Todd & Joe Have Issues 07/27/17: Incredible Hulk #420 Jul27

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Todd & Joe Have Issues 07/27/17: Incredible Hulk #420

Did you know the Incredible Hulk has not had just one ‘sidekick’ but many sidekicks? In addition to Rick Jones, the most famous of Hulk partners and a hero in his own rights, there was also Fred Sloan and Crackjack Jackson. But that’s not who this issue is about. This is about Jim Wilson.

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Jim, nephew of Sam Wilson, former Falcon and current Captain America (aka Flaptain) was featured as sidekick in mid to late 70’s Hulk stories until disappearing some 14 years before making his return in issue 420.¬† He probably should have stayed away.

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This was a time in the early 90’s where AIDS awareness was at an all time high and many forms of media were tackling the subject. Many don’t hold up under scrutiny. Will this take? Let’s find out together!

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Lastly, I wanted to include this panel from the issue because of 1) Hulk’s smug look after being shot and B) the ridiculous sound effect.

Any discussion, thoughts, feelings, criticisms¬†of this week’s selection can be placed below in the comments section. As well as suggestions about future choices for one shot issues to add to our list.