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1054: Incredible Hulk #124 (v1)

" The Rhino Says No! "
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Incredible Hulk #124 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Herb Trimpe
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: Herb Trimpe
Inkers: Sal Buscema
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Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: February 1970
Release Date: November 1969
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.15
Times Read: 320                 Times Rated: 192
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Universes:
Go to Issue #123 Go to Issue #125
 
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Incredible Hulk #122 (v1)
Incredible Hulk #123 (v1)
Incredible Hulk #124 (v1)
Tower of Shadows #2a
Tower of Shadows #2b
1052: Incredible ...
#122 (v1)
1053: Incredible ...
#123 (v1)
 
1055: Tower of Sh...
#2a
1056: Tower of Sh...
#2b
 
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The Leader takes the Rhino from police custody and heals him in order to bring about revenge against Banner and the Hulk. Bruce and Betty begin their wedding ceremony, but will they become husband and wife?
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Hulk
Hulk last appeared in Incredible Hulk #123 (v1). Hulk next appears in X-Men #66 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Betty Ross
Betty Ross last appeared in Incredible Hulk #123 (v1). Betty Ross next appears in Incredible Hulk #125 (v1).
     
  Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross last appeared in Incredible Hulk #123 (v1). Thunderbolt Ross next appears in Incredible Hulk #125 (v1).
     
  Glenn Talbot
Glenn Talbot last appeared in Incredible Hulk #123 (v1). Glenn Talbot next appears in X-Men #66 (v1).
     
Villains
  Leader
Leader last appeared in Incredible Hulk #123 (v1). Leader next appears in Incredible Hulk #129 (v1).
     
  Rhino
Rhino last appeared in Incredible Hulk #104 (v1). Rhino next appears in Incredible Hulk #157 (v1).
     
  The Super-Humanoid
The Super-Humanoid last appeared in Incredible Hulk #117 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Humanoids
Humanoids last appeared in Incredible Hulk #117 (v1). Humanoids next appears in Incredible Hulk #147a (v1).
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   November 15, 2016
Enjoyable, interesting, tragic.
Villain. The story is told from the POV of the villain. He gets the most scenes and we are privy to all his revenge-driven scheming. The engine driving the story is clichéd, yes, but telling it this way makes it seem fresh and interesting.
Second villain. There's a second villain and the two bicker. Always a solid choice by a writer.
Action. Good fight at the end. The timing making it all seem tragic.
Cliffhanger. There's a surprise in the final panel.

9/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Xythe Says:    
  2012-09-06 07:38:40  
  Aaaaannndddd, we're back to normal :(  
 
 

  Duhhaag Says:    
  2012-09-13 17:42:17  
  Just when you think it would be better....  
 
 

  MrRsBB Says:    
  2013-06-16 02:38:37  
  Ok art; kind of a kids story-classic 70s marvel...in a good way...duh, I wonder why..."Why is it always sooo hard to think?" (3+)  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-21 14:28:50  
  The art seems a little off in this one.  
 
 

  Robareid Says:    
  2014-01-02 10:33:19  
  First time the Leader really seemed diabolically evil.  
 
 

  illcom94 Says:    
  2014-05-21 16:39:00  
  3 stars, just because there was finally collateral damage from the Hulk.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-10-01 22:55:31  
  Leader could have killed him on that boat and been done with it. I hate when supposedly genius bad guys are so dumb.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-10-27 21:25:14  
  God, I feel so bad for Bruce and Betty... But then again, maybe the Hulk saved Bruce's life. ;-)  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-16 12:53:01  
  You know, these super geniuses are really stupid when it comes to finishing off the hero. I know, I know, it's a comic book, but really, the Leader should have just flat-out murdered Banner on that boat, considering he has an embarrassing losing record against the Hulk. So what does he do? Turn Banner into Hulk again just so he can lose...again.  
 
 

  Rheavon Says:    
  2015-01-16 16:36:06  
  Rhino has been in a coma for months, but still says "Hey didn't I hear awhile back on the radio...that the Hulk has Banner's mind now?"

Its little things like this that bug me the most.
 
 
 

  phogbear Says:    
  2015-05-30 22:46:02  
  I don't like that they went back to normal, but that was aone of the best Hulk stories in the run.  
 
 

  alendor Says:    
  2015-05-31 16:26:58  
  And the reset button was pressed in a classic disastrous wedding. I thought the art was lacking a bit and the issue wasted a lot of time with the Leader trying to figure out the PERFECT revenge plot - very silly but also a bit funny.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-09-20 19:55:06  
  3 stars for the Leader and the Rhino both bringing toasters as wedding gifts!!!

Cover Me - I love the look of both Betty & Gen. Ross!!

Credit Due - Sal Buscema helped with the art for this issue, and it definitely shows!!

Numbskull - Some big brain the Leader is, if he thinks Maximus is nothing without his Evil Inhumans...

Half Splash - Nice image of the Rhino in his new duds!!

Not So Super Humanoid - That Humanoid came apart a little too easy. Especially, if it has Plastithene skin!!

Home Sweet Home - The Ross Family Home has a painting of a atomic blast above the fireplace!!

Danger Level - So, the Leader set the gamma gun on destruct to take out the Hulk, but it doesn't even knock out the Rhino!!!

Combustion - Interesting that the Leader uses unstable molecules to power his escape module!!

'Nuff Said - "Yer too used to fightin' panty-waists like the Leader!"-Rampaging Rhino
 
 
 

  metsguy Says:    
  2016-01-17 13:06:33  
  The Trimpe/Buscema combo produced some of the best art on Hulk yet.  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2016-10-06 06:52:37  
  Good thing Bruce was getting married wearing his purple Hulk stretch pants. Maybe he's just really attached to them by now.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-12-05 21:06:27  
  This may not have changed anything, but it was still a really good story arc. I saw the marriage ceremony fail a mile away though, even if it didn't go quite the way the Leader planned it. You know, the Hulk being so decisively cured would've been like the castaways being rescued from Gilligan's Island.

But kudos to Roy Thomas for doing a story like this. I imagine it must've been quite daring for its time. 3 stars
 
 
 

  benmason486 Says:    
  2017-06-08 11:05:09  
  Pg. 11 - How did the Rhino get that big? He was human-sized the page before.

Of course Bruce is back to being the Hulk, and they couldn't even complete the ceremony. That could have also been an interesting story arc: complete the ceremony and have the Hulk remember that he and Betty are married. That would hurt General Ross and Talbot even more Betty's unhappiness at losing Bruce again.
 
 
 

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-09-13 11:20:18  
  Oh for the love of Stan Lee, Talbot! Have you been paying any attention?

I think this is the first arc of Hulk that I really liked. I wish the ramifications were more...significant...rather than Ross and Talbot just going back to chasing the hulk, but it was a tight story, with the kind of pathos traditional to Hulk.
 
 
 

 
 
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   June 19, 2016 fragsel Added Humanoids to the issue.
     
 
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