Issue(s): Defenders #61
The Defenders then decide to go after Lunatik. They seek the advice of a professor at Val & Dollar BIll's college (who is pretty obviously Lunatik's alter ego), who helps suggest a wacky plot involving a Spider-Man statue. Hulk is meant to hide inside the statue until Lunatik, who is known to not like vigilantes, appears. Once again, the Hulk is the voice of reason, calling the idea stupid and leaping away.
The Defenders go forward with the plan anyway, and the statue attracts Spidey's attention as well. Lunatik shows up, but he subsequently escapes.
The statue turns out to be an avante-garde piece.
The art in this issue is particularly bad. It is very sketchy and doesn't look like it was drawn by a professional artist. Ed Hannigan is never great but typically better than this so i don't know if it was a rushed issue or if Bob Lubbers is a bad inker.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This has been moved forward in time a little bit to get past the period where the Hulk is residing at Gamma Base. After the Hulk left Gamma Base, it makes sense that he would seek refuge with his other friends at Nighthawk's place.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showDollar Bill, Hellcat, Hulk, J. Jonah Jameson, Joe 'Robbie' Robertson, Lunatik, Nighthawk, Presence, Spider-Man, Valkyrie
Bob Lubbers was a Golden Age comics artist who primarily worked for Fox, Classics Illustrated, and other smaller companies. Chances are he hadn't worked in comics for quite a while before doing this(and he had certainly never worked for Marvel before).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 17, 2011 8:41 PM
A contemporary review of this asked "What was Spidey's web attached to in the battle scene?"
Posted by: Mark Drummond | January 18, 2014 4:44 PM
Suffice it to say Defenders readers weren't "lubbers" of Bob's inking.:)
Posted by: Brian Coffey | July 5, 2017 10:41 PM
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