The ’70s were a consistently enjoyable decade for the Hulk’s readership. If his monthly never quite achieved the highs of the landmark Marvel titles of the decade, at least it avoided the steep declines of others. And he made a successful transition to another, more popular medium as Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno brought him to life on CBS…Remember those round “Marvel’s TV Sensation” badges on the covers of the time?
This blog had a limited scope (“Hulk vs. the 1970s”) and so it ends here…But the Hulk’s best years still lay ahead of him.
The decade goes out with a BAAARRROOM as Tyrannus attempts to merge with the Living Flame of El Dorado, actually an immensely powerful weapon designed by the Deviant race from Jack Kirby’s Eternals series.
Hulk’s adventures in the ’70s end with this issue.
Next: THE FINAL POST!
Hulk #242-Dec 1979
Prince Rey and the Keeper discover there’s no room at the top for a “Brotherhood”. The Hulk, trapped in a transition state, watches helplessly as “They” are betrayed by one of their own…but who is “He”?
Hulk #241-Nov 1979
"They" are the rulers of lost El Dorado, revealed at last. And like their Incan ancestors, "They" practice human sacrifice.
Marvel legend Joe Sinnott gives this issue a handsome finish.
Hulk #240-Oct 1979
Never take a ride from a stranger, Hulk. He might trap you and use you as a living gamma-ray battery for his ship.
But even as the Goldbug exploits the Hulk’s trusting nature and desire for friendship, “They” are taking advantage of him…
Hulk #239-Sep 1979
Exhausted after his devastating rampage in Central City, the Hulk finally sleeps…on top of Mount Rushmore, which ensures his rest won’t last long.
Hulk #238-Aug 1979.
The skyscraper headquarters of the Corporation falls. Machine Man then hypnotizes the Hulk and levitates him harmlessly away from Central City. So why didn’t he do that back in #235?
Hulk #237-Jul 1979
A gas main explodes, interrupting Round 2 of the Hulk’s battle with Machine Man and leveling an entire neighborhood in Central City.
Hulk #236-Jun 1979