Bruce Banner (Earth-616)/Expanded History

early on life

Robert Bruce Banner [ 2 ] was the only son of Professor Brian Banner and his wife Rebecca. An abusive and alcoholic man, Bruce ‘s church father was besides a well known research worker of nuclear energy at the Los Alamos research base years earlier. there, and years before Bruce was born, he ‘d had been exposed to gamma radiation sickness after an attack to make a machine that created clean da gamma energy, resulting Brian ‘s D.N.A. being altered, which, in bend, led Bruce to be born with alone genes. [ 3 ] A selfish man, Brian was convinced by his wife to have a child and soon became covetous of his unborn son, and besides began harboring delusions that the radiation he was exposed to through his research may have mutated his son into an abomination. Bruce was born at Ohio General Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. His birth was a complicated one requiring a cesarean delivery section in order to save both Bruce and Rebecca ‘s animation. The parentage was a success, despite Brian ‘s attempts to prevent it from being completed. not even seeing his newborn child could convince Brian that his boy was normal. After many weeks in the hospital Bruce was finally allowed to go home with his mother and father .
While Rebecca loved her newborn child, Brian still considered it a giant and hated it for taking attention away from his wife. One of Bruce ‘s earliest comforts was a star mobile that was hung over his crib. Brian frequently took his wife out of the house on important social functions, leaving Bruce in the care of his abusive nanny Nurse Meachum. The only “ friend ” that Bruce had was his beloved stuffed animal named Guardian. Bruce was verbally and physically abused by his don for years. [ 1 ] Growing up as a child, Banner felt very unloved by his parents. [ 4 ] however, Banner was a curious and healthy child whose curio much came to harm, such as when he burned his hand on a radiator as a small baby. [ 5 ] One Christmas Eve when Bruce was four years honest-to-god, Bruce went into the kin lair in the middle of the night to take a look at the Christmas gifts and could not resist opening the one from his mother. It was a metal build up plant and while he was entrapped in play he was caught by his forefather. Seeing the complicate construct, Brian Banner was convinced that it was proofread that his son was somehow genetically altered and would use his superior intelligence to edge out world. Rebecca got in the in-between of the battle and was slapped. Bruce tried to throw himself at his forefather but the four class old was easily knocked aside. The whirl woke Nurse Meachum who was ordered by Brian to bring Bruce back to seam. [ 1 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] Bruce was frequently isolated to his room while his mother and founder went out, soon growing to resent how often they left him alone, however, he came to rely on cipher but himself. While he outwardly pretended to be beaming whenever his parents left him alone, he secretly cried for them to come back. [ 8 ] As Bruce got older his beget continued to be physically abusive toward him. [ 9 ] however, one of his few childhood friends came when he first met his cousin Jennifer Walters. [ 10 ] finally, Rebecca had enough of the abuse from her conserve and packed up a bag for her and Bruce to try and leave. however, they were caught in the driveway and Brian beat his wife to death before Bruce ‘s eyes. Upon witnessing his mother ‘s death, Bruce stifled all his emotions thereafter. [ 6 ] [ 12 ] [ 7 ] Brian was arrested for murdering his wife, however, before the chase Bruce was bullied and abused into telling the judge and jury that he made up his testimony against his father and that his mother truly died by accident when she tripped and fell while trying to flee her conserve. [ 11 ] While Brian Banner was primitively cleared of charges, until Banner was catch gloating about browbeating his son into making a delusive testimony. Found guilty by reason of insanity, Brian Banner was hauled off to a psychiatric facility for treatment. [ 13 ] Bruce was then placed in the care of his aunt Susan Drake, who raised Bruce throughout the rest of his childhood. [ 1 ] Both the traumatic events and his unique genes caused Bruce to start to develop multiple personality perturb, which he would n’t be diagnosed with years late, some which were reflected from himself, and some which were reflected from others, specially at an early historic period, though, despite this, none of these personalities would manifest, ascribable to the fact his D.I.D. was suppressed, until Bruce was exposed to gamma radiation from the da gamma fail years late. [ 14 ] The first sign that Bruce was developing mental problems due to his childhood abuse manifested when Bruce began talking to an complex number friend he called the “ Hulk ”. Concerned, his aunt Susan took him to mental health professionals who assured her that these were merely coping mechanisms and they would finally go away. unfortunately for the world, they never did and the Hulk endured as Banner ‘s “ complex number friend ” for years. [ 15 ]

senior high school School

As a adolescent Bruce had visits from his cousin Jennifer every summer and the two bonded as though they were brother and sister. [ 17 ] Bruce attended Science High School where he excelled in his knead but normally kept to himself, which was a induce for concern among the staff. One day one of his classmates tampered with one of his experiments causing it to explode in his face and getting him in trouble oneself with his skill professor. [ 1 ] Banner was still a awkward student, however, as he learned to master skill he was equitable as prone to cause experiments to blow up in his side as the early students were in sabotaging his sour. [ 5 ]

hush relying on the Hulk, Bruce began to mutter to himself in conversation with his “ fanciful supporter ”, [ 16 ] arsenic well as keeping detail note books with all sorts of strange equations [ 15 ] alienating himself even worse from his classmates who began to think he was crazy. [ 16 ] Bruce besides began secretly working on explosives in an abandoned warehouse as a think of of venting his frustrations and secretly harbouring ideas of revenge against his classmates. [ 18 ] Banner frequently made minor errors in his calculations, something that would come to bite him in the near future. Banner besides developed an puppy love with a mate schoolmate named Carla, who was constantly harassed by Ken, one of Bruce ‘s prime tormentors in high school. [ 16 ] One day in the cafeteria Bruce say Carla being harassed again and decided to get involved. rather of being the knight in shining armor he hoped to be, Bruce was knocked out when he was struck in the head with a lunch tray and dragged out into the park fortune where he was beaten up by his tormentors. Bruce was hospitalized with three broken ribs, a break nozzle, two black eyes, and one tooth knocked out. however, his aunt, fair recently having gone through a divorce, was ineffective to get the educate administrators to punish the boys creditworthy due to the rumor nature of the claim and revelations of Bruce ‘s “ Hulk ” and notebooks. [ 15 ] When Bruce returned to school the Hulk tried to warn him that everyone in school would consider him an even bigger addict than ahead. Bruce ignored his “ complex number ally ” and tried to reconnect with Carla, who was ferocious at Banner for getting involved in her business. She angrily rejected him for his stunt because it had people believe that she was his girlfriend, and how abhorrent she thought that was because she thought him as much of a addict as everyone else in educate. Bruce was devastated by this rejection, but the Hulk had a solution to this and all other wrongs that had be committed to Bruce. The Hulk suggests that Bruce smash all his enemies. [ 18 ] While Bruce was initially centripetal, when the Hulk suggested that they blow up the school with the explosive devices that Bruce had been experimenting with, Bruce abruptly changed his mind and refused to do indeed, but the Hulk told Bruce that it would happen no matter if he liked it or not. Over the future few nights Bruce was besides depress to attend school, which his aunt allowed. however, unknown to Bruce, when he slept the Hulk took restraint of his body and planted a fail in the school to go off in the dawn. When Bruce realized what had happened he rushed to school to try and disarm it. [ 19 ] Bruce rushed into the school warning everyone about the turkey but found that cipher was listening. Crashing into the boiler board Bruce managed to get down into the basement in just enough prison term to disarm it. Caught down in the kettle by some of his fellow students the immediately figured out who planted the bomb calorimeter and jumped him. The principal then closed the school for the day and locked Bruce down in the kettle board where he was beaten until the authorities arrived. Bruce ‘s aunt agreed that she and Bruce would move out of town in order for Bruce to avoid imprison fourth dimension once he was released from the hospital. Unknown to Bruce, his aunt was approached by a spokesperson of the military who pointed out to her that the turkey while sophisticated was not constructed by rights, but the work impressed the military who informed Susan Banner that they would invest in his education in the hopes that he could become a great weapons couturier who could work for the military. [ 20 ]

Post-Secondary department of education

After graduating high school, Bruce attended Desert State University in Navapo, New Mexico. There he dated a female child named Sally and carved her diagnose on a corner. [ 21 ] He soon became the lead scholar with Professor Herbert Josiah Weller. [ 22 ] former he dated a daughter named Susan Jacobson, but their relationship soon became rough when Bruce lacked any sort of familiarity and she broke it off after one night where he aggressively grabbed her arm. [ 23 ] Bruce later transferred to Pennsylvania State University where he briefly worked with canadian scholar Walter Langkowski finding a similar interest in gamma radiation. [ 24 ] [ 25 ] He besides worked with Peter Corbeau, and Raoul Stoddard. It was during his clock at Penn State that Banner found inspiration from note scientist Albert Einstein and like the celebrated scientist, bought a wardrobe consisting entirely of purple suits. [ 26 ] Bruce last finished his department of education at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked along side fellow researched Philip Sterns. It was her that Banner obtained his doctor’s degree in nuclear physics. [ 26 ] As a new student Bruce first met another scholar with a bright beware ; Tony Stark. They both attended Dr. Derenik Zadian ; “ Forward Thought Conference ” at Oxford University. [ 27 ] The two became intellectual rivals, although Tony ‘s family wealth and playboy lifestyle finally distracted him from promote competition. [ 28 ] In his final years at school he met and fell in beloved with Angela Lipscombe and the two began dating. They had a promising relationship with their educational backgrounds, and Angela helped Bruce come out of his shell. however, while Angela succeeded in getting scholarship grants, Bruce had great difficulty and his wrath and frustration over this began to boil to the come on. Having grown jealous of her achiever and attributing it to her being attractive, Bruce abruptly ended their kinship and cut off all contact with her. [ 29 ] shortly thereafter Bruce was tapped to work for the United States Army. [ 30 ] [ 31 ]

