The Hulk is on a bit of a rampage in New York City:
Anyway, the feds and the army get involved, and...
Good lord, that's not even half a Steve Austin!!! (And yes, The Six Million Dollar Man had been on the air for well over a year when this comic came out.)
$2.5 million? That's a rounding error? Good gravy, go and build 1,000 of them--surely quantity would work better against the Hulk, and you're still getting off cheaper than a B-2 or other contraption!! That amount had to be, what, maybe less than 1% of Thunderbolt Ross' usual operating budget (with the same results)!
And just for reference, that $2.5 million in 1974 adjusts after inflation to $12.2 million today...so STILL super-cheap!
So, I'm just saying: $2.5 million wasn't a waste--it was one hell of a deal!! Plus: think of the toy tie-in sales for the Pentagon!!
From Giant-Size Defenders #2 (1974)