The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - Too many cooks!

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Hieronymus Bosch

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The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - Too many cooks!

 

I bought this beat up copy for $4

 

Herb Trimpe did the cover for this (I really like Herb's run of covers on this book) but this is actually Part 2 of a two part story that Ayers and John Severin did the art on. John Severin is one of the few thin line inkers that I really like.

 

For some reason it took two people to write this, Roy Thomas and Mike Friedrich are credited, this just a couple of issues after Harlen Ellison did a guest-written issue. This is right as Roy was getting ready to transition into the Editor-In-Chief role, so I suspect he had his hands full at the time.

 

Also thought it was interesting how in the 'Incredible Herb Trimpe' Book released after the artists' death, Roy talked about how many times, he gave Herb just a small bit of information and he'd put the whole story together. Those artists' did a lot more work than they get credit for.

 

So this story took two writers and two artists and the rest of the team...

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971 with cover art by Herb Trimpe and inks by John Severin)

 

 

The Incredible Hulk seems like the type of comic that works perfectly as a month to month, as opposed to a long form story, but even back then they had continued stories - this one starting in the issue before. In it, Bruce Banner is taken away by Doom to be brainwashed and work on a Gamma Bomb for him...

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971 with art by Ayers and John Severin)

 

 

But love gets in the way. Comics loved this type of thing back then... the all powerful bad guy who's all bent out of shape because of a woman. It doesn't really fit Dr. Doom, but these comic books were always pretty limited in their storytelling.

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971 with art by Ayers and John Severin)

 

 

It's funny how I have as much nostalgia for these ad pages as I do the comics they appear in! I always wanted to get this stuff, but for me, I guess sending $1 off in the mail was too much work at 12 years of age!

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971)

 

 

I'm guessing the Comics Code Authority assumed Doom meant that in a figurative way...

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971 with art by Ayers and John Severin)

 

The Hulk ends up not too happy he's been a part of some brain wash scheme, and comes as close to hand-to-hand ending the life of Doctor Doom as I can ever remember. But he also has this pensive moment, which in hindsight looks especially weird...

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971 with art by Ayers and John Severin)

 

Here in the Hulk's mailbag, (Roy?) address' the Comics Code Drug issues done in the Amazing Spider-man. They even make appearances in each others mail bags!

 

 

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(The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - cover dated October 1971, on newsstands July 13th, 1971)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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