Gamma Bomb Project

Following his gradation, Bruce was approached by General Thaddeus “ Thunderbolt ” Ross to come work for the military to develop his da gamma bomb for military consumption. While Bruce intended to develop his bombard as a intend of destroying enemy weapons and buildings but sparing human lives, Ross was merely concern in making a destructive weapon that would make America ‘s enemies fear them. On the day Banner took the job with the military he was contacted by the mental hospital where his don had been kept for years. He went to see his father and was told that he was cured, and his founder besides appeared penitent of his past crimes and begged his son to allow him back in his life. Despite his misgivings and inability to trust his founder, Bruce agreed to take his father in. however, Bruce noticed that the longer his founder stayed with him the more mentally unstable he became and became leery that his father might be trying to kill him. When Ross learned that Bruce ‘s church father had come to live with him, he warned Banner that the fact that he was allowing a know murderer live with him could be a security risk, but Banner told Ross to mind his own business and then left the house, unaware that his father was following him. [ 13 ] Bruce went to visit his mother ‘s dangerous at it was the anniversary of her mangle. He was confronted by his church father who revealed that he was not as cured of his mental illness as he lead the psychiatric hospital to believe. however holding onto the impression that his son might be a mutant, Brian attacked his son. [ 1 ] Bruce fought off his father, but in the struggle he forced his church father back into his mother ‘s gravestone. The force in which Brian Banner ‘s head connected with the gravestone was fatal and he died instantaneously. Bruce fled the scenery and thanks to the rainstorm all testify placing him at the fit were erased. Bruce reported his father missing and when the patrol found his body, they wrote it off as a mugging gone dreadfully wrong. [ 13 ] [ 7 ] Bruce submerged the memory of murdering his own father, rather remembering that his father left after being fought off, and leaving the childhood fluid leading on his mother ‘s grave. [ 1 ] Bruce then began pitching his gamma bomb plan to the United States politics. This was a mean to an end for Banner as he hoped that the weaponize of his gamma research could lead to it being used in other areas such as music to cure disease. however, Banner intentionally made the turkey not closely deoxyadenosine monophosphate herculean as it could have been and his frequent fine-tune of the bombard prompted military administration and politics officials to become uneasy with the sum of taxpayer dollars were being spent on the project. Banner ‘s plan would have been cancelled if it was n’t for a charismatic entrance and sanction from Tony Stark who stood by Banner ‘s shape. however, things became sour when Stark pointed out areas where the bomb calorimeter could be improved. This led to an argument between Banner and Stark, which soured their relationship. [ 28 ] soon Bruce arrived at Los Diablos Missile Base a.k.a “ Desert Base ” in New Mexico. Ross still had a critical impression of Banner, calling him a sissy and demanding results. Upon finding defender among Banner ‘s belongings, Ross was flush more derogative unintentionally ripping the arm off the stuffed animal. Despite this rough originate, Banner began to continue his knead on the Gamma Bomb project. [ 32 ] It was during his inquiry in developing the gamma turkey that he began working with a technician and became very close to he and his wife. When the technician and his wife gave birth to young girlfriend named Po, they made Bruce the godfather of the child. Uninterested in the child at first, Banner soon came to think highly over her and enjoy answering her questions about the nature of the world she lives in, however, was slightly disruptive by her infatuation with death. Tragedy struck when the technician and Po died in a flat crash, their deaths deeply upsetting Bruce, who attended their funeral before continuing his work on the gamma fail. [ 33 ] On the days leading up to the test of his gamma turkey, Banner was becoming deeply troubled by the increase in military observers who became concern in his project, [ 29 ] of these top brass section individuals was General John Ryker. [ 34 ] meanwhile, General Ross had hired Tony Stark to try to alter the bombard to make it more potent. Stark in become tried to get Banner ‘s permission before he began. Bruce believed that Stark was trying to get recognition for the Gamma Bomb and tossed Stark out, unaware that Stark intended to research and alter the bombard anyhow. [ 35 ] Upon examen, Stark realized that the harbor that Banner put on the bombard to dampen it ‘s blast actually made the fail more knock-down and threatened to destroy the stallion screen site. After lessening the shielding, Stark besides found the properties of the gamma rays output by the fail could cause mutagenic properties in whatever survived the bang. late that nox, Stark sent an electronic mail confessing everything he had done. however when Banner received the message, he was so angered he refused to read it and deleted the message, and blocked Stark from his contacts. [ 36 ] A decisiveness done out of anger, while appearing to be of no consequence, would ultimately alter the course of Bruce Banner ‘s life forever. On the day before the test of the Gamma Bomb, Bruce was called to General Ross ’ s residence to discuss the matter. While Ross was speaking to Major Glenn Talbot on the call, the door was answered by his daughter, Betty Ross. At first not even looking Bruce in the center, she last pays attention to him after he helps her with an equation for her graduate course. The two then form a association, even with the Hulk in Bruce ’ sulfur head belittling him all the while. [ 37 ]

birth of the Hulk

The Hulk was born on the day that Bruce Banner first tested out his Gamma Bomb. Unknown to military staff at the clock, one of Banner ‘s assistants Igor Starsky was truly a russian descry who was seeking to obtain Banner ‘s plans for the formula. Banner kept the plans a well keep secret but let slip that he had them hidden in his cabin. As the final countdown began, Banner noticed a young boy named Rick Jones driving out into the testing area to play his harmonica on a dare from other children. Bruce told Igor to delay the countdown while he rushed off to get Rick out of the testing area. however, Igor saw this as an opportunity to get a defy of Banner ‘s plans and allowed the countdown to continue. Banner got to Rick and threw him into a lead-lined trench. however, before he could throw himself to condom, the Gamma Bomb went off bombarding Banner with a apparently deadly venereal disease of gamma rays. [ 38 ] [ 39 ] [ 1 ] [ 40 ] [ 7 ] Bruce died, but the Gamma Bomb had created a metaphysical barrier called the Green Door that connected Earth with the Below-Place, the bottom layer of the Multiverse. The green Door brought Bruce back to life, but the time span between his death and resurrection was indeed unretentive, his death went unnoticed. [ 41 ] The Gamma Bomb besides caused Bruce to alter his torso .

Chronal Interferences

The accident that birthed the Hulk was of such diachronic significance that it has been the subject of diverse tampering from time travellers. many years in the future on Earth-9200 a battle between the Hulk of Earth-616 ( from a number of years in the future from his parentage ) battled his malefic Earth-9200 counterpart, the Maestro. The struggle ended when the Maestro was thrown through Dr. Doom ‘s Time-Platform and sent back in time to Earth-616 at the here and now of the gamma bomb calorimeter plosion. The explosion apparently atomized the Maestro. [ 42 ] however, his spirit endured and formed a yoke between himself and the past Bruce Banner. [ 43 ] Another was due to a complex plat by Zarrko the Tomorrow Man a time traveler from the future of Earth-6297. Who aligned himself with the Chronarchist known as Khotto in a plot to create an flush more potent Hulk to used as a weapon. [ 45 ] To this end, Zarrko appeared a number of years into modern earned run average and tricked the spy agency SHIELD and it ‘s sister means TIME to send the Hulk ( one of their operatives in that era ) to assorted points in the by to stop the versatile Chronanarchists. In order to better command the Hulk, Banner ‘s take care was transferred into a Recording Observation Bot to guide the near mindless Hulk through the versatile eras. [ 46 ] The final stop was the day of the da gamma bomb calorimeter test that birthed the Hulk. By this sharpen, a previous wrong to the timestream made it thus any changes in the past would not create an alternate reality as it originally did, but change the path of history. Seeing the opportunity to prevent himself from becoming the Hulk, the R.O.B. carrying Banner ‘s judgment knocked both his past self and Rick Jones into the trench saving their lives. however, the future Hulk was caught in the gamma blast and was mutated into an even stronger mannequin as per Zarrko ‘s plans. [ 44 ] now with the memories of his future self, Banner saw that in trying to save himself he unleashed a more dangerous threat upon the world—a paradoxical Hulk that was more herculean than the original. Banner attacked Khotto and used Zarrko ‘s prison term window to set time backward to moments before the turkey explosion and with the help oneself of the Red She-Hulk defeated Khotto and apparently set history back on its proper naturally. [ 45 ]

first base Transformations

Banner and Rick were recovered from the military and Banner did not stop scream in agony for many hours. Left in isolation to presumably die of radiation poisoning both men survived. however, that night, Bruce abruptly transformed into a powerful grey skinned Hulk. [ 47 ] Upon his transformation the beastly Hulk smashed out of quarantine and fought his room through the military to get to freedom. Rick, feeling indebted to Bruce for saving his life went after the Hulk to make certain cipher got hurt. Hulk then went to Betty ‘s firm ( Banner subsequently would call this here and now the first time when he and Hulk thought the lapp thing ) and knocked the door. Betty opened, thinking that it was his father, but upon realizing it was the Hulk she began screaming at him and demanded to know what the Hulk has done to Banner. Betty then fainted into Hulk ‘s arms, and the Hulk was abruptly surrounded by the army. Hulk easily defeated the army and leave. The adjacent good morning, the Bruce Banner was woken up in the desert by Rick where he obviously fainted. When Banner asked Rick how he found him, Rick showed Banner a drag of end left from Hulk ‘s struggle with the united states army, causing Banner to realize that he was dangerous as the Hulk. Banner then refused Rick ‘s offer to go to the latter ‘s house, unwilling to put person in danger, however, Rick pointed out that they has to be together since Banner saved Rick ‘s life. Banner and Rick then went to a cave where with a room that could contain the Hulk, and Banner instructed Rick how to operate a mechanical doorway to lock the scientist inside, ordering Rick not to let him out unless it was Bruce Banner ‘s part asking to be let out. Banner then entered the room and soon turned into the Hulk and inevitably smashed his way out in order to get unblock to kill Bruce Banner, whom he believed was the one who caged him. [ 48 ] former the Hulk discovered that Rick was captured by the united states army for questioning and attacked the floor to rescue him, but he took Betty alternatively, and was attacked by Iron Man, who was there to rescue Betty. The Hulk, believing that Iron Man was a automaton, attacked him without mercifulness, at the verge of killing him, he only stopped when he injured Betty after she tried to stop him from killing Iron Man. Hulk then took Betty to heal her and, after escaping from the patrol when the Hulk went for music for Betty, Hulk left Betty in a cave and Hulk took manage of Betty before being found by the army. Hulk fought the united states army and about killed General Ross, who was there, until Betty begged Hulk to not do it, Hulk then left. The adjacent good morning, Hulk reverted second to Bruce Banner, and Rick found Banner in the desert, they managed to get some clothes for Banner, and returned to the base, with Banner knowing that he can not let the people believe the Hulk killed him, there Banner was confronted by Ross, who demanded to know about Banner ‘s disappearance. [ 49 ] The adjacent time Banner turned into the Hulk, he tore a way of destruction all the way to his lab where he caught Igor trying to steal his da gamma bomb plans. Igor was no match for the animal potency of the Hulk and was easily subdued. When Rick tried to get the Hulk to understand that he was truly Bruce Banner, the Hulk rejected Banner as a weakling. however, as the sunlight began to rise, the Hulk reverted back to Bruce Banner before the military arrived. With Igor in hands, the spy used a micro-transmitter hide under his fingernail to contact his air force officer, the gamma ray mutated man known as the Gargoyle. As the Gargoyle smuggled himself into America, Bruce and Rick tried to flee into the desert before twilight in lawsuit Banner transformed into the Hulk again. When Bruce transformed into the Hulk once again, he crossed paths with Betty Ross, who had gone looking for Banner worried about his well being and she fainted at the spy of the Hulk. The Gargoyle then appeared and used his mind command pellets to subdue the Hulk and Rick smuggle them to Russia. however, as their rocket crossed the globe into daylight the Hulk reverted back to Banner. The Gargoyle was more affect with capturing Banner and secreted him away to a lab. however, there the Gargoyle lamented about his mutation and asked Banner for aid to be restored to normal. Banner helped and succeeded in restoring the Gargoyle to human shape. In thanks, the early Gargoyle helped Banner and Rick escape back to America, sacrificing his life to do thus in the procedure. [ 38 ] Although Banner and Rick managed to get off safely, the constant fear of the Hulk would loom over Banner for years to come .


