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Incredible Hulk (1968 series) #132

October 1970
Roy Thomas, Herb Trimpe

Story Name:

In The Hands Of Hydra!

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2 stars

 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hulk, captured after having been remerged with Bruce Banner (last issue, Incredible Hulk #131), is now a prisoner of the military. A strong tranquilizer was used to keep the Hulk sedated, but he had faked unconsciousness! Hulk breaks loose from his restraints but is again rendered unconscious with a new tranquilizer round.

Jim Wilson returns to his old neighborhood and Thunderbolt Ross sends Glenn Talbot to keep tabs on him. Wilson tries to ditch Talbot, as he comes across a strange airship offering help to escape. Wilson accepts and the ship flies off with him inside. After reaching its destination, Wilson finds out his rescuer is HYDRA!

The Supreme HYDRA tricks Jim into thinking the Hulk will be tortured by the military. Jim's guilt prompts him to try freeing the Hulk and the Supreme HYDRA offers will help him doing so.

Wilson returns to the base and asks to see his friend the Hulk. Ross grants him his request, even tells him how to avoid the holding cell alarm system should he accidentally trip it. Once alone with the Hulk in the cell, Jim sabotages the roof allowing HYDRA to send a cloacked rocket sized craft in to lower a magnetic grapple which removes the Hulk from the cell.

Once in their custody, the Supreme HYDRA reveals his true intentions, to turn the Hulk into his brainwashed slave to help them conquer the world.

Realizing he has been deceived, Jim tries to awaken the Hulk but is attacked by guards. But the Hulk awakens, and sees how Jim is being attacked. He breaks free and fights the HYDRA guards. Jim is accidentally hit by a blaster fire that bounces off the Hulk's hide. Seeing Jim injured, Hulk goes madly insane, damaging the rocket ship's cloak, allowing the military to see them on radar above the base. Ross orders jet copters to investigate.

Hulk breaks an opening in the airship and leaps away taking Jim with him as HYDRA is forced to escape via an escape pod. The military boards the ship, discovering it belongs to HYDRA. Meanwhile, the Hulk escapes, and swears to smash the whole world if Jim dies as a result of his injuries.
Elektra


Roy Thomas
Herb Trimpe
John Severin
Herb Trimpe (Cover Penciler)

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner
Glenn Talbot
Glenn Talbot
Hulk
Hulk
Hydra
Hydra
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross