Why does the Order go from Tales to Astonish 76 to Daredevil 8 instead of TTA 77? The Hulk story in TTA 76 ends on a cliffhanger and skipping ahead to TTA 77 I see that the Hulk story is picked up immediately after the end of 76. Is there some reason to put so many issues between 76 and 77?
I know it's a question to Travis but i hope he won't mind me answering: As You can imagine creating of such complex reading order requires some sacrificies (thanks To Marvel Editors, but I've already said that). Since Hulk appeared in Tales to astonish firstly with Ant-Man, later with Submariner their continuity should be considered. Hulk at this time had one giant storyline (almost 20 issues) while his "roommates" had their own adventures meeting other heroes and appearing in other issues. Thats why not to break continuity Hulk storyline had to be splited parts. Remember: THERE ARE MANY FACTORS AT WORK HERE. There are times where "comfort of reading character's storyline" is at war with "chronology". Who wins has to be decided case by case.