According to the psychiatric work of Dr. Leonard Samson the gamma bombard spawned multiple personalities in Bruce. Thanks to the gamma rays ‘ effects on his brain, these personalities manifested in his transformations. These identities were split into the three layers of his identity : the superego ( Banner the scientist ), the ego ( the grey skinned beastly Hulk ) and the idaho ( the green skinned, simple minded Hulk ). During his early transformations into the Hulk there was a conflict between the ego and id versions of the Hulk. Based on Samson ‘s writings, he has stated that the grey Hulk was the prevailing personality during his early transformations, even though his skin was late greens, but ultimately the the green skinned Hulk ‘s thinker exerted authority. [ 50 ]

early Adventures

The following nightly transformation of Banner into the Hulk yielded a new interpretation of the Hulk, this one with green clamber. Going on a rampage, he was promptly stopped by Rick Jones. Soon the populace was threatened by the Tribbitites [ 52 ] while Bruce and Rick were busy constructing a clandestine lab and holding place for the Hulk hide within a cave in the middle of the New Mexico desert. Seeking a brilliant mind to use for their own ends they kidnapped Bruce and Rick. When Bruce refused to help they shot Rick back to Earth, but as the ship shifted over to the dark side of the Earth Banner transformed into the Hulk once again and trashed their transport. The embark crashed back on the faint side in New Mexico and Banner was arrested, believed by General Ross to be a double-crosser in league with the Tribbitites. While Banner was incarcerated the Tribbitites threatened to crash the daydream into the Earth. That night Banner turned into the Hulk again and broke out of his cell. Seeking revenge against General Ross, he went to his home merely to find Betty there. Rick arrived with the military, but the Hulk fought them off and fled with Betty rear to his lab. There Rick confronted the Hulk to ask for his avail, but with the rise of the sunday, the Hulk reverted back to Bruce Banner. Banner then redeemed himself by using his da gamma ray cannon to invert the charismatic weapons of the Tribbitites sending their fleet spiralling out into space and saving the earth from destruction. [ 51 ] The Hulk ‘s adjacent transformation had him revert back to his grey form and he was attacked by the Distorter who used his mind master helmet to make the Hulk attack military installations around New Mexico. however, when the Hulk ultimately was able to resist the Distorter ‘s device and easily defeat him, turning the rogue scientist over to the military. [ 53 ] With his underground lab and restriction cell completed, Banner began being placed in captivity at night. When he turned into the Hulk again, he once more turn into the park skinned version, a form that Banner would maintain in one shape of another for quite some time. Around this time Rick was forced to lure the Hulk back to Desert Base in order to be used as a test subject for a new manner rocket. Although Rick managed to load the Hulk into the rocket, the military did not intend to return the Hulk to Earth. Rick messed with the controls sending the Hulk barge in to Earth, however, a strange side consequence linked the Hulk to Rick so that the Hulk obeyed all of Rick ‘s verbal commands. however, whenever Rick went to sleep the Hulk went on a rampage, forcing Rick to still use the secret chamber to lock up the Hulk. During one of the periods in which Rick was alert he decided to visit a circus. Unknown to him it was run by the Circus of Crime and when their leader the Ringmaster hypnotized Rick with the lie of the crowd, he was able to send a mental command to the Hulk for help in time. The Hulk well quashed the Circus of Crime and he and Rick escaped when the military arrive. [ 54 ] With Banner remaining in his Hulk form since the rocket malfunction, Rick finally brought the Hulk back to the clandestine lab where he exposed the Hulk to one of Banner ‘s gamma rays in an undertake to change him spinal column to normal. Rick succeeded but Banner was greatly weakened. After adjusting the device, Banner was able to expose himself to another dose of gamma rays that reverted him back into the Hulk but with his own mind, albeit Banner had a barbarous stripe. The Hulk used his powers to good manipulation saving a syndicate from a burn house before returning to his lab and changing back into Banner, feeling even weaker than ahead. With Banner ‘s intellectual the Hulk could be focused on very threats in the hopes of earning a effective name. When an apparent stranger calling himself Mongu came to Earth issuing a challenge to the mightiest person on Earth, the Hulk clashed with the “ stranger ” in the Grand Canyon, only to find out that it was very a russian agent wearing a mechanical suit. Although Hulk defeated “ Mongu ”, the Russians managed to escape and the military was left to believe that the entire incident was a fraud masterminded by the Hulk. [ 56 ] The Hulk was future flim-flam into venturing into the kingdom of Subterranea by the near immortal and erstwhile Roman ruler known as Tyrannus who kidnapped Betty and absconded with her to his hell region. The Hulk was forced to fight in a gladiatorial stadium, but the green colossus managed to defeat all of Tyrannus ‘ minions and complimentary himself, Betty and Rick and refund to the surface. former when the Asian principality of Lhasa was threatened by the communist soldier known as General Fang the Hulk and Rick travelled to the remote control region to defend it from Fang ‘s invasion. The Hulk well quashed Fang ‘s army and then left the air force officer on an american occupy island to be apprehended. [ 55 ] back in New Mexico, the Hulk was being blamed for a numeral of acts of sabotage around Desert Base. Furious, General Ross hired the Fantastic Four to stop the Hulk. Banner meanwhile knew he was innocent and became the Hulk to find the very fifth columnist. This led to a clash with the FF and the first base of the Hulk ‘s many battles with the groups powerhouse the Thing. With avail from Rick Jones, the Fantastic Four and the Hulk exposed the substantial fifth columnist, a communist agent calling himself the Wrecker. While the Hulk escaped get again, the FF captured the Wrecker and turned him over to the authorities. [ 58 ] [ 59 ] [ 60 ] [ 61 ] During this time, the Hulk was pulled forward in time to assist Aron the Rogue Watcher against the Fantastic Four and Fantastic Force. When Aron was defeated, all his thralls were returned to their proper clock time and topographic point with no memory of what happened. [ 62 ] After stopping military capture again, the Hulk returned to his hidden lab and when he used his gamma radiate projector to return to Banner, he was surprised to find that although homo in phase his persuasiveness was greatly increased. The earth was soon threatened by the Metal Master an alien who could control metallic element with his beware. When Banner exposed himself to gamma rays again all but his head turned into Hulk kind. fortunately, Banner had made a mask of the Hulk ‘s face and wore it. During his foremost bout with the Metal Master the Hulk was defeated and knocked out. When military personnel arrived on the picture and removed the Hulk ‘s latex paint mask, Banner ‘s incomplete transformation finished, covering up his identity before it could be revealed. With the help of Rick ‘s newly formed group, the Teen Brigade the Hulk constructed a bogus weapon to trick the Metal Master into thinking that the Hulk had a alloy weapon that was immune to his office. The Hulk then well defeated the Metal Master in fight and forced him to leave Earth and promise never to come back again. For defeating the Metal Master, the Hulk was awarded a presidential pardon, however, when he returned to his lab to change back into Bruce Banner he was horrified to find that the da gamma ray projector nobelium longer worked. Losing his pique the Hulk smashed the device, however, his anger triggered the transformation changing him back into Banner once again. [ 57 ] When Banner adjacent transformed into the Hulk he was reduced to a blind fury due to a burning ace under his skin that was a side impression of his transformation. During his rampage the Hulk clashed with the super-powered hero known as the Sentry, whose own world power had a soothing effect on the Hulk and besides began a dull transformation in the Hulk making him more intelligent, docile, and able to revert to and from Bruce Banner and the Hulk at will. The two became partners of sorts and the Hulk spent a time living in New York City within the Sentry ‘s headquarters, the Avengers Tower|Watchtower. The couple clashed with foes such as the General, the Living Nuke, and the Lobster People. When the Hulk risked his life to save the Lobster People colony he was heralded as a hero. besides for his part in stopping the Lobster People ‘s invasion of the surface world the Hulk was regaled as a bomber. however, during the parade in the Hulk ‘s award the Sentry ‘s old foe the Void attacked and when the Hulk tried to defend his friend the Void attacked the Hulk with his tendrils. The Hulk then fell to the ground where he was in a coma for days. When the Hulk awoke the conflict was over and both the Sentry and the Void were missing. Without the Sentry ‘s influence the burn ace came back to the Hulk and he reverted back to his beastly brain. [ 64 ]

Joining the Avengers

Returning to the south-western United States the Hulk soon became a mean for the Asgardian trickster deity Loki to get retaliation against his step-brother Thor. To this end, Loki tricked the Hulk into damaging a dragoon racetrack. Although the Hulk prevented the train from getting wrecked, he was blamed for the destruction of the track and became hunted by the authorities. [ 66 ] not seeking the Hulk to get hurt, Rick Jones and the Teen Brigade attempted to contact the Fantastic Four, however, Loki intercepted their message and had it go to Thor alternatively. He besides unintentionally caused the message to be received by Iron Man, Ant-Man and his buddy the Wasp. The four heroes arrived at the Teen Brigade ‘s headquarters and after hearing Rick ‘s plea to help the Hulk agreed to band together to stop the da gamma spawned freak. [ 67 ] The Hulk attempted to lay depleted by hiding out in a trailer belonging to a circus. He was discovered by the bearded lady who convinced the owner of the circus to allow the Hulk to stay with them. [ 68 ] The circus had the Hulk disguise himself as “ Mechano ” claim that he was very a automaton. This guise proved short lived as Ant-Man was able to track down the Hulk using his network of ants. The ants caused the land to cave in under the Hulk keeping him distracted enough for the heroes to catch up with him. [ 69 ] A battle broke out, but the Hulk still cared enough to save the life of the bearded lady who helped him find protection among the circus. With the battle not working out in his privilege the Hulk alternatively bounded away to avoid more innocents being hurt. [ 65 ] [ 70 ] [ 69 ] There are differing reports on where the Hulk went. The most common telling states that the Hulk fled to Detroit, Michigan where he fought the heroes at an car fabrication plant, [ 71 ] while another states that the Hulk battled the heroes at the Cardiff-Grant Munitions R & D Factory in Denver, Colorado. [ 70 ] During the course of the battle, Thor returned from his native Asgard with Loki, revealing him as the genius behind the whole plot to pit them against the Hulk. When Loki fought back the heroes were stated as dumping him in a radioactive waste disposal unit. After the battle was over, the group decided to band together as a team, calling themselves the Avengers. [ 69 ] In another rendition of the narrative, Loki was defeated by being placed in a explosive test unit. late the heroes decided to form the Avengers while at Stark Industries office. The Hulk was not in the first place at the meet, but he barged in later and convinced the Avengers to let him join their group so he would not have to worry about them hounding him again. [ 72 ]

ephemeral Avenger

After the Avengers were publicly unveiled, [ 74 ] the Hulk ‘s tenure with the Avengers proved to be identical unretentive lived. During the Hulk ‘s initial visit to what finally became known as Avengers Mansion he frightened away all the staff, leaving only Tony Stark ‘s butler Edwin Jarvis, who loyally stayed on the job. [ 75 ] When Iron Man attempted to get government sanctions for the Avengers, the Hulk ‘s membership in the group turned out to be a PR nightmare. The Hulk and Rick Jones met with the team at the mansion. When discussing a charter and rules for the group the Hulk grew agitated and literally jumped out of the sign of the zodiac, causing a set of price and more negative promotion for the group. [ 76 ] Later the group met to determine who would lead the group, the Hulk came to blows with both Thor and Iron Man, until ultimately the group decided to elect the Wasp as their unavowed president therefore as not to bruise the ego of the male members. [ 77 ] This confluence was crashed by Iron Man ‘s future self and the Black Widow who briefly passed through the meet room while jaunting through prison term periods. [ 78 ] soon after the Avengers were asked by the military to stop Latverian sovereign Dr. Doom from recapturing a ship that the military had in their self-control. [ 79 ] Although the heroes were lured into a trap aboard the ship by Doom ‘s followers they managed to destroy the ship. The Hulk about caught Doom himself, but only succeeded in capturing one of his Doombot effigy. [ 73 ] Another Avengers meeting—this one attended by Iron Man, Thor and Hulk — – was crashed by another time travelling Iron man, this fourth dimension from a few years earlier than the other clock time traveler, who arrived with the Dr. Doom of his own era. This copulate concisely interacted with the Hulk and others before being returned to their own clock. [ 80 ] The Avengers were next targeted by the alleged Space Phantom who sought to conquer the Earth. [ 81 ] The Space Phantom could take the identify of an individual, displacing them to the dateless region of Limbo while he possessed that person ‘s kind. The Space Phantom transformed into the Hulk, shunting him off to Limbo and attacked the Avengers and went on a rampage. [ 82 ] While there the Hulk crossed paths with future Avengers the Wasp, Hercules and the Black Knight. When the Hulk tried to attack, Hercules knocked the Hulk out with a unmarried punch and he was whisked back to land when the Space Phantom assumed a new phase. [ 83 ] Although the Avengers finally learned the truth, Thor insulted Hulk during the battle and the Hulk fled second to the southwest. There he and Thor battled it out until Iron Man came and convinced them to return to conflict the Space Phantom. [ 84 ] After the Space Phantom was defeated, the team ‘s easily misgiving of the Hulk made the green goliath realize that they feared and distrusted him, so the Hulk left the group. [ 82 ] The Hulk went on a rampage until he crossed paths with a pregnant charwoman who was rushing to a hospital alone as she had gone into british labour party. The Hulk ‘s fad subsided and he helped the woman give parturition but soon passed out and reverted spinal column into Bruce Banner. Banner woke up in a prison cell and was interrogated by the police who believed he was a bibulous buttocks who murdered person. however, after hearing his story and having a lab reputation confirm that the blood on him contained embryonic fluid, he was released from detention. [ 85 ]


