(October 1969)

Marvel, 1968 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
64
Indicia frequency:
monthly except October semi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee; Roy Thomas (associate editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Enter... The Chameleon! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Herb Trimpe (signed)
Inks:
Herb Trimpe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen; Morrie Kuramoto (bottom caption)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

The Origin of The Hulk (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
V-870

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
Synopsis:
With the Hulk safely in the underground bunker, Rick dozes and thinks about his origins.
Reprints:

Enter... The Chameleon (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Leader (first appearance, face not revealed) (cameo); Humanoid (first appearance) (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Hulk is captured in unbreakable restraints but slips through them when he turns back into Banner. Hearing that his buddy has been captured, Rick leaves Cap's side to go help his original super pal. The mysterious Leader sends the Chameleon to gamma base to find out what happened to an agent who didn't report back in (probably because he ended up falling down a hole in a robot suit. Talbot and Banner begin their less than friendly rivalry. The Chameleon impersonates Banner and tries to steal a gamma grenade using Betty as a hostage but the Hulk thwarts his plans.
Reprints:

A Titan Rides the Train (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Leader (origin); Humanoid (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Leader ponders his origins as he prepares to send his powerful Humanoid to confront the Hulk. Although he is under suspicion for being in collusion with the Hulk, Banner is sent by train to escort one of his nuclear devices with Talbot keeping a close eye on him. The Humanoid attacks the train and Hulk fights the creature off. The nuclear device falls off the train in the skirmish and when Talbot goes to retrieve it, he finds Banner next to it in nothing but a pair of ripped pants. Bruce is jailed as a traitor.
Reprints:

The Horde of Humanoids (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Leader [Samuel Sterns]; Humanoids; Chameleon; Lyndon Johnson
Synopsis:
Banner has been jailed as a traitor and is popping tranquilizers to keep himself from turning into the Hulk. Rick goes right to the commander in chief to tell the prez Banner's secret and to ask for his release. Much to Talbot's chagrin, the president orders Bruce's release and the two are sent to Astra Island to oversee testing of Banner's absorbatron which has the power to soak up a nuclear blast. Figuring that one Humanoid was not enough, the Leader sends a horde of them to Astra where they battle with the Hulk.
Reprints:

On the Rampage Against the Reds (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Glenn Talbot; Leader [Samuel Sterns]; Humanoids; Russians
Synopsis:
In a pitched battle with the Humanoids, the Hulk and his foes fall into the ocean where the jade giant transforms back into Banner and is promptly captured by a Russian sub. Bruce is told he will be forced to work for the commies but instead he turns back into the Hulk and escapes. The Russians chase him down with a proton gun.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
This pin-up shows Hulk breaking through a wall while someone with a gun is seen through the gap.
Reprints:

The Power of Dr. Banner (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Leader [Samuel Sterns]; Russians; Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Humanoid
Synopsis:
The Hulk escapes from his Russian captors with a fellow fugitive who gives his life to save the jade giant from a blast from the powerful proton gun. Angry at the death of his friend, Hulk decides to take his fight to the commies.
Reprints:
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter... The Chameleon!
    Hulk
  2. 1. The Origin of The Hulk
    Hulk
  3. 2. Enter... The Chameleon
    Hulk
  4. 3. A Titan Rides the Train
    Hulk
  5. 4. The Horde of Humanoids
    Hulk
  6. 5. On the Rampage Against the Reds
    Hulk
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  8. 7. The Power of Dr. Banner
    Hulk
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