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Incredible Hulk #214: Review

Aug 1977
Len Wein, Sal Buscema

Story Name:

The Jack of Hearts is Wild!

Review & Comments

Rating:
5 stars


 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #214 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Image from Incredible Hulk #214
Hulk, tired of constantly being pursued and attacked, comments his anger to Jim Wilson as he turns into Bruce Banner. Surprised to seeing Jim, Banner invites him over to his apartment where they find Kropotkin the Great, a magician and former tenant, who has broken in to recover his stuff. While they argue, April Sommers, the housekeeper, shows up and the argument elevates which makes Banner lose his cool. After asking April and Kropotkin out, Banner jumps out the window and turns into the Hulk who leaps away.

As he's leaping away, Hulk is attacked by the Jack of Hearts, who promised to bring down the man-monster (in last iss). After a short-lived upper hand, Jack realizes how tough the Hulk really is. Both accidentally end up on a freight that's on fire which ends up exploiting. The blast sends Jack away, who swims to shore safely. But, there seems to be no signs of the Hulk.

Meanwhile, in SHIELD's Heli-Carrier, the mysterious capsule that was lifted from the ocean is found empty by Thunderbolt Ross, Clay Quartermain and Gaffer. While a desperate search is conducted to find the intruder, he is seen in the shadows operating controls. He is a large monster who speaks as if he were two personas instead of one...

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

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

Plus: April Sommers, Gaffer (Sidney Levine), Kropotkin (Kropotkin the Great).

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