After the Hulk abruptly left the team, the Avengers were determined to hunt him down, not wishing him to run free. The Hulk ‘s only ally was Rick Jones who found the Hulk back in the southwesterly and helped him return to his secret lab and the gamma ray platform turning him back into Bruce Banner. however, the blast was not strong adequate and Banner changed back into the Hulk that night angrier and more out of control than always. Rick alerted the Avengers who came to New Mexico to clash with the Hulk. Despite their combined might the team were unable to capture the Hulk who managed to escape. [ 86 ] [ 76 ] The Hulk managed to escape out to sea where he found recourse on a small island. There he was confronted by the Atlantean prince the Sub-Mariner, who was seeking raw allies in his war against the airfoil worldly concern .
Despite the fact that both men held contempt for each other an uneasy alliance was formed between the two. They then lured the Avengers to an island that held an abandoned military base from World War II where a conflict broke out. [ 86 ] During the course of the battle the Hulk and Thor were separated from the other combatants and contend one-on-one. however, there was no open victor as their conflict caused the cavern they were fighting in to collapse separating the two. The Hulk then rejoined the conflict with the Sub-Mariner against the Avengers. [ 87 ] ultimately, the Hulk ended up fleeing the struggle when he began to revert back to his human shape of Bruce Banner and fled so as not to compromise his bivalent identity. Seeing that his ally had abandoned him the Sub-Mariner then ended the conflict, escaping into the ocean. [ 86 ] The Avengers then began resuming their hunt for the Hulk. The Hulk tried to flee the sphere, using force out to sneak onto the back of a hand truck where he reverted rear into Bruce Banner and managed to slip past a military cordon. Later fleeing second to his secret lab, Banner once more turn into the Hulk who smashed all of Banner ‘s machinery in an try to remain the Hulk forever, then seeking revenge against the Avengers for constantly hounding him began making his way toward their headquarters in the New York City .
however, the Avengers were even in New Mexico searching for the Hulk and therefore when give voice went out that the Hulk was heading for the Big Apple, the Fantastic Four were alerted. The team fared ill defending the city from the Hulk with their drawing card Mr. Fantastic ailment, both the Invisible Girl and Human Torch were injured fighting the adulteress giant, leaving the thing as the only hero to stand in the way of the Hulk ‘s rampage. Although the Thing lost the first bout, he got back up and continued after the Hulk. [ 88 ] The Hulk was belated attacked by the Thing and a partially recovered Human Torch, outnumbered the Hulk fled through the New York metro system and managed to last make his way to Avengers Mansion. There he found the Avengers waiting for him and a struggle erupted out into the street. The in full recovered Fantastic Four arrive and assisted the Avengers in chasing the Hulk up a partially constructed position tower. The Hulk was able to hold his own against the two uncoordinated hero teams until Rick Jones manages to throw a gamma irradiated pill into the Hulk ‘s mouth. This knocked the Hulk out causing him to fall into the Hudson River, reverting back into Bruce Banner as he was swept away by the currents. [ 89 ] Bruce returned to Desert Base where his frequent and distance absences began to make General Ross fishy of Banner ‘s activities outside the basis. Despite this Banner was charged with investigating a strange mound that was growing out of the background from beneath the base. The Avengers were finally called in and they clashed with the creators of the mound, the subterranean populate subspecies known as the Lava Men. During the Avengers battle with the Lava Men, Banner transformed into the Hulk once again and entered the clandestine sphere and clashed with his former allies. [ 90 ] [ 91 ] During the path of the battle the Hulk was tricked into punching the mount ampere hard as he could, causing a massive plosion that sealed the Lava Men below, the blast besides knocked the Hulk away from the struggle where he reverted back into Bruce Banner. He was found by Betty Ross who presumed that he was harmed by the Hulk and helped carry him to condom. [ 90 ] When Banner future transformed into the Hulk he sought safety in the caverns below New Mexico. This chancel proved short lived as he crossed paths with Spider-Man who was lured below by his foes the Green Goblin and the Enforcers on a bogus movie shoot. While Spider-Man defeated the Enforcers and the Green Goblin got away, the Hulk proved besides herculean for Spider-Man to fight alone. Although the mask bomber managed to hold his own, he was finally forced to hide in arrange to avoid further conflict and the Hulk went about his business. [ 92 ] Spider-Man has claimed that he battled the Hulk concisely after this in New York City where he was overpowered by the Hulk. Before the Hulk could land a killing blow on Spider-Man he was rescued by Captain America who helped put the Hulk down. [ 93 ] While the recounting lacks particular details, given the Hulk ‘s early doggedness for revenge it seems probably that the Hulk would have returned to New York to attack Spider-Man specifically for their former find. Banner returned to New York shortly thereafter and in need of food he went to the Baxter Building headquarter of the Fantastic Four and was admitted into the construction by his old spar collaborator the Thing. Banner ‘s sojourn was cut short when New York was attacked by a legion of monsters that were unleashed by the Mole Man. Banner was forced to transform into the Hulk and the Thing convinced the Hulk to help him round up the monsters along with Giant-Man and the Beast. The Hulk assisted in taking down Tragg, Groot, Taboo, Grottu, Droom, Vandoom, Gargantus, Rommbu, and Grogg and most of the monsters were banished to the Negative Zone. [ 94 ]

Reverting back to human form, a more embitter Bruce Banner returned to working at Desert Base. When the Avengers Giant-Man and the Wasp came to the base seeking to help find the Hulk and once again convert him to rejoin the Avengers. General Ross assigned Banner to help the two heroes, but Banner refused and stormed off into the defect. There he transformed into the Hulk once again and went on another rampage. While Giant-Man and the Wasp evacuated a nearby town their recur foe the Human Top approached the Hulk and warned him that the heroes were waiting for him. The Hulk then attacked Giant-Man in town while the Human Top then went to tell General Ross that the Hulk was in the township entirely and he ordered a nuclear weapon to be used on it. When the Wasp learned that her spouse was in the town fighting the Hulk she was able to warn him over radio receiver. Duly warned, the Hulk intercepted the nuclear projectile carrying it away from the town. The radiation sickness from the plosion caused Banner to revert back to human form. Banner returned to his work at Desert Base while Giant-Man and the Wasp gave up on their mission and returned to New York City. [ 95 ] When Banner adjacent turned into the Hulk he fled to Antarctica in orderliness to escape the military and find peace, however, the cold was besides beastly for even the Hulk and he collapsed, reverting back into Bruce Banner. fortunately, Banner was rescued by a team of scientists researching the effects of global warming on the hole in the ozone layer over the area. Their investigation besides incidentally revived the ancient Makluan known as Fin Fang Foom. While Foom attempted to obtain a human host to regain his force, killing some of the scientist Banner was regarded with some intuition, triggering his transformation into the Hulk. Seeing this potent shape before him, Fin Fang Foom revealed his true self and the Hulk attacked the massive dragon. Foom attempted to convince the Hulk to join his causal agent, but the Hulk decided that if anyone would rule the earth, it would be the Hulk—alone—and the tire giant promptly tossed the massive dragon onto the moon before departing to be alone again. [ 96 ] The Hulk besides worked with the Sentry again, venturing into the Negative Zone to struggle the Irish themed villain Danny Boy. [ 97 ] Banner ‘s expertness was late sought to assist in stopping the super-villain know as Sundown who was rampaging through New York City, however, Banner was unavailable due to one of his absences while transformed into the Hulk. [ 98 ] The Hulk returned to the southwest where the Avengers ( with their newest member Captain America ) followed him in the hopes of convincing the Hulk to rejoin their ranks. The Hulk fight against the Avengers and ignored Rick ‘s pleas and fled. He was then contacted by Baron Zemo and his Masters of Evil who convinced him to join their induce in destroying the Avengers. The Hulk joined Zemo, the Executioner and the Enchantress in attacking the Avengers, but the Hulk turned against Zemo and his Masters when Zemo foolishly threatened Rick ‘s life. Defeated by the Hulk, the Masters fled, and the Hulk not wishing far conflict escaped the area deoxyadenosine monophosphate well. [ 99 ]

