Hulk #179 (1974)

We’re almost to the most valuable and important issue of Hulk ever, and it’s not even about Hulk.  Know what it is?  Of course you do.

But Len Wein’s run on Hulk didn’t start with Wolverine, it started with a fairly generic bruiser battle, and the return of Major Talbot, Betty Ross’ husband, who was believed dead.  There’s an indication that he came back wrong, as a digital watch explodes when he shakes the hand of its owner.  But that’s all we know for now.

And then there’s the last panel:

They knew Wolverine was going to be huge.

Creators: Len Wein and Herb Trimpe
Grade: C-
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