Makeup Makes the Man – A Year’s Worth of Cringe Worthy Hulk Moments: Week 41

In today’s racially charged climate I can’t imagine this story going over very well – but back in the 90’s Peter David decided to throw caution to the wind and let the Hulk play baseball… in blackface.

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The Hulk was hiding in plain sight.  Banner couldn’t really play baseball wrapped in bandages (which was what he was using when this issue begins) so he and Betty use the next best thing… make up.  What covers green better and easier?  That would be Hulk in blackface.  Maybe Peter David was trying to see what kind of trouble he could stir up (although the issue came and went without much fanfare or criticism) or maybe he really saw nothing wrong with this story at all – either way we are left with a Hulk issue in the mythos that should make even the most fervent  Hulk fan’s face turn red with embarrassment.

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