Under suspicion

Bruce ‘s frequent absences started taking their toll on Banner as it prompted General Ross to apply more pressure on Banner to complete his projects, such as a automatic lawsuit of armor that could allow person to withstand an atomic blast. Banner soon came to realize that his recent spat of transformations were all caused by try and that alike stress besides triggered the Hulk ‘s reversion spinal column into human human body. Such a situation of stress occurred when Ross gave Bruce alone a few hours to finish perfecting his automatic conflict suit, prompting a transformation into the Hulk. The Hulk fled desert base leaving the suit of armor vulnerable to be taken over by a spy. When the spy tried to abscond with the armor during the good morning tests, General Ross believed that Banner was trying to steal his own invention. The descry clashed with the Hulk concisely but managed to escape when the Hulk began reverting back into Bruce Banner. [ 100 ] unable to prove Banner was involved in the larceny of the lawsuit, Ross was forced to let him go free, and Banner soon began building a device that would help him track down the spy who stole it. His search for the spy coincided with the arrival of Major Glenn Talbot. Talbot was sent to Desert Base by the Pentagon to investigate suspicions that Banner might be a spy and/or have a connection to the Hulk. Talbot instantaneously became smitten by General Ross ‘ daughter Betty becoming determined to expose Banner as a spy or bad in arrange to eliminate him from the rival for Betty ‘s love. Banner managed to track down the spy who stole the suit of armor and transformed into the Hulk. As they battled, Major Talbot and Betty arrived on the scene and Glenn shielded her from debris from a rock smashed by the Hulk. The Hulk succeeded in defeating the spy by knocking him into a apparently bottomless stone. however, the spy had a back-up plan and had launched a projectile at Desert Base. The Hulk dived in the path of the missile detonating it. The Hulk was knocked out and Talbot cursorily mobilized the military to subdue the green monster, in a piece of irony special bonds designed by Bruce Banner himself were used to subdue the Hulk. [ 101 ] After failing to hear from his spy the Leader, a da gamma beam spawned genius, sent the external spy known as the Chameleon to obtain secrets from the basis. besides, having heard that the Hulk was captured, Rick Jones concisely left his partnership with Captain America and the Avengers to plead in the Hulk ‘s defense. Disguised as General Ross, the Chameleon approached the captive Hulk and then attempted to obtain an alliance with him. The Hulk refused and while the Chameleon was busy dismissing the 24 hour precaution placed around him, he reverted second into Bruce Banner. easily able to slip from the bonds, Banner was found by Rick who promptly helped him change into some fresh clothes and report in. however, both General Ross and Major Talbot were even more fishy of Banner in light of the Hulk escape and person sitting as the General. As Bruce left the touch he was jumped by the Chameleon who disguised himself as Banner to gain access to his lab. Hearing Betty in distress, Bruce transformed into the Hulk again and attacked the Chameleon who managed to keep the Hulk at bay by threatening to use a gamma bomb grenade. ultimately the Chameleon ditched Betty and tossed the grenade, the Hulk shielded the blast with his body. The resulting explosive buried the Chameleon in debris, and the da gamma rays from the explosion reverted the Hulk back to homo shape. Under the cover of smoke, Bruce then fled the picture to change into fresh clothes again. When forced to report to General Ross and Major Talbot, the fact that Betty was able to see through the Chameleon ‘s disguise cleared Banner of any wrongdoing, however, the pair were more determined than always to pin something on Banner. [ 102 ] Banner was adjacent ordered to be present on a military discipline shipping his latest invention the Absorbatron to its testing area. Talbot was determined to stick to Banner like glue hoping to learn his secrets. This did n’t happen as the train was soon attacked by the one of the Leader ‘s Humanoid constructs. Talbot locked Banner in a room aboard the prepare while the military handled the attacker. however, Banner transformed into the Hulk and broke detached. The Hulk then prevented the Humanoid from stealing the Absorbatron and returned to human form before the military arrive. Finding Banner on view, Talbot accused him of being involved in the larceny and had him locked up, pending trail. [ 103 ] While imprison Banner was granted a request to be given tranquilisers which he used to remain in human form thus as not to betray his identity. redemption came from Rick Jones himself who came to Banner ‘s help. Seeing that Bruce was stuck, Rick used his Avengers priority condition to meet with the President of the United States. [ 104 ] Confiding Bruce ‘s double identity to the President the President agreed that Banner ‘s secret must be kept lest foe nations discover the truth and attack Banner to try and learn how to create their own Hulks. Banner was soon given a presidential forgiveness, angering Talbot and making him more determined than always to find some proof that Banner was a double-crosser to his area. Bruce and Glenn Talbot were future dispatched to Astra Island where they were to test Bruce ‘s Absorbatron device. When Banner realized he was out of tranquilisers he fled while transforming into the Hulk. This transformation coincided with the Leader ‘s undertake to steal the Absorbatron with an united states army of Humanoids. [ 105 ] The Hulk fought the Humanoids until the military arrived, prompting the Leader to recall his Humanoids lest they be destroyed. The Hulk besides attempted to escape by swimming away in the ocean. While the Hulk succeeded in escaping the american english military the Hulk changed back into Bruce Banner and closely drowned. He was rescued by a russian bomber and he was taken to an undisclosed communist country in Eastern Europe. There Banner was informed by the alleged commanding officer that he was going to be forced to work for the Soviets. When Banner refused to work for them he was placed in a small cell where his stress degree increased to the compass point that it triggered another transformation into the Hulk. The Hulk then broke out of his cellular telephone and trashed the facility he was being held. however, the Commandant called in reinforcements. Wounded by a blast from a “ Vaporizer Ray ” the Hulk was assisted by one of the prisoner scientists to heal his wounds but the temperamental Hulk shunned his offers of friendship. [ 106 ] It was n’t until the Commandant slew the scientist that the Hulk realized the man was trying to help and the Hulk went on another rampage until his stress triggered another reversion. Banner awoke and had to flee attacking k fighters, but transformed into the Hulk again when he came across the dead scientist ‘s torso, saving him in the nick of fourth dimension from a missile. The Hulk then smashed the fighters and continued on his rampage. [ 107 ] The Hulk cut a path of end into Russia, but the constant attacks grew on the colossus ‘s nerves and so he leapt across many miles until he reached Mongolia where an exhaust Banner reverted back to human form. He was found by Kanga Khan a mongolian raider who took Banner prisoner and agreed to contact the american authorities to turn him over for a ransom. The military send Major Talbot to recover Banner, but his arrival coincided by an fire by Hakun Gantu and his equal gang. Talbot fled with Banner but while trying to cross a specialize batch path it gave means under their feet and they began to fall. [ 109 ] While Talbot was knocked out by the twilight, Banner was saved thanks to another transformation into the Hulk. As the Hulk, Bruce then bounded his way back to America leaving Talbot behind. miraculously, the Hulk managed to find his manner back to Banner ‘s home plate to rest where he reverted back into human form. When he awoke he found General Ross, Betty and an army of soldiers looking to arrest him. Major Talbot was recovered and his request to punish Banner was denied by the president himself. rather the pair were ordered to return to Astra Island to complete the test of the Absorbatron. Prior to their arrival the Leader doused the island with an united states army of miniaturize Humanoids that were grown to fully size when Banner and Talbot arrived. Overpowered, Banner transformed into the Hulk and began fighting the creature off, however, this time the Leader was prepared for the attack and used a powerful gas to knock the Hulk out and take him prisoner. [ 108 ] The Leader then absconded with the Hulk and the Absorbatron hop to use both to rule the global. While examining the Hulk, the Leader left him alone to find instruments that could pierce his tough shroud. While the Leader was gone, Banner returned to homo form and used his intelligence to break free and send out a bespeak to the military. Finding the Hulk missing from the examining table, the Leader tried to flood the room with flatulence, prompting another transformation into the Hulk. however, the Hulk ‘s forte was besides much for the Leader who fled as the Hulk destroyed the Absorbatron, before exhaustion over took him and he returned to his human form. merely then the military and Rick Jones arrived. Jones attempted to stop the military before General Ross ‘ orders to shoot to kill were carried out, but Rick was besides deep and Banner was apparently nip dead. [ 110 ]

Trapped as the Hulk

Although Banner was legally dead, Rick Jones absconded with his body to Banner ‘s hidden lab. There Rick bombarded Bruce with a knock-down gamma radiate which triggered his transformation into the Hulk, reviving him and keeping the bullet train in his skull from killing him. The Hulk realized that he retained Banner ‘s take care was horrified to realize that in order to stay alive he had to remain the Hulk at all costs. Creating a chemical concoction to remain the Hulk for 48 hours, Bruce went to Desert Base to get one stopping point count at Betty before leaving his old life completely. however, his arrival coincided by an fire by the Leader ‘s massive Humanoid initiation. The Hulk tried to fight the animal, but the military confused his aid as his being creditworthy for the attack. This prompted General Ross to decree the launch of his Sunday Punch Missile. [ 111 ] The Hulk was alerted by the risk by Rick Jones, and he managed to leap himself and Rick away from the fire. The attack angered Bruce and his mind began to deteriorate. He and Rick retreated back to his confidential lab, but they were followed by the military. With Ross ordering the Hulk ‘s resignation, he sent Rick out to distract them to try and figure out how to get out. As the military prepared to attack the Hulk was offered salvation from the Leader. [ 112 ] The Hulk accepted the Leader ‘s crack and was teleported away just as his lab was destroyed, leaving the military to think the Hulk had been killed. The Hulk was transported to the Leader ‘s hideout in Greece. The Leader then asked the Hulk to join him in conquering the populace, but the Hulk refused. Anticipating this the Leader felled the Hulk with knockout gas. When Banner late awoke he began to feel the change that would turn him back into his human form and kill him. Trashing the Leader ‘s lab to try and find a device that utilized gamma rays to sustain his Hulk shape Banner alerted the Leader to his destruction and he unleashed his Humanoids on him. [ 113 ] With the Hulk sabotage, the Leader called off his Humanoids and while examining the Hulk the Leader found the bullet and used his gamma powered machines to dissolve it and save Banner ‘s animation. however, as a consequence Banner was horrified to find that although he would live, he was trapped in the imprint of the Hulk. The Leader then ordered the Hulk to assist him in recovering the alleged Ultimate machine from the homeworld of the Watcher. Indebted to the Leader for saving his life, the Hulk agreed and the Leader teleported the Hulk to the Watcher ‘s homeworld. There the Watcher revealed himself, telling the Hulk that he would not interfere in his pursuit. Before the Hulk could recover the Ultimate Machine he was attacked by the foreigner known as the Amphibian. [ 115 ] The Amphibian besides sought the Ultimate Machine and the two fought it out. The Watcher allowed them to fight, merely interfering to teleport them off from the equipment, and then banish the Amphibian away when he deemed the Hulk the victor. The Hulk then recovered the Ultimate Machine and was teleported back to earth by the Leader. Although the Leader was victorious, the collect cognition of the Ultimate Machine proved besides much for even his enhance reason and he was apparently killed by the information. [ 114 ] The Hulk left the Leader ‘s lair, his mind devolving even more. once back in the United States the Hulk decided to try to use the Ultimate Machine. While it was excessively knock-down for him a well but hush picked up a think that Rick Jones was under military apprehension and demanding to see the President. The Hulk abandoned the Ultimate Machine to go to Washington D.C. with the military trying to oppose his advancement. General Ross ordered to use the T-Gun ( a weapon designed by Bruce Banner ) on the Hulk. When the Hulk was blasted with it, it appeared to vaporize him, however, he was transported to the twenty-fifth Century of Earth-6676, a universe had been decimated by a great war. He was instantaneously attacked by the forces of King Arrkam [ 116 ] and taken prisoner. Taken to King Arrkam ‘s fortress, he was told to assist them in their battle against the “ evil matchless ”, the Executioner of that era. The Hulk initially refused and broke exempt, however, the Executioner and his forces attacked. [ 117 ] The Hulk overpowered the Executioner and his forces and sent them fleeing, but despite this King Arrkam and his forces believed that the Hulk assisted the Executioner in his attack. Before they could attack the Hulk the effects of the T-Gun wore off and he was transported back to his own era and returned to the ruins of his old lab in New Mexico. This happened merely moments after a grief smitten Rick Jones revealed the Hulk ‘s identity to Major Talbot. [ 118 ] The Hulk ‘s reappearance was instantaneously discovered by the military who renewed their approach on him. Attacking Desert Base, the Hulk was cursorily appropriate thanks to a plan devised by Banner ‘s successor Professor Konrad Zaxon. Zaxon having created a device that could harness the organic energy of the Hulk and aspirations of world domination, attempted to attack the Hulk entirely. [ 119 ] By this point the Hulk ‘s mind had devolved to that of a simple animal and although weakened by Zaxon ‘s weapon fought spinal column. Zaxon was knocked aside and caught in the path of his own weapon, killing him. accuse of murdering Zaxon the Hulk fled the floor. Going on a rampage, the Hulk destroyed a dragoon track stopping a trail. incidentally, the aim carried the olympian demi-god Hercules who was en route to Hollywood to pursue a film career. The Hulk held his own against Hercules, but was forced to flee when the military caught up and attacked him again. [ 120 ] [ 121 ] late when the expansive X-Men were recruited by the FBI to hunt down the Hulk in the northwest, Rick convinced them that the Hulk was a hound victim. The X-Men lease the Hulk go when their drawing card Professor X learned that the military intended to weaponize the Hulk. [ 122 ] The Hulk managed to find recourse but his peace was short lived. He was teleported back to Subterranea by his old for Tyrannus. Tyrannus sought the Hulk ‘s help in recovering his fountain of youth from the Mole world in order to restore his youth. The Hulk initially refused until Tyrannus revealed that he held Betty, Rick and Glenn Talbot as his prisoners. The Hulk plowed into the Mole valet ‘s forces and went toe-to-toe with the Mole Man ‘s war-machine the Octo-Sapien. During the fight the Hulk threw the Octo-Sapien into the Fountain of Youth causing a massive explosion that destroyed the spring and restored the Hulk back into Bruce Banner. [ 123 ]

