Issue(s): Hulk #145, Hulk #146, Hulk #147
There's also a stupid sequence where the Hulk gets hired as an actor in a sci-fi movie.
The story ends with the Hulk wandering in the desert.
As Andrew notes in the comments, the issue also introduces the new Hulk Busters "Project Greenskin" base, which is shapped like a peace symbol.
Issue #146 has the Hulk getting into a fight with the Israeli army while Jim Wilson discovers that members of the Missile Base (and Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew) are being replaced by robots in a plot by the Leader.
In issue #147 the Hulk returns to smash the Leader's plot and his latest giant humanoid (which is composed of thousands of smaller humanoids)...
...but in the fight Doc Samson takes a hit meant for the Hulk and loses his powers.
The fight takes place at a missile demonstration that has Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew in attendance.
These issues were cut up pretty badly across three issues of Marvel Super Heroes. Hulk #145 was split into an issue and a half. The second half of #146 shares the book with the first half of #146, minus the opening page, and for issue #147, a back-up story that was actually better than the main story was dropped entirely.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Super Heroes #94, Marvel Super Heroes #95, Marvel Super Heroes #96
Inbound References (2): showBetty Ross, Doc Samson, General 'Thunderbolt' Ross, Glenn Talbot, Holi, Hulk, Jim Wilson, Leader, Secret Empire Agent Number One
People comment about the lack of consistency in the Hulk's intelligence, but what about the lack of consistency regarding what Bruce Banner remembers about the Hulk's activities?
Posted by: Chaim Shraga | June 2, 2012 1:59 PM
The original version of #147's cover showed Nixon & Agnew and read "Stop the Hulk before he can kill the president!"
Posted by: Mark Drummond | May 24, 2014 5:25 PM
The narrative captions (written by Gerry Conway?) in the first scan for issue #146 remind me of Rod Serling's narratives in Twilight Zone.
Lov the Herb Trimpe/John Severin panel with Agnew and Nixon inside those tubes! Somehow both realistic and caricature-ish at the same time.
Great panel showing the humanoids swarming into the shape of a humanoid pyramid. Always loved those pink humanoids.
Posted by: James Holt | November 8, 2016 8:01 PM
Two significant things happen in 145. First, it's the first appearance of Hulkbuster base. Second, the Hulk sinks a Russian submarine, causing tidal waves in the process, meaning the Hulk is responsible for at least a hundred off-panel deaths.
Posted by: Andrew | December 30, 2016 6:21 PM
I read this issue and came to comment but it was mainly just what Andrew mentions. Hulk killed a whole sub of Russians. Maybe they dont count because they are Ruskies but was a bit shocked. No way to explain that away.
I wondered why Id never heard of 145 the double sized issue. Probably because its not very good. The alien Egptian gods showing up on the film set was a bridge too far.
Posted by: kveto from prague | September 26, 2017 4:24 PM
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