Tales to Astonish #65

Posted in To Be HULKinued · Nov. 20, 2016, 1:18 p.m. · 111 words

"On the Rampage Against the Reds!"— Time for another round of Good News/Bad News in Bruce Banner's life. Good news: pardoned last issue by Presidential edict. Bad news: sighted this issue aboard a Soviet submarine while fleeing the site of a sabotaged US weapons test. This story is really helped by Dick Ayers' inks over Steve Ditko's pencil art. He adds some welcome texture to the pages and even manages to give the Humanoids some weight and menace. Unfortunately, when the Hulk ends up behind the Iron Curtain there's an unmistakeable feeling of retreading old ground, and it's the sort of ground that wasn't much more than OKAY to begin with.