Jim Wilson: A Year’s Worth of Hulk 1st Appearances – Week 36

Rick Jones had been a loyal sidekick to the Hulk for a very long time.  It wasn’t until almost mid-100’s when they introduced another sidekick for the Hulk – this time a street smart kid named Jim Wilson!  Unfortunately, years later, after Peter David was writing the book he decided to kill off old Jim Wilson by giving him AIDS.  Jim asked the Hulk to give him a transfusion of some of his gamma-blood to kill off the disease.  The Hulk refused saying that his blood was not the answer.  I recall a story of a fan asking PD why he killed off Jim and he said that he always felt like Jim was just a “black Risk Jones”.  It’s too bad as I always felt Jim had a much bigger role then just a replacement for Jones.

1st Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #131

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