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Incredible Hulk #212: Review

Jun 1977
Len Wein, Sal Buscema

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Crushed by... the Constrictor!

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3.5 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #212 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Image from Incredible Hulk #212
Right after arriving to New York city, Jim Wilson is attacked by a man hired to finish him off. Jim escapes but not before a tracer is placed on his clothes. Such allows that man's boss to locate Wilson. They call him the Constrictor, an assassin with adamantium coils, assigned to kill Wilson by someone from the West coast Jim caused major troubles to. Jim is lucky to reach Bruce Banner on a paid phone (with the aid of an operator; he was listed as Bruce Roberts). As Jim is disclosing his location, the Constrictor attacks and nearly kills him. Hearing all that noise, Banner rushes in a cab to aid his friend.

When Banner arrives, the Constrictor is riding off with Jim in a car. Standing in the middle of the street, Banner turns into the Hulk before the villain crashes his car onto him. Jim is hurt inside but not severely. After placing Jim in a safe spot, Hulk fights the Constrictor.

The assassin gets the upper hand when he blinds the Hulk temporarily with his whips. He the electrifies old greenskin placing his coils around the neck. But electricity gives Hulk his sight back and he hurls the Constrictor over the destroyed car. The villain grabs Jim by the neck and threatens to snap it if Hulk approaches. Hulk pounds the ground, separating the Constrictor from Jim. Mad, the Constrictor throws his whips at Hulk who dunks, hitting a powerline instead; the discharge knocks him off.

Finally, Hulk and Jim walk away.

Meanwhile, Betty Ross, signed to a hotel as Betty Curtis, makes her first steps toward a new life. And SHIELD's Sidney Levine lifts a mysterious large capsule from the ocean.

Also, in this story: Clay Quartermain, Nick Fury.

Preview Pages
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Sal Buscema
Ernie Chan
Rich Buckler (Cover Penciler)
Ernie Chan (Cover Inker)
Letterer: John Costanza.
Editor: Len Wein.


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