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4020: The Hulk! #20 [A Story]

" Power Unchained "
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The Hulk! #20a
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Editor-in-Chief: Jim Shooter
Cover Artists: Joe Jusko
Writers: Doug Moench, Steven Swires
Pencilers: Ron Wilson, Walt Simonson
Inkers: Alfredo Alcala, Walt Simonson
Letterers: Steve Oliff
Cover Date: April 1980
Release Date: February 1980
Story Arc: -
Pages: 37
Cover Price: $1.50
Times Read: 76                 Times Rated: 56
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Issue Blurb
Banner offers his help when problems develop at a nuclear generating plant. Unfortunately the problems turn out to be worse than first feared.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in The Hulk! #19b. The Hulk next appears in Marvel Team-Up Annual #2.
Supporting Characters
  Bob Avery
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bob Avery in the mainstream continuity.
  Ronald Jenkins
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Ronald Jenkins in the mainstream continuity.
  Bill Willard
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bill Willard in the mainstream continuity.
Group Appearances
New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in The Hulk! #19b. New York Police Department next appears in The Hulk! #17b.
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Issue Review
   March 24, 2017
Too long and wordy. It's commendable to see a Hulk story tackling a serious concern like this, but this is a chore to read. Particularly the three-page press conference!

Characters making dumb choices don't help either. Ronald Jenkins bringing Banner along is just stupid. This man is the Hulk! One does not simply bring him along to situations of intense pressure/tension. And later when Jenkins sends Banner outside to talk to the press, it compounds the stupidity. Then Banner causes a widespread panic, which makes him look like an idiot, too. Moments like this continually take the reader out of the story.

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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2013-10-05 15:19:21  
  -Had this story existed in a vaccum, I'm sure I would've rated it higher.  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2015-03-29 10:59:54  
  Oh man, that was bad. A little hint for comic writers everywhere, a long press conference is really not a good choice for a plot element.  

  gmonkey Says:    
  2015-04-23 17:20:47  
  I think this is the first time Banner actually appears to be a scientist.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2016-11-20 19:38:28  
  Just like a government official to talk both sides of their serpent tongued mouth.  

  melvillean Says:    
  2018-01-29 22:54:58  
  Itís too bad Hulk didnít keep Bannerís pornstache.  

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Date User Name Update
   December 7, 2017 fragsel Added Bill Willard to the issue.
   December 7, 2017 fragsel Added Ronald Jenkins to the issue.
   December 7, 2017 fragsel Added Bob Avery to the issue.
   December 3, 2017 Neskit Added New York Police Department to the issue.
   December 3, 2017 Neskit
   October 2, 2014 Gym1963 Added blurb for this issue.
   March 14, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   November 21, 2013 Calthor Changed comic details.
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