Time Traveling Bunny:
Issue(s): Hulk #250
...and breaking up some baby seal clubbing...
...the Silver Surfer decides that absorbing gamma radiation might help him break through the barrier that keeps him trapped on Earth.
There's a page where the Silver Surfer scours the Earth looking for the Hulk.
We get cameos of a number of heroes from around the world, including first appearances of some heroes that we'll meet in detail in Hulk's upcoming 'World Tour'. There's some problems with it, though:
Banner Banner is currently playing house with a widow on a farm.
The Surfer arrives and purges the gamma radiation from Bruce's cells. He then uses Bruce's scientific know-how to create a machine that will give the Surfer the power he needs.
But suspicious townspeople show up and ruin everything. In the chaos Banner becomes so injured that the Surfer has to restore Banner's gamma radiation in order to save him.
Not a very good story. Kind of cheap. Nothing is actually resolved or changed in the Silver Surfer's story. We now know that the Surfer could cure Banner of being the Hulk at any time. And Banner's decision to live on at some widow's farmhouse doesn't make him seem very responsible. At least Sal Buscema got to draw some nice Hulk/Surfer fight scenes, though.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Hulk starts and ends this issue in the wilderness of the mid-west.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: N/A
Inbound References (1): show
Captain Britain, Collective Man, Crimson Dynamo V, Darkstar, Hulk, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Red Guardian II, Sabra, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner, Thing, Vanguard
Maybe Ursa Major was in human form?
The problem is that Ursa Major is added to the team in issue #258. He hadn't met the rest of the team, in bear or human form, prior to that so he couldn't have been standing around with them here. The scene is really just meant to be a conceptual "look what we've got coming up" type of thing, so for continuity purposes we just have to make up some excuses.
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