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Nose Norton

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Subj: Cartoon Fun 6 - Hulk: When Monsters Meet
Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 at 12:31:53 pm EDT (Viewed 191 times)

The 1982 Incredible Hulk cartoon was part of The Incredible Hulk And Spider-Man cartoon series.  It was paired with Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends in that shows second season. The Hulk cartoon ran for 13 episodes, and "When Monsters Meet" was adapted in comic book form in the one-shot The Hulk Versus Quasimodo.

Bruce Banner and Betty Ross are in Paris for a scientific conference, but they each have a secret reason to be there as well. Bruce is meeting a scientist with a possible cure for his Hulk condition, and Betty, for some reason, is one of the keyholders responsible for the safe transport of millions in gold. Quasimodo, an ancestor of the original Quasimodo, is watching them, seeking to steal Betty's key and become a wealthy monster. He kidnaps Betty but soon meets the Hulk when Bruce follows them. They have a battle throughout Paris until Bruce, having turned human again, offers Quasimodo the formula that was to take away his curse of being the Hulk. The formula returns Quasimodo to human form and he renounces his evil ways.

I chose this episode of the Hulk because I still have the comic, Hulk Vesus Quasimodo is my collection downstairs. I pulled it out and followed along as I watched. Some of the dialogue was taken straight from the cartoon, and the plots were basically the same. The cartoon was based on Sal Buscema's character designs from around that era. The Hulk looked especially mean due to this.
I remember watching this as a kid, though I wasn't as much a fan of it as of Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends. The Hulk cartoon took a more serious tone than the Spidey one. Stan Lee's narration was fun. I'd say that this episode turned out to be a bit better than I remembered.
When Monsters Meet

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