Secret empire

As Banner fought his way back to Tyrannus ‘ stronghold he learned that his enemy had released his friends and continued on to find his matter transporter. Swarmed by Tyrannus ‘ numerous of Tyrannoids forcing a transformation into the Hulk. The Hulk easily fought them off and got to the matter transported returning him to the surface. While the Hulk was detained by Tyrannoids on the surface the terrorist organization known as the Secret Empire sent their agent the Boomerang to kidnap Betty Ross in ordering to ransom her away for the military ‘s new Orion missile. [ 124 ] The Hulk ‘s return to the come on was met with another attack by the military. Fleeing the Hulk crossed paths with Boomerang who was trying to escape with Betty. ineffective to shake the Hulk, Boomerang was forced to let her go, forcing the Hulk to rescue her so he could escape the scene. [ 125 ] The Hulk brought Betty to shelter and then went to get her food. He was attacked by the military again, but when he spotted Rick Jones and General Ross, the Hulk nabbed them and brought them to Betty, who explained the Hulk was not involved with her kidnap by Boomerang. More torment than ever, the Hulk bounded away to find peace. [ 126 ] The Hulk was briefly transported back in prison term millions of years in time of Earth-78411 by the Celestial Gamiel the Manipulator to assist the Killer Folk in forcing the Small Folk from the Valley of Flame and defeat their defenders Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur. The Hulk was made leader of the Killer Folk and was convinced to go to battle Devil Dinosaur. Witnessing the struggle was Gamiel ‘s rival Devron the Experimenter, who used his engineering to enhance Devil Dinosaur ‘s development to make him a match for the Hulk. however, the gamma and mutagenic energies exerted by the two combatants and Gamiel and Devron were forced to imprison the Hulk and Devil Dinosaur on their transport. The two then worked together to break release. unable to control the two powerhouses, the two youthful Celestials were forced to restore Devil Dinosaur and return him to the planet surface and transport the Hulk second to his proper era. [ 127 ] back home the Hulk and having come to a vestigial reason that he was n’t hated any more undertake to find company at Desert Base, only to find it cryptically deserted. Deciding to seek out the Avengers the Hulk then bounded for New York City. Knowing that people would be scared of him, the Hulk stole a trench coat and hat to disguise himself, but not before he was sighted by the NYPD who began a dragnet to find the Hulk. The Hulk found recourse in a movie theater, but his refuge was put in a panic thanks to the Sub-Mariner happen to be in there a well. The Hulk fled into the New York metro where he fell on and damaged the third rail and then saved a educate before it crashed. [ 128 ] The Hulk fled to a nearby gamma radiate research kernel. There he was attacked by Spider-Man who was on a mission to capture the Hulk as share of his admission into the Avengers. During the fight the Hulk rammed his fist into a gamma ray device and reverted back into Bruce Banner. Banner pleaded to Spider-Man to stop him but he changed second into the Hulk again. With the Hulk still weak from the transformation, Spider-Man webbed him up. The wall-crawler began to feel good-for-nothing for the Hulk, and decided alternatively to let him go and give up membership in the Avengers. [ 129 ] The Hulk continued to rampage across New York, and as concurrence would happen, the Hulk was drawn to the build where Number One of the Secret Empire was hiding out. Thinking the Hulk was after him, he set a fail to go off and attempted to flee out of the build, but his cape got caught in the doorway outside. When the fail exploded, Number One was killed, but the Hulk remained unharmed. The Hulk was pursued by authorities until he was found by Rick Jones who helped him to get to cover. This coincided with the screen of the Orion Missile which a spy named Gorki attempted to use a device to redirect it to hit New York City. Rick convinced the Hulk to stop the projectile, but when the Hulk bounded up to the approaching warhead, he reverted back into Bruce Banner. [ 131 ] Because Banner designed the Orion Missile, he was able to override Gorki ‘s signal and had the missile redirected for the Atlantic. Banner changed into the Hulk and was blamed for the projectile being overridden. Having discovered one of the Leader ‘s previous lair, the military find and activated his Hulk-Killer Humanoid and sent it to attack the Hulk. [ 132 ] The Hulk was ineffective to beat the Hulk-Killer with is beast strength, but during the contend Gorki was captured and the Hulk cleared of all involvement, forcing the military to try and save the Hulk. Weakened in the fight, the Hulk reverted back into Bruce Banner. Banner was then pulled to base hit and he developed a device that as the Hulk he used to overload the Hulk-Killer destroy it. [ 133 ] The Hulk was hailed as a bomber, but the beastly Hulk was well agitated. Boomerang, seeking revenge for not getting paid for his Secret Empire job secretly attacked the Hulk and made him lash out at the soldiers and crush gathered around him. When the Hulk bounded away, Boomerang went after him. At first Boomerang gained the upper hand, and blew up a nearby decameter. When the he went back to gloat at the Hulk, the Hulk knocked him aside damaging his rockets and breaking his arm. With the water rushing away, the Hulk began reverting back into Bruce Banner. Although he attempted to rescue Boomerang, his powers failed and Boomerang fell into the torment water below. Banner interim got to condom where he passed out. [ 130 ]

pawn of the Stranger

Banner was found by the cosmic being known as the Stranger. He sought to use the Hulk as his locomotive of destruction to eliminate human civilization indeed that he could rebuild the earth and be the leader. Forcing Bruce to change into the Hulk, the Stranger then used a device to brainwash the Hulk into wanting to destroy humanness and left the giant to his cultivate while the Strange deal with other matters off-world. [ 134 ] The Hulk went on a humble rampage before he transformed second into Bruce Banner near Desert Base. Fearing that he would menace humanness again if he transformed into the Hulk again, Banner decided to commit suicide by exposing himself to a massive da gamma ray blast with one of his devices on the base. His arrival on the basis coincided with security being compromised by the russian spy Emil Blonsky, who was posing as a soldier and searching Banner ‘s old lab. When Banner set up the machine he was caught by major Talbot who took him into detention. Blonsky then foolishly activated the da gamma ray device and was mutated into a massive form late dubbed the Abomination. The Abomination went on a rampage across the basis. Seeing the slaughter, Banner turned into the Hulk and tried to conflict the Abomination. however, the Abomination proved to be more mighty than the Hulk and closely beat him to death. The Abomination then fled with Betty Ross as a hostage to keep the military at bay. [ 135 ] Knowing the Hulk was the only one who could catch up with the Abomination and rescue Betty he was rushed to a medical officer. The Hulk was revived thanks to the avail of Rick Jones who suggested they use da gamma electrodes to revive his acquaintance. The Hulk immediately began to go on a rampage but Rick was able to calm the Hulk enough to make him change back into Bruce Banner. Banner then used the military ‘s Infinite Weapon Ray to draw the Abomination back to the base. After significantly weakening the Abomination, Banner got worked up enough to change back into the Hulk. This time the Hulk was able to defeat the Abomination. By this point the Stranger had returned to Earth and had been moved by the altruistic nature of the Hulk and decided to rescind his try to conquer the Earth. Seeing the Abomination as a threat, the Stranger then teleported him aside. Although the Hulk was once again hailed as a hero, the green skinned beastly was uninterested in praise and walked off wishing to be left alone. [ 136 ] The Hulk tried to flee the desert the Hulk escaped the military and incidentally stopped bank robber Coyote Cash from escaping the authorities. [ 137 ]

