Characters Appearing: Ant-Man (Scott Lang), Betty Ross, General 'Thunderbolt' Ross, Hulk, Rick Jones
Issue(s): Hulk #262
Eventually things go wrong when the lady tries to turn Banner into glass and he Hulks out, destroying the mansion.
Meanwhile, Scott Lang provides Rick Jones with some wrist radios to help along his new Teen Brigade.
Banner spends "a month" with the white lady Glazier and her dog Snowstar, but Rick and Betty get the wrist radios from Lang "days" after the Hulk was seen leaping from island to island in the Pacific Ocean (after his encounter with the Absorbing Man on Easter Island).
In a second story, Banner encounters a child who is actually a Dire Wraith.
But he was raised from birth as a human, so he's not quite as pure evil as the other Wraiths, and the child's parents admonish the Hulk for calling him a monster.
Points for the unusual setting and plot of the first story. And i know they're both Mantlo books, but it's nice seeing some reference to the Dire Wraith threat outside of ROM.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Hulk completes his World Tour and lands in California, in the Los Angeles area. From here the Hulk will appear in Marvel Team-Up #104 (starting in San Francisco) and Dazzler (in Los Angeles) before moving on to Hulk #263, which starts in Los Angeles. It's possible that the Marvel Team-Up story takes place between the two stories in this book, but the Hulk can leap back and forth between cities no problem so it really doesn't matter too much.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Curiously, Glazier's "mad artist" chaacterization is later paralleled (probably unintentionally) in the Grey Gargoyle's portrayal in a couple of 1989 and 1990 stories, one of which is the Acts of Vengeance crossover in the Hulk's book. I suppose it's a natural fit for villains who turn people into statues.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 2, 2015 9:17 AM
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