HULK #212-214 (1977)

Give Constrictor extra points for thinking thin metal wrist tentacles could make him a match for the Hulk.

Even if they can electrify a body.

Or, just consider him stupid. Because all it does is make Hulk’s hair frizzy.

The story is pretty simple: Constrictor was hired to kill Jim Wilson, Hulk finds out, and intervenes.  It’s a great battle-issue.  Even if the end is a little anticlimactic…

This is also the first clearly in-continuity appearance of Jack of Hearts, who debuted in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #31. He hunts Hulk down and fights him. And loses, of course.

Jack puts up a good fight, until Hulk drops a building on him.

Why did Hulk beat him?  Because….

Creators: Len Wein and Sal Buscema
Grade: C+

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