Issue(s): Hulk #121
What, you thought i was going to say someone else? Don't know who you're talking about.
The Hulk is actually partially responsible for the Glob's existence. In the swamps, he encounters a government shack full of radioactive material, and he throws some barrels into the swamp water, where they mix with the remains of a convict who died trying to reach his dying love.
The Glob manages to get a hold of Betty Ross...
...which of course brings him into conflict with the Hulk.
"...what the Hulk does not understand --- he attacks!" Really? That sounds more like what the Hulk complains about when others encounter him.
Meanwhile, the army has poured "anti-radiation fluid" into the swamp with the hopes of it affecting the Hulk, so when the Glob tries to carry Betty away, he winds up melting. The Hulk is able to save Betty and returns her to the army when they arrive with neither he nor General Ross in a mood for fighting.
Despite very little interaction besides fighting each other, the Hulk considers the death of the Glob to be the death of a friend.
Trimpe's Hulk has that weird cave-man look. It's got a strange appeal for me.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
The Glob is also Marvel's first swamp monster. DC's first was Solomon Grundy in the Golden Age, and the first comics swamp monster of them all was the Heap at Hillman.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | December 10, 2011 5:56 PM
Roy Thomas stated that the Glob was inspired by Theodore Sturgeon's prose story "It", also adapted by Marvel in Supernatural Thrillers #1.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 3, 2013 5:53 PM
Dave Kraft has a letter here.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 29, 2013 3:43 PM
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