T'Challa goes on a talk show with the Avengers and fights in the Evolutionary War!

For more than 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. With T’Challa appearing on the big screen again this year in both Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” take a look back at over five decades worth of comic book adventures for the King of Wakanda!

After joining with Earth’s champions to welcome a newly intelligent Hulk into their ranks in INCREDIBLE HULK #279, the Black Panther answered Wonder Man’s call to join him, the Beast, Hawkeye, and the Black Widow for an appearance on a late-night TV talk show in AVENGERS #239. Unfortunately, the studio came under fire from a nerdy, would-be villain who monopolized the show and the Avengers’ time. The Panther then spent some time off the radar, though he did pop up on television screens, alongside the Human Torch, in a battle against the Crimson Dynamo in MARVEL TEAM-UP ANNUAL #7.

Avengers (1963) #239

Avengers (1963) #239

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Some time later, T’Challa stood ready to aide his fellow Avengers when long-time member Quicksilver’s duplicity became evident in WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL #1, and fought alongside them against the speedster’s robotic Zodiac gang. Traveling back to New York, the Panther faced off against the Man Without Fear in DAREDEVIL #245 when a down-on-his-luck Wakandan fell into a life of crime and into the hero’s crosshairs.

Back in Wakanda, T’Challa entertained deposed Latverian monarch Doctor Doom in FANTASTIC FOUR #311, and held off an attack by the doctor’s political rival Kristoff in FANTASTIC FOUR #312. Afterward, the Black Panther sprang to the aid of Captain America and a small army of allies in CAPTAIN AMERICA #342 versus the wily Viper and her Serpent Society.

Fantastic Four (1961) #311

Fantastic Four (1961) #311

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When the Panther spirit that gave T’Challa his abilities learned of rampant apartheid in neighboring Azania, it fled the king in BLACK PANTHER #1 (the kick off of a four-issue limited series) and inhabited an Azanian rebel to create Man-Cat. The blame for Man-Cat’s vicious attacks in the small nation fell on the Panther, but he found himself busy fighting the white-power Supremacists in BLACK PANTHER #2, sent by an Azanian general.

T’Challa flew to Azania in BLACK PANTHER #3 to divert a nuclear missile there aimed at Wakanda, then defeated Man-Cat in BLACK PANTHER #4 to clear his name and help Azania begin the process of breaking down their system of apartheid.

During the “Evolutionary War” event, an attempt by the High Evolutionary and his Gatherers to steal Vibranium from Wakanada led to Black Panther teaming with his Avengers allies again in WEST COAST AVENGERS ANNUAL #3.

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T'Challa proves his worth to the Avengers, teams with Daredevil, and more!

For more than 50 years, the Black Panther has stood at the forefront on the Marvel Universe. With T’Challa appearing on the big screen this year in both Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” take a look back at over five decades worth of comic book adventures for the King of Wakanda!

The big day arrived for the Wasp and Yellowjacket in AVENGERS #60, a wedding witnessed by the Black Panther, who also took part in the simultaneous battle against party crasher the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime.

T’Challa teamed with the Vision to confront the giant Ymir in Wakanda in AVENGERS #61, a ploy by the devilish Asmodeus to sew chaos throughout the world. Later, the Panther invited all of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to his country in AVENGERS #62, but M’Baku the Man-Ape chose that occasion to attempt a coup and destroy his rival.

The Avengers held a wake for a seemingly dead Captain America in CAPTAIN AMERICA #113, but when they later learned of his return in CAPTAIN AMERICA #114, the Black Panther decided to allow the famous hero his privacy. T’Challa also aided Daredevil at this time, in DAREDEVIL #52, when the Man Without Fear suffered from radiation poisoning and had his hands full with the problem of Starr Saxon.

Avengers (1963) #62

Avengers (1963) #62

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Mislead by the villainous Egghead in AVENGERS #63, the Panther raced out with his teammates to rescue the Black Widow while back at headquarters Hawkeye fashioned himself into the new Goliath. Egghead’s scheme led to a confrontation aboard his space station in AVENGERS #64, and a bout with the Swordsman in AVENGERS #65.

