(October 1968)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly, except October, semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1968-07-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Olympia Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On Sale Date from the publication date reported to the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 22, Part 2, Periodicals, January-December 1968. Copyright number B506341. Copyright given to Olympia Publications, Inc., Marvel Comics Group. Reported to the Copyright Office as an "annual issue" and not a special.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Hulk Battles the Inhumans (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO); Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO); Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors
Jim Steranko (signed as STERANKO)
Letters
Jim Steranko (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Trimpe; Marie Severin
Inks
John Severin; Frank Giacoia
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover featuring a scene from interior story and Hulk illustration taken from issue of the monthly comic.

A Refuge Divided! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Hulk / comic story / 51 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Marie Severin (credited)
Inks
Syd Shores (credited); Frank Giacoia (see notes); John Verpoorten (see notes); Bill Everett ? (see notes); John Tartaglione ?
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Irv Watanabe (credited) (I. Watanabe)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Gorgon; Lockjaw]; Maximus the Mad (villain); Falcona (villain); Leonus (villain); Aiero (villain); Timberius (villain); Stallior (villain); Nebulo (villain)
Synopsis
Black Bolt banishes six rebel Inhumans to the un-place for treason. Lockjaw takes them there but on his way back to the Great Refuge, he tangles with the Hulk whom he also takes to the un-place. Under the guidance of Maximus, the Hulk joins the evil Inhumans and they make their way back to remove Black Bolt from his throne. Maximus uses the Hulk to gain access to an ancient power source but even this is not enough to dethrone the silent monarch of the Inhumans. Realizing that the Hulk is an ally, Black Bolt offers to let the Hulk live in peace with the Inhumans but Hulk declines the offer.
Reprints
Keywords
The Great Refuge

Indexer Notes

A number of inkers were involved in this story as noted in the credits. Nick Caputo lists Syd Shores as inking (or involved in) the following pages: 1-20, 28, 32, 34, 39, 44. 46-51. Frank Giacoia inks on pages 21-26, 29-30, 36-37, 41-42, 44, 48. Other possible inkers include Bill Everett, John Tartaglione and John Verpoorten. Syd Shores likely inked the Hulk's face and/or figure throughout.

The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 3)

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited as JK); Mike Esposito (credited as MD); Bill Everett (credited as BE); Steve Ditko (credited as SD); Marie Severin (credited as MS); John Buscema (credited as JB); Gil Kane (credited as GK)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited as DA); Herb Trimpe (credited as HT); John Romita ? (credited as JR); John Severin (credited as JS); John Verpoorten (credited as JV)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

11 Hulks by different artists; some of the pencillers may have worked on inks and vice versa.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hulk Battles the Inhumans
    The Hulk
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Refuge Divided!
    The Hulk
  4. 3. The Incredible Hulk
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
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