The Coming of the Hulk
Another first for the medium (as far as I can see) in that Lee not only devotes an entire book to a single monster, but puts him in the role of protagonist up against someone else who wants to destroy and terrorize and all that evil stuff. What’s most interesting about this is that despite only being a handful of issues into their Superhero Rebirth titleFantastic Four, Lee and Kirby are already reconstructing what it means to be a hero. As an origin story, it’s bit tighter than the Four’s debut, but it’s still suffering from clunky plot devices and stunted dialogue. On the whole however, it’s certainly readable, and provides readers with an interesting character duality in the form of Hulk and Banner. Shame they’d go on to reconstruct them for just about every issue released until its cancellation six tales down the line.
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