|Incredible Hulk #195 Writer Len Wein, artist Sal Buscema.|
First punch is from Incredible Hulk #195 where the Hulk -- the Green Hulk from the "Hulk smash" era -- fought the Abomination in an amusement park.
|Incredible Hulk #289, Writer Bill Mantlo, artist Sal Buscema.|
Secondly we have a punch from Incredible Hulk #289, the Hulk getting punched by the Abomination. This is a Hulk with Banner's brain, and it's from a story where the Abomination is being controlled by MODOK. In fact it ties into a story we've talked about before.
Mantlo wrote my favourite Abomination -- one who was afraid of the Hulk because he'd been beaten so badly by him so many times. He was still a terrifying threat, but his fear made him a really unique and interesting villain. We'll have to talk about my all-time favourite Hulk story arc ever some time -- where the Abomination REALLY gets trashed by the Hulk -- but for now you can just enjoy the glory of two different punches all on the same day!
Also -- notice how the use of impact lines evolved between the two stories. The second punch is so much more impactful -- there's more motion in the Abomination's movement, the Hulk's face is easier to read, with more obvious pain. And those clear, hard, impact lines really give the whole thing a massive sense of force.
Though I can't decide if, "BRAM" is really better than, "PHWOOMM", but I guess that part wasn't up to Sal.