Tales to Astonish #63

Posted in To Be HULKinued · Nov. 18, 2016, 1:18 p.m. · 115 words

"A Titan Rides the Train!"— First full appearance of the Leader! You'd think that an introduction to the Hulk's greatest enemy might make for a pretty great comic, except that the criminal mastermind's plan this issue revolves around what the narrative refers to as "his indescribable humanoid." Well, no. It's not indescribable. I can describe it: it's pink, with orange polka dots, and it looks like it's made of foam rubber. Steve Ditko's achievement here is to draw a comic book menace that looks like a bad special effect from a cheap movie. Elsewhere in the book, Bruce Banner is once again found half-naked at the scene of another averted catastrophe. No better than OKAY.