Issue(s): Hulk #362
Of course it's Peter David, so he's also going to throw in a gratuitous Roadrunner cartoon reference.
Bruce Banner has been working at the nuclear reactor where we previously saw him get a job. We'll learn next issue that the guy Banner is talking to is Phil Sterns, aka the Madman, the Leader's brother.
The Hulk forces Banner to reach out to Marlo because he's unhappy about the way she broke up with him.
Marlo ends up being chased by the werewolf, and Hulk nearly decides to let her die as punishment for the breakup.
But he does jump in to help her in the end.
But Hulk won't let Marlo accept him back, especially since he implies it was only the Banner side of him that made him help her.
Of course, we already know they're two sides of the same personality, and Peter David is working towards the final implications of that. But for now, the Hulk takes his leave of Marlo, at least ending on a better note than their breakup.
Quality Rating: B+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
In Solo Avengers 3, Jack was using Dansen Macabre to control his werewolf side. Why couldn't he use her this issue?
Posted by: Michael | October 27, 2014 2:29 PM
I hesitated with that reference since i wasn't sure what it's really referring to. But i've added it now.
Posted by: fnord12 | October 27, 2014 3:17 PM
These were such good issues. It's amazing how utterly horrible P.David's writing declined after the Pantheneon stuff and it seemed like he had no direction.
Posted by: George Gordon | October 27, 2014 7:03 PM
The significance of the Yucca Flats location where the nuclear plant is located is that the Hulk was sometimes rumored to be based on the one-star 1961 horror movie "The Beast of Yucca Flats," http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_of_Yucca_Flats
Posted by: Walter Lawson | October 27, 2014 10:07 PM
Now i want a Tor Johnson vs. Hulk battle.
Posted by: fnord12 | October 27, 2014 10:54 PM
It’s a bit disappointing that this was the first time in publication that we had the Hulk encounter the Werewolf. If only Gerry Conway or Doug Moench found a way to write in the Hulk as a guest-star during their respective runs on the Werewolf series. When you look at the way the Werewolf was depicted back then (down to always wearing the same colour of trousers), he was the horror equivalent of the Hulk.
Posted by: Matt | January 9, 2018 9:30 PM
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