Incredible Hulk Epic Collection #1 - Man or Monster?
([June] 2016)

Marvel, 2015 Series
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Volume
1
Price
34.99 USD; 45.00 CAD
Pages
396
On-sale Date
2016-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Epic; Marvel
ISBN
978-0-7851-9600-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785196006 53499

Issue Notes

Collects The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #1-6; Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #12, 25-26; The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #1-3, 5; The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #14; Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #59 and material from Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #112.
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Man or Monster? (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Paul Mounts
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus]
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Epic Collection (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Hulk: Man or Monster? (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus]

Indexer Notes

Title page. Includes a detail from the cover of The Incredible Hulk #5.

[Credits and Indicia] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Indexer Notes

Credits and indicia of the book. Includes a detail of the Hulk's face from the first page of The Incredible Hulk #5.

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 4)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo's examination on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

The Hulk, Part 1: "The Coming of the Hulk" (Table of Contents: 6)

The 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: 7)

The 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
Reprints

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: 8)

The 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: 9)

The 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: 10)

The 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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The Terror of the Toad Men! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Toad Men; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Reprints

"The Terror of the Toad Men", Part 1: "Enter...the Toad Men" (Table of Contents: 12)

The Hulk / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origen retold); Bobby (first appearance); Tommy (first appearance); Rick Jones (first appearance); Toad Men (first appearance); Torrak (first appearance); Betty Ross; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
The Toad Men are above Earth, in search of its brightest scientist. Meanwhile, Rick and Bruce explore an underground cave where they hope to imprison Hulk each night.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men! (Table of Contents: 13)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Toad Men; Torrak; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
The Toad men capture Bruce Banner and bring him to their spaceship.
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[The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 3: "Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason!" (Table of Contents: 14)

The Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Toad Men; Torrak; Toad King (first appearance); Rick Jones; Betty Ross
Synopsis
Bruce Banner is found in a Toad Men crashed spaceship while their fleet arrives on Earth.
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[The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 4: Hulk "Runs Amok!" (Table of Contents: 15)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Toad Men; Toad King; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Rick Jones
Synopsis
Hulk escapes from his cell while General Ross forget about the Toad Men.
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[The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 5: The End of the Hulk? (Table of Contents: 16)

The Hulk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-781
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Toad Men
Synopsis
Bruce Banner repels the Toad Men invasion.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't control him anymore! The Hulk has gone berserk!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
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Banished to Outer Space (Table of Contents: 18)

The Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-869
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (also in flashback); Rick Jones (also in flashback); General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
The military captures Rick and Ross convinces him that they need the Hulk to test a new experimental rocket for national security. Rick tricks the jade giant into the capsule but once it is shot into space, he realizes that Ross deceived him to get rid of his foe. Rick overrides the programming and returns the rocket to earth but not before Banner (he transformed back to his human form when the rocket came into view of the sun) is doused with further radiation. The Hulk is now unable to revert to his human form and is under Rick's control but only while Rick remains awake.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Origin of the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Hulk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
V-870
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origin retold); Rick Jones
Synopsis
With the Hulk safely in the underground bunker, Rick dozes and thinks about his origins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Ringmaster (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-871
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Tenna [Mary Stenson]; Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar]; Bruto] (first appearance of all); Mike (frist appearance); Polly Jones (first appearance); General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Rick takes a break from his Hulk-sitting duties and goes to the circus. Unfortunately, he picks one run by a hypnotic criminal who mesmerizes his audience and then robs them. When the Hulk arrives to bail out his buddy, he is captured and made part of the act thanks to the fact that Rick is in thrall and cannot give him any commands. Rick returns with the FBI and the Hulk finds himself free to kick some circus tail.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Monster and the Machine! / Mongu!! Gladiator from Space! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu [Boris Monguski]
Reprints

The Monster and the Machine! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Hulk / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origin retold); Rick Jones (also in flashback); Betty Ross (also in flashback); General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross (also in flashback); Mike (first appearance); Charlie (first appearance); Bobby (first appearance)
Synopsis
Rick uses some of Banner's machinery to transform the Hulk, who was stuck in his monster persona, back into Bruce. Bruce is incredibly weakened by the transformation and takes a chance in using the machinery on himself again which transforms him back into the Hulk's body but with Bruce Banner's mind. Now Bruce and the Hulk can switch at will using the gamma ray machine.
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The Gladiator from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu [Boris Monguski] (first appearance)
Synopsis
An alien invades Earth and claims his people will conquer the planet unless he is met in battle by the strongest opponent the world has to offer. Hulk meets the challenge but finds out it is all a ploy by the Russians to capture him and create an army of hulks of their own.
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Beauty and the Beast! (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus]
Reprints

Beauty and the Beast! (Table of Contents: 25)

The Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-48
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus] (first appearance); Rick Jones; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Underground overlord Tyrannus kidnaps Betty and lures the Hulk into his subterranean kingdom, forcing the Hulk to do his bidding to keep Betty safe. The jade giant is powerless until Rick frees Betty, thus leaving the Hulk free to bring the house down on Tyrannus.
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The Hordes of General Fang! (Table of Contents: 26)

The Hulk / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-47
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; High Lama (first appearance); General Fang (first appearance)
Synopsis
The Hulk thwarts a would-be Genghis Khan conqueror named General Fang from taking over the Asian province of Llhasa, and he only has to dress up as the Abominable Snowman once to do it.
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A Last!!! The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 27)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dick Ayers has confirmed to Nick Caputo that he inked this cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006).

The Incredible Hulk [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 28)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-101
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm];The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Alicia Masters; General Thunderbolt Ross; Captain Nelson (first appearance)
Synopsis
General Ross asks the Fantastic Four "to find and destroy the Hulk". His base was victim of a saboteur and Hulk is the only suspect.
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Part 2 Mission: Stop the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 29)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Doctor Karl Kort (introduction)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four goes to a briefing at the base in New Mexico. There, they meet Bruce Banner and his assistant, Karl Kort, to discuss how to stop the Hulk.
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Part 3 Who Is the Wrecker? (Table of Contents: 30)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; the Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Genral Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Karl Kort
Synopsis
Rick Jones identifies Karl Kort as the saboteur.
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Part 4 The Hulk at Last! (Table of Contents: 31)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Karl Kort; Rick Jones; General Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Karl Kort brings Rick in caves where Hulk and the Fantastic Four are searching for him.
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The Metal Master! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Metal Master [Molyb]
Reprints

The Incredible Hulk vs "The Metal Master!" (Table of Contents: 33)

The Hulk / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-116
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Metal Master [Molyb] (first appearance); Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Teen Brigade [Charlie; Willie; Ted] (first appearance)
Synopsis
Finding his transformations more and more difficult using his gamma ray machine, the Hulk with Banner's brain also finds that he has Banner's features when he zaps himself to face the alien invading Metal Master and his head does not transform. The power of the Metal Master is too much for the Hulk and he is captured by Ross. Rick forms the Teen Brigade. Hulk breaks free of Ross's bunker and then pulls off one of the boldest victories against one of the most powerful aliens ever seen.
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Indexer Notes

The Hulk next appearance is in The Avengers #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; Sol Brodsky

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loki! Prepare for battle!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]
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Indexer Notes

Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

The Coming of the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 35)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-337
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The place: Asgard, home of the Norse gods!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner; Mechano]] (introduction, origin); circus ringmaster; lion tamer; trapeze artists; Bobby; Bobby's mother; Charlie; Captain; Jane Foster; Asgardians [Odin]; Teen Brigade [Rick Jones; William "Willie" Bishop]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]; Silent Ones
Synopsis
Iron Man, the Hulk, Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Thor join forces to defeat Loki.
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Keywords
ants; Asgard; City News (newspaper); elephant; Flight 738; horse; Imperial Palace; Isle of Silence; lions; Old Man of the Sea (mentioned); Rainbow Bridge; Sea of Mist; seal; Tangle Roots; Volcanic Gas Globules; volcano

Indexer Notes

Job number from reprinting in Sons of Origins of Marvel Comics. Info per Will Murray.

Loki mentions that the "Old Man of the Sea" was based on legends of the Silent Ones, trolls from Asgard.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Giant-Man! Thor! Look out!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; The Wasp]; The Space Phantom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brodsky inks per Steve Whitaker, Nick Caputo and Bob Ford. Carl Gafford credited Frank Giacoia and original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

The Avengers! Battle... the Space Phantom (Table of Contents: 37)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-435
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where is Ant-Man??
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Don Blake]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man/Giant-Man [Henry Pym]]; The Space Phantom (villain, introduction); Rick Jones; The Teen Brigade
Synopsis
The Space Phantom comes to Earth to defeat the Avengers. If he can, then nothing can stop his race from invading Earth.
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Keywords
Limbo; shape-change

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Hulk quits the Avengers.

Next Issue... (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

The Avengers [superhero] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Hulk and Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers! (Table of Contents: 39)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 40)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-525
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Don Blake]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; The Beast [Hank McCoy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]]; Rick Jones; The Teen Brigade; Jane Foster
Synopsis
The Avengers feel responsible for the danger the Hulk may cause after he left the team in the previous issue. When they find the green Goliath a battle ensues. The Sub-Mariner learns of the Hulk's presence and after initially fighting each other Namor convinces the Hulk to join forces with him against the Avengers.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Incredible Hulk versus the Thing! (Table of Contents: 41)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl; Mister Fantastic]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

The Hulk Vs. The Thing (Table of Contents: 42)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-614
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Step aside, Reed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Don Blake]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Rick Jones
Synopsis
Hulk understands that Rick Jones has deserted him for the Avengers. He comes back to New York to get his revenge on the Avengers but the Fantastic Four are there to stop him. And the Thing is the only one with a chance to defeat him.
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Keywords
New Mexico

Indexer Notes

Job number revealed on original art.

