Issue(s): Hulk #129
It turns out that Sam was the Leader's pre-gamma identity.
He reverted to his civilian identity to try and learn the Hulk's weaknesses. As Sam Sterns, he was no longer evil, but after learning about the Glob, the Leader's super-ego repossessed his body.
The Leader revives the Glob and sends him after the Hulk.
The Hulk defeats the Glob in an electrical explosion that turns the Glob into a million slimy slugs that slowly begin re-forming themselves.
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Super Heroes #81
Curiously, the Leader's ray also gives the Glob a new power: he can mentally track the Hulk. And the next time the Glob shows up, it's int he form of the Golden Brain, which has a number of psychlc abilities.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 17, 2015 10:12 AM
This was one of my earliest Marvel comics in a UK Hulk annual from the early 80s which had this issue along with Mogol from a couple of issues earlier, the much later awesome story with the Hulk's shadow being possessed and some text stories inspired by the TV show.
The transformation of Sam Sterns into the Leader is really creepy. I like the Leader's aircraft based on the War of the Worlds movie and as a little kid I loved the unstoppable nature of the Glob. It can just home in on him, won't ever stop and even if you blow it to bits it'll just reform and come back. It's very Terminatorish.
Five year old me was also impressed that Roxie Music had a song called Love is the Glob.
Posted by: Benway | December 5, 2016 9:44 AM
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