Issue(s): Hulk #127
...to befriend the Hulk and ask him to join Tyrannus in his war against the Mole Man.
For a while, the Hulk is happy in his friendship with Mogol, and the feeling is reciprocated (the Hulk doesn't turn back into Banner due to the after-effects of Tyrannus' teleport beam).
Then, during the fight with the Mole Man, it is revealed that Mogol is a robot. The Hulk gets mad and smashes Mogol, and then wonders if that was the right thing to do.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Super Heroes #79
As a child I recall having an early Trapper Keeper-style folder for school that had the cover to this issue on its cover.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | June 29, 2017 11:28 PM
I read this story when I was 5 or 6 yeaes old.It was shocking todo see the Hulk as a cold blooded assasin.He killed Mogol because he was an android,different from the rest. And the Hulk is a monster that only wants aceptance.The contradition is clear, and The Hulk is despicable.
Posted by: Patricio Cordova | December 7, 2017 9:19 PM
I also read this when I was a very young child in a Marvel UK Hulk annual. It was shocking to me too! The Hulk from his past experience of robots doesn't accept that a robot could be alive so he destroys Mogol. It seems very likely (and definite to young me) that he was wrong and just murdered his only only friend because he was too stupid to understand what he was doing. That's a really shockingly dark and complex concept to introduce here compared to the usual Hulk punch ups of the time and I guess whoever was responsible for selecting the stories for that annual (which came out a decade after the original issue) must have been struck by this story.
As a young child I did hate the Hulk for this, but I also knew that it wasn't completely his fault. The story's a tragedy.
Posted by: Benway | December 10, 2017 10:29 PM
This is exhibit #1 in the case against the notion that the Hulk isn't a killer.
Posted by: The Small Lebowsky | June 6, 2018 5:12 PM
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