Incredible Hulk #251-253 (1980)

Issue #251 answered the question nobody was asking: “Whatever happened to the 3-D Man?”

Turns out, he was living in the suburbs waiting for a chance to fight Hulk.

The issue also answers a question a couple people might have been asking: “Whatever happened to Rick Jones?”

Turns out, he’s forming a new version of the Teen Brigade.  But isn’t Rick at least 25 by now??? He’s no teen!

The Brigade are needed to defend Thunderbolt Ross’ log cabin, which is under siege from Woodgod’s army of manimals, who also have captured Rick Jones.

Hulk gets his feelings hurt and doesn’t want to help, but of course everyone is free in the end and Hulk is pouting.

Not Mantlo’s best work.

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