Characters Appearing: Hulk
Marvel Comics Presents #95 (Hulk)
Issue(s): Marvel Comics Presents #95 (Hulk story only)
Despite the fact that the Hulk was supposed to be thought dead at this point, he's recognized by, well, everyone.
I'm not actually sure why the Hulk is in that suburb, and the story then jumps ahead two weeks and then another week, and he's back (or still?) in the area.
While the one guy attacks him (the Slayer suit has been rented from Justin Hammer)...
...we see that Hulk's fan has turned into a roid-raging jerk.
Luckily, his friends care enough to stage an intervention.
But then the kid stumbles into another fight between the Hulk and Slayer (except the caption says that this fight is in Las Vegas proper? I'm confused.).
When the Hulk is briefly staggered by Slayer's attack, the kid jumps in, and Slayer turns to kill him. That makes the Hulk mad, and he finishes Slayer off, damaging his armor and chasing him away. He then gets angry at the kid for putting himself in danger, since if he died it would be one more reason for people to hate the Hulk. The kid observes that the Hulk will always be angry and alone because he pushes people away, and he's glad for his own friends.
I like the plot with the kid and his friends, but i think the story would have been better served if the kid encountered the Hulk while he was doing Joe Fixit related tasks instead of fighting a vengeance obsessed guy from his green Hulk days. It would have limited the number of people that had to recognize the Hulk, and it could have contrasted the kid's ideals about the Hulk with the fact that he was working as a criminal/bully instead of having him involved in a random fight. It also would have given him a reason to be in the suburbs. Even with that correction all my usual complaints about Marvel Comics Presents stories would still stand, but i think it would have made things a little bit better.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: A footnote says "This story takes place in the period when the Hulk was a Vegas strong arm man". The MCP place it circa the Hulk story from Marvel Comics Presents #6.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
I wonder who bought MCP at this time? and what motivated them to buy it?
Posted by: kveto | December 2, 2015 3:32 PM
The few times I bought it off the rack it was more of an impulse buy based on something or someone on the cover that caught my interest.
Posted by: Robert | December 2, 2015 4:21 PM
This is a big reason why Pak's idea that the Hulk never kills anyone because Banner's mind does the math doesn't work. The Slayer wants revenge on the Hulk for crippling his brother. So unless Banner's ability to do the math prevents the Hulk from killing people but enables the Hulk to cripple people, it doesn't work.
Posted by: Michael | December 2, 2015 8:12 PM
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