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Incredible Hulk #125: Review

Mar 1970
Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe

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And Now, The Absorbing Man

Review & Comments

3 stars

Incredible Hulk #125 Review by (February 15, 2010)
First appearance of the Absorbing Man in a Hulk comic.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #125 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
The California Air Force Base discovers a huge comet heading towards the Earth and fears for the worst. Glenn Talbot is serving on that base, temporarily. Bruce Banner hears about the comet on the radio, and shows up on the base with an idea to pilot a rocket that would carry an atomic nuclear warhead which blasted on the tail of the comet would destroy it. His heroic idea gets approved.

Partially sedated to prevent his transformation, Banner pilots the rocket and accomplishes the mission!

As he flies back, Banner sees the Absorbing Man attached to the rocket! The villain had merged with the comet somewhere in space and was responsible for tailoring it to our planet.

Tension turns Banner into the Hulk who meets his opponent outside the rocket. The ship crashes on the ground but both survive.

Jade Jaws seems to take the upper hand. But Crusher Creel siphons the Hulk's power, weakening the green giant. The villain lifts a hillside to smash his opponent as Ol'Greenskin turns into Banner! With his power source gone, the Absorbing Man weakens and gets crushed by the mountain!

As Banner moves away, unharmed, we discover a group of strangers witnessing the incident from a distance...

Preview Pages
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Herb Trimpe
Herb Trimpe
Herb Trimpe (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Absorbing Man
Absorbing Man

(Crusher Creel)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Bruce Banner)

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