THE HULK #115-117

The Leader returrns from “the dead” and tries to start World War Three.

Herb Trimpe would draw Hulk for many, many years and issues–but this is the first issue of the run where I feel like his distinctive style really emerged.  Look at this full-pager…

It’s got that “blocky,” bulky look that Trimpe made famous, but look at Hulk’s hands, clenched together.  There’s no regard for looking “real”–it’s pure style.  Not many people could draw like Trimpe.  And I know it’s not for everyone, but for me, it worked well on Hulk.

Also, I had to include this.  Banner is a radiation scientist, but apparently he can just walk up to a supercomputer and reprogram it without knowing shit about it.  Science!

What he’s trying to do is stop a bomb.  He fails as Banner, and then Hulk pulls a Bucky…

Creators: Stan Lee and Herb Trimpe
Grade: D

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