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Incredible Hulk #105: Review

Jul 1968
Roy Thomas, Marie Severin

Story Name:

This Monster Unleashed

Review & Comments

4 stars

Incredible Hulk #105 Review by (February 15, 2010)
First appearance of Reed Richards in a Hulk comic. Inker Bill Everett participated in the script.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #105 Synopsis by Gaetan Marcon
Image from Incredible Hulk #105
When the abducted Betty Ross asks a leaping Hulk to land near her hotel, she can't suspect they will arrive in the middle of a car heist. Hulk foils the robbery but is shot by one of the thieves during a spontaneous change back into Bruce Banner

A foreign Red freighter releases a metallic capsule in the New York Harbour. It contains a creature, the Missing Link, created by the exposition of a caveman to an atomic test. Once upon ground, the mutant starts roaming the streets of the metropolis. Alerted by the shots fired, the police arrives at Betty Ross' hotel only to find her leaving with the wounded Bruce Banner who soon transforms back into the Hulk. 

The Hulk evades the police only to find himself caught in a conflict with the menacing Missing Link. The close presence of the nuclear monster causes the Hulk to revert back to Bruce Banner, if only in body since he keeps his monstrous personality!

In another part of town, General Thunderbolt Ross has Mr. Fantastic Reed Richards working on a weapon based on Bruce Banner's design which should neutralize the Hulk. Major Glenn Talbot and Rick Jones leave with the finished prototype in search of the wandering green behemoth. 

Reverting back to his brutish form, the Hulk resumes his fight with the Missing Link until he discovers that his assaults harm him more than his opponent. He crashes a building on his foe only to have Talbot and Jones arrive at the site of battle. Trying to warn them of the danger, Hulk is shot by Richard's weapon causing him to change back to Banner.

Freeing himself from the rubble, the Missing Link recognizes Banner and lunges for the three assembled humans!

Preview Pages
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Marie Severin
George Tuska
Marie Severin (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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