Hulk; Dr. Nikoleta Harrow; AIM; MODOK (flashback) Dcctor Doom (flashback); Midas (flashback); Jonas Harrow (flashback); Gail Harrow (flashback); General Thaddeus Ross [Thunderbolt Ross] (flashback); Betty Ross (flashback); Rick Jones (flashback)
Nikoleta gains temporsry control of the Hulk, putting Banner's mind into a dream state where he imagines a different future after the original gamma bomb explosion. He fights his way out, throwing off her control.
Half-man, half-monster, the mighty Hulk thunders out of the night to take his place among the most amazing characters of all time!
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (introduction, origin); Rick Jones (introduction); Betty Ross (introduction); Thunderbolt Ross (introduction); Igor (introduction)
Scientist Bruce Banner saves a young boy from being killed by a nuclear blast but absorbs deadly amounts of gamma radiation which transforms him into a monster dubbed the Hulk. Bruce Banner is scientist by day, but transforms into the Hulk once the sun goes down.
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (death)
The Gargoyle captures the Hulk and Rick Jones and transports them behind the Iron Curtain. The Hulk transforms back into Banner who offers to help cure the Gargoyle of his affliction. The Gargoyle, who wants nothing more than to be a normal man, agrees to be cured; once cured, the Gargoyle helps Banner and Jones escape back to America.