The great Sam Keith does a guest artist chore. Sam Kieth is best known for horror-style work, so he’s the perfect guest artist for a Hulk versus Hyde story.
Bruce Banner is trying to find Betty Ross, and he’s riding trains like a hobo, where he meets Mr. Hyde.
Hyde stays in shadow for most of the issue, and as a reader I thought Banner was hallucinating and talking to his “Hulk self.” About halfway through, we see it is Hyde—and what had been a (brilliantly written) conversation about the meaning of being a monster becomes a physical altercation which ends with Hulk stealing Hyde’s big green cloak.
Creators: Peter David, Sam Kieth
Grade: A. Peter David’s writing is so far beyond that of anyone else at Marvel at this point—he’s writing with Y2K sensibilities at a time when Marvel’s creativity quotient was…Low. Amazing work, supplemented with fantastic art.