Hulk #258-259 (1981): 1st Ursa Major


Hulk goes to Russia and meets the Soviet Super Soldiers, offering the first appearance Ursa Major.  Also, since we’re in the USSR, we get a gratuitous Crimson Dynamo cameo.  It takes two issues because we get a ton of backstory about the Soviet Super Soldiers, including that their origin came when a Russian psychic mutant tracked each of them down and recruited them to serve Mother Russia.  Also, a Russian super-powered baddie is the dad of both Vanguard and Darkforce—they’re siblings.

Creators: Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema
Grade: C+

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