The Incredible Hulk #2 (82559-3)
(January 1979)

Pocket Books, 1978 Series
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Price
1.95 USD
Pages
164
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Pocket Books New York
Brand
P Pocket; Marvel Comics Series
ISBN
0-671-82559-3 Search at WorldCat
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard mass market paperback Size (4 1/4 inches wide x 6 7/8 inches tall (height 17.3 cm x width 10.9 cm))
Paper Stock
Newsprint interior; Cardstock cover
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
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The Missile and the Monster! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Tartgalione
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Gorki
Synopsis
When Ross activates the new Orion missile for a test, foreign spy Gorki activates a machine in the trunk of a car he commissioned Rick Jones to drive to New York and the missile changes course for the heart of the city. The Hulk intercepts the missile but changes to Banner before he can stop it.
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The Birth of ... the Hulk-Killer! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mick Demeo]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Boomerang [Fred Myers]; Hulk-Killer
Synopsis
Banner is hanging on the Orion missile heading for the heart of New York City and is able to change its course before he transforms to the Hulk once again. Military genius that he is, Ross thinks that it is the Hulk who tried to blow up New York and activates the Leader's most powerful Humanoid robot to take on the jade giant.
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The Humanoid and the Hero! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey D.]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek [as Artie S.]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Hulk-Killer; Boomerang [Fred Myers]; Gorki
Synopsis
The Hulk battles the Leader's Hulk-Killer Humanoid as Ross and his cronies learn that they sent the deadly android after the jade giant for all the wrong reasons. Boomerang gets a new costume.
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Boomerang and the Brute! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; General Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Boomerang [Fred Myers]
Synopsis
Since they have discovered that the Hulk is not the total villain he has been painted to be, the president tells Ross to pardon him if he thinks the threat is over. Of course, Boomerang picks that exact moment to secretly enrage the jade giant, causing him to go on another rampage and causing Ross to still see him as a menace. Hulk fights the new and improved (but still fashion-impaired) Boomerang.
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...Then, There Shall Come a Stranger! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
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The Abomination! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Abomination [Emil Blonsky] (introduction, origin); Stranger
Synopsis
The Stranger leaves earth with the rampaging Hulk left behind to wreak destruction on his behalf. Turning back into his alter ego, Banner surrenders himself to Gamma base and tries to kill himself with radiation to stop the Hulk's destruction. Stopped before he can use his gamma machine, the machine is instead used by a foreign spy who is transformed into the Abomination. More powerful than even the Hulk, Abomination beats the jade giant down and kidnaps Betty as he escapes from the base.
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Whosoever Harms the Hulk..! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Gil Kane
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Abomination [Emil Blonsky]; Stranger
Synopsis
Ross and his men try to revive the Hulk after his beating by the Abomnation. Returning from the brink of death, Hulk is about to leave when the pleading Rick Jones causes him to transform back to Banner. Banner uses his knowledge to lure Abomination back to Gamma base with Betty in tow. Hulk and Abomination clash once again. Watching from a distant galaxy, the Stranger realizes that the Abomination is a much better ally than the Hulk and zaps him to his side, ending the battle.
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Turning Point! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; Rick Jones; Teen Brigade; Silver Surfer (Cameo); Abomination (Cameo Flashback)
Synopsis
Betty bemoans her loss of Bruce. Bruce, in disguise, bemoans his circumstances, then transforms into Hulk who flees his hotel room in typical Hulk fashion - through the wall. Outside, Hulk sees a 'flying saucer' and leaps to bring it down so the aliens can take him far from Earth. What he brings down is not a saucer but the mighty Silver Surfer!
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He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
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..To the Beckoning Stars! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: High Evolutionary; Sir Ram; VILLAINS: New Men; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Thor
Synopsis
The High Evolutionary finds himself besieged on the planet of Wundagore II as his New Men revert to their bestial natures and attack. Thinking the Hulk may be just the help he needs to face his out of control creations, the Evolutionary has him captured and transported to his world.
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A World He Never Made! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
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What Have I Created? (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
Al Kurzrok

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; The High Evolutionary; The Knights of Wundagore
Synopsis
With Banner trapped and about to be evolved by the High Evolutionary, the New Men attack and stop the experiment. Banner becomes the Hulk and fights the New Men and the Evolutionary decides that the only way to stop his former creations is to do to himself what he planned on doing to Banner--evolving himself a thousand years into humanity's future. He does so and becomes a transcendent being who devolves his New Men back into animals before melting into cosmic consciousness. The Hulk is left alone on Wundagore II, the only sentient being on a lonely planet.
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The Legions of: The Living Lightning (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
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The Puppet and the Power! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
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When the Monster Wakes! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Hulk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
John Tartaglione
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; VILLAIN: Lord of the Living Lightning
Synopsis
With the military base under control of the Lord of the Living Lightning and the threat of a deadly missile barrage looming, it is up to the Hulk and Talbot to retake the instillation and beat back the Living Lightning troops. The Hulk succeeds in stopping his foe but has to blow up the military base to do it.
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Bonus Pin-Up Page! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Is This Any Way to Treat a TV Star? (Table of Contents: 17)

The Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Herb Trimpe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Hulk
  2. 1. The Missile and the Monster!
    The Hulk
  3. 2. The Birth of ... the Hulk-Killer!
    The Hulk
  4. 3. The Humanoid and the Hero!
    The Hulk
  5. 4. Boomerang and the Brute!
    The Hulk
  6. 5. ...Then, There Shall Come a Stranger!
    The Hulk
  7. 6. The Abomination!
    The Hulk
  8. 7. Whosoever Harms the Hulk..!
    The Hulk
  9. 8. Turning Point!
    The Hulk
  10. 9. He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer
    The Hulk
  11. 10. ..To the Beckoning Stars!
    The Hulk
  12. 11. A World He Never Made!
    The Hulk
  13. 12. What Have I Created?
    The Hulk
  14. 13. The Legions of: The Living Lightning
    The Hulk
  15. 14. The Puppet and the Power!
    The Hulk
  16. 15. When the Monster Wakes!
    The Hulk
  17. 16. Bonus Pin-Up Page!
    The Hulk
  18. 17. Is This Any Way to Treat a TV Star?
    The Hulk
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