Wanting to Belong

Wanting to be alone Banner went into privacy and attempted to build a device to try and cure himself of being the Hulk. however, the device was a failure and he transformed into the Hulk once again. The Hulk then tried to flee the city, which went on high alert. Spotting the Silver Surfer legislate by, the Hulk mistook him for an estrange vessel and attempted to “ board the ship ”. When the Hulk tried to grab the board, the Surfer blasted him off and confronted him. [ 139 ] The Hulk battled it out with the Surfer, but the Surfer was excessively knock-down and soon grew tire of the fight and tried to leave. however, the authorities arrived and attempted to apprehend the Hulk. Feeling blue for the gamma spawned freak, the Surfer rescued him. however, the Hulk still sought to find guard on another world and tried to take the Surfer ‘s board. The Surfer refused to help him and after a brief collide the Silver Surfer attempted to read the Hulk ‘s mind and learned the Hulk ‘s origins. When the Surfer tried to cure the Hulk, the monster wake up and thought he was trying to attack and fought him off. Have become fed up, the Surfer condemned the Hulk to his curse and leave. [ 138 ] Roaming around in the wilderness the Hulk was discovered by men working for the High Evolutionary. Knocking the Hulk out with specially made pellets, the Hulk was then loaded into a transport that blasted off for the Evolutionary ‘s planet Wundagore II where his New Men were presently in revolt. En route the Hulk revived and attacked the ships pilot program, Sir Ram before realizing he was in space. [ 140 ] As the transport neared Wundagore II, Sir Ram revived and realized they were heading into a madly cosmic storm. The ship made it through and while Sir Ram died of radiotherapy poisoning the Hulk was restored to homo imprint. Arriving on the planet, Banner was informed on what was happening and the High Evolutionary immobilized Banner with his vacuum re and then placed him in a device intending to enhance his development by millions of years. [ 141 ] however, the procedure was interrupted when the New Men attacked the High Evolutionary ‘s base, forcing the High Evolutionary to release Banner and fight back. During the attack Banner turned into the Hulk one more and fought against the New Men. gravely injured the High Evolutionary was forced to use his device on himself transforming him into a divine being. Before joining with the universal consciousness, the High Evolutionary reverted his New Men into their base evolutionary kind and then returned the Hulk to Earth. [ 142 ] [ 143 ] back on Earth the Hulk began trying to find a position to live in peace. While bounding across the wilderness he knocked a plane out of the flip. It was piloted by a spy for the Lords of the Living Lightning. Rescued from the doss the descry convinced the Hulk to accompany him to the Living Lightning headquarters. There their drawing card Lightning Lord convinced the Hulk that they sought peace and after capturing Glenn Talbot further convinced the Hulk to attack a military missile basal. [ 144 ] While the Hulk attacked the military base, keeping General Ross and his soldiers busy while the Lords of the Living Lightning took over the facility. The Hulk was knocked out by a mighty sedative natural gas during the battle and locked up in a cell with Betty Ross, as the Lightning Lord assumed that the Hulk would harm the girl, pressuring General Ross to surrender the base. [ 145 ] however, the Lightning Lord ‘s design began to fall apart when the Hulk refused to harm Betty and attacked him. When the Lightning Lord fought back his lightning weapon triggered the Hulk ‘s transformation second into Bruce Banner. The military began retaking the root forcing the Lords of the Lightning to flee back to their free-base where they planned to launch missiles at the base. With clock time running out, Banner convinced General Ross to allow himself to use his gamma re projector to force another transformation into the Hulk. Transformed again, the Hulk then rushed to the Lords hideout and attacked, destroying their nuclear pile causing a massive explosion that destroyed their base. [ 146 ] The Hulk survived, and while the Sub-Mariner sought an alliance with the Hulk, his foe the Puppet Master used his radioactive clay to take control of the Hulk. Under the Puppet Master ‘s control the Hulk freed himself from the debris of the Lords base. When he was approached by Rick Jones, the Hulk was ordered to attack anyone who came near and he struck down his most steadfast ally. As the Hulk bounded away General Ross and Major Talbot vowed to destroy the Hulk no count what. The Hulk was then lured to the Sub-Mariner along the Miami seashore. When Namor offered an partnership, the Hulk was forced to attack. The two contend across the beaches of Florida, but no matter how hard the Puppet Master pushed the Hulk could not be made to kill the Sub-Mariner. Namor was able to defeat the Hulk by making a massive tidal wave that sent the Hulk crash on a nearby island where he reverted back into Bruce Banner, the tidal brandish besides destroyed the Puppet Master ‘s nucleotide. not recognizing Banner, Namor returned to the ocean with no further incident. [ 147 ] Banner came under to the attention of Loki who once more seek to manipulate the Hulk to his own ends. This time, Loki transformed Banner back into the Hulk and transported him to Asgard. There the Hulk bested Heimdall the defender at the gates of the fortunate region. Breaching the gates of Asgard, the Hulk clashed with the Warriors Three. The Hulk soon lost the recommend to fight and the Warriors determined the Hulk to have been manipulated. Seeking to find out who transported the Hulk to Asgard, the Warriors Three suggested they seek the advice of Oldar the Oracle. When they attempted to cross a bottomless colliery Loki struck the Hulk with another mysterious bolt causing him to revert back into Bruce Banner and fall into the chasm. [ 148 ] Banner was saved by sudden death by the Enchantress who sought to learn what she could about the whereabouts of Hercules whom she was smitten by. She and the Executioner had aligned themselves with the Trolls that lived beneath Asgard for a plan invasion. Banner was questioned about Hercules, but when Banner had no information the Enchantress ordered the Executioner to kill Bruce. Banner transformed into the Hulk again and fought off the two Asgardians and their round army. When a cave in separated them, the Enchantress led her forces an approach. The Hulk followed after them and fought off the Trolls and forced them to retreat. badly wounded by the Enchantress, the Hulk was restored to health by Asgard ‘s ruler Odin. Seeing Odin ‘s Sceptre of Power and thought he was being attacked. He was stopped by the Warriors Three, who convinced Odin that the Hulk was not in control of his actions, staying the rulers wraith. however, Odin hush banished the Hulk back to Earth. [ 149 ]

rampage in New York

The Hulk was teleported right in the center of Times Square in New York where he immediately went on a rampage and then fled to the rooftops from the authorities. There he reverted rear into Bruce Banner stealing some clothes, Banner managed to sneak across the city to the apartment owned by Rick Jones and convinced the landlord to let him in. With Rick aside, Banner turned on the television receiver where he was horrified to find a consultation with Ross, Talbot and Rick. During the interview Rick admitted that he considered the Hulk a menace and one that should be destroyed. Just then Rick returned to his apartment and tried to hold Bruce at point. When they were interrupted by Betty, Rick lost his heart and shot the floor rather of Banner. Unknown to them at the clock, Banner was being observed by the Space Parasite who sought to struggle the Hulk and drain his life energies. In rate to trigger a transformation, the Space Parasite used a device that altered Betty ‘s climate to make her lash out at Bruce, triggering a transformation into the Hulk. The Space Parasite then teleported into the room and both he and the Hulk crusade. Their crusade took them into Yankee Stadium. Although the Space Parasite managed to drain some of the Hulk ‘s life energy, the Hulk proved to be besides herculean a foe and the Space Parasite was beaten to the point where he was near death. When the Hulk refused to kill him, the Space Parasite fled to outer space to die there. In the consequence of the battle, the Hulk was doused with rip gas by the police which triggered another transformation back to homo kind and Bruce Banner was arrested. [ 150 ] Banner was taken into military custody and was kept sedated while they transported him to JFK International Airport to be taken to a military facility. Along the room the convoy was attacked by the Rhino who was sent by his employers to capture Bruce Banner. While the Rhino about succeeded in capturing both Bruce and Betty, the plan ultimately failed when Bruce transformed into the Hulk once again. Getting Betty to safety, the Hulk then battled the Rhino one-on-one. During the course of the conflict the Rhino was apparently died due to injuries sustained when he made a fuel tanker explode. Seeing the military total to Betty ‘s aid, the Hulk assumed she was distillery in risk, so he grabbed her and bounded off. [ 151 ] Betty convinced the Hulk to return her to her hotel room so she could get clothes to wear, but when she tried to enter she ran into a pair of car thieves. The Hulk came to Betty ‘s rescue, but he on the spur of the moment transformed back into Bruce Banner and was shot in the leg while the thieves fled. The gunshots attracted the police and Betty tried to escape with Bruce in her own cable car. When the authorities started to shoot at them, Banner bailed out of the car, transforming into the Hulk once again. The Hulk then proceeded to go on a rampage through the city. The Hulk continued to flee the authorities across the city and finally crossed paths with the alleged Missing Link a mutate and radioactive caveman that was unleashed upon New York by communist agents. During their beginning collide, the Missing Link ‘s radiation caused another transformation of the Hulk ‘s body back into Bruce Banner, but still retaining the Hulk ‘s mind. This proved to be short lived as the Hulk returned to his normal phase while pursuing the Missing Link. As the Hulk fought the Missing Link, Glenn Talbot and Rick Jones arrived on the scene with a device created by Mr. Fantastic that was intended to restore Banner to normal permanently. When the Hulk apparently destroyed the Missing Link, Talbot blasted him with the device, changing him back into Bruce Banner good as the Missing Link freed itself from the debris. [ 153 ] Banner got Glenn and Rick to flee the scene, while he was injured he stayed behind. When the Missing Link grabbed him, his radioactive body caused him to mutate bet on into the Hulk once again. The two fought out while the authorities arrived. [ 154 ] The Hulk was concisely separated from the Missing Link and was chased by the authorities, the Hulk besides crossed paths with Captain America and the two fight. A guilt stricken Rick Jones tried to come to the Hulk ‘s care and get everyone to stand down. This time, Rick ‘s fortune ran out for him as falling debris from compromised buildings injured him badly. Frustrated by his attackers, the Hulk left, abandoning his staunchest patron. [ 155 ] By the time the Hulk found and resumed his struggle with the Missing Link, General Ross had called for SHIELD to intervene. however the Hulk and the Missing Link were actually recovered by a russian owned helicarrier commanded by russian agentive role Yuri Brevlov and taken back to Russia before Nick Fury and his agents could arrive. [ 154 ]

Trapped in Asia

The Hulk and the Missing Link were flown into russian airspace, there the Hulk broke free from his cell and started trashing the russian helicarrier, finally getting spare. Yuri and his soldiers were forced to follow the Hulk in a smaller ship when the Missing Link ‘s radioactive body hit critical multitude and exploded destroying the helicarrier. They tracked down the Hulk who had come to the help of a small boy who was caught in the center of their battle. [ 154 ] The russian soldiers were prevented from attacking the Hulk further thanks to the intervention of SHIELD who incapacitated their embark. The Hulk fled to a nearby village where he turned over the child to the villagers, who attacked him. When the male child pleaded in the Hulk ‘s subject and was allowed to leave. As the Hulk left he was teleported to the secret headquarters of the Mandarin who sought to use the Hulk to trigger World War III in the hopes of taking over the earth and rebuilding it to suit his feudalist ideals. The Mandarin tested the Hulk ‘s abilities and was suitable impress. But when he asked the Hulk to join him the anger animal attacked, tearing a path of end through the Mandarin ‘s headquarters, until the Mandarin managed to trap him in a pit of quicksand. [ 156 ] The Hulk managed to free himself entirely to be trapped in a glass cylinder and gassed. This allowed the Mandarin to place a take care control device on the back of the Hulk ‘s neck. The Hulk was then sent out to the chinese state of Tsen-Tse where he clashed with the chinese military. The Hulk ‘s asinine attack was stopped thanks to the intervention of Nick Fury and Yuri Brevlov who tracked down the Mandarin and destroyed his master device. angry at being manipulated, the Hulk leaped back to the Mandarin ‘s base where he trashed the base causing it to collapse to rubble, but the Mandarin managed to evade capture. [ 158 ] While climbing the mountains of the region the Hulk scared some locals who went after him. As he was trying to get aside he crossed paths with the Inhuman cad known as Lockjaw whom the Hulk assumed was region of the attacking party. Fighting Lockjaw, the Hulk was teleported to another dimension and placed into a prison that held Inhuman criminals Leonus, Timberius, Aireo, Falcona, Nebulo, and Stallior. These Inhumans watched in awe as the Hulk was able to smash through the department of energy barrier that kept them imprisoned. Freed, they were confronted by the harebrained Inhuman, and would be rule of the Inhuman throne, Maximus who convinced the Hulk and the others to join his induce to usurp the throne of the Great Refuge. The Hulk was convinced and he assisted Maximus and the others in getting into a chamber where a madly energy source was locked away since it was invented by an ancient Inhuman scientist named Romnar. The Hulk ‘s great force proved to be the winder to smashing through the barrier allowing Maximus to gain hold of the energy and use it to threaten to destroy the Inhuman kingdom unless their drawing card Black Bolt surrendered the throne. however Maximus ‘ allies tried to betray him and then tried to use his weapon to destroy the Hulk. While Black Bolt forced Maximus to cut off the source of the power the Hulk clashed with the rogue Inhumans and defeated them all in combat. When Black Bolt went to confront the Hulk the pair exchanged blows until Nebulo attempted to use the beam weapon on Black Bolt. The Hulk disarmed Nebulo but was engulfed in the baneful energy. Black Bolt then saved the Hulk ‘s life, and realizing that the Hulk was an ignorant pawn of the integral ordeal offered him a opportunity to live among the Inhumans. Seeing that everyone save Black Bolt feared him, the Hulk declined the offer and left in peace, hoping to find another kingdom where everyone could accept him for who he was. [ 157 ]

