A Year of Cool Comics – Day 170
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we take a look at a cool Incredible Hulk two-parter by Peter David and Dale Keown where the Hulk goes back to Las Vegas!
For awhile in the #350s of Incredible Hulk, the Hulk worked as an enforcer in Las Vegas known as “Joe Fixit” (this was back when he was the grey hulk). Now, years later, in Incredible Hulk #395-396, the Hulk returns to Las Vegas when his former boss is murdered. By this time, the Hulk is now green and intelligent and is working with the peace-keeping group The Pantheon.
His return is handled really well (Dale Keown was really peaking at this time, artistically – SO good – sadly, he would leave the book soon afterward)…
Check out Keown’s impressive display later in #395 when the Hulk and his men encounter the Punisher…
How awesome is that Punisher drawing?!
The next issue, the Hulk and Punisher team up and they find a way to take down the killer of Hulk’s former boss..
Very enjoyable two-parter by Peter David – lots of good character bits (the series also had a sub-plot about Rick Jones meeting his birth mother – or at least someone claiming to be his birth mother) and good action with strong humor mixed in.
And the Keown art was sparkling.