As we excavated deeper into the stacks as part of our continuing celebration of The Incredible Hulk’s 50th anniversary, we came across this gem from 1970. Meet The Glob. Oh, sure, swamp creatures are everywhere now, but back then it was a novel idea for a villain. (Well, as novel as any other Marvel bad guy.)
Here’s your dose of Hulk trivia for the day: Marvel’s most famous swamp creature, the Man-Thing, first appeared in 1971. That makes The Glob the beta test version of the Man-Thing. Or maybe the true king of the swamp. I dunno. Let them fight it out.
What I do know, however, is that Marvel’s licensing arm needs to get busy turning this cover into one of those hipster retro/ironic T-shirts.