After a short break, the Black Panther returned to help the team track down a revived Ultron in AVENGERS #68, then worked to convince them to back Kang in the Grandmaster’s Game of the Galaxies in AVENGERS #69. This led to a sprawling fight with the Squadron Sinister in AVENGERS #70, and T’Challa, the Vision, and Yellowjacket being transported by Kang back to 1942 for a scuffle with Captain America, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and the original Human Torch in AVENGERS #72.

Shortly after returning to the present, T’Challa encountered a singer who was under attack in AVENGERS #73, and asked his fellow heroes to allow him to battle the bigoted Sons of the Serpent on his own. After his capture by the Sons, the Panther chafed under his imprisonment in AVENGERS #74 while an imposter Black Panther confused the public and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Quicksilver returned in AVENGERS #75 to inform the team of his sister Wanda’s abduction to Polemachus, the other-dimensional home of Arkon. The Avengers and T’Challa made their way to Polemachus in AVENGERS #76 to confront Arkon, but the wily ruler traveled to Earth in retreat and suffered his defeat there.

While the team struggled with the wicked Cornelius Van Lunt, T’Challa took on a new identity in AVENGERS #77, that of “Luke Charles,” a high school teacher. He joined with his fellow Avengers again in INCREDIBLE HULK #128 to attempt to capture the Hulk with a Gammatron Bombarder.

Daredevil (1964) #69

Daredevil (1964) #69

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Captain America made his way back to Avengers Mansion in AVENGERS #78, only to be waylaid by the Black Panther’s old foe the Man-Ape. When the villain challenged T’Challa to single combat, the fight ushered in the Lethal Legion, a collection of crooks with beefs against the heroes. In AVENGERS #79, the Avengers defeated their opponents and also learned new information of the Vision’s creation.

A new incarnation of the Native American hero Red Wolf debuted in AVENGERS #80 to warn the group about a new scheme by Cornelius Van Lunt. The Black Panther returned to his teaching job and opened up an investigation into the Thunderbolt gang, which led to a team-up with the Man Without Fear in DAREDEVIL #69. When the Zodiac captured the Avengers in AVENGERS #81, it fell to T’Challa and Daredevil to rescue them in AVENGERS #82.

When all seemed quiet afterward, the mystical Enchantress disguised herself as Valkyrie and commanded a team of female warriors to battle the Black Panther and the Avengers in AVENGERS #83.

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Leader and Hulk continue the longstanding argument about the superiority of intellect & strength!

Every Friday we use the powers of Marvel Unlimited to look back at the very first appearance of a major character, place or object that made waves this week.

Great villains often show the darker potential of the heroes they face off against on a regular basis. In the case of The Leader – who reappeared in this week’s SHE-HULK #159 – he represented the brain side while Hulk clearly leaned towards brawn.

With his return, it’s a great time to look back at this character created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and his rise to power starting in 1964! The man simply known as The Leader debuted in TALES TO ASTONISH #62 as a masked figure sending The Chameleon to the base that Bruce Banner worked at to steal his military secrets. 

Tales to Astonish (1959) #62

Tales to Astonish (1959) #62

  • Published: December 10, 1964
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Steve Ditko
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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In the following issue, we learned not only that this man sported an enlarged head but also green skin! He also very helpfully revealed his origin! A simple laborer at a chemical research plant happened to pass a Gamma Ray Cylinder as it exploded. Though seemingly unhurt at first, the man gained an intense thirst for knowledge and an uncanny ability to retain what he read. More shockingly, though, he eventually developed a larger cranium and his skin turned an emerald color!

At first, The Leader didn’t even know about the Hulk, but wanted Banner’s secrets. However, when he sent a Humanoid to do his bidding, the Hulk popped up to defeat it. During this time, Banner did his best to keep his double life as the Hulk a secret from his boss, General Thunderbolt Ross.

