Monday, December 30, 2013

The Indexible Hulk #55

Tales to Astonish 098
Issue: Tales to Astonish #98

Title: “The Puppet and the Power!”

Credits: Written by Stan Lee, Penciled by Marie Severin, Inked by Herb Trimpe, Lettered by Art Simek

Supporting Cast: General Ross, Betty Ross, Major Talbot

Villain: Lord of the Living Lightning

Guest-Stars: N/A

Plot: The Lord of the Living Lightning, thanks to the timely arrival of Talbot, has goaded the Hulk into attacking the missile base Ross commands! As the Hulk leaps to his target, The Lord of the Living Lightning gets his men and Talbot onto a sleek attack craft, then follow. The Hulk lands in the center of the base, and Ross orders his men to gas the Hulk, while Betty asks that they don't shoot Bruce Banner. Ross has Betty confined to her quarters, guarded. Meanwhile, the Hulk rampages, destroying cannons and jets in his wake.

The Living Lightning ship surveys the damage, and lands, the troops spilling out and attacking with hand held lightning guns. Meanwhile, the Hulk's rampage is stopped by gas grenades, which knock him out. The Lord of the Living Lightning and some of his men take over Ross' office, and shortly afterwards, capture Ross as well! Then, the LLL shows Ross that they have Betty, and have out her in a cell with the slumbering Hulk! The Lord of the Living Lightning awaits Ross' decision... Will he agree to surrender the base on a nationwide radio broadcast... Or will he refuse, and see what happens to Betty when the Hulk wakes?

Invention Exchange: Lightning guns.

Reprinted In: Marvel Super-Heroes #53, Essential Hulk #2, Incredible Hulk (Pocket Books)

Notes: Roy Thomas, never one to let anything go to waste, revisited the Living Lightning's base during his run on Avengers West Coast, having the son of one of the LL members finding it and getting superpowers from the equipment still there. 

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