Galaxy Master

The Hulk continued to travel through Asia even as the Earth ‘s axis began to shift in an abnormal fashion causing freak weather patterns all over the world. Fighting his way onto a chinese rocket test site, the Hulk mistook a missile for a rocket leaving Earth and tried to ride upon it. The projectile was launched and exploded in Antarctica, sending the Hulk crash into the prehistoric kingdom known as the Savage Land where he reverted back into human shape. Banner was found by the Swamp Men who sought to sacrifice him to their god Umbu. Banner was rescued from the Swamp Men by Ka-Zar and his sabretooth tiger Zabu. Upon learning that Banner was a scientist, Ka-Zar brought him to a nearby cave where a strange device was running. Examining it Bruce was horrified to learn that it was causing the Earth ‘s axis to shift. Before Banner could disable the device the Swamp Men attacked again, triggering another transformation into the Hulk. The Hulk frightened off the Swamp Men and when Ka-Zar tried to reason with the Hulk to disable the device, the beastly swatted Ka-Zar away, knocking him out. [ 160 ] As the Hulk battled with Ka-Zar and Zabu, the effigy of Umbu—really a automaton left by the estrange Sagittarians for their master the Galaxy Master —came to life and began heading toward the car in the cave. Umbu crossed paths with the Hulk and a battle began, but the Hulk was felled by gasoline that caused him to revert second into Bruce Banner. No longer detecting the Hulk, Umbu continued on his course. Banner then rushed to the cave and managed to disable the device which besides disabled Umbu. But the deadly radiations from the device apparently killed him, and his body was found by Ka-Zar. [ 159 ] Detecting that Umbu and their device to destroy the earth were both deactivated the Sagittarians sent a Titan Time-Probe to recover the one responsible so that they could deliver it to their master the Galaxy Master for retaliation. Banner ‘s dead body was recovered from the Savage Land, and the Sagittarians used their advanced science to resurrect Banner in the hopes of exacting retaliation. After scanning his take care and learning nothing of rate, the Galaxy Master ordered Banner ejected out of the airlock. equitable over the orbit of the satellite Sagittarius, Banner transformed into the Hulk again as the airlock opened. The knock-down beastly was able to survive in the vacuum of space to cause arduous wrong to the Sagittarian ship causing it to crash land on their homeworld. Recovering from the crash, the Hulk was confronted by the energy form of the Galaxy Master who was bent on destroying the beast that ruined his plans for universal domination. [ 161 ] As the Hulk battled the Galaxy Master and his ever changing forms, his struggle inspired Princess Daydra and her rebellion to besides attack the Galaxy Master to free themselves from his slavery. When the Galaxy Master turned into a suffocate gas, the Hulk was knocked out, prompting the rebels to attack. The Galaxy Master made short work of the rebels and then tried to draw the princess into his body. Reviving, the Hulk jumped into the tractor glow and was drawn into the Galaxy Master ‘s energy imprint rather. With the Hulk inside his energy matrix, the Galaxy Master was defenseless against the Hulk ‘s attack. When the Hulk destroyed the nucleolus within the Galaxy Master his threat was apparently eliminated. In thanks Daydra provided the Hulk with a embark to return him base. however the Hulk was impatient to leave and left before the pressure inside the transport could be by rights calibrated. Although the Hulk was able to survive with in, he started to change back into Bruce Banner, whose soundbox was not conditioned to survive with in the craft and was at gamble of being crushed to death. [ 162 ]


Clinging to life, Banner managed to save himself when he found that the ship he was in was powered by da gamma radiation. Unleashing the energy informant triggered another transformation into the Hulk, saving his life when the ship barge in landed on Earth. Recovering from the barge in, the Hulk was confronted by the Sandman who sought the Hulk ‘s alliance so he could obtain the military ‘s new space-warp ship in the hopes that he could reunite with his damaging Zone ally Blastaar. At first the Hulk fought back but then was tricked into attacking the free-base. But when the Hulk arrived he remembered that Betty Ross much spent clock there and held back until the soldiers attacked him, spurring him into a crimson rage. The Hulk fought the army until he spotted the Sandman trying to escape with the space-warp ship about to ram into a car with Betty inside. The Hulk slammed the Sandman ‘s transport out of the way and the two began to fight. The Hulk ultimately won the bout by sweeping the Sandman ‘s particles off the root and then fled the base when General Ross tried to congratulate him, thinking it was another assail. [ 163 ] Growing tired the Hulk reverted second to Bruce Banner, who was now more determine than always to find a cure for himself and went seeking out Betty, hoping that she could help him. Bruce found Betty sequestered to a board on basis, but their amatory reunion was cut short when Banner was caught in the room by major Talbot who raised the alarm. The advancing soldiers excited Banner enough to trigger another deepen into the Hulk, who tried to escape with Betty. Outside the base, both were attacked by the Mandarin and Sandman, who had teamed up to defeat the Hulk. Gassing the Hulk and Betty, the two villains captured both and spirited away to one of the Mandarin ‘s nearby confidential hideouts. When the Hulk recovered from the boast he found himself pinned to a alloy mesa with energy beams that fed off his own elephantine persuasiveness. But like many other traps that held him earlier, this was only a irregular set back as that Hulk gained the potency to break rid once he saw Betty in danger. The Hulk fought both the Mandarin and Sandman until they threatened to toss Betty into a massive blackmail cooker. The Hulk still fought back. Seeing that his plan was a failure, the Mandarin knocked the Sandman into the atmospheric pressure cooker and fled. The Sandman was transformed into living glass, but before the Hulk could shatter him, Betty convinced the Hulk not to kill him. While the Hulk ‘s guard was down, he was blasted from behind by soldiers led by Glenn Talbot who were armed with a neutralization re. As Hulk began to pass out, he accused Betty of tricking him before blacking out and being taken into detention. [ 164 ] With the Hulk now in military possession and sedated by the neutralization re, his old enemy the Leader chose that moment to reveal that he had survived his last meet. He then offered the military a means of containing the Hulk indefinitely under the auspices that he was attempting to undo his past wrongs, but was secretly plotting to gain control of the military facility in club to trigger World War III and take over whatever was left of the global. After a fail try to escape, the Hulk was then trapped in a massive plasti-thene prison constructed by the Leader that could withstand the Hulk ‘s perennial blows, a apparently impenetrable prison. [ 165 ] ultimately, Betty overheard the Leader ‘s diagram to take over the world and while unable to convince her beget of this, convinced Glenn and that their only means of stopping the Leader and his Super-Humanoid automaton was to free the Hulk. unable to get the Hulk to cooperate, Talbot tried to get the soldiers on foundation to subdue the Leader but he incapacitated all the troops with his mental powers. alone, Betty was able to use the Leader ‘s devices to free the Hulk from his prison. When the Hulk fought back, the Leader used a gunman that created another miniature plasti-thene prison and then prepared a nuclear warhead for plunge. [ 166 ] The Hulk managed to break absolve of this prison, but when he resumed his struggle the Leader teleported the Hulk and his Super-Humanoid to a nearby island to prevent the tire giant star from thwarting his missile launch. The Hulk destroyed the Super-Humanoid by tossing it into a nearby volcano, but returned to the base besides belated to stop the Leader from launching the nuclear missile. As the Leader fled for cover charge in a bomb calorimeter shelter, Betty managed to calm the Hulk enough to make him revert to Bruce Banner. Bruce then recalled a hunter projectile he constructed and then used it to intercept the nuclear missile, blowing it out of the flip. The press triggered another transformation into the Hulk who went looking for the Leader, catching him moments after he launched a moment nuclear warhead. This prison term the Hulk was able to leap up and redirect the projectile high into the tune where it exploded harmlessly. Seeing his plan as a failure, the Leader fled, passing by the body of Bruce Banner in the ocean below, ignoring the significance of the torso floating there so as to make his safety valve. [ 167 ]

Banner was recovered by the Atlantean royal known as Lady Dorma who gave Bruce a potion that would allow him to breath subaqueous and took him to Atlantis to recover from his injuries. When Mistress Fara, a rival for Prince Namor ‘s affections, saw Dorma secreting Banner into her room, she went to the Sub-Mariner and convinced him that his fan was betraying him with a coat inhabitant. When Namor went to confront Lady Dorma and argument ensued while Banner awoke. Confused and excited, Banner transformed into the Hulk once again and he attacked the Sub-Mariner. The two battled across Atlantis causing much damage, which cost Mistress Fara her life. The Hulk did not fare any better battling the Sub-Mariner this time as stopping point, as he proved no match for the Atlantean sovereign in his natural element. Knocked to shore in a massive tidal beckon, the Hulk reverted back into Bruce Banner. once again when Namor went looking for his foe and lone found Banner, he returned to the ocean—still not making the association between the two men. [ 168 ] Bruce awoke to find himself in the central american nation of Costa Salvador. Exploring around he found that everyone was in a capture like state thanks to a massive automaton construct that projected strange beams of energy. Finding one alone native not under its control, Banner learned that the island was under the control of person the local called “ the great one ”. Finding himself falling under the charm of the beams, Banner tried to fight their effects, triggering a transformation into the Hulk, who was immune to the beams control. The Hulk then leapt to the palace of the “ great one ” and discovered that it was the hideout of Maximus and his group of malefic Inhumans. The Hulk fought off the Inhumans until the United States Air Force, coming to the aid of Costa Salvador due to a common auspices agreement arrived. The Hulk found himself confused as to who to fight : Maximus and his legions, or the military who haunted him for so many years. [ 169 ] Maximus managed to convince the Hulk to fight off the military, unaware that Betty had stowed aside on her father ‘s flat. Upon discovering this and learning that Maximus intended to kill the invaders, the Hulk turned on him. Maximus in turn unleashed his mind control automaton, which the Hulk easily destroyed. As Maximus and his forces fled in a embark, the military once more attempted to apprehend the Hulk, but not wishing to be imprisoned again the Hulk easily bounded away to seek peace somewhere else. [ 170 ] The Hulk found himself in Florida, where his big leaps unwittingly put him in the way of a missile examination. Struck by the projectile, the Hulk crashed into the nearby swamp. Wading through the mire, the Hulk unwittingly smashed through a United States government radioactive godforsaken disposal shed. The crack barrels of waste seeped into the swamp resurrecting the remains of criminal Joseph Timms into a slop monster belated named the Glob. The military managed to track down the Hulk and attack him again. While the Hulk defended himself, the Glob interim kidnapped Betty and took her into the swamp. finally the Hulk crossed paths with the Glob and tried to free Betty from it. The conflict ended when the Glob crossed binding into the radioactive swamp water system that spawned him and began to dissolve. The Glob ‘s end natural process was to hold Betty above water keeping her dependable long adequate for the Hulk to recover her. Distressed by the Glob ‘s sacrifice, the Hulk left Betty for the military when they arrived and fled into the swamp to reflect on the stallion meeting. [ 171 ] The Hulk returned south where in his confused mind he thought an oncoming trail was attacking him and derailed it. Fleeing into the wilderness the Hulk passed out and changed back into Bruce Banner. Banner then went down to view the wreckage he caused, and happened to come across a newspaper report stating that Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four had devised a cure for the Hulk. Banner then hopped the future freight string heading into New York in the hopes of finally being cured. While riding the rails Banner began working on a complimenting rule with the one designed by Reed Richards. The drive was cut short when a match of bindle-stiffs who were besides riding in the freight car err Banner making a pouch for his formula as something valuable and tried to mug him. This triggered another, albeit brief, transformation into the Hulk. Banner finally made his way to New York City, but when he arrived at the Baxter Building headquarters at the Fantastic Four, the security guard on duty was unwilling to listen. Angered, Banner transformed into the Hulk once again and forced his way up into the FF ‘s headquarters. As the Fantastic Four battled the Hulk, Banner ‘s formula came idle and was recovered by the Invisible Girl, who turned it over to Mr. Fantastic. Using this formula, Richards calibrated a sonic blaster that was able to knock out the Hulk, allowing them to begin the experiment that they all hoped would cure Banner of being the Hulk once and for all. [ 172 ]


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