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Hulk

Hulk
Real Name: Bruce Banner
Occupation: Nuclear physicist, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.; former church janitor, warrior, ruler of Sakaar, rebel leader, gladiator/slave, adventurer, mechanic, leader of the Pantheon, enforcer, research scientist, stable hand, banker, ship crewman, farmhand, steelwo
Birth Place: USA
Identity: Public
Aliases: Grey Hulk, Nul, Professor
Relatives: Brian Banner (Father), Rebecca Banner (Mother), Morris Walters (Uncle), She-Hulk (Cousin), Betty Ross (Wife), Caiera (Wife), Skaar (Son), Hiro-Kala (Son), She-Hulk (Lyra)(Daughter)
Group Affiliation: Avengers, Defenders, Torrance Traveling Carnival, Hulkbusters, Warbound, Fantastic Four (DeLila team), Pantheon, Secret Defenders, Worthy
Base of Operations: N/A
Origin: Augmented (Radiation)
First Appearance
Incredible Hulk #1 (v1)
Gender: Male
Height: 8′ 0″
Weight: 1400 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Green
Education: PhD in nuclear physics
Universe: Earth-616
 
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 #1 (v1)
8: Incredible Hulk #1 (v1)
   
"The Hulk "
Witness the birth of the Jade Giant, the strongest mortal on earth! Is he man, monster, or both?
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Cover Date : May 1962
Release Date: March 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Attachments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #2 (v1)
10: Incredible Hulk #2 (v1)
   
"The Terror of the Toad Men! "
The Toad Men wish to invade Earth but first must capture the Earth's most intelligent mind in order to determine Earth's weaknesses. Little do they realize that by capturing Bruce Banner they also captured the Incredible Hulk!
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Cover Date : July 1962
Release Date: May 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #3 (v1)
16: Incredible Hulk #3 (v1)
   
"Banished to Outer Space "
Banished to outer space, Bruce Banner encounters the strange effects of cosmic rays causing a psychic link between him and his companion, Rick Jones. A link that will be put under the test with the Ringmaster's hypnotic ability.
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Cover Date : September 1962
Release Date: July 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #4 (v1) [A Story]
25: Incredible Hulk #4 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Monster and the Machine! "
Rick Jones, the only person to control the Hulk, has decided on using a gamma ray machine to turn him back into Bruce Banner. Can Rick change Banner back without killing him?
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Cover Date : November 1962
Release Date: September 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #4 (v1) [B Story]
26: Incredible Hulk #4 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Mongu, The Gladiator from Outer Space! "
An alien announces a challenge for a one-on-one battle against Earth's fiercest warrior. The fate of Earth hangs in the balance.
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Cover Date : November 1962
Release Date: September 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [A Story]
33: Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Beauty and the Beast! "
In this double issue the Hulk faces off against two evil leaders! Tyrannus, once banished by Merlin a thousand years ago, still plots to take over the Earth. This time by capturing Betty Ross.
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Cover Date : January 1963
Release Date: November 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [B Story]
34: Incredible Hulk #5 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Hordes of General Fang "
General Fang a deadly conqueror plans an attack on a small village of Lhasa in his quest for global supremacy.
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Cover Date : January 1963
Release Date: November 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #12 (v1)
46: Fantastic Four #12 (v1)
   
"The Incredible Hulk "
General Ross hires the Fantastic Four to defeat the Hulk, who he believes to be sabotaging Project 34. Can Banner convince them that it wasn't the Hulk but by a man called the Wrecker!
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Cover Date : March 1963
Release Date: December 1962
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #6 (v1)
48: Incredible Hulk #6 (v1)
   
"The Metal Master! "
An invader from space calling himself the Metal Master seeks to rule the Earth, and his power to control metal might be too much for the Hulk alone. He might have to get some help from Rick Jones and his newly formed Teen Brigade!
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Cover Date : March 1963
Release Date: January 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Steve Ditko
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Incredible Hulk #1 (v1)
94: Avengers #1 (v1)
   
"The Coming of the Avengers "
The strongest heroes of Earth must unite as one force to stop the evil half-brother of Thor, Loki.
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Cover Date : September 1963
Release Date: July 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #2 (v1)
112: Avengers #2 (v1)
   
"The Space Phantom "
An alien invader called the Space Phantom can steal any identity. He aims to put the Avengers against each other, paving the way for his people to invade the Earth!
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Cover Date : November 1963
Release Date: September 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #49 (v1) [A Story]
125: Tales of Suspense #49 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The New Iron Man Meets the Angel! "
The Angel is bombarded by radiation when an atomic bomb is tested at one of Tony Stark's installation. The radiation altered his personality and made him evil. Once Iron Man was trying to save him; now he is the one that needs saving from this young X-man.
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Cover Date : January 1964
Release Date: October 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales of Suspense #3 (v1)
139: Avengers #3 (v1)
   
