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!

Published by ratchet

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2 thoughts on “The Mighty World of Marvel #197 (1972)

  1. I started reading MWOM in 1977 and loved it (I was six!) – I never knew they were reprints until later (and then started getting the originals) but for me, the UK versions still feel like the “originals”. It all fell apart when they changed MWOM into “Hulk Comic” in 1979, on cheaper paper and with some really bad covers (though the first was a rare Hulk by Brian Bolland)…

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