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1691: Incredible Hulk #162 (v1)

" Spawn of the Flesh-Eater "
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Incredible Hulk #162 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Herb Trimpe, Sal Trapani
Writers: Steve Englehart
Pencilers: Herb Trimpe
Inkers: Sal Trapani
Colourists: David Hunt
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: April 1973
Release Date: January 1973
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 266                 Times Rated: 172
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
Lost and wandering in the Canadian wilderness, Hulk soon discovers one of the darker mysteries of the true north. Meanwhile, Thunderbolt Ross is in the process of finagling his Hulkbusters through customs.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Incredible Hulk #161 (v1). The Hulk next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #119 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Betty Talbot
Betty Talbot last appeared in Incredible Hulk #160 (v1). Betty Talbot next appears in Incredible Hulk #163 (v1).
  Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross last appeared in Incredible Hulk #161 (v1). Thunderbolt Ross next appears in Amazing Spider-Man #119 (v1).
  Glenn Talbot
Glenn Talbot last appeared in Incredible Hulk #160 (v1). Glenn Talbot next appears in Incredible Hulk #163 (v1).
  Georges Baptiste
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Georges Baptiste in the mainstream continuity. Georges Baptiste next appears in Incredible Hulk #180 (v1).
  Marie Cartier
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Marie Cartier in the mainstream continuity. Marie Cartier next appears in Incredible Hulk #180 (v1).
  Mr. York
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mr. York in the mainstream continuity.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Wendigo in the mainstream continuity. Wendigo next appears in Incredible Hulk #180 (v1).
Group Appearances
This is the first appearance by Wendigo in the mainstream continuity. Wendigo next appears in Incredible Hulk #180 (v1).
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Issue Review
   October 11, 2013
Very enjoyable story.

The Hulk is cast in a most heroic role, in this tale, as he stumbles in the middle of a crisis and vows to help the locals rescue their friend.

The first half of the adventure is a straight-forward slugfest, which leads to a nice twist and a further confrontation.

Hulk does his best, but - ultimately - the story builds to a swift, downbeat ending.

One of the better ones. 9/10
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  TStarnes Says:    
  2012-03-14 21:27:32  
  I know its part of the Wendigo lore, but cannibalism still is still a shock to see in a comic.  

  Kez Says:    
  2012-10-18 02:59:26  

  john54542 Says:    
  2012-12-22 00:06:14  
  Awesome that they explored cannibalism. Great classic issue! WEN-DI-GO!  

  Drax Says:    
  2013-06-28 18:18:20  
  To think that only a few years before, they could not put zombies and werewolves in their stories. Now, we have both, plus people burning and cannibalism.  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-15 23:57:53  
  The series is exhibiting real pathos not seen in any of the other titles (at least until ASM 121).  

  Magik_Rune Says:    
  2014-12-10 14:10:07  
  +1 for the french speaking québécois :)  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-03-26 22:15:50  
  So, Wendigo is the first Pokemon?  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-05-29 14:25:06  
  Refreshing to see the Hulk lose, for all intents and purposes. Sometimes it's not all about strength. Wonder if that will affect Hulk any going forward.  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-02-09 22:22:47  
  Where was Steve Englehart when they brought Gerry Conway on board?  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-04-06 12:40:55  
  Wow, Georges Baptiste was pretty lucky that Hulk wandered along when he did. Imagine being trapped in that hole, while the Wendigo sleeps outside, knowing what your fate will be when he wakes up. And you figure, if he was starving when Paul became Wendigo, he's STILL starving being trapped since there was no food to begin with. He looked pretty desperate, that's for sure.

An effective introduction to the Wendigo!

  Locust75 Says:    
  2017-04-28 17:48:49  
  4 stars for the 1st appearance of the WEN-DI-GO, who immediately tells Hulk to take off, eh!!!

Snow Job - It would've been better if an avalanche took out Betty and Talbot!!!

Fink - The Wendigo looks a little off in this issue...like a giant white man-rat!!

Inside Out - I'm surprised Hulk didn't try to open Wendigo up to find Paul...

'Nuff Said - "Voice was trick--to let humans sneak up on Hulk while he was concentrating!"-A Thinking Man's Hulk

  skabeaters Says:    
  2017-05-02 04:30:35  
  Ever play the video game X-Men: Wolverine's Revenge? Wendigo was a very cool villain (excuse the pun) in the game. Hard to play, even harder to beat, but the game was awesome.  

  dadoodoflow @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2017-05-05 06:33:40  
  I interpreted Wendigo as sitting on him like a mother hen, like Bugs and the Abominable Snowman. Except he's going to be eaten alive rather than being hugged and squeezed. His name was even Georges!  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-06-21 13:16:41  
  Have to admit, I'm pretty impressed with this one. I didn't expect such a dark story here, but that ending was....Incredible. (There, I said it.) And to reinforce what @duncanm said, it was actually interesting to see Hulk with a problem that just didn't require brute strength to solve. But maybe it was over and done for Paul before the Hulk even showed up in Canada two issues ago.

Also interesting to see Talbot and Betty here, when she still doesn't know Bruce is still around. It's the moment of realization you live for....

4 stars. This was a pretty awesome first appearance for the Wendigo, but you have to wonder why there aren't any other Wendigos in the Canadian wilderness, given what it takes to become one!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-07-05 21:26:36  
  You have to worry about the state of your marriage when your wife can't even be trusted to know her ex is still alive.  

  Marksman Says:    
  2018-03-24 21:38:27  
  Funny how the story alluded that Paul was a cannibal without explicitly stating it. ("Paul was...eating..."). What if he just found some poutine and did not share? How rude and un-Canadian. No wonder Paul became the Wendigo.  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2018-03-27 18:25:37  
  Really excellent story! Steve Englehart continues to be a worthy successor to Archie Goodwin.

I've been a fan of Herb Trimpe here on Hulk, but I feel like in the last few issues his style changed a lot, and not necessarily for the better.

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Date User Name Update
   February 9, 2018 TStarnes
   February 9, 2018 TStarnes
   July 12, 2017 fragsel Updated the listing for Wendigo.
   July 12, 2017 fragsel Added Wendigo to the issue.
   October 3, 2015 fragsel Added Mr. York to the issue.
   July 28, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Georges Baptiste.
   March 24, 2014 Drax Changed comic details.
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