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Marvel Comics Presents #45 (1990) – The Review

Marvel Comics Presents #45

Marvel Comics Presents #45

So, in the hey day of Mr. Fixit, it seems there were plenty of writers wanting to take a crack at this great persona of the Hulk.  While the stories weren’t very long they were absolutely entertaining – and this one is my favorite.  Why?  It’s entitled “The Main Event” and it matches up the Incredible Hulk vs. The Hulk… the freakin’ wrestler!  While this isn’t the most accurate in history or character sense – how can you not be entertained by it?  I’ll explain…

Back cover - almost looks like Larson - but it's not...

Back cover - almost looks like Larsen - but it's not...

This issue wraps up in a few short pages and literally has the wrestler Hulk shooting his mouth off about how he is the best and strongest out there.  That’s when the real Hulk has had enough and jumps into the ring to silence the buffoon.  As the real Hulk embarrasses the wrestler with every move a fan, watching from home, is remarking on how the wrestler Hulk is really getting pummeled.  Then the Hulk hits the… uhhh… Hulk out of the building, sending him across town and landing in the fan’s living room.  The story ends with the Hulk threatening to teach the other wrestlers using superhero aliases a lesson if they keep using the name to get ahead.  As the referee announces the Hulk as the winner the Hulk remarks that he can call him Mr. Fixit – and they can call me Incredible you-know-what.

Hulk vs Hulk - but Hulk isn't fairing well against the Hulk

Hulk vs Hulk - but Hulk isn't fairing well against the Hulk

The reason why it’s not very accurate is because Fixit didn’t want to be found out as the Hulk – he would never risk getting spotted and losing his cushy little job just to defend the “Hulk” name – which he wasn’t even very fond of.  But who freakin’ cares!  This story is classic just for the match up!  How can you not love this story?  Grade: A

Thor looks a bit prissy to be a wrestler...

Thor looks a bit prissy to be a wrestler...