"The Avengers meet Sub-Mariner!' "
Being too much of a threat to be left to his own devices, the Avengers start a search for the Hulk. He manages to evade them by escaping into the Atlantic Ocean. Where he finds a most unlikely ally, the Sub-mariner!
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Cover Date : January 1964
Release Date: November 1963
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Attachments
 
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Avengers #25 (v1)
179: Fantastic Four #25 (v1)
   
"The Hulk vs. the Thing "
The Hulk heads to New York to find and destroy the Avengers, instead he finds three members of the Fantastic Four. When Johnny and Sue are rendered powerless it is up to the Thing to confront the Hulk. Heralding one of the greatest hand-to-hand battles in recorded history!
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Cover Date : April 1964
Release Date: January 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Fantastic Four #26 (v1)
180: Fantastic Four #26 (v1)
   
"The Avengers Take Over! "
The Hulk continues his rampage to find the Avengers who turned against him. The Thing wearily continues to try to stop him but fortunately the Avengers have returned to New York to stop their former teammate!
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: February 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column
 
Flashback Issue
 
Fantastic Four #5 (v1)
181: Avengers #5 (v1)
   
"The Invasion of The Lava Men! "
After battling the Hulk and his disappearance in New York. The Avengers disband to return to their personal lives. However this break is a short one as the Lava Men have finally decided to invade the surface world!
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Cover Date : May 1964
Release Date: March 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Avengers #14 (v1)
194: Amazing Spider-Man #14 (v1)
   
"The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin "
Spider-man is starring in a movie directed by the Oscar winning B.J. Cosmos. In a fight scene with the Enforcers and the Green Goblin, Spider-man realizes that they are not actors but the real thing!
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Cover Date : July 1964
Release Date: April 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Steve Ditko
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis Issue Covered in a Podcast Issue Has Letters Column Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Amazing Spider-Man #59 (v1)
216: Tales to Astonish #59 (v1)
   
"Enter the Hulk "
Giant-man tries to reason with the Hulk to get him to rejoin the Avengers. He doesn't know that his old enemy, the Human Top, has turned the Hulk against him!
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Cover Date : September 1964
Release Date: June 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Dick Ayers
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Covered in a Podcast
 
Flashback Issue
 
Tales to Astonish #112 (v1) [A Story]
256: Journey into Mystery #112 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Mighty Thor Battles the Incredible Hulk! "
Thor reminisces back to a time when he fought one-on-one against the Hulk!
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Cover Date : January 1965
Release Date: November 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Journey into Mystery #60 (v1) [B Story]
337: Tales to Astonish #60 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Incredible Hulk "
Bruce Banner has created an indestructible robot but when he chases someone snooping outside his lab. The stress of the pursuit changes him into the Hulk!
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Cover Date : October 1964
Release Date: August 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Tales to Astonish #61 (v1) [B Story]
338: Tales to Astonish #61 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Captured at last! "
The Hulk continues his battle against Bruce Banner's creation, a robot that can withstand the power of an atom bomb!
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Cover Date : November 1964
Release Date: September 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales to Astonish #62 (v1) [B Story]
339: Tales to Astonish #62 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Enter... the Chameleon! "
The Hulk remains a prisoner of General Ross but the Chameleon seeks an alliance with the green behemoth by setting him free!
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Cover Date : December 1964
Release Date: October 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Tales to Astonish #63 (v1) [B Story]
340: Tales to Astonish #63 (v1) [B Story]
   
"A Titan Rides The Train! "
While transporting one of his inventions via train an android attacks, forcing Bruce Banner to become the Hulk. But who is responsible for this android?
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Cover Date : January 1965
Release Date: November 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Tales to Astonish #64 (v1) [B Story]
341: Tales to Astonish #64 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Horde of Humanoids "
Having failed to acquire Bruce Banner's invention the Leader sends a horde of Humanoids to collect his new target: the Hulk himself!
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Cover Date : February 1965
Release Date: December 1964
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #65 (v1) [B Story]
342: Tales to Astonish #65 (v1) [B Story]
   
