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
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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Monster and the Machine! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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

The Gladiator from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster and the Machine! / Mongu!! Gladiator from Space!
    Hulk
  2. 1. The Monster and the Machine!
    The Incredible Hulk
  3. 2. The Gladiator from Outer Space!
    The Incredible Hulk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Let's Talk About the Hulk
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