Movies: King Kong Escapes

King Kong escapes into theaters on July 22nd in Japan.

Comics: Spiderman and Superman Quit

Both Spider-Man and Superman quit in 1967.

Movies: The Love-Ins

The Love-Ins.



Books: The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker

The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker by Otto Binder was published as a mass market paperback novel by Bantam Books in June 1967. The cover illustration depicts Captain America, Goliath; Hawkeye; Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (the latter pair do not actually appear).

Otto Binder, who had written “Captain Marvel” (Shazam) comics, took a swing at penning an Avengers novel with “The Avengers Battle the Earth-Wrecker.” The paperback by Bantam Books came even as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four were the real stars at Marvel, but the book itself seems to have garnered some good reviews despite its lack of popularity or ability to spawn sequels.(source)

Movies: Planet of the Apes

On May 22, 1967 Planet of the Apes begins filming.

Comics: Mr. Natural

Mr. Natural makes his first appearance on May 5th, 1967 in Yarrowstalks #1.

"At first appearance, Mr. Natural is a mystic guru who spouts aphorisms on the evils of the modern world and the salvation to be found in mysticism and natural living. He has renounced the material world and lives off anything he can get in exchange for his nuggets of wisdom. Usually depicted as slightly overweight (although his size varies), he is bald with a long white beard, and wears a gown which makes him resemble the Old Testament God or a prophet."

Music: Senator Bobby Singing Rock and Roll Songs

Parody recordings of ‘Senator Bobby‘ “Boston Soul” album, 1967.