(October 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1964-06-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

The Beasts of Berlin! (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-765

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Giant-Man [Henry Pym; also as Ant-Man]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; GUEST: Lee Kearns; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Maria Trovaya (Henry's 1st wife)
Synopsis:
When Henry learns that an old buddy has been captured behind the Iron Curtain, he heads off to East Berlin to mount a rescue; Using both the powers of Giant-Man and Ant-Man Hank rescues Lee and destroys the ray the reds are using to create hyper-intelligent gorillas.
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The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-763

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; VILLAIN: Banner Bot
Synopsis:
Bruce creates an indestructable robot which is able to withstand the power of a nuclear blast but the stress of completing it on schedule causes him to transform into the Hulk and he leaves this massive weapon of awesome power unattended; So of course, a foreign spy who has been hanging around gamma base looking for just such an opportunity jumps into the robot and takes off (Geez, those guys need better security or maybe a better screening process for applications); The Hulk tries to stop the robot but can't and once he is worn out from the battle, he transforms back into Banner; Found lying in the desert by Ross and Betty, Bruce vows to build a bigger and better robot to take down the first one.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from Incredible Hulk #6 but with significant changes; In the original series ending, Bruce still used his gamma ray machine to transform himself into the Hulk and, although "meaner" than his alter ego, the Hulk still retained Bruce's intellect. Here in Tales to Astonish all of a sudden, Bruce realizes that it is stress that causes him to become the jade giant and he does not turn back until he either calms down or wears himself out physically; Bruce and the Hulk now also have completely different personas and are only vaguely aware of what the other does; Creating a more inexplicable no-prize worthy mystery, without Rick Jones to hold them (there is your previous solution), what happens to Bruce Banner's glasses when he transforms to the Hulk and back again (in this story, they magically appear on the ground next to him in the desert after he makes the change).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Giant-Man; Hulk
  2. 1. The Beasts of Berlin!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Incredible Hulk
    The Incredible Hulk
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