Follow the History of the Hulk Pt. 26

The History of the Hulk Pt. 26

For over 50 years, the Incredible Hulk has been smashing his way through the Marvel Universe and into the hearts of fans. Whether you’ve discovered the tale of Bruce Banner and his other self through comics, TV, or film, get the whole story here…

The new grey Hulk continued his search for missing gamma bombs in INCREDIBLE HULK #339, leading him to befriend a young mutant boy called Ashcan, and receive an energy blast in the face for his troubles. Later, he took a break from his journey with Rick Jones and S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clay Quartermain to battle the X-Men’s Wolverine in INCREDIBLE HULK #340.

When Clay stopped off to visit his brother, the Hulk settled a score with an updated Man-Bull in INCREDIBLE HULK #341, and the Leader sent the gamma-spawned Half-Life to engage the grey giant in INCREDIBLE HULK #342.

After saving Betty Ross-Banner from giant robots in INCREDIBLE HULK #343, the Hulk discovered not only the disappearance of gamma bombs from a military base in Yuma, Arizona in INCREDIBLE HULK #344, but also of Betty’s pregnancy. The Leader threatened to detonate one of the bombs in a small town in INCREDIBLE HULK #345, but following a scuffle with the villain’s lackeys, Rock and Redeemer, the Hulk found himself caught in the blast and seemingly killed.

Clay, Rick, and Betty testified before a Senate committee in INCREDIBLE HULK #346 on the bomb blast and the Hulk’s supposed death, but in reality the grey behemoth created a new life in Las Vegas and an identity for himself as “Joe Fixit” in INCREDIBLE HULK #347. His new boss, a casino owner, took on turmoil when a mob kingpin called Tony Gold hired the Absorbing Man to wreck the place in INCREDIBLE HULK #348, prompting some swift action on the part of “Joe.”

Spider-Man visited Las Vegas in WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #44 in time to witness the arrival of the mercenary group Warzone. Later, he joined with the Hulk in INCREDIBLE HULK #349 to defend the city from Alpha, Bravo, Delta, and Charlie.

The Thing sought out the Hulk for a new throwdown in INCREDIBLE HULK #350, but wound up defeated by his rival. Afterward, the Hulk attended the funeral of the presumed dead Doctor Strange in DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME #1.