From March 1974: THE MARVEL SUPER-HERO INDEX, published by Alan Austin.
Remember when the Marvel Universe was a far more simple place? With only a decade of appearances and (relatively) coherent internal continuity?
This British produced guide is a throwback to that time. I found it in my local comic book store recently.
I've also been picking-up various Marvel first issues lately, often from the 1990s (the impending volume in their nice series of FIRSTS trade paperbacks has suddenly switched from overpriced trade (as per the previous versions) to £100 hardback whopper... which means its cheaper to raid the 50p boxes. And, the book still only has a smattering of the myriad of launches from the time), and it struck me that indexing and cross referencing the 1990s would be a heck of a lot more complicated than tracking Marvel's first ten-or-so years.
And today's relaunches and reboots just leave me thinking "meh".