The Incredible Hulk #3 [Regular Edition]
(September 1962)

Marvel, 1962 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1962-07-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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
Reprints

Banished to Outer Space (Table of Contents: 1)

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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a cement-walled chamber beneath the sea, the most incredible creature on earth pounds vainly against the walls of his prison...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; General 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.
Reprints
Keywords
U.S. Army; underground cavern

Indexer Notes

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

The Origin of the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
V-870
First Line of Dialogue or Text
.... as Rick Jones sits against the cold, dank wall, fighting desperately to keep from falling asleep, his thoughts go racing back...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origin); Rick Jones
Synopsis
With the Hulk safely in the underground bunker, Rick dozes and thinks about his origins.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic testing range; gamma-ray bomb; nuclear explosion

Indexer Notes

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

The Ringmaster (Table of Contents: 3)

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
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing that lives can defy me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; General Thunderbolt Ross; Polly Jones [Rick's Aunt] (introduction, cameo); Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt] (introduction); Tenna [Mary Stenson] (introduction); Human Cannonball [Jack Pulvar] (introduction)] (introduction); Hercules (circus strongman)
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.
Reprints
Keywords
Plainville

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Let's Talk About the Hulk / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Job Number
V-919
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bob Barron, Melvin Herbers, John Wheler, Roger Mann, Bruce Carrothers, Willis Regier, Lee Whittlesey, and Fred Richardson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I can't control him anymore! The Hulk has gone berserk!"]
    Hulk
  2. 1. Banished to Outer Space
    The Hulk
  3. 2. The Origin of the Hulk!
    The Hulk
  4. 3. The Ringmaster
    The Hulk
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk About the Hulk
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