Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sympathy For The Abomination!

You ever wonder what happens when you're one of Earth's most powerful beings, and you keep getting beat down and beat down and beat down and beat down and...

Well, Thunderbolt Ross and M.O.D.O.K. want to use the Abomination to beat the crap out of the now-has-Banner's-mind Hulk. Because that's what bad guys do.

One problem--good old Emil Blonsky isn't having any of it...



Aw, geez, poor guy...


Well, our pal M.O.D.O.K. was designed only for killing, and not for operant conditioning (which is why he's not called M.O.D.O.O.C., I guess...), because the Abomination is still a cowardly cutlet as he goes on his mission:




SPOILER ALERT: Hulk still kicks Blonsky's ass. Blonsky kidnaps Banner's girlfriend and takes her to M.O.D.O.K., who promptly turns her into...

MS. M.O.D.O.K.!!!

At least Bruce got to wear this bitchin' contraption for awhile:

Mantlo Hulk in the 1980s. Crazy stuff, man...

From Incredible Hulk #288-290 (1983)

3 comments:

Warren JB said...

That's actually fairly pitiable. You'd wonder why, if comic characters are given this much continuity and brought this point of hopelessness, they couldn't give them a bit of character development and realise that crime (or revenge, or whatnot) doesn't pay and try something else. It worked pretty well for Rulk and Juggernaut. For a while, at least. And over at the Peerless Power of Comics blog, it's shown how the Porcupine tried it and got dead for his trouble. Alas, in all cases, writers happened.

Sina said...

So an "alt-Hulk" who gets stronger the more scared he gets? That...actually seems like the perfect emotional counterpoint to the Hulk's rage-based powers :)

IE: The more Hulk beats down on Abomination, the stronger he gets in retaliation out of fear & self-preservation, which in turn fuels Hulk to become more angry & thus more stronger, etc. etc. etc. :D interesting dynamic, that :)

Simon Dyer said...

Abomiation's a Russian spy, right? Why is he talking (or thought bubbeling) like a stereotypical mook?