THE INCREDIBLE HULK #142 (1971): They Shoot Hulks, Don’t They?


A very cool little Roy Thomas/Herb Trimpe one off in which Hulk becomes a member of the glitterati set.  Briefly.  Truly one of Roy Thomas’ best.

The story was inspired by Tom Wolfe’s “Radical Chic,” and so he’s even included in the comic as a cameo.

Also, we get to see Valkyrie’s origin.  Remember, they met in Avengers #83, and soon they will be in The Defenders together.

It’s very cool how organic The Defenders formed.  And it really wasn’t a master plan.  Thomas wrote about the characters coming together and they Marvel decided they needed another team book.

Anyhow, here’s Valkyrie’s second appearance, another transformation induced by Enchantress.

And Hulk goes to a cocktail party.

A rare example of visual humor in a Hulk book.

Also Hulk doesn’t need money.

Creators: Roy Thomas and Herb Trimpe
Grade: A

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