The Incredible Hulk #4 [Regular Edition]
(November 1962)

Marvel, 1962 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1962-09-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Zenith Publishing Corp.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

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

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Monster and the Machine! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. KIRBY)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a silent, secret laboratory, a tense teen-ager adjusts a complex ray-machine over the head of the most incredible living creature on the face of the Earth!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (origin recap); Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mr. Ned Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing New Home Training Plan (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Bike Bonanza of Big Buys (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Gladiator from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. KIRBY)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It landed suddenly, unexpectedly, swooping down from the skies without warning!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Mongu [Boris Monguski] (introduction, villain)
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
? (title logo only)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Belkeman, Michael Snell, Bill Ryan, Fred Bronson, Randall Fishell, Phyllis Barbera, Gerald Adair, Gary Mulheim, Mary Buntt, and Larry Crilly.

This page appears between pages 5 and 6 of the previous story sequence.

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Learn Radio-Television Electronics] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster and the Machine! / Mongu!! Gladiator from Space!
    The Hulk
  2. 1. ["How to gain up to 50 lbs. of mighty muscles!"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. The Monster and the Machine!
    The Hulk
  4. 3. ["Will you work Saturday mornings... ?"]
    Mr. Ned Mason
  5. 4. Amazing New Home Training Plan
    Commercial Trades Institute
  6. 5. ["1001 things that you can get free"]
  7. 6. Bike Bonanza of Big Buys
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. The Gladiator from Outer Space!
    The Hulk
  9. 8. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit Newspaper
  10. 9. ["Reward $9,985 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk about the Hulk
  12. 11. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  13. 12. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
    Mike Marvel System
  14. 13. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  15. 14. [Learn Radio-Television Electronics]
    National Radio Institute
  16. 15. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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