Here's Marvel's version of perennial Bank Holiday movie The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, a film that runs through the whole of the Bronze Age, alongside all those Doug McClure vehicles like The People That Time Forgot and Warlords Of Atlantis.
Like I said, Golden Voyage seems to have been on British TV every single Bank Holiday since it's original release in 1974, and though it's more than a bit creaky now, it's always nice to see any Ray Harryhausen in place of endless CGI in our movies.
Plus, it has a cult cast list Alex Cox would weep over, starring as it does Danger Diabolik / Barbarella's John Phillip Law, Best Dr. Who ever Tom Baker, and The Professional's Martin Shaw, hilariously pretending to be an Arab seaman. And Caroline Munro, of course.
The movie adaptation is surprisingly faithful, with Len Wein lifting dialogue wholesale from the script, and splitting it over two issues gives it the room not to have to squeeze everything in, such as by comparison, House Of Hammer's otherwise excellent movie strips had to.
It's got a solid, unshowy art job from George Tuska & Vince Colletta, who even manage to catch both Baker & Shaw's likenesses in the occasional panel, and even a Romita opening splash, for no real reason.
Sinbad never really caught on in comics ( unless of course, Dynamite are doing a version. I don't know, are they? ) perhaps getting lost amongst all the other sword-swinging heroes of the time. Which is a shame, as he kind of precedes all of them.
It's nothing amazing, but it is a nice memento of a quintessential Bronze Age fantasy movie. It'll keep you going till next week anyway, when it'll be on TV again. Here's Part 1: