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Tales to Astonish (1964 series) #59

September 1964
Stan Lee, Dick Ayers

Story Name:

Enter: The Hulk!

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3 stars

By Adam Schendel on February 15, 2010

First Tales To Astonish appearance of the Hulk. This comic book becomes The Incredible Hulk Volume II on issue number 102.


 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Iron Man has a projector that shows a picture of the Hulk battling Spider-Man (from Amazing Spider-Man #14). Giant-Man wants the Hulk to rejoin the Avengers, and goes to New Mexico to find the green skinned behemoth. Secretly, the Human Top, who hates Pym, decides to follow Giant-Man.

The big hero arrives at the base of General Thunderbolt Ross, and asks Bruce Banner about the Hulk. Note: Nobody yet knows the Hulk and Banner are one and the same! Banner gets upset, and runs into the desert where he turns into his monster self, who eventually finds Giant-Man and battles him.

Meanwhile, the Human Top tricks Thunderbolt Ross into thinking the green monster is alone, and the General fires a small atomic shell to his enemy. But the blast will also get Giant-Man!

The Wasp lets Pym know about the upcoming threat, and the Hulk saves the day by catching the bomb in mid air, and tossing it away, coincidentally hitting the Human Top's hideout!

The explosion turns Hulk back into Banner, who is later found by the militia. And Giant-Man could not convince the Hulk to rejoin the Avengers, but hey, perhaps it was best that way.

Also in this story: Thor, Captain America, Betty Ross.
Elektra


Stan Lee
Dick Ayers
Paul Reinman
Jack Kirby (Cover Penciler)

Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Avengers
Avengers
Betty Ross
Betty Ross
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner
Captain America
Captain America
Giant-Man
Giant-Man
Hulk
Hulk
Human Top
Human Top
Iron Man
Iron Man
Thor
Thor
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross
Wasp
Wasp