Enthralled by the appearance of a fellow green-skinned human with abilities far beyond mortal men, The Leader intended to partner up with the Hulk at first, or else destroy him!

Though The Leader would attempt to use even more Humanoids to steal the secrets and grab the Hulk, he didn’t take into account the fact that Hulk would turn into Banner if he got too agitated. After that happened without the Leader seeing, Banner made a break for it, turned back into the Hulk and wound up swimming far out into the ocean where a Russian sub picked him up.

The Leader worked with the Russians at that time, but decided to sit back and wait until Banner and Hulk broke back through the Iron Curtain. That happened in TALES TO ASTONISH #68 – now drawn by Jack Kirby – wherein Leader attempted to steal Banner’s Absorbatron with the help of cell-sized Humanoids that could grow to much larger sizes.  

Tales to Astonish (1959) #68

Tales to Astonish (1959) #68

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The two gamma-powered individuals finally met face-to-face in #69 when the Humanoids brought a knocked-out Hulk to the Leader’s lab. Upon finally waking up, the Hulk destroyed Leader’s lab. Not long after, Hulk seemed to actually consider the Leader’s offer of partnering up and they did after a fashion as Leader sent Hulk to get the Ultimate Machine from the Watcher. The Jade Giant succeeded, but the immense amount of galactic knowledge absorbed by The Leader seemed to kill him! 

Tales to Astonish (1959) #69

Tales to Astonish (1959) #69

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Of course, good villains never stay dead and the big brain returned to hassle Hulk and other heroes on more than one occasion. Considered one of Hulk’s main villains, Leader – now also known as Samuel Sterns – made the jump to other media ranging from cartoons and video games to the big screen!

Flash Forward

Curious about how The Leader recovered from his apparent brain drain? Well, readers found out for themselves in the pages of INCREDIBLE HULK #115. In that issue by Stan Lee and Herb Trimpe, Leader said that he’d taken precautions before using the Ultimate Machine. He’d set it up so that, if his heart stopped beating, a specially-designed Humanoid would use a Revivor Beam to bring him back! He then spent his time planning his revenge on his nemesis!

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The Odinson and a mindless Hulk throw down in NYC!

As the clock ticks down to “Thor: Ragnarok,” spend your time wisely by reading these stories plucked from the Marvel Unlimited archives!

Thor and Hulk have always had a tumultuous relationship.

In the short time they served on the Avengers together, the two didn’t get along too well…though, since then, they’ve adopted a healthy—though sometimes begrudging—respect for each other.

We can’t wait to see what happens when these two titans meet each other in “Thor: Ragnarok,” but until then, let’s scope out one of their most epic battles—in 1984’s INCREDIBLE HULK #300 by writer Bill Mantlo and artist Sal Buscema.

Incredible Hulk (1962) #300

Incredible Hulk (1962) #300

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At the time, Bruce Banner thought he’d done away with the Hulk’s rage-filled personality. However, when Nightmare decided to torment Doctor Strange, the green guy came back as Banner decided to change into the Jade Giant to stop the villain’s dark schemes.

The issue began with The Hulk rampaging across New York City. In response, the U.S. government deemed it appropriate to use any means to take him down—including the use of chemical fire bombs dropped by S.H.I.E.L.D. ships.

The chaos forced a few local New York heroes to respond to the situation as well—Daredevil saved a child from the reverberating danger, Spider-Man caught a couple of plummeting pilots as they fell from the sky, and Doctor Strange escaped Nightmare to search for an alternate dimension in which The Hulk might be contained.

Meanwhile, The Human Torch, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Avengers tried to handle the problem with a more confrontational approach. While none stood a chance against The Hulk, Thor stood tall and matched the might of the Giant. Despite summoning lightning and hurling Mjolnir in the battle, Thor realized that the only way to finally stop The Hulk would be the most drastic measure of all—to kill him.

The battle raged, and the two combatants flung fists and nearby cars as the fight seemed like it’d never end. As the war of attrition seemed most hopeless, however, Doctor Strange reemerged to enact his other-dimensional contingency—and sent The Hulk to another space and time.

