Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Marvel Flashback: The Incredible Hulk #184
The Incredible Hulk #184 (Marvel Comics)
Len Wein (w) Herb Trimpe (a)
This issue of The Incredible Hulk was drawn by the late Herb Trimpe who was considered to be the Hulk artist by most fans. Herb certainly does evoke the image I will always remember from reading the Hulk when I were a lad.
This issue published in 1975, the year after I left school sees the Hulk fight his own shadow literally!
Utilising some defeated aliens from an old horror comic they had recently republished in Where Monsters Dwell #31, (originally from Strange Tales #79) the Hulk finds his shadow develops a life of it's own controlled by the warlord Kaa.
"Hulk never gives up alien..never! Now give back Hulks shadow..or Hulk will crush you"
Never a good idea to piss off old greenskin!
And Kaa calls him a monster!
Needless to say Kaa gets his just deserts, though all does not end well for Bruce Banner as he regains his human form.
To be continued!