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Incredible Hulk #256: Review

Feb 1981
Bill Mantlo, Sal Buscema

Story Name:

Power In The Promised Land!

Review & Comments

5 stars



Boy died because of two old books that say his people and yours must fight and kill for land! Now boy is dead... But boy didn't even read books!

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #256 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Even after Congress decided to shut down Gamma Base, Glenn Talbot wants to continue fighting against the Hulk. Meanwhile, the green giant arrives aboards a ship to Israel, and is discovered by soldiers. Hulk defeats them easily but Sabra shows up. The Israeli superheroine can't stop Green Skin either and is knocked out by the Hulk. Eventually, Hulk turns into Bruce Banner and mixes with the people. The scientist meets an Arabic kid who steals his meal to survive. The kid tells Banner that his people and the Jewish are in constant war because of the sayings of a very old book. Suddenly, a group of terrorists throws a hand grenade and the kid is killed in the explosion. Banner turns into the Hulk and Sabra shows up again. The supersoldier thinks Ol'Greenskin is related to the explosion and attacks the Hulk with paralyzing stings. The quills siphon the Hulk's strength. But watching the dead kid, Jade Jaws recovers his strength and defeats Sabra. Hulk takes the kid to the mountains and buries him. Sabra follows the giant. With tears of anger in his eyes, Green Skin explains her what happened. Hulk leaps away while the superheroine realizes that it took a monster to awake the humanity in her and feels awful for the innocent kid and the non stopping conflict.

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Sal Buscema
Sal Buscema
John Romita Jr. (Cover Penciler)

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