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Incredible Hulk #154: Review

Aug 1972
Archie Goodwin, Herb Trimpe

Story Name:

Hell Is A Very Small Hulk!

Review & Comments

3.5 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #154 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Trying to return to his beloved Jarella, Hulk brakes into the lab of Henry Pym (better known as the Ant-Man!) and drinks his size-reduction serum to access the microverse. But the beverage causes the Hulk a lot of pain, and passes out as Pym enters the lab...

But Pym was not! It was the Chameleon instead, disguised as the doctor to steal some valuable documents. Having found the Hulk, his mission became more successful.

The real Pym is alerted of the break-in via an alarm system. When he accesses his messed-up lab, his research papers are missing, and someone drank his special serum (we know who) but it was past due, so its effects are unexpected!

Meanwhile, the Hulk, reduced to mouse size, wakes up in a HYDRA base, taken there by the Chameleon. Small but not "puny", Hulk breaks free and makes his way through the guards. Hungry assassin rats are released to kill him!

While fighting the rats, a heavy steel press is used to smash the Hulk, knocking him out. Before HYDRA can shoot him, Ant-Man rescues the Hulk, who turns into Bruce Banner (and reduces his size even more, to that of an ant), and foils HYDRA's evil plans having to do with his research.

The Chameleon finds them, and steps on them! Banner seemingly dies, while Ant Man and his flying ant escape in the nick of time.

Ant-Man manages to knock the Chameleon, and laments Banner's demise.

Also in this story: Thunderbolt Ross, Glenn Talbot, Betty Ross, Janet Van Dyne.

Preview Pages
Click sample interior pages to enlarge them:

Herb Trimpe
John Severin
Herb Trimpe (Cover Penciler)
Marie Severin (Cover Inker)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Hank Pym)
Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Bruce Banner)
Janet Van Dyne
Janet Van Dyne

(Janet Pym)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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