Tales to Astonish #78

Posted in To Be HULKinued · Dec. 3, 2016, 1:18 p.m. · 98 words

"The Hulk Must Die!" — Bill Everett's pencil and ink art for this issue gives it a look that's somewhat unique for the Marvel era, both strangely angular and surprisingly detailed. The relentless forward motion of Kirby's story layouts prevents the art from getting totally bogged down in Fiftiesish Joe Maneely-style noodling, although it has to be said that the Hulk spends most of this instalment failing to climb out of a hole he's fallen into. Meanwhile, an evil scientist in the employ of the US Army plots to overthrow humanity with an array of Hulk-powered machinery. EH.