Continued next issue.

The Avengers Take Over! (Table of Contents: 43)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; Rick Jones; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Giant Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp]
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Keywords
construction

The Avengers Take Over! (Table of Contents: 44)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last issue, while on a mad rampage, the Incredible Hulk ran amok in New York...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Thor [Don Blake]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones
Synopsis
The Avengers join the fight against Hulk.
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The Invasion of the Lava Men! (Table of Contents: 45)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
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Indexer Notes

Disputed inker credit: Frank Giacoia per Carl Gafford;Sol Brodsky per John Hedegor, Nick Caputo, and Steve Whitaker. Original indexer credited Dick Ayers.

The Invasion of the Lava Men! (Table of Contents: 46)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-652
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Jane Foster; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Molto
Synopsis
The Avengers take on their 'hottest' foes yet to save the world.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Character appearances and synopsis from Jason Aydelotte on 11 August 2004.

The Green Goblin! (Table of Contents: 47)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
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The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin! (Table of Contents: 48)

Spider-Man / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-689
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only the merry Marvel madmen could have dreamed him up!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Goblin [Norman Osborn] (introduction); Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Enforcers [Montana [Jackson Brice]; Ox [Raymond Bloch]; Fancy Dan [Daniel Brito]]; B. J. Cosmos (Movie Producer); Liz Allan; Flash Thompson; Betty Brant; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May Parker; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis
The Green Goblin hires the Enforcers to help him defeat Spider-Man. To further his plan he convinces B.J. Cosmos to film a movie of Spider-Man fighting Goblin and the Enforcers in the desert. While filming, Goblin and the Enforcers attack Spider-Man and accidentally awaken the Hulk.
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Keywords
Cosmos Productions; flying broomstick; Midtown High; movie studio; New Mexico; Ritz Plaza Hotel

The Incredible Hulk... Battles Giant-Man! (Table of Contents: 49)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
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Enter: The Hulk (Table of Contents: 50)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-729
First Line of Dialogue or Text
My transistor-powered portable projector is working better than ever!
Feature Logo
Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
Genre
superhero
Characters
Avengers [Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Spider-Man (on screen); Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Human Top [Dave Cannon]; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Synopsis
Giant-Man goes out to New Mexico to try and reason with the Hulk and to get him to consider rejoining the Avengers.
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Indexer Notes

This story is a set-up to reintroduce the Hulk who becomes a regular co-feature beginning in the next issue.

Hulk-Lovers of the World! (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

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

The Mighty Thunder God! Vs. the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents: 52)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Hulk
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The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents: 53)

Thor / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those youngsters seem to be arguing about who is... stronger... the Hulk... or myself!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Don Blake]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor] (flashback); Odin; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis
Two rival fan clubs are debating who is stronger, Thor or the Hulk? Thor happens to be passing by and drops in to offer his opinion. He relates the story of their epic battle (in Avengers #3) and describes a previously unseen scene in which he and the Hulk tussle. He goes into deep thought and when pressed, cannot say who is the stronger because he has insufficient proof! Days later, the Hulk gives thought to his meeting with Thor and vows that, next time, Thor will be smashed forever!
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Indexer Notes

The majority of this story is a flashback to the events of Avengers #3 (both previously shown and new scenes elaborated on).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

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

The Incredible Hulk #3, Page 20 Original Art (Table of Contents: 55)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
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The Incredible Hulk #5, page 6 original art (Table of Contents: 56)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; Tyrannus [Romulus Augustulus]; Rick Jones
Reprints

Incredible Hulk #6, Page 4 original art (Table of Contents: 57)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened??
Genre
superhero

The Incredible Hulk #6, page 22 original art (Table of Contents: 58)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; General Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross; Teen Brigade [Charlie; Willie; Ted]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 59)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Jack Kirby (signed)
Colors
Dean White (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This cover is a painted version of the original cover of The Incredible Hulk #1. It is reprinted here without trade dress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dean White
Inks
Dean White
Colors
Dean White
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; the Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints
Keywords
caves

Indexer Notes

Reprinted here without trade dress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 61)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dean White
Colors
Dean White

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Loki [Loki Laufeyson]
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Indexer Notes

Reprinted here without trade dress

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 62)

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

Pencils
Bruce Timm (signed as B. T.)
Inks
Bruce Timm (signed as B. T.)
Colors
Marie Javins
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted here without trade dress

[Back cover] (Table of Contents: 63)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bruce Timm
Inks
Bruce Timm
Colors
Marie Javins
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted here without trade dress

Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both? (Table of Contents: 64)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Alex Ross (painting)
Inks
Alex Ross (painting)
Colors
Alex Ross (painting)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Painted version of The Incredible Hulk #1 cover. Reprinted here without trade dress.

