Quote1.png Hulk doesn't understand. First little man fights Hulk... and now he fights Hulk's enemy? But if Hulk's enemy is little man's enemy... then little man is Hulk's friend! Quote2.png
-- The Hulk


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Synopsis for "And Now... the Wolverine!"

The clawed hero Wolverine leaps out from the top of a rocky hill landing between the Hulk and The Wendigo. Scurrying onto the Hulk's back, he begins swiping at him with his diamond-hard Adamantium claws, but even they cannot pierce the Hulk's skin. Realizing that the Wendigo may prove to be an easier target, Wolverine springs over the Hulk's head and launches himself at the Wendigo. His suspicions prove correct, and his claws rake into the woodland creature’s hide.

The Hulk, confused by this sudden turn of events, concludes that the "enemy of my enemy is also my friend", so he assists Wolverine in stopping the Wendigo. The Hulk picks the monster up and smashes him through a grove of trees. Wolverine finishes the job by sinking his claws into the Wendigo's throat. The Wendigo is an immortal creature, however, and even this seemingly fatal blow is not enough to kill him. For the time being, though, the Wendigo is unconscious.

Now Wolverine turns his attention onto the Hulk. The fight is furious, but brief, until two bystanders, Marie Cartier and Georges Baptiste, use chemicals to knock them both out.

Marie Cartier prepares once again to conduct an occult ritual that will remove the spirit of the Wendigo from her brother's body, and transpose it onto the Hulk. With the Hulk unconscious, he slowly changes back into Robert Banner. Georges refuses to take part in Marie's plan any longer. Arguing that it was bad enough when she intended on placing the curse on a mindless monster, but now she plans to subject an innocent human being to the curse of the Wendigo. Georges angrily storms off.

Marie tries to drag Banner's body back into the cave with the unconscious Wendigo, but Banner awakens and just as quickly turns back into the Hulk. Wolverine revives as well and the two begin fighting once again. Marie flees from the battle and races back into the cave. The Hulk swings a mighty punch, but Wolverine manages to roll just in time so that it is only a glancing blow. The punch is still strong enough to knock him out however.

Inside the cave, Marie discovers that Georges has completed her occult ritual. He has transferred the power of the Wendigo out of Paul Cartier's body and placed it inside his own. As the new Wendigo, the last vestiges of Georges' intellect quickly fade away, but not before he manages to profess his love for Marie Cartier. The Wendigo turns and smashes through a section of cavern wall and runs off into the forest. Paul Cartier is now forever free of the curse of the Wendigo.

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Continuity Notes

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Chronology Notes

Events occur in this story behind the scenes that affect the chronology of the following characters:

Hulk:

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Wolverine:

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Wendigo (Cartier):

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Publication Notes

  • The artwork for this comic's cover in its first print was slightly modified by John Romita so that the Hulk's head wasn't tilted back.{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|reference| | }}|name="{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|referenceName| | }}"}}
  • The letters column for this issue is edited by Jo Duffy.

Trivia

  • This issue gives Wolverine's height as 5'5", whereas the {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} indicates his height as 5'3".
  • The film Hulk vs. Wolverine is based on this issue, Wolverine's costume in the film is loosely based of his first costume, as is an episode of Wolverine and the X-Men.

See Also

Recommended Reading

  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (1st appearance of the Wendigo)
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (Wolverine cameo)
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (Wolverine vs. Grey Hulk)
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (Wolverine joins the X-Men)
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (Wolverine vs. the Wendigo)
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (Wolverine vs. the Wendigo)
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  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }}
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }} (Alternate continuity)
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }}: What If Wolverine Killed the Hulk?
  • {{Expansion depth limit exceeded|comic| | }}: What If the Hulk Killed Wolverine?

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