Tales to Astonish #67

Posted in To Be HULKinued · Nov. 22, 2016, 1:18 p.m. · 138 words

"Where Strides the Behemoth"— The last few issues really feel to me like Ditko, bless him, was running out of steam on the book. So he makes this last issue of his run an all-action spectacular, with the Hulk destroying a Russian tank force then fleeing the country. Ditko leaves the Hulk much-altered from when he took over the character, three years and nine issues previously: his transformations have become linked to changes in mood, and he's now starting to talk with the speech patterns that launched a thousand Twitter feeds. Ditko also leaves on a literal cliffhanger, with Banner and Major Talbot plunging into a Himalayan abyss in the midst of an avalanche. But the Next Issue blurb promises that Jack Kirby will be back in a month's time — so it's all going to be OKAY.