Epic Collection (Table of Contents: 65) (Expand) /

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

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 66)

The Hulk / text article / 1 page (report information)


Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Includes the illustration from the cover of Tales to Astonish #59

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Man or Monster?
    The Hulk
  2. 1. Epic Collection
  3. 2. Hulk: Man or Monster?
  4. 3. [Credits and Indicia]
  5. 4. [Table of Contents]
  6. 5. Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both?
    The Hulk
  7. 6. The Hulk, Part 1: "The Coming of the Hulk"
    The Hulk
  8. 7. [The Hulk], Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!
    The Hulk
  9. 8. [The Hulk], Part 3: The Search for the Hulk
    The Hulk
  10. 9. The Hulk, Part 4: "Enter...the Gargoyle!"
    The Hulk
  11. 10. [The Hulk], Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!
    The Hulk
  12. 11. The Terror of the Toad Men!
    The Hulk
  13. 12. "The Terror of the Toad Men", Part 1: "Enter...the Toad Men"
    The Hulk
  14. 13. [The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 2: Prisoners of the Toad Men!
    The Hulk
  15. 14. [The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 3: "Bruce Banner, Wanted for Treason!"
    The Hulk
  16. 15. [The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 4: Hulk "Runs Amok!"
    The Hulk
  17. 16. [The Terror of the Toad Men], Part 5: The End of the Hulk?
    The Hulk
  18. 17. ["I can't control him anymore! The Hulk has gone berserk!"]
    The Hulk
  19. 18. Banished to Outer Space
    The Hulk
  20. 19. The Origin of the Hulk!
    The Hulk
  21. 20. The Ringmaster
    The Hulk
  22. 21. The Monster and the Machine! / Mongu!! Gladiator from Space!
    The Hulk
  23. 22. The Monster and the Machine!
    The Hulk
  24. 23. The Gladiator from Outer Space!
    The Hulk
  25. 24. Beauty and the Beast!
    The Hulk
  26. 25. Beauty and the Beast!
    The Hulk
  27. 26. The Hordes of General Fang!
    The Hulk
  28. 27. A Last!!! The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk!
    Fantastic Four
  29. 28. The Incredible Hulk [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  30. 29. Part 2 Mission: Stop the Hulk!
    Fantastic Four
  31. 30. Part 3 Who Is the Wrecker?
    Fantastic Four
  32. 31. Part 4 The Hulk at Last!
    Fantastic Four
  33. 32. The Metal Master!
    The Hulk
  34. 33. The Incredible Hulk vs "The Metal Master!"
    The Hulk
  35. 34. ["Loki! Prepare for battle!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  36. 35. The Coming of the Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  37. 36. ["Giant-Man! Thor! Look out!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  38. 37. The Avengers! Battle... the Space Phantom
    The Avengers [superhero]
  39. 38. Next Issue...
    The Avengers [superhero]
  40. 39. The Hulk and Sub-Mariner vs. the Avengers!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  41. 40. The Avengers Meet... Sub-Mariner!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  42. 41. The Incredible Hulk versus the Thing!
    Fantastic Four
  43. 42. The Hulk Vs. The Thing
    Fantastic Four
  44. 43. The Avengers Take Over!
    Fantastic Four
  45. 44. The Avengers Take Over!
    Fantastic Four
  46. 45. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  47. 46. The Invasion of the Lava Men!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  48. 47. The Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  49. 48. The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin!
    Spider-Man
  50. 49. The Incredible Hulk... Battles Giant-Man!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  51. 50. Enter: The Hulk
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  52. 51. Hulk-Lovers of the World!
    Hulk
  53. 52. The Mighty Thunder God! Vs. the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
  54. 53. The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk!
    Thor
  55. 54. [no title indexed]
  56. 55. The Incredible Hulk #3, Page 20 Original Art
    The Hulk
  57. 56. The Incredible Hulk #5, page 6 original art
    The Hulk
  58. 57. Incredible Hulk #6, Page 4 original art
    The Hulk
  59. 58. The Incredible Hulk #6, page 22 original art
    The Hulk
  60. 59. [no title indexed]
    The Hulk
  61. 60. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  62. 61. [no title indexed]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  63. 62. [no title indexed]
    The Hulk
  64. 63. [Back cover]
    The Hulk
  65. 64. Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both?
    The Hulk
  66. 65. Epic Collection
  67. 66. [Back Cover]
    The Hulk
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