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Incredible HULK - Issue 3 page 20 - "The Ringmaster"

Comic Strip
52 x 34 cm (20.47 x 13.39 in.)
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1ère apparition du Ringmaster !


Petit coup de cœur pour cette belle planche dans laquelle on voit le Ringmaster dans ses oeuvres pour la première fois.
Du Kirby/Ayers du début des années 60..
Synopsis: The Ringmaster
FBI agents investigate a series of mysterious robberies in the town of Plainville. They discover the residents of the town muttering about in a daze. One of the agents finds a fallen poster advertisement for the circus.

Meanwhile, the criminal thief known as the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime move from town to town performing their act beneath the Big Top. The Ringmaster's hat is equipped with a special device that hypnotizes patrons, rendering them physically inert, enabling the Circus of Crime the chance to rob them while they remain immobile.

Rick Jones, tired of constantly watching over the Hulk decides to take a little time for himself. He goes to the circus and becomes one of dozens of people held beneath the Ringmaster's hypnotic gaze. Though he is unable to move, Rick still has full command of his faculties - as well as mental control over the Hulk. He broadcasts a telepathic cry for help, hoping that the Hulk will somehow hear his command. The plan works, and the Hulk homes in on the source of the voice inside his mind.

The Hulk bursts through the Big Top tent and the Circus of Crime begin attacking him. The Human Cannonball launches himself at the Hulk, but the green behemoth sends him high into the sky with a single punch. The Ringmaster orders one of his cronies to blast the Hulk with a fire hose. This knocks the Hulk unconcious making him collapse into the water. But before he can get up, the crony wraps him up in a net. The Hulk is loaded onto a caravan and the Ringmaster decides to make him part of his next act.

The following day, the Ringmaster prepares to unveil the Hulk at their next performance. The Hulk breaks free however and captures the Ringmaster. The Ringmaster's hat falls to the ground and he is no longer able to hypnotize people.

Suddenly, soldiers led by General Ross storm the Big-Top and train their guns on the Hulk. Rick Jones climbs atop the Hulk's shoulders as the Hulk leaps out of the top of the tent to freedom. Ross shakes his fist in anger, swearing that one day he will capture the Hulk.


  • Hulk : L'intégrale 1962-1963
  • Marvel France
  • 06/2003
  • Interior page

About Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby ( August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994), born Jacob Kurtzberg, was an American comic book artist, writer, and editor widely regarded as one of the medium's major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Kirby grew up poor in New York City, and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. He entered the nascent comics industry in the 1930s, drawing various comics features under different pen names, including Jack Curtiss, before ultimately settling on Jack Kirby. In 1940, he and writer-editor Joe Simon created the highly successful superhero character Captain America for Timely Comics, predecessor of Marvel Comics. During the 1940s, Kirby, generally teamed with Simon, created numerous characters for that company and for National Comics, later to become DC Comics.

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DietmarKrueger Great classic!!!
Feb 2, 2017, 8:45 PM
blackagar Very attractive
Feb 2, 2017, 10:24 AM
Trystan Jolie encrage !!
Feb 2, 2017, 10:09 AM
becoolman Une pièce de musée bien composée avec une case centrale hypnotisante. Du grand art ! Ce n'est pas ma période préférée mais cela reste très bien composé.
Feb 2, 2017, 1:39 AM
BrunoPLZ Grande mission, mais au rythme où va Thierry, nous avons une chance.
Feb 1, 2017, 9:06 PM
Feb 1, 2017, 8:34 PM
BillBaroud J'adore le Ringmaster! Je ne cautionne pas ce qu'il fait (voler, c'est mal), mais il me rappelle que de grands pouvoirs impliquent de grandes responsabilités et dans ce cadre, Tony, tu as une mission: rapatrier les plus beaux fleurons de la Bd américaine, avant que l'autre fou ne fasse tout pêter. D'avance merci.
Feb 1, 2017, 8:18 PM
salvignol très très belle page avec une belle harmonie !
Feb 1, 2017, 7:39 PM
BC Ah oui, comme Sam06, elle me parle celle-là!
Feb 1, 2017, 7:32 PM
Sam06 Très belle page d'un grand classique et qui me rappelle bien des souvenirs!
Feb 1, 2017, 7:18 PM
DeadlineUSA Très bon choix, page très originale et franchement réussie. Elle me plaisait beaucoup aussi, celle-là, d'ailleurs ! Allez, sois cool et laisse un petit peu de Kirby pour les autres, Thierry ! ;-)
Feb 1, 2017, 7:06 PM