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Incredible Hulk #111: Review

Jan 1969
Stan Lee, Herb Trimpe

Story Name:

Shanghaied In Space

Review & Comments

4 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #111 Synopsis by Mark Heldens
On the bridge of an alien spacecraft, the servants of the Galaxy Master dispatch the titan time-probe to determine the identity of the one responsible for the defeat of Umbu.

Ka-Zar emerges from a cave carrying the lifeless body of Bruce Banner. Sensing that life may yet be preserved, Ka-Zar and Zabu enter the jungle to find rare herbs in hopes of reviving Banner. The now defenceless body is found by the alien probe and Ka-Zar returns to discover Banner is missing.

Following the tracks of Banner's abductor, Ka-Zar reaches the outside world, but the trail mysteriously ends. The aliens have found who had the power to smash Umbu, but are puzzled when presented with a dead human.

Banner is placed within a resuscitator so that he may be revived and questioned. His mind is scanned, revealing Banner is one of Earth's most brilliant scientists who discovered the doomsday machine and shut it down

(Note: Banner has no memories of being the Hulk and thus his true identity is not revealed by the alien mind scan).

The crew of the vessel argues over the fate of the human when suddenly the Galaxy Master appears and declares the one who thwarted his plans must perish.

Banner is led to a decompression chamber inside of which he transforms into the Hulk who smashes a hole in the side of the ship.

Finding himself in space, the Hulk reaches out and grabs onto the ship, defending himself from the lasers firing at him.

The aliens launch attack spheres to deal with the 'intruder' and the Hulk battles in space, easily defeating the soldiers.

After achieving another victory against the aliens, the Hulk goes on the offensive, climbing into the exhaust port. The commander orders the rocket to be fired hoping to hurl the Hulk into space. But the Hulk finds a handhold and fights the heat and pressure to make his way to the engine.

When the engine is destroyed, the ship is forced to land on its home planet. During the landing, the commander orders his crew to crush the Hulk under the ship. But Hulk leaps aside at the last moment. Now that he is on the ground, Hulk will make his attackers pay. However, before he can carry out a counterattack, the Galaxy Master appears and tells the Hulk not all his strength will keep him from being destroyed!

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Herb Trimpe
Dan Adkins
Herb Trimpe (Cover Penciler)


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Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Bruce Banner)

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