Marvel Two-In-One #46
Issue(s): Marvel Two-In-One #46
...so he contacts Mr. Jusko, the producer, and gets an appointment about making his own show. Meanwhile, the Hulk sees the way he's depicted on television and gets mad.
And some guys decide to kidnap Karen Page when they read that she's going to be a million-dollar co-star.
So everybody converges on Hollywood and a mini-fight breaks out.
Eventually the kidnappers are foiled and Jusko agrees to make the Hulk appear bigger in the TV show.
Karen Page decides to go back to Delazny Studios.
While in Hollywood, the Thing runs into "Uncle Waddles", a dead ringer for Howard the Duck.
"One week" later, the Thing gets the script and some prints for the new "Thing In The Family" show
This won't go down as one of the greatest Hulk/Thing battles of all times, but it's a cute little story. Per a 2006 Handbook (via), "Uncle Waddles" is apparently really Howard (the MCP also lists him as appearing in this issue).
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Takes place after the Hulk leaves the Defenders in Defenders #62-64. I've placed it between FF #201-202 for the Thing and the rest of the FF.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Inbound References (1): showHoward The Duck, Hulk, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Karen Page, Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Willie Lumpkin
"Mr. Jusko" could refer to Joe Jusko, a Marvel b&w magazine cover artist.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 21, 2013 4:26 PM
It should be worth mentioning that this was the last time Karen Page appeared in a book before her return in the Daredevil: Born Again storyline. Makes you wonder what happened between MTIO #46 and DD #227 that lead to her decent into porn and drug addiction.
Posted by: Matthew | April 10, 2016 10:00 AM
Sorry, I meant to say "descent".
Posted by: Matthew | April 30, 2016 9:54 PM
I'm not buying that Waddles really is Howard; if so, his dialogue about the makeup would make no sense whatsoever.
Posted by: Matthew Bradley | August 13, 2016 7:14 PM
Eh, something tells me Howard was just trying to fool around...that or he was on some high that lead to him signing his rights over to George Lucas...and we know how that turned out.
As for Karen Page: when in doubt, blame Frank Miller. (yeah, this appearance is obviously just as Miller's run that basically turned the life of Matt and everyone around him into living hell for the rest of their lives were about to begin...)
Posted by: Ataru320 | December 21, 2016 10:36 PM
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