Before this issue, which sports a much-imitated cover, Peter David and Todd MacFarlane were doing good.  Here, they turned the corner to iconic.

Yes, it’s time for this one. 

Taking place during the Fall of the Mutants, Hulk carelessly causes a jet airliner to crash. 

The X-Men happen to be flying by and save all the passengers, and then Woverine takes on Hulk.

There’s discussion of the last time they met—and the first time we met Wolverine—back in Hulk #180-181.

But mostly, there’s just good, solid fighting—and remarkably crisp dialogue.

I also am pretty sure this is the first time we’ve seen that Hulk has a healing factor. 

The battle ends when SHIELD shows up and starts shooting Hulk with big guns, and he decides to just leave rather than keep fighting.

Also, Leader and gamma zombie Half Life are looking for gamma bombs.

Oh, and for the iconic cover and some tributes, look below the credits.

Creators: Peter David, Todd McFarlane

Grade: B+

For the complete history of the MU, year by year, go here.
And see my Ratings of Runs on comics here.

And the iconic cover itself is, kind of, a tribute.




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