Issue(s): Hulk #276
...and then he and Betty have a heart-to-heart. She's uncomfortable with the fact that the Hulk is now a permanent part of him.
I guess in the past she always held out hope that he could "cure" himself of the Hulk. Betty doesn't like the idea of Bruce always being a target (there's a near-parody of a domestic scene with Bruce coming home from work to his waving wife and child and being attacked by the Leader).
As if to prove her point (as if their lives were actually being written by some cruel writer without the slightest hint of subtlety) the U-Foes show up.
They beat the Hulk rather easily.
Luckily (again, as if this were all being coordinated by some bad writer that knows he can't kill off his main character) the U-Foes decide not to kill him outright but instead to take him to a TV station and kill him publicly.
Bereet gives Betty a smack when she starts getting hysterical again.
Last time she used one of her weirdo devices to calm Betty down. But i guess after a while her griping requires something stronger. Then Bereet pulls out a bunch more of her stupid toys in order to go and rescue the Hulk.
It's a good thing we've got Sal Buscema to draw us some nice fight scenes.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place a short time after Hulk #275. Bruce, Betty, Bereet, and Rick have been at Gamma Base working on curing Rick's gamma radiation poisoning.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
It's funny the splash page in the final Shulkie issue had more confidence in a sane Hulk than Betty does; then again it does feel weird we get that pic earlier in the year and then the culmination with Mantlo's "Bruce in Hulk's body" by the end of '82.
Posted by: Ataru320 | July 24, 2013 6:57 PM
Holy spit! Bruce Banner can take a punch from Ironclad and not be a pulp of bloody bones.
Posted by: kveto | December 5, 2015 5:01 PM
I'll say it: Sinnott on Sal makes this book look even more fantastic.
Posted by: Wis | October 17, 2017 2:18 AM
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