Ragnarok and Roll

For an equally epic—though more recent—Thor and Hulk throw down, check out the 2011 event Fear Itself, in which Bruce Banner’s alter ego picked up one a personality-warping hammer and transformed into Nul: Breaker of Worlds. And joining The Hulk with an evil new ego was The Thing—who became Angrir: Breaker of Souls. In FEAR ITSELF #5, Nul and Angrir confronted Thor in a hammer-shattering encounter for the ages.

Next time: the Asgardians face Rangarok once again in Mike Avon Oeming and Andrea Di Vito’s THOR #80#85!

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Stan Lee and Jack Kirby team-up to tell a Hulk story for the ages!

1917 to 2017: 100 years of Kirby.

Join us to celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th birthday by learning about the characters and stories he created that changed comics forever. To commemorate Jack’s centennial, we’ve sat down with the modern-day creators he influenced—and the decades of work he gifted us all.

One year after the first volume of INCREDIBLE HULK ended with issue #6, the Jade Giant threw down once again—this time with his former Avengers teammate Hank Pym—in the pages of TALES TO ASTONISH #59! The team-up proved to be such a hit that Hulk stuck around the series until it became the second volume of INCREDIBLE HULK with issue #102.

Tales to Astonish (1959) #102

Tales to Astonish (1959) #102

  • Published: April 01, 1968
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 02, 2016
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Though he drew covers for the Hulk’s monthly return, Jack Kirby wouldn’t start penciling interior adventures until issue #68, when he reintroduced The Leader. At the time, Bruce Banner had been branded a potential Communist for seeming to help The Hulk—whom the government had a great suspicion in. Banner even appeared to die by a gunshot wound at the end of issue #69!

In TALES TO ASTONISH #70, the U.S. Army investigated the Leader’s lab in search of The Hulk—before concluding that the Jade Giant had escaped and that Banner’s body went missing. Turns out, Banner’s old friend Rick Jones previously snuck into the lab, stole the body and drove it to one of Bruce’s own laboratories—where he hoped to revive The Hulk, and with him, Bruce!

Rick succeeded in reviving them, but inadvertently brought Bruce’s consciousness back in the Hulk’s body. Banner quickly realized that, if he changed back into his human form, the bullet lodged in his brain would kill him instantly. To stave off such an event, Dr. Banner needed to stay in his Hulk form as long as possible.

The Leader, meanwhile, unleashed a 500-foot-tall Humanoid to take on all comers. In response, The Hulk and the army formed a temporary truce to deal with the new, more urgent menace. The Leader’s invention, however, proved powerful enough to withstand the onslaught—until issue #71.

Tales to Astonish (1959) #71

Tales to Astonish (1959) #71

  • Published: September 10, 1965
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: April 28, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Gene Colan
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In that book, General Ross launched a missile called “the Sunday Puncher” at—and seemed to destroy—the Humanoid. In response to the attack, The Leader commanded his creation to immolate itself, so that the military had nothing to study. And The Hulk remained in his Banner-controlled state until he found a solution and turned back into his human form.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more Kirby klassics! And join the conversation on all of our social channels with the hashtag #Kirby100.

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The story of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s early days with the Jade Giant!

1917 to 2017: 100 years of Kirby.

Join us this month to celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th birthday by learning about the characters and stories he created to change comics forever. To commemorate Jack’s centennial, we’ve sat down with the modern-day creators he influenced—and the decades of work he gifted us all.

Jack Kirby was one of the primary architects of the Marvel Universe, and his list of contributions to comics is long enough to span even our galaxy. And one of the crown jewels of his work was his collaboration with Stan Lee to craft one of the most complex Marvel characters in existence: The Hulk.

In 1962, Jack and Stan launched a character that seemed in line with the early monsters of TALES TO ASTONISH and the pre-Thor JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, though this new creation turned out to be so much more. This introduction saw brilliant scientist Bruce Banner transform into a comic book legend when he threw caution to the wind and ran onto an active gamma bomb test site to save a wayward young man named Rick Jones.

