The Incredible Hulk #248 [Direct]
(June 1980)

Marvel, 1968 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Al Milgrom
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; Deluxe Editions Glossy interior (425 - 429); Direct Edition Glossy interior (430 - 442)
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #145)
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


How Green Grows...The Gardener! (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Michael Golden [as G] (signed)
Inks
Michael Golden [as G] (signed)
Colors
Michael Golden ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Gardener
Reprints

How Green My Garden Grows! (Table of Contents: 1)

Hulk / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Sal Buscema
Colors
Ben Sean
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Jarella (as a corpse); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Doc Samson; Betty Ross; Elysius; Rick Jones; Thunderbolt Ross; Gardener; Glenn Talbot (cameo flashback); Adam Warlock (cameo flashback); Stranger (cameo flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo flashback); Thanos (cameo flashback); Thor (cameo flashback); The Thing (cameo flashback); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Hulk brings Jarella's body back to her sub-atomic home world of K'ai to be buried. With most of the planet barren, he takes her to the only fertile valley left but finds it is tended by the cosmic being known as the Gardner who tells him to leave. After a lot of talking and a few fights, Hulk hits the Gardener so hard it knocks the Soul Gem off of his head. Hulk throws the gem into the center of the planet, miraculously restoring the entire world back to vibrant health. After Jarella is buried and Hulk has been returned to Earth, a beautiful green flower grows upon her grave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gardener's second appearance. Gardener tells the Hulk a succinct recap of the Thanos War and the Soul Gem.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. How Green Grows...The Gardener!
    Hulk
  2. 1. How Green My Garden Grows!
    Hulk
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