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Spider-Man vs. The Hulk: The Battle of the Century!

Posted by dave, November 9, 2008 at 10:35 pm · 2 Comments ·

Spider-Man vs. The Hulk: The Battle of the Century!Chaos on Campus!
Originally published: 1979

This is a promo comic given out with the Columbus Dispatch in 1979. It features Peter Parker fighting the Hulk on the first day of school. There a number of weird things about it:

– Pete has the hots for a girl named Cindy Sayers, that he’s apparently been pining over for the last semester. I’m not sure how this could fit in.

– The Hulk is referred to in the narration as “Dr. R.B. ‘David’ Banner”, clearly evoking the 70s TV show. However, in the show Banner’s name was David Bruce Banner, so this is just a topical reference.

– Similarly meant to evoke the TV show, the Hulk doesn’t talk

If this is canon (I’m willing to bet it can be placed somewhere, but I haven’t figure out where yet), I’ve read it in the wrong spot.



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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 valeria // Jul 24, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    so… who won??

  • 2 dave // Jul 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

    um… Hulk I guess? Spidey gets the crap kicked out of him, but then they work together to save Cindy Sayers. Then the Hulk takes off.

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