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Incredible Hulk #213: Review

Jul 1977
Len Wein, Sal Buscema

Story Name:

You Just Don't Quarrel With the Quintronic Man!

Review & Comments

4 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #213 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Image from Incredible Hulk #213
Hulk is attacked by the New York Police Department, but they are definitely out of their league. Suddenly, a truck from Stark International delivers a gigantic robot to level the score. A tall golden robot called the Quintronic Man exits the vehicle. Driven by five men, this prototype for interstellar exploration will try containing the menace known as the Hulk!

The fantastic robot has the upper hand, but Hulk gets tougher and tougher. So, they use gas to put him to sleep. After locking him in the truck, Jim Wilson, who was with the Hulk, is grabbed by the police for questioning.

As they ride the streets of Manhattan, as if it were a parade, Jim grabs the steering wheel and causes an accident. The crash fractures the truck, releasing the somna-gas. Hulk wakes up and attacks the Quintronic Man.

Unable to outfight the green goliath, gas is tried once again. But, this time, Hulk covers the aperture with a piece of pavement. Gas backfires, filling all command rooms, putting the five men to sleep. Out of control, the giant robot stumbles back and crashes a building which falls on top of it.

Victorious, Hulk grabs Jim and leaps away.

At that moment, the Jack of Hearts, a new superhero (1st appearance in Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu #22), shows up. He heard about the Hulk's confrontation after defeating some criminals. He promises to hunt down the Hulk after aiding the men in the wasted robot.

Meanwhile, in Gamma Base, Doc Samson finds the mysterious man that came out from the desert (in Hulk #208) in one of the labs. The man doesn't understand why the equipment seems familiar to him. Samson will use his psychiatrist skills to learn about this mysterious visitor.

In New York, someone has entered the building ran by April Sommers, where Bruce Banner is renting an apartment.

And somewhere in the skies, Thunderbolt Ross and Clay Quartermain meet with SHIELD's Sydney Levine in the Heli-Carrier. They were brought as consultants to research a large capsule that was found in the ocean and emits gamma radiation.

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


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)

(Bruce Banner)
Jack of Hearts
Jack of Hearts

(Jonathan Hart)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

Plus: April Sommers, Quintronic Man.

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