"On The Rampage Against The Reds! "
In order to escape the Humanoid horde the Hulk dives into the sea and becomes Banner. He is "saved" by a communist sub and taken behind the Iron Curtain where he is forced to develop weapons for the communist party or starve.
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Cover Date : March 1965
Release Date: January 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #66 (v1) [B Story]
343: Tales to Astonish #66 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Power of Doctor Banner! "
While escaping their communist prison, a European scientists sacrifices himself for the Hulk sending the green giant into a destructive rage. The American military believes that Banner has defected to the Communists and the Leader has decided to wait until the Hulk escapes the communists to make his next move.
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Cover Date : April 1965
Release Date: February 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #67 (v1) [B Story]
346: Tales to Astonish #67 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Where Strides the Behemoth "
After escaping the communists, the Hulk becomes Banner and is soon captured by thieves and held for ransom. Major Talbot is sent to investigate the situation and return Banner to America.
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Cover Date : May 1965
Release Date: March 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #68 (v1) [B Story]
347: Tales to Astonish #68 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Back From the Dead! "
Banner returns to America and after he is pardoned and returned to Astra Isle to complete his experiment. The Leader has left an even larger number of Humanoids on the island to capture both the experiment and the Hulk!
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Cover Date : June 1965
Release Date: April 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #69 (v1) [B Story]
348: Tales to Astonish #69 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Trapped in the Lair of the Leader! "
Having been captured by the Leader and transported back to his hideout, the Hulk is soon awakes and does what Hulk does best. Smash!
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Cover Date : July 1965
Release Date: May 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #17 (v1)
349: Avengers #17 (v1)
   
"Four Against the Minotaur! "
The Avengers search for the Hulk, but are tricked into a trap by the Mole Man. They soon find themselves in the pit of the Minotaur. Can this new team find a way to work together and overcome this giant beast?
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Cover Date : June 1965
Release Date: April 1965
Universe:
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Don Heck
Cover:
Issue Has Comments Issue Has a Synopsis
 
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Avengers #70 (v1) [B Story]
357: Tales to Astonish #70 (v1) [B Story]
   
"To Live Again "
After Banner has apparently died, Rick Jones tries to reanimate him by blasting him with gamma radiation, bringing out the Hulk with Banner's brains. In the meantime, the Leader has unleashed a 500 foot Humanoid.
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Cover Date : August 1965
Release Date: May 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #71 (v1) [B Story]
358: Tales to Astonish #71 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Like a Beast at Bay "
Hulk/Banner is just about to fight a 500 foot tall Humanoid when the U.S. military fires off a gigantic missile that renders it powerless. After this, the Leader offers Hulk a chance to join him and rule the world!
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Cover Date : September 1965
Release Date: June 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #72 (v1) [B Story]
359: Tales to Astonish #72 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Within the Monster Dwells a Man "
The Leader has rescued the Hulk from being captured by the U.S. military, but asks him to join in his war campaign against humanity.
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Cover Date : October 1965
Release Date: July 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #73 (v1) [B Story]
360: Tales to Astonish #73 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Another World, Another Foe "
The Leader removes the bullet from Hulk's brain effectively saving his life, only to send him on a dangerous mission.
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Cover Date : November 1965
Release Date: August 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #74 (v1) [B Story]
361: Tales to Astonish #74 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Wisdom of the Watcher "
The Hulk defeats his reptilian foe and the Watcher willingly gives the ultimate device to return to the Leader.
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Cover Date : December 1965
Release Date: September 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bob Powell
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #75 (v1) [B Story]
462: Tales to Astonish #75 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Not All My Power Can Save Me "
Hulk tries to rescue Rick Jones who is being held by the military, but is hit with a mysterious ray that's function nobody but Banner knows.
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Cover Date : January 1966
Release Date: October 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Jack Kirby
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #76 (v1) [B Story]
463: Tales to Astonish #76 (v1) [B Story]
   
"I, Against a World "
The Hulk has been transported to the 25th century, but the people of that time aren't treating him much better than those of his own time. He goes on a rampage seeking a way back to the past, but first must face an old enemy.
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Cover Date : February 1966
Release Date: November 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Gil Kane
Cover: Gene Colan
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #77 (v1) [B Story]
464: Tales to Astonish #77 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Bruce Banner is the Hulk! "
As the Hulk fights the Executioner in the future, Rick Jones is questioned by General Ross. Will he crack under pressure?
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Cover Date : March 1966
Release Date: December 1965
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: John Romita Jr.
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #78 (v1) [B Story]
465: Tales to Astonish #78 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Hulk Must Die! "
Having returned to the present, the Hulk becomes disoriented and is captured by the military.
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Cover Date : April 1966
Release Date: January 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Bill Everett
Cover: Vincent Colletta
Issue Has Comments
 
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Tales to Astonish #79 (v1) [B Story]
466: Tales to Astonish #79 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Titan and the Torment! "
The Hulk manages to escape from his captors, only to run into Hercules. Both are looking for a worthy opponent, setting the stage for an epic battle.
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Cover Date : May 1966
Release Date: January 1966
Universe:  Earth-616  
Writer: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Cover: Bill Everett
Issue Has Comments
 
           
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