Tales to Astonish #69

Posted in To Be HULKinued · Nov. 24, 2016, 1:18 p.m. · 99 words

"Trapped in the Lair of the Leader!" — Not an especially memorable issue, it's tough to see this story as anything more than more deck-clearing, with Kirby bringing the Hulk back to his conception of what the character is all about. The last page (I'll spoil it for anyone interested) gives him a clean slate to do precisely that. Also worth noting that this issue was produced during the brief period when Kirby's vision of the Hulk involved him being able to suddenly grow very thick chest hair and just as suddenly lose it all again. Mm-hmm. Yup. OKAY.