The Incredible Hulk

Retro Records: The Incredible Hulk (The Assassin)

The Incredible Hulk was a pretty big deal in 1978. The first season of the popular CBS television series had already aired. With Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner and Lou Ferirgno portraying the Jade Giant. As a matter of fact the live-action show spawned a syndicated newspaper comic strip. In addition the strip was at the beginning of it’s run written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Larry Lieber. Which most of you might know is in fact Lee’s younger brother!

Image courtesy of the Big Glee! Blog.

Image courtesy of the Big Glee! Blog.

With ‘Ol Jade Jaws growing popularity thanks to the TV show it of course made sense to merchandise. In this case the myriad products that The Incredible Hulk spawned included clothing, bedding, toys, and records. More importantly in the case of Retro Records it allowed Peter Pan records to produce this 1978 album. Featuring four short stories of the adventures of everyone’s favorite gamma-irradiated rage monster.

Don’t feel too bad for that particular Ursus arctos, friends. I’m sure it can…bear it. Zing! Don’t forget to tip the wait staff and I look forward to seeing you for the next show.

Ahem.

The four stories on the LP were Black Chasm, Blind Alley, Monster From the Deep, and The Assassin. Which is the story we are sharing today. In it David Banner, using the name David Benson, hitchhikes into the small town of Pine Knot. Where a political rally is underway for Bob Hyatt, a man who promises to eradicated the underhandedness and corruption of the local politician. Someone obviously disagrees with this campaign promise as an assassin tries to silence Hyatt – permanently. David finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and faces the brutality of Chief Dunphy. Can Banner clear his name of the wrongful accusation of being the assassin? Or will Dunphy and the town of Pine Knot face the fury of The Incredible Hulk?
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Find out for yourself as you listen to The Assassin!

[Via] Doctor Del

A big thanks to the Big Glee! blog for the newspaper strip art used at the top of the post.

Now why don’t you listen to Stan Lee talk about The Incredible Hulk TV series?

[Via] TV Legends

You still want more info on that classic television show? You are totally in luck as that is the subject matter of Episode 073 of the Retroist Podcast !
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Incroyable Hulk

Retroist Podcast – Episode 073 – The Incredible Hulk TV Series

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On today’s show we talk all about the television series, The Incredible Hulk. We talk about the characters on the show, the talent behind the show, its amazing music and the show’s legacy and potential reboot. We also have a brand new top 5 list from metagirl and a lot of great audio from Peachy. Just a reminder to drop by our official forums to discuss The Incredible Hulk.

The art you see above was made by regular Retroist artist, Christopher Tupa.

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