the artwork of george Perez, and the freakin' greatest superhero costume ever sewn: Wonder Man's red safari jacket! And a fill-in or two! All this and more could be yours for the price of thirty-five cents every month during 1978! Each month you'd sit on the edge of your seat awaiting more, more, more action from earth's Mightiest, thanks to those calamitous cliffhangers and tantalizing teasers heralding next month's senses-shattering epics! Face front, true bull-iever...1978 is Excelsior Time! (Whew! Talking like Stan Lee takes a lot outta a guy. Let me get a glass of water before I continue.)

Anyway, let's journey back in time thirty years to 1978, and you won't need a Delorean speeding at 88, no no no no...let's time-travel through the magic of the last thing you'd see on page 31 of The Avengers every month of '78...the next issue blurbs!

Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb
Avengers 1978 next issue blurb

Whew! Whatta year! With comic books this compelling, it's a wonder Jimmy Carter even had any time to attend to state business!

And, as your special added bonus, absolute proof we're in the late 1970s...here's the final panel of Avengers #167! Take it away, Janet van Dyne:

Avengers 1978 next issue blurb


Next issue: Hawkeye jumps over Tiger Shark on jet skis! Be there or be square, Assemblers!


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Bully! My junior year of high school - 1978 - and I was a huge Avengers addict. Yes, I even dug Wonderman's red safari jacket so much that I saved up and bought one of my own. It seems pretty horrid now, but for the teen-geek I was then it totally rocked!

Elemental Universe said...

Great posts, Bully! Do you take requests?
I would really like to see "ZZZAX MMMAZE" from Marvel Fun and Games #12. (August 1980) Could you help? :)

The Mutt said...

The red safari jacket is one of my favorite costumes ever. I even made one to wear for Halloween.

Unknown said...

It freaked me out as a kid to see the Avengers decimated by a guy wearing a polo shirt and shorts.

Still freaks me out, to be honest.

Anonymous said...

Red Safari Jacket is THE best look that Wonder Man (or, dare I say - ANY man) could ever have!

Love it!