Daily Archives: November 17, 2010

The Mighty World of Marvel #197 (1972)

The Mighty World of Marvel #197

Speaking of Wolverine… overseas they released what they called the Mighty World of Marvel – and what that was were black and white reprints.  I have not been able to track down #198 – the reprint of Wolvie’s first (really second) appearance.  I did get this one though – #197, Wolverine’s cameo (first real appearance).  The cover is absolutely bad ass!  Wendigo is one of the best Hulk villains ever – and this is true Trimpe style!

Wendigo vs Hulk - one of the best fights ever!

While #198 is basically the same as the cover to #181 – #197 looks nothing like #180.  That’s because #196 does!  That’s right – the trilogy is actually spread out between 4 different issues in this series.  #196-#199.  I have every issue on its way… except #198.  Damn Wolverine.

The Money Shot!

The art inside is all the same – just no color – and there are some pin ups, like the one below.  This is a pretty great series to have – if you want to -but if you HAVE to choose to get the US series and this – absolutely get the US series!

Hulk/Leader pin up!