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Incredible Hulk #251: Review

Sep 1980
Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema

Story Name:

Whatever Happened To The 3-D Man?

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #251 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Bruce Banner is seen taking clothes from a trash bin. When approached, Banner lies his name is Bruce Jones, and Hal Chandler invites him over for dinner. Secretly, Hal informs the that Bruce Banner, AKA the Hulk, is at his house. Hal summons the 3-D Man using his glasses. When the cops arrive, Bruce turns into the Hulk. It is Hal's son and wife who convince the 3D-Man to end the struggle. He apologizes to the Hulk, who leaps away, tired of fighting.

Hal later reveals his family that the 3D-Man is actually his older brother Chuck, a war hero thought dead, but he resides in Hal's glasses after a strange incident that involved the Skrulls. Chuck was Hal's wife former love. Hal apologizes for not revealing Chuck's existence for two decades, fearing his wife would not have married him. But his wife loves him, and is glad she somehow has both of them in her life.

Meanwhile, Betty Ross, Rick Jones and Fred Sloan visit the mountain cabin where Thunderbolt Ross and Doc Samson are staying. But the cabin is empty. Suddenly, a wounded Centaurus creature enters the cabin. A mysterious man enters looking for Centaurus. When Doc Samson and Ross show up, the mysterious man reveals himself as Woodgod, and attacks Doc Samson.

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Sal Buscema
Sal Buscema


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

3-D Man
3-D Man

(Chuck Chandler / Hal Chandler)
Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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