Hulk: Heart of the Atom [premiere edition]
(2008)

Marvel, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
29.99 USD
Pages:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
Marvel Premiere Classic
ISBN:
978-0-7851-3087-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
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Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard modern US
Binding:
hardcover
Publishing Format:
graphic novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Cockrum
Inks:
Dave Cockrum
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk
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The Brute That Shouted Love at the Heart of the Atom (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script:
Harlan Ellison (Plot); Roy Thomas (Script)
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Sam Grainger
Colors:
Mimi Gold ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Jarella; Torla; Holi; Moli; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rgoers]; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Goliath [Clint Barton]]; Falcon; VILLAINS: Psyklop; Warthos; Visis
Synopsis:
Hulk is shrunk down to infinitesimal size and enters Jarella's world where he regains Bruce Banner's mind, becomes a hero and is betrothed to the queen; that is, until Psyklop shows up to ruin things.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #88. Billy Batson and "Shazam" mentioned. Story inspired by a 1922 Ray Cummings story.

But Tomorrow the Sun Shall Die! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Chris Claremont (Plot Assist); Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
Mimi Gold
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee
Job Number:
777 Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; Dr. Peter Corbeau (Introduction); Lord Visis (Villain); Fialan (Villain; Introduction); Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Major Glenn Talbot; Hulkbusters (Introduction); Torla; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Nick Fury; "Dum-Dum" Dugan (Cameo)
Synopsis:
Bruce Banner is cured of the radiation that makes him the Hulk, but the process has caused the sun to become unstable. Jarella is sent to Earth.
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Holocaust At the Heart of the Atom! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Sal Trapani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
996 Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; Torla; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; Lord Visis (villain; introduction; death); Krylar (villain; death)
Synopsis:
Hulk arrives on Jarella's world with the mental acuity of Bruce Banner. He finds the city of K'ai in ruins and discovers that Jarella has been captured by the treacherous Lord Visis. Hulk rescues his lady love and leads her people in revolt. That is, until Visis teams up with master assassin Krylar who has a weapon that makes one battle one's darkest fears. The weapon is turned on the Hulk and Hulk with Banner's mind finds himself facing his old brutish self. Jarella's magicians counter by ending the spell that makes Hulk smart. Pym's serum wears off and Hulk grows back to normal size.
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Havoc at the Heart of the Atom (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (layouts); Joe Staton (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; Doc Samson; Villain: God of the Mountain (Introduction, Death); Betty Talbot [Betty Ross]; Major Glenn Talbot; Psyklop
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Assault of Psyklop! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Staton (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; Doc Samson; General Thunderbolt Ross; Major Glenn Talbot; Holi; Moli; Psyklop (Death); The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant-Man; Falcon] (cameo, flashback)
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Indexer Notes

Doc Samson is colored gray on last page only.

Do Not Forsake Me! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Staton (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella (dies); Betty Ross; Major Glenn Talbot; General "Thunderbolt" Ross; Doc Samson; Crypto-Man (Villain, robot); Crypto-Man's controller
Synopsis:
Bruce and Jarella are out for a lovely afternoon jaunt when they run across the Crypto-Man robbing a bank. Jarella is killed during the fight with Crypto-Man as she tries to save a little boy's life.
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A Man-Brute Berserk! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Staton (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
John Costanza
Editing:
Len Wein

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Doc Samson; Major Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross Talbot; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Agent Clay Quartermain; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Red Guardian] (cameo)
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Alone Against the Defenders! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Joe Staton (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Staton
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page one); Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Red Guardian; Valkyrie; Nighthawk]; Betty Ross Talbot; General Thunderbolt Ross; Doc Samson; S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Quartermain; Major Glenn Talbot (cameo); Wong
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The Hero and the Hulk! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Diana Albers

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; Thunderbolt Ross [Thaddeus Ross]; Jarella (corpse); Hulkbusters [Glen Talbot; Captain]; Fialan (flashback); Psyklop (flashback); Crypto-Man (flashback)
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Keywords:
Beta-Borer; Cryogenics Morgue; Gamma Base; K'ai (flashback); Mandroid armor; Quantum Bands; Submolecular Studies Lab

Jarella's World (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Jarella (deceased); Doc Samson; General Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Colonel Glenn Talbot; Holi; Moli; Torla; The Gardener; Psyklop (cameo, flashback); Fred Sloan
Synopsis:
Hulk returns to K'ai to bury Jarella but finds a rocky wasteland rather than the fertile planet he left behind.
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How Green My Garden Grows! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Sal Buscema
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella (as a corpse); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Doc Samson; Betty Ross; Elysius; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; Gardener; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Glenn Talbot; Adam Warlock; Stranger; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thanos; Thor; The Thing; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Synopsis:
Hulk brings Jarella's body back to her sub-atomic home world of K'ai to be buried. With most of the planet barren, he takes her to the only fertile valley left but finds it is tended by the cosmic being known as the Gardner who tells him to leave. After a lot of talking and a few fights, Hulk hits the Gardener so hard it knocks the Soul Gem off of his head. Hulk throws the gem into the center of the planet, miraculously restoring the entire world back to vibrant health. After Jarella is buried and Hulk has been returned to Earth, a beautiful green flower grows upon her grave.
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Indexer Notes

Gardener's second appearance. Gardener tells the Hulk a succinct recap of the Thanos War and the Soul Gem.

What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died? (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Gillis
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Watcher; Jarella; Clay Quartermain; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glen Talbot; Hank Pym; Lord Visis
Synopsis:
Jarella lives and the Hulk goes to live in her world.
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Indexer Notes

Based on The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #203.