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Tales to Astonish #99: Review

Jan 1968
Stan Lee, Marie Severin

Story Name:

When The Monster Wakes

Review & Comments

4 stars

Tales to Astonish #99 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Hulk's is the first story in the book; previoisly, it was the second story to the Ant/Giant Man run first and later to the Submariner run)


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Tales to Astonish #99 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro
The Hulk awakens in the prison cell and sees Betty Ross who assures him that she is his friend.

When the Lord of the Living Lightning tries to convince him otherwise, Hulk sides with Betty and clobbers his former ally.

Living Lightning guards open fire with their lightning blasts, triggering Hulk's transformation into Bruce Banner!

Meanwhile, Glenn Talbot has escaped from his captors and leads a counterattack with a captured lighting weapon just as Air Force reinforcements arrive to battle the invaders.

The Lightning Lord and a few minions manage to escape to their hideout. Bruce tells Ross that the Hulk is the only hope of stopping the enemy from blowing up the base with missiles. Reluctantly, Ross agrees so Bruce uses his old gamma ray device to turn back into the Hulk, and destroys the Living Lightning base, triggering a nuclear explosion, which buries everyone, including the Hulk, under a mountain!

Preview Pages
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Marie Severin
John Tartaglione
Marie Severin (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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