Characters Appearing: Betty Ross, Hulk, Max (mechanic), Rhino
Issue(s): Hulk #435
The premise is that the Hulk joins a Triple-A Minor League baseball team in order to make some money. In *blackface*. He knows it's wrong. Peter David knows it's wrong. But we're doing it anyway.
But an opposing team has hired the Rhino to do the same thing. At least he's not in blackface.
They wind up doing more brawling than baseball.
I feel bad for the Rhino. Doing this is a more honest way of earning a living than robbing banks or whatever. It's not his fault there's no Unlimited Class Baseball like there is for wrestling. But the Hulk's here to stop him from doing this, too.
This does raise the question of why there isn't some kind of testing for super-powers in sports in the Marvel universe. It's only the Minor Leagues, sure, but you'd think at least people would start to wonder when a guy can throw the ball the way the Hulk does.
It's also a shame that the Rhino was relegated to joke issues for Peter David's run (this and the Santa issue). David did really cool things with the Abomination. The Rhino isn't on the same power level as the Hulk or the Abomination, but that doesn't mean he couldn't have been interesting.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations:
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
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