(June 1998)

Marvel, 1998 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
19.95 USD; 27.95 CAD
Pages
180
On-sale date
1998-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-7851-0659-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785106593 51695
Editing
Mike Higgins
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 and The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #169, 319, 344, 372-373, 377 and 466.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan Jurgens (signed)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors
Liquid! (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross Banner

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

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Incredible Hulk: Beauty and the Behemoth (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Title page. Includes the indicia of the book.

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 3)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
?

[Introduction] (Table of Contents: 4)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David
Letters
?

The Hulk, Part 1: "The Coming of the Hulk" (Table of Contents: 5)

Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway; Artie Simek (see notes)

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (first appearance, origin); Igor Drenkov (first appearance); General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross (first appearance); Betty Ross (first appearance); Rick Jones (first appearance)
Synopsis
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.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Nick Caputo observes that Artie Simek lettered the logo and title on the splash page, but the rest of the chapter is lettered by Ray Holloway.

[The Hulk], Part 2: The Hulk Strikes! (Table of Contents: 6)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway; Artie Simek (see notes)

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Igor Drenkov
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Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo notes that Artie Simek lettered the title splash; the rest of the chapter is lettered by Ray Holloway.

[The Hulk], Part 3: The Search for the Hulk (Table of Contents: 7)

Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Banner [Hulk]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Igor Drenkov
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The Hulk, Part 4: "Enter...the Gargoyle!" (Table of Contents: 8)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Igor Drenkov; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; The Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (first appearance)
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[The Hulk], Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant! (Table of Contents: 9)

Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-709
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; The Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (death); Betty Ross; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
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Calamity in the Clouds! (Table of Contents: 10)

Hulk / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Petra Goldberg
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
1594 Z
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Harpy [Betty Ross Talbot]; General Thaddeus Thinderbolt Ross; Bi-Beast (first appearance); M.O.D.O.K. [George Tarleton]; A.I.M.
Synopsis
The Harpy is flying off with the Hulk when they are both sucked up into a powerful tornado. They find themselves on a floating city and are confronted by its only inhabitant, the Bi-Beast. In the thin atmosphere, the Hulk transforms into Bruce and the Bi-Beast commands him to repair the city's broken down machinery. Instead, he uses the devices he finds to try and turn the Harpy back into Betty. M.O.D.O.K. arrives, takes down the Bi-Beast and decides to claim the city as his own. The Bi-Beast resists and sets the self-destruct. The Harpy turns back into Betty just as the city explodes.
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Member of the Wedding (Table of Contents: 11)

Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne; Keith Williams (backgrounds)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Bruce Banner; Doc Samson; Rick Jones; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross Banner; New Hulkbusters [Craig Saunders; Samuel John LaRoquette; Dr. Armand Martel; Prof. Hideko Takata]; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback); Bucky [Rick Jones] (flashback); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] (flashback); Rom (flashback)
Synopsis
Rick arrives for the pending nuptials of Bruce and Betty. The Hulkbusters and Samson battle the Hulk. During the wedding ceremony of Bruce and Betty, Thunderbolt Ross shows up to stop the proceedings. Even though he shoots Rick in the gut, the show goes on and Bruce and Betty are married at last.
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Indexer Notes

Issue is split top and bottom between Doc Samson vs. the Hulk and Bruce and Betty's Wedding.

Pyrrhic Victory (Table of Contents: 12)

Hulk / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rock [Samuel John LaRoquette]; Redeemer [Craig Saunders]; Betty Ross Banner; Clay Quartermain; Rick Jones; Leader [Samuel Sterns]
Synopsis
The Leader sends Rock and Redeemer to trash Yuma base and steal gamma bombs. Tired of being unable to reach the emotionless Bruce, Betty has a heart to heart with the Hulk. She reveals that she is pregnant.
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He's Back (Table of Contents: 13)

Hulk / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David
Pencils
Dale Keown
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (Grey and Green, also in flashback); Prometheus; Betty Ross Banner (also in flashback); General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross (flashback)
Synopsis
Bruce sneaks into the nunnery to contact Betty but, after accidentaly hearing her confession, realizes her life is better without the Hulk. Betty decides to leave the order and Bruce tries to follow her. The Green Hulk rips out of Banner (literally) when he is attacked by Prometheus, keeping him away from his wife. Against all odds, Bruce and Betty are re-united.
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Mending Fences (Table of Contents: 14)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David
Pencils
Dale Keown
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (Grey and Green); Betty Ross Banner; Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; Colonel O'Connor; Agent Cooper
Synopsis
Bruce and Betty are reunited but quickly find themselves on the run from the army. They hole up in the nunnery where Betty has been staying until dark when the Hulk takes on both the army and Doc Samson before he escapes with his lady love.
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Honey, I Shrunk the Hulk (Table of Contents: 15)

Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David
Pencils
Dale Keown
Inks
Bob McLeod
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk (origin; first as composite of green, grey and Banner); Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross Banner; Marlo Chandler; Rebecca Banner (flashback); Brian Banner (as alien monster; flashback)
Synopsis
Doc Samson and the Ringmaster help Banner merge all of his personalities into one being. The new Hulk is born, with jade giant strength and Bruce Banner's smarts.
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Of All Sad Words... (Table of Contents: 16)

Hulk / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Peter David
Pencils
Adam Kubert
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colors
Steve Buccellato
Letters
John E. Workman, Jr.

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross Banner (death); Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; Rick Jones; Marlo Chandler Jones; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Cary St. Lawrence
Synopsis
Betty dies of gamma radiation poisoning. Marlo reads Betty's book.
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[Afterword] (Table of Contents: 17)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Peter David
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Betty & the Beast (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)