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Fantastic Four #26: Review

May 1964
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby

Story Name:

The Avengers Take Over

Review & Comments

4 stars

Fantastic Four #26 Review by (August 10, 2011)
This completes the 2-part sidebar to the Avengers mission to control the Hulk in issues 1-5 of their own comic. Hulk's anger this issue is aimed mainly at Captain America and Rick Jones, because he thinks Cap has stolen his sidekick. And he's not wrong. The Avengers will temporarily conclude their involvement with Hulk in Avengers #5.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Fantastic Four #26 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
The Thing continues his battle against the Hulk, laying waste a condemned neighborhood. The Human Torch leaves the hospital against doctor's orders to go to the aid of his blue-eyed buddy. But the two of them are no match for the Hulk's might and he knocks them unconscious with a thunderclap.

The Army fires on Jade Jaws, but he catches the cannon shell and hurls it away. The Hulk arrives at the Avengers Mansion where he finds his former teammates waiting for him. Hulk seizes Rick Jones, whom he thinks has betrayed him and flees, with the Avengers in hot pursuit. The Fantastic Four arrives on the scene as well, but the two superhero teams get in each others way, allowing the Hulk to escape.

All the heroes besiege the Hulk atop a large construction site. But the Green Giant manages to hold them off. Wasp leads an army of ants to irritate the Hulk, enabling Rick to toss a Gamma-ray treated capsule in the Hulk's mouth. The Hulk throws himself into the Hudson River, where the capsule triggers his transformation into Bruce Banner. Captain America takes Rick under his wing, and the FF and the Avengers become friends.

Jack Kirby
George Bell


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

(Bruce Banner)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)

(Ben Grimm)


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