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1464: Incredible Hulk #147 (v1) [A Story]

" The End of Doc Samson! "
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Incredible Hulk #147a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Herb Trimpe, John Severin
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Herb Trimpe
Inkers: John Severin
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: January 1972
Release Date: October 1971
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 283                 Times Rated: 180
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Thor #205 (v1)
Incredible Hulk #146 (v1)
Incredible Hulk #147a (v1)
Incredible Hulk #147b (v1)
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Issue Blurb
The Hulk is delivered to General Ross's new installation during a visit from the President and Vice President. The Leader's plans come to a head as a sonic weapon is introduced.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Incredible Hulk #146 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Incredible Hulk #147b (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Doc Samson
Doc Samson last appeared in Incredible Hulk #146 (v1). Doc Samson next appears in Incredible Hulk #192 (v1).
  Betty Ross
Betty Ross last appeared in Incredible Hulk #146 (v1). Betty Ross next appears in Incredible Hulk #148 (v1).
  Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross last appeared in Incredible Hulk #146 (v1). Thunderbolt Ross next appears in Incredible Hulk #148 (v1).
  Glenn Talbot
Glenn Talbot last appeared in Incredible Hulk #146 (v1). Glenn Talbot next appears in Incredible Hulk #148 (v1).
  Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon last appeared in Thor #187 (v1). Richard Nixon next appears in Incredible Hulk #152 (v1).
  Spiro Agnew
Spiro Agnew last appeared in Captain America #144 (v1).
  The Leader
The Leader last appeared in Incredible Hulk #146 (v1). The Leader next appears in Incredible Hulk #157 (v1).
Group Appearances
Humanoids last appeared in Incredible Hulk #124 (v1). Humanoids next appears in Incredible Hulk #224 (v1).
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Issue Review
   November 27, 2016
Terrible nonsense. Feels rushed. Makes no sense.
The Hulk arrives. Conveniently. Why he suddenly feels the need to hitch a ride on a plane is anybodies guess.
The Leader must surely be the weakest Marvel Supervillain. His plan here is vague. It involves replacing the president with a robot, we are told. For some nefarious reason, no doubt. He's also replaced almost everyone on the base! Why?
Even stranger there are other robots who can join together to form a giant robot. Why? Was this for a separate plan? Who knows? Betty Ross (a terrible one-note character most of the time) suddenly deduces that her father is a robot. And gets hit for her trouble. A weird scene. Luckily the Hulk randomly appears through a wall and destroys the robot. Of course. Why not?
Speaking of random stuff... the worst lies ahead... Doc Samson somehow saves the Hulk by... standing still and absorbing some gamma rays directed at Ol' Greenskin. Not only is he somehow unaffected by the rays but they bounce back(!) destroying the giant robot AND the Leader's control room miles away AND freeing all the prisoners from their cells. Somehow. Just. By. Standing. Still.
As the story rapidly concludes various character make wild proclamations about everything being over. Deductions based on absolutely nothing.
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  Calthor Says:    
  2012-09-08 09:23:55  
  First story was awful. And yet again, the Leader fails to be a truly impressive villain, as he gets beat easily.

Second story was kind of cool though.

  JWC Says:    
  2012-09-23 12:02:28  
  I liked the idea in the second half of this issue. It was an odd little story.  

  Wady Says:    
  2012-12-10 18:01:06  
  I did like the second story , it won an extra star  

  Gecko Says:    
  2013-09-04 17:29:04  
  The second story is worth 5 stars, the main only 2  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-09 02:49:34  
  I agree, the 2nd story made the issue readable.

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2014-04-28 22:41:38  
  The second story kinda read like a Twilight Zone episode.  

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2014-11-23 11:33:35  
  One of the better robot stories. The story has a nice twist and script is alright, save for Hulk's silly dialog. The action isn't very compelling and Sevrin's inks are never very noteworthy. (2)
This is a nice little RT story which I really enjoyed. Hulk's motivation for getting involved is fairly ridiculous, but the opening description is some of the best Hulk writing to date. Trimpe has drawn quite a few backgrounds for the entire book which is nice. (3)

  cotter2 Says:    
  2015-01-12 11:33:35  
  It's funny how the Hulk hates words, yet is speaking in nearly every panel he's in.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-13 20:31:08  
  I feel like a liar now based on my last comment.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-03-24 18:57:40  
  Huh...at the end of the first story the Hulk said that the crazy people were making him crazy...and the second story seemed to bear that out...who knew?  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-04-07 12:17:11  
  I think Herb is as bad with extreme close-ups as Gil Kane is with under-the-nose shots.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-06-03 15:38:03  
  2 stars for Doc Samson, of all people, saving the day! At least, he loses his powers for awhile...

Mobile II - And, now the base is in Arizona...

Big Hero Zero - So, Samson knew the whole time and did nothing?!!

Barrel Chested - Ugh, how did Samson cause a feedback??

Collateral Damage - I guess they forgot that Jim Wilson was still at the Leader's Base!!!

'Nuff Said - "Sir---that tumultuous, turmoil, of tenacious thousands--"-Spiro Agnew

  Shocker Says:    
  2016-07-18 04:02:36  
  Why are the POTUS and his VP at the same high risk event? Yet another thing to the list of things Marvel do not understand...  

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-03-24 07:10:44  
  I'd say that was surprisingly easy, but it was about an average defeat for the Leader.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-04-02 11:17:37  
  Wow, that was fast. For a super-genius, the Leader's been beat down pretty easily the last couple of times. Dude, it might be time to realize you just don't have your game on and it's time to start a reading club. Might I suggest Travis Starnes's CMRO for starters?

2 stars. Not horrible, but really not much else to say about it. And @Locust75 has a point: to quote Tom Hanks, where's Wilson?

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-30 11:08:47  
  I don't know WTH we just read but I think we've seen a lot of lost potential here. The story was too rushed to be good.

One star.

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-01-11 11:32:11  
  I didn't hate this issue, but it really seemed like a let down from the last issue. I could easily envision a story with a worse beginning where I praised this one for saving it...  

  benmason486 Says:    
  2018-02-23 10:33:55  
  Pg. 3 - Betty looks like Joan Rivers.

Did Spiro Agnew really speak in alliterations?

The President and VP could be at the same event (even a high risk event), as long as the next step in the line of succession is secure. This is why there is a less prominent member of the cabinet (like the Secretary of Agriculture) who doesn't attend the State of the Union. If the Capitol is attacked, the non-attending cabinet member (who is in the line of succession) would become the acting president.

So, the creatures that became the giant are what? Living metal? Play-Doh? How do they combine like that? I can see how Voltron comes together like that, but a thousand individual robots melting into a seamless giant robot? I can't see it.

That's not really the end of Doc Sampson. He's still around, just no longer ripped. This is probably the end of his relationship with Betty.

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Date User Name Update
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   December 8, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Spiro Agnew.
   December 8, 2017 fragsel Added Spiro Agnew to the issue.
   June 19, 2016 fragsel Added Humanoids to the issue.
   March 20, 2016 fragsel Added Richard Nixon to the issue.
   August 15, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 8, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   May 8, 2015 sewixo Changed comic details.
   November 5, 2014 Neskit Changed comic details.
   May 23, 2013 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
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