Fantastic Four (1961) #12
General Ross tasks the Fantastic Four with finding and capturing the Hulk. But treachery is afoot and the Hulk sets out to find the real villain of the day…the Wrecker! (Synopsis from Marvel.com)
Writer: Stan Lee
Illustrator: Jack Kirby
Published: March 10, 1963
Fantastic Four (1961) #12 is an exciting issue that features a crossover between the Fantastic Four and the Hulk! I was really looking forward to this issue because I wanted to see the Thing and Hulk fight. It was going to be epic!
And while their battle was really cool the rest of the issue was a little of a letdown. There was so much going on behind the scenes that there wasn’t as much action as I expected. I wanted Thing and Hulk to team up once their battle was done, but they didn’t. That might happen in the future, but I don’t want to wait!
Also, the Wrecker was a very weak villain and catching him was way too easy. He was a scientist that created a robot. He didn’t do anything and he barely put up a fight. It was very anti-climatic.
There was also a sexist comment about Sue in this comic. They pretty much said the only thing she was useful for is keeping up morale. That comment put a sour taste in my mouth. I know comments like that were much more common back then, but it was not fun to read.
Overall, this issue was a letdown. I wanted a lot more from this crossover.