INCREDIBLE HULK #1 featured Dr. Banner under pressure from military leader Thunderbolt Ross, who wanted to hurry a gamma bomb into its trial period. Meanwhile, Banner’s fellow scientist Igor pressed the Doctor on the secrets behind the G-bomb’s creation. Fueled by these tensions—and a bit of his own hubris—Banner agreed to an early test. 

Incredible Hulk (1962) #1

Incredible Hulk (1962) #1

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Though on the day, as the bomb was being prepared for launch, Rick Jones—a local teenager—unknowingly drove his car toward the target zone. Banner, having spotted Jones, requested that Igor hold the operation so that the young man could be removed from danger. Ignoring the Doctor’s plea, Igor went ahead with the experiment as planned.

Banner managed to reach Jones before detonation, throwing the young man into a ditch for safety. Banner himself, however, got caught in the blast. He survived, though he and Jones were placed in a makeshift jail cell for breaching military regulations. Hours later, the ticking sound of a Geiger counter triggered something within the Doctor and, bursting from his human form, Banner morphed into a gray goliath known as The Hulk. Exploding from their chamber, The Hulk and Jones escaped. Turns out, the gamma rays had quite a lasting effect.

By the next issue, Bruce Banner began turning green during his now-regular transformation—and an icon was born. The Hulk faced off against the alien Toad Men, Russian spies, The Ringmaster, Mongu, Tyrannus, and other foes not quite fit to fight one of the strongest Marvel characters around.

Though this initial series only lasted six issues—with Kirby drawing the first five and Steve Ditko handling the last—the Jade Giant leapt around the Universe, appearing in FANTASTIC FOUR and becoming a founding Avenger before finding a new home in TALES TO ASTONISH. The Hulk went on to anchor the title for over 60 stories, with Kirby returning to pencil issues #68-87.

Bruce Banner and The Hulk have continued on with decades of adventures, trials, and tribulations since, but all of his stories look back to the beginning—the character and concept established by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more throughout Kirby Month and beyond! And join the conversation on all of our social channels with the hashtag #Kirby100.

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Bruce Banner suffers his greatest loss!

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…

Leaking radiation, hunted and hounded, the Hulk returned to the testing ground that spawned him in INCREDIBLE HULK #460 while his alter-ego Bruce Banner battled the phantoms of the Leader, the Maestro, and even his own father in the labyrinth of his mind. Still under duress, the Hulk made it abundantly clear to a revived team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to back off and stop bothering him in AVENGERS #1.

A reborn General “Thunderbolt” Ross confronted Banner in INCREDIBLE HULK #461, and the Maestro attempted to destroy the Hulk once and for all with the fabled Destroyer. Latter, Bruce reunited with Betty Ross in INCREDIBLE HULK #462 and visited the now-paralyzed Rick Jones in the hospital. Troyjan robots appeared in INCREDIBLE HULK #463 to capture General Ross, but when Banner surrendered to them the two men found themselves ferried to Freehold and the Hulk into Armageddon’s none-too-tender embrace in INCREDIBLE HULK #464.

The Hulk arranged for Reed Richards to build an exo-skeleton to allow Rick to walk in INCREDIBLE HULK #465, while the U.S. government came calling to ask him to become an official agent of theirs. The green giant found little time to ponder the offer, though, when his beloved Betty died of radiation poisoning in INCREDIBLE HULK #466.

Incredible Hulk (1962) #466

Incredible Hulk (1962) #466

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While General Ross secretly placed his daughter’s remains in stasis rather then cremating them in INCREDIBLE HULK #467, the Hulk joined with Namor to fight the warlord Attuma in HULK/SUB-MARINER ANNUAL ’98, and later ponder the question of who caused Betty’s death in INCREDIBLE HULK #468. Taking a moment to reflect upon his original Avengers membership in AVENGERS #10, the Hulk subsequently fell under the hypnotic sway of the Ringmaster in INCREDIBLE HULK #469.

