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

Marvel, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
29.99 USD
Pages
248
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Premiere Classic
ISBN
978-0-7851-3087-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785130871 52999
Editing
Mark Beazley (collection editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
hardcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hulk / credits, title page / 3 pages (report information)

Pencils
Sal Buscema ?
Inks
Sal Buscema ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella

Indexer Notes

Title page, credits and indicia.

[Incredible Hulk #140] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella
Reprints

The Brute That Shouted Love at the Heart of the Atom (Table of Contents: 3)

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.

The Girl in the Emerald Atom! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
Steve Englehart
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; Fialan
Reprints

But Tomorrow the Sun Shall Die! (Table of Contents: 5)

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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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Hulk / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
John Severin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Artie Simek

Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; the Shaper of Worlds

Indexer Notes

recapping the events from The Incredible Hulk #155 (Marvel, 1968 Series) when the Shaper gave Hulk a dream of Jarella illustrated with panels from issue.

It's Hulk Vs. Hulk--At the Heart of the Atom! (Table of Contents: 7)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Holocaust At the Heart of the Atom! (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella
Reprints

Havoc at the Heart of the Atom (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Reprints

Assault on Psyklop! (Table of Contents: 11)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Psyklop
Reprints

Assault of Psyklop! (Table of Contents: 12)

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.

In Savage Combat With the Crypto-Man! (Table of Contents: 13)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella; Crypto-Man
Reprints

Do Not Forsake Me! (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

A Man-Brute Berserk! (Table of Contents: 16)

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: 17)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed); John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed); John Romita (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Defenders [Dr. Strange; Nighthawk; Valkyrie; Red Guardian]
Reprints

Alone Against the Defenders! (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Hulk / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Typeset; John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Des; Jarella

Indexer Notes

Recap of the events from The Incredible Hulk #240 (Marvel, 1968 Series) with reproduction of panels from the book.

The Hero and the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 20)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Captain Marvel; Glenn Talbot [Mandroid]
Reprints

The Hero and the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

[Incredible Hulk #247] (Table of Contents: 22)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Jarella's World (Table of Contents: 23)

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 Grows...The Gardener! (Table of Contents: 24)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Michael Golden
Colors
Michael Golden ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Gardener
Reprints

How Green My Garden Grows! (Table of Contents: 25)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Hulk / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Recap of the events in The Incredible Hulk #351 and #352 (Marvel, 1968 Series) when the Hulk once more visited Jarella's world.

What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian? (Table of Contents: 27)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema [as JB] (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom [as AM] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker ?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella
Reprints

What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died? (Table of Contents: 28)

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.

Jarella (Table of Contents: 29)

Jarella / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Sandy Plunkett
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; Phil Lord; Rodney Ramos; Hector Collazo
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jarella
Reprints

Gardener (Table of Contents: 30)

Gardener / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer)
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Gardener
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted material expanded to 1 page.

Incredible Hulk #202 (Table of Contents: 31)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprinted without text or logos.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  3. 2. [Incredible Hulk #140]
    Hulk
  4. 3. The Brute That Shouted Love at the Heart of the Atom
    Hulk
  5. 4. The Girl in the Emerald Atom!
    Hulk
  6. 5. But Tomorrow the Sun Shall Die!
    Hulk
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  8. 7. It's Hulk Vs. Hulk--At the Heart of the Atom!
    Hulk
  9. 8. Holocaust At the Heart of the Atom!
    Hulk
  10. 9. Havoc at the Heart of the Atom!!
    Hulk
  11. 10. Havoc at the Heart of the Atom
    Hulk
  12. 11. Assault on Psyklop!
    Hulk
  13. 12. Assault of Psyklop!
    Hulk
  14. 13. In Savage Combat With the Crypto-Man!
    Hulk
  15. 14. Do Not Forsake Me!
    Hulk
  16. 15. A Man-Brute Berserk!
    Hulk
  17. 16. A Man-Brute Berserk!
    Hulk
  18. 17. Alone Against the Defenders!
    Hulk
  19. 18. Alone Against the Defenders!
    Hulk
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  21. 20. The Hero and the Hulk!
    Hulk
  22. 21. The Hero and the Hulk!
    Hulk
  23. 22. [Incredible Hulk #247]
    Hulk
  24. 23. Jarella's World
    Hulk
  25. 24. How Green Grows...The Gardener!
    Hulk
  26. 25. How Green My Garden Grows!
    Hulk
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  28. 27. What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian?
    Hulk
  29. 28. What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died?
    Hulk
  30. 29. Jarella
    Jarella
  31. 30. Gardener
    Gardener
  32. 31. Incredible Hulk #202
    Hulk
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