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Dr. Bruce Banner was once a mild-mannered scientist, before he became the unstoppable engine of destruction known as the Hulk! Lee and Kirby's atomic update on the Jekyll/Hyde character mixed giant monsters with Cold War intrigue and psychological drama. Here's a fat collection of ALL the Hulk's first appearances, in chronological order, also including Spider-Man #14, Tales to Astonish #59 (his restart series) and Journey Into Mystery #112 (with Thor).
The Hulk's initial apperance was a cross-over from Stan and Jack's monster titles, which were leading up to the The Fanastic Four and the superhero book. But somehow it was a title out of its time, and they pulled the plug on it after six wild and totally great issues. Even Steve Ditko got involved in these early adventures. But he was much too good a character to let go, so immediately he began showing up in other Marvel titles. He became one of the first Avengers, if only to rampage off on his own again. He got tackled by the FF in three great issues, he co-starred with Spider-Man, and even with the Mighty Thor.
The Hulk was the loose cannon in the Marvel Universe, neither a goodie-goodie super hero nor an outright villain...like the wonderful early Sub-Mariner by Bill Everett back in the 1940s, here we had a tormented, troubled monster hounded by authorities and our own Marvel heroes. It's brilliant stuff and it's fun here to see these early tales all together in one collection.
Collecting: The Incredible Hulk (1962) #1-6; Fantastic Four (1961) #12, 25-26; The Avengers (1963) #1-3, 5; Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #14; Tales To Astonish (1959) #59; and Journey Into Mystery (1952) #112.
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Item Code IHE01 Publisher Marvel Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780785196006 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 392 Color Full Color
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