What great Marvel Comics were hitting the stands during this awesome time in music history? (No comment, Todd.) Funny you should ask!
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #103: In the first of several first appearances this month, Thor takes on the Enchantress and the Executioner!
DAREDEVIL #1: The last for a while of Marvel's #1s, which had been churning out at a furious pace since 1961. Daredevil, a.k.a. blind lawyer Matt Murdock (for the six people out there who didn't know), joins the Marvel Universe along with buddies Foggy Nelson and Karen Page.
TALES TO ASTONISH #55: The first of our May 1964 cover-dated issues features another battle between Giant-Man and the
Wasp and the Human Top!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #12: The second and final part of Spider-Man second battle with Doctor Octopus! This ain't one of those lame DC imaginary tales, kids!
FANTASTIC FOUR #26: This is the stuff that made Marvel great: a Fantastic Four/Avengers team-up! Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch, and the Thing take on the Hulk with the help of Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man, the Wasp, and newcomer Captain America! Ten of Marvel's top characters (oh yeah, Rick Jones, too!) at a time when there weren't that many to go around. (Man, my finger's getting sore from hitting the BOLD key so many times ...)
TALES OF SUSPENSE #53: The Black Widow is back for a second time to plague Iron Man's life, and the Watcher gets a new feature ...
STRANGE TALES #120: Wrapping up this month's books is the classic team-up of fire and ice, an ode perhaps to Robert Frost's poem of that name. The Human Torch and Iceman take on Captain Barracuda while Doctor Strange dares to enter the House of Shadows!
Thanks for tuning in this month, folks, and I apologize for the one-day delay. I'll be sure to be snappier when October 1 rolls around. Until then, enjoy!