Issue(s): Inhumans #12
With the FF not available, the Royal Family make their way to the UN building. But Gorgon dumbly causes a disturbance along the way, and the police show up and things get out of hand. Bruce Banner, eating at a nearby diner, gets upset at the way the police are misunderstanding the Inhumans, and he hulks out.
The Hulk attempts to "help" by attacking the Inhumans, but the Inhumans try to stop him so he turns on them.
Black Bolt is able to stop the Hulk...
...and the Inhumans are able to convince him that they are his friends.
A nice resolution to a Hulk encounter.
Note the AD billboard in that final Hulk panel. A similar ad appears earlier in the story.
Also in this issue, Crystal and Quicksilver are suspicious of an Inhuman named Thraxon who is leading the efforts to rebuild the Great Refuge.
And the Pursuer wakes up.
For better or worse, though, this is the last issue of the Inhumans series and these plot threads will be wrapped up in other issues, beginning in Captain Marvel #52.
The series started off pretty well but declined in the middle. I think these last two issues were showing improvement, maybe because of the simpler single-issue stories, maybe because of Keith Pollard's consistent art, or maybe because they featured an awesome Cockroach Man and then the Hulk.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: This has to take place before Captain Marvel #53, where the "War with the Three Galaxies" is concluded. Thanks to that, the Hulk appears in a gap between Hulk #208-209 along with a number of other Hulk guest appearances, annuals, and Defenders issues.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Masterworks: The Inhumans vol. 2
Inbound References (3): showBlack Bolt, Crystal, Falzon, Gorgon, Hulk, Iridia, Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa, Pursuer, Quicksilver, Thraxon, Triton
The "AD" billboard could refer to an art studio that Bob Wiacek was part of. RW=Bob Wiacek, AB=probably Aubrey Bradford, who inked the cover to #9; AMJ=?
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 3, 2014 6:28 PM
"How would you describe the Hulk's powers, Karnak?"
Posted by: Omar Karindu | December 10, 2015 8:37 AM
Love that first panel and Medusa's "hairachute"!
Posted by: Brian Coffey | October 8, 2017 9:26 PM
AMJ could be Keith Pollard's buddy Arvell Malcolm Jones.
Posted by: Tony Lewis | October 9, 2017 10:07 AM
AMJ is Arvell Jones, AB is Aubrey Bradford, RW is Ron Wilson. Alternative Designs was the art cooperative they had created, along with Pollard and a few others.
Posted by: Jason | December 5, 2017 10:02 PM
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