(October 1964)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1964-06-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Giant-Man; Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

The Beasts of Berlin! (Table of Contents: 1)

Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-765
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hank! What's gotten into you!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym; also as Ant-Man]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; GUEST: Lee Kearns; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Maria Trovaya (Henry's 1st wife)
Synopsis
When Henry learns that an old buddy has been captured behind the Iron Curtain, he heads off to East Berlin to mount a rescue. Using both the powers of Giant-Man and Ant-Man Hank rescues Lee and destroys the ray the reds are using to create hyper-intelligent gorillas.
Reprints
Keywords
Giant-Man Fan Club

The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-763
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a hidden cave, beneath the burning sands...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; VILLAIN: Banner Bot
Synopsis
Bruce creates an indestructible robot which is able to withstand the power of a nuclear blast but the stress of completing it on schedule causes him to transform into the Hulk and he leaves this massive weapon of awesome power unattended. A foreign spy who has been hanging around jumps into the robot and takes off. The Hulk tries to stop the robot but can't and once he is worn out from the battle, he transforms back into Banner. Found lying in the desert by Ross and Betty, Bruce vows to build a bigger and better robot to take down the first one.
Reprints
Keywords
New Mexico

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Incredible Hulk #6 but with significant changes. In the original series ending, Bruce still used his gamma ray machine to transform himself into the Hulk and, although "meaner" than his alter ego, the Hulk still retained Bruce's intellect. Here in Tales to Astonish all of a sudden, Bruce realizes that it is stress that causes him to become the jade giant and he does not turn back until he either calms down or wears himself out physically. Bruce and the Hulk now also have completely different personas and are only vaguely aware of what the other does. Creating a more inexplicable no-prize worthy mystery, without Rick Jones to hold them (there is your previous solution), what happens to Bruce Banner's glasses when he transforms to the Hulk and back again (in this story, they magically appear on the ground next to him in the desert after he makes the change).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Giant-Man; Hulk
  2. 1. The Beasts of Berlin!
    Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
  3. 2. The Incredible Hulk
    The Incredible Hulk
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