In Las Vegas, the emerald genius began a hunt for Betty’s killer in INCREDIBLE HULK #470, while back at Hulkbuster base Dr. Spar called in the Avengers to aide Rick in a mysterious malady he suffered from. Following that, in INCREDIBLE HULK #471, Spar and Marlo Jones kicked off a search for Bruce Banner while the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crimes used a hypnotized Hulk to help them win a bet.

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Bruce Banner stands up to the U.S. government, Onslaught, and more!

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…

While the Alliance terrorist organization emerged in INCREDIBLE HULK #437, the augmented warriors called the Headshop broke a savage Bruce Banner out of federal custody. Banner proceeded to fall on a grenade, which in INCREDIBLE HULK #438 resulted in a change back into the Hulk, albeit with shrapnel stuck in his brain. All this, and Omnibus proceeded to blow up both Mount Rushmore and the Great Wall of China…

The Hulk posed as his possible-future self the Maestro in INCREDIBLE HULK #439 and issued a challenge that the Avengers answered. Explaining to Betty Ross that the world needed a scapegoat, the green giant threw down with Thor in the arctic in INCREDIBLE HULK #440, and supposedly died in a nuclear blast brought about by his old rival Major Talbot.

Incredible Hulk (1962) #443

Incredible Hulk (1962) #443

  • Published: July 10, 1996
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: August 07, 2013
  • Cover Artist: Angel Medina
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Betty worked on her book of memoirs in INCREDIBLE HULK #441, while Rick Jones prepared for his new TV show and Doc Samson weathered an attack on his person. In INCREDIBLE HULK #442, Samson and Bruce’s cousin She-Hulk fought the Molecule Man while Omnibus faced punishment for his actions. Rick’s descendant Janis arrived from the future in INCREDIBLE HULK #443 to sweep a returned Hulk away from his battle with future-assassin Quarry.

The powerful mutant Onslaught possessed the Hulk in INCREDIBLE HULK #444, prompting a swift response from Storm and Cable of the X-Men. Later, after being freed, the green genius led a small team of Avengers against Onslaught in INCREDIBLE HULK #445, and then joined with an army of heroes against the menace in ONSLAUGHT: MARVEL UNIVERSE #1. Alas, in victory, the Hulk began to grow and mutate from radiation exposure, forcing the heroic collective to go after him in INCREDIBLE HULK #446.

Confined by the government in INCREDIBLE HULK #447, the Hulk broke out and met up with Janis Jones to leave the scene. This brought the Pantheon down on him in INCREDIBLE HULK #448, but when the group suggested a ruse to fool the United States into thinking they’d killed Banner, the Hulk turned around and issued an ultimatum to the Pentagon: no more running, only “Hulk smash!”

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Peter David's epic run continues as we tour the Hulk's incredible history!

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…

Incredible Hulk (1962) #425

Incredible Hulk (1962) #425

  • Published: January 10, 1995
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 26, 2014
  • Cover Artist: Liam Sharp
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When the Eternal Knight assailed the Mount in INCREDIBLE HULK #425, the Hulk transformed into the Savage Banner when Pantheon member Achilles accidentally shot Betty during a fight with Ulysses. Achilles and Agamemnon both died during the attack, forcing the Knights to end their siege.

Doc Samson tried to treat the Savage Banner in INCREDIBLE HULK #426, but when Betty agreed to live and not ascend to Heaven, she and Bruce escaped to run away together, leaving a grieving Pantheon determined to hunt the Hulk down. Six months later, Betty and the Hulk resurfaced in a small town in Florida with new lives in INCREDIBLE HULK #427. Unfortunately, a mystery surrounding disappearing children arose, prompting the Hulk to search for them in the swamps. The path led to a deranged killer in INCREDIBLE HULK #428, as well as an encounter with the empathy-eating Man-Thing.

