• At least it looks nice.

In 1971, pyschedelic English progressive-rock band Icarus released The Marvel World of Icarus, an entire LP dedicated to characters from the Marvel comics universe. It never saw a second pressing, either due to poor sales or legal issues with the folks at Marvel. Bootlegs have been floating around ever since, and this past weekend I came across a nice (and legitimate) vinyl reissue of the album. “I love Marvel comics and prog rock!” I said to myself, more ready than ever to spend $25 on a record that I’d never heard. “It would be silly of me not to buy this!” Then, alas, I listened to it.