Okay, so remember how I kept wondering about the logistics behind the whole "Hulk changes back to Banner when he gets too stressed" thing? Apparently I wasn't the only one who a hard time with that.
Observe, from Tales to Astonish #70
Yeah. That makes more sense. They had the Hulk get hit by... oh, I don't remember. I don't think it was Random Ray Usage (tm!). Let's just say he took a swim in a public pool or something.
Anyway, that rule is gone and the tried and true "the angrier he gets, the stronger he gets" rule that we still follow today has been established. Watch as he frees himself with a mighty "THWUPPPP!"
Oh, and Giant-Man and the Wasp were knocked out of the book they were headlining:
Yup. We now have Namor, fighting things like the Seaweed Man there.
Yes, the Seaweed Man. That's not the Man-Thing. I know, I thought it was at first myself. But no. Seaweed Man. That's the quality of stories we can look forward to with Namor.
So, why? Stan 'fesses up in a couple of issues:
Translation: We just kept throwing crap at the character, hoping something would work. Nothing did, so we're moving on.
Funny how things go in the fickle world of comics-not-named-after-any-particular-character.
See you Monday!