The town’s Police Chief Largo grew more suspicious of Betty’s “husband” in INCREDIBLE HULK #429 and when the death of a local girl during an anti-abortion rally brought the ire of the Hulk, the chief clashed directly with the green genius. The girl’s father, Hulk’s old foe Speedfreek, also ran afoul of the Jade Giant, dealing him a serious slash across the abdomen in INCREDIBLE HULK #430.

Incredible Hulk (1962) #431

Incredible Hulk (1962) #431

  • Published: July 10, 1995
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 02, 2014
  • Cover Artist: Liam Sharp
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When the Abomination turned up living with homeless people in the sewers of New York in INCREDIBLE HULK #431, the Hulk arrived to investigate and throw down with his former foe in INCREDIBLE HULK #432. Later, the Hulk agreed to travel to the Norse underworld of Hel in THOR #488 to retrieve the thunder god, but instead he entered into a battle with him in THOR #489 that almost leveled Hela’s dark kingdom.

Back on Earth, the Hulk intervened in a disagreement between the Punisher and S.H.I.E.L.D. in INCREDIBLE HULK #433, and afterward attended the funeral of presumed-dead Nick Fury in INCREDIBLE HULK #434. The strangeness continued in INCREDIBLE HULK #435 when the green giant found himself on the opposing baseball team to that of the super villain Rhino.

The U.S. Army found Betty and Bruce’s Florida home in INCREDIBLE HULK #436 and took Betty hostage to lure her “husband” into a trap. The Savage Banner appeared once more and fell easily into said trap, unaware of the onrushing menace of new foe Omnibus…

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The green giant gets lost in space, watches his best friend get married, and puts Agamemnon on trial!

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…

Incredible Hulk (1962) #413

Incredible Hulk (1962) #413

  • Published: January 10, 1994
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: October 30, 2013
  • Cover Artist: Gary Frank
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Still resisting Doc Samson’s therapy sessions in INCREDIBLE HULK #413, Bruce Banner dealt with an invasion by alien foe Trauma and his abduction of Pantheon member Atalanta to be his bride. The Hulk and his team followed Trauma into space in INCREDIBLE HULK #414, but when the green giant spun off into the stars, it took an appearance by his old comrade the Silver Surfer to rescue him.

The Hulk and the Surfer traveled with the Starjammers to Trauma’s homeworld in INCREDIBLE HULK #415, but when the villain’s father threatened to remove the Pantheon’s powers, Atalanta agreed to the marriage to save her teammates. The Hulk wrapped up the entire situation in INCREDIBLE HULK #416 by battling Trauma one-on-one and reluctantly killing him.

Incredible Hulk (1962) #418

Incredible Hulk (1962) #418

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Back on Earth, the Hulk fell into conflict with Iron Man over the Stane Corporation’s production of gamma bombs in IRON MAN #304305, then attended both Rick Jones’ bachelor party in INCREDIBLE HULK #417 and his wedding to Marlo Chandler in INCREDIBLE HULK #418. Later, the green genius fought Skrulls in INCREDIBLE HULK #419.

A magical entity created by Doctor Strange took possession of the Hulk in DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME #70, but he shook off the intrusion in DOCTOR STRANGE, SORCERER SUPREME #71. Then, after sitting at his old friend Jim Wilson’s deathbed in INCREDIBLE HULK #420, he began his quest to bring the Pantheon’s former leader Agamemnon to justice in INCREDIBLE HULK #421.

Incredible Hulk (1962) #424

Incredible Hulk (1962) #424

  • Published: December 10, 1994
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: June 02, 2014
  • Cover Artist: Darick Robertson
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That journey took the Hulk and his team to Asgard in INCREDIBLE HULK #422 and a meeting with Thor himself. The thunder god aided the green goliath on a trip to the land of the Frost Giants, but when the two fell dead in battle there, they struggled to escape the grip of Hela in INCREDIBLE HULK #423 and return to the Pantheon in Asgard. Finally capturing Agamemnon, Hulk prepared himself for the opening salvos in his trial in INCREDIBLE HULK #424.

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