Daily Archives: September 9, 2009

A Week of the Absorbing Man – Wednesday (TIH #125)

Absorbing Man vs Hulk - the first encounter!

Absorbing Man vs Hulk - the first encounter!

I actually showed this comic before – almost 2 years ago… have I been posting that long?  Wow.  So the Absorbing Man actually gets the better of the Hulk in this issue.  He absorbs the Hulk’s power and Hulk falls – just as Creel is about to bury the Hulk under a mountain of rock he loses all of his power – because the Hulk has turned back to Banner!  It’s a great issue – you see a hero fall – but the villain still loses.  I like that they show the Hulk can lose sometimes – it made his character that much more vulnerable.  The Hulk is a character with so many layers – it’s astounding that people don’t know more about him – all they know is Hulk Smash…

Anyways, the Absorbing Man never gets the best of the Hulk again – but in this issue – he is the mack-daddy.  And it showcases just how amazing Trimpe’s artwork is…