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Appearing in "This Means War"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #390

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Synopsis for "This Means War"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #390

The nation of Trans-Sabal is in the midst of a civil war as the people revolt against their leader Farnoq Dahn. However, the resistance faces the might of American provided Mandroid armor. In the midst of a battle, their massive anti-armor cannon is knocked off its mooring, trapping one of the resistance fighters under it. When all seems lost the Hulk arrives on the scene and plucks the heavy weapon off the trapped soldier. Armed with this massive weapon among others, the Hulk enters the fray. The Hulk starts blasting the Mandroid units, forcing their pilots to flee. In the midst of the battle is his Pantheon teammate Hector who was knocked out in the battle. He is revived by Rick Jones who has joined the Hulk in the battle. Meanwhile, the Hulk runs out of ammo in the anti-armor cannon and is reduced to using more conventional firearms.

At that moment at the royal palace, Farnoq Dahn entertains his guests from the CIA who have been providing him with the weapons he needs to crush the resistance in exchange for eventually installing a democratic government. CIA agent Gavin excuses himself from the feast put on by Dahn when he is told that there is trouble on the battle front. There, the Hulk runs out of bullets but this doesn't stop him from laying into the Mandroids with his bare hands. When one of the enemies downs the Hulk with a massive weapon, the Hulk is saved by Ulysses who disarms their foe with his energy sword. He then kills the warrior, leading to protests from the Hulk, but Ulysses tells him that this is war and there will be casualties. Elsewhere, Rick Jones pulls Hector from the battlefield, however, they pause at one of the wrecked suits of Mandroid armor as Rick is shocked to see a SHIELD emblem on it. This makes him think about the situation there in and the events that led up to it....

... Some time earlier at the Pantheon's headquarters the Mount, Rick pays a visit to the Hulk in his quarters where he gives him a gift from Betty: a massive pair of pink bunny slippers. The Hulk then fills Rick on the Pantheons next mission. He takes his long time friend to the Pantheon's infirmary where victims of the Trans-Sabal conflict are being treated for burns after they were scored by American made napalm. The Hulk explains that the Pantheon seeks to remove Farnoq Dahn from his position of power. He then asks Rick to accompany him on his mission, which Rick agreed...

... Back on the battlefield, Rick finds a surviving enemy combatant and is surprised that it's a local loyal to the ruler of Trans-Sabal and not a SHIELD agent. Before Rick can learn where they got this equipment the man dies and Hector tells him that they need to get moving. While back in Reno, Betty Banner learns from her co-worker that a woman claiming to be Rick Jones' mother called but didn't leave her name or number. Suddenly, Betty gets a call from that same woman, her name is Jackie Shorr and she reiterates that she is the mother of Rick Jones. At the royal palace in Trans-Sabal, Farnoq and his CIA allies learn about the Hulk and the Pantheon's involvement in the resistance against his move, greatly complicating things. When Farnoq demands more to be done, Agent Gavin tells him that they cannot provide and SHIELD personnel because they are tied in with the United Nations. However, he was able to pull some strings and get a special