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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Crimson Bands

Responding to one of Hulk's perpetual rampages, Dr. Strange, Valkyrie, Nighthawk, and Red Guardian arrived to stop their temperamental teammate.

When reasoning didn't work, Dr. Strange cast the Crimson Bands of Cyttorak to magically ensnare the green goliath (Incredible Hulk #207).

The spell had worked before within the Defenders own series. All things considered, the Crimson Bands seemed like the most reliable way to restrain Hulk.

But this time the Defenders were in for a surprise.
.Since he couldn't break free, Hulk used his renowned leaping ability to propel himself upward—inside the Crimson Bands—and then plummet back down with impressive force.

Dr. Strange then cast the Shield of the Seraphim to keep everyone safe. But with the magician's concentration divided, the Crimson Bands vanished, and the Hulk escaped.

To be continued…
The Incredible Hulk. Vol. 1. No. 207. January 1977. "Alone Against the Defenders!" Len Wein (writer/editor), Sal Buscema & Joe Staton (illustrations), Glynis Wein (colorist), Irv Watanabe (letterer).

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