Issue(s): Hulk #142
The Hulk falls asleep on the top of the Statue of Liberty. A family of wealthy faux-liberals...
...decide to hold a fundraiser for him, and invite him to attend.
...turns the earnest feminist daughter, Samantha Parrington, into the Valkyrie...
...who gets into a fight with the Hulk.
After a while, the Enchantress' spell wears off and both Valkyrie and Hulk turn back into normal humans and wander off.
This issue works fairly well as a satire but the main plot doesn't make a lot of sense. Severin adopts a cartoonish style that works well with the tone of the issue. The fundraising socialite scenes were inspired by the book Radical Chic by Tom Wolfe. Wolfe is given a cameo appearance in the book as well.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Super Heroes #93
Inbound References (5): showEnchantress, General 'Thunderbolt' Ross, Glenn Talbot, Hulk, Malicia Parrington, Reginald Parrington, Valkyrie, Valkyrie II
The title refers to the film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 13, 2011 4:35 PM
The red cravat guy is supposed to be Tony Mortellaro.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 24, 2014 5:26 PM
I like the background bit where Hulk downs that waiter's entire plate of shrimp.
People don't usually think of Alan Moore as a funny writer, but he often uses that same gag (and uses it well) in his comics.
Posted by: Red Comet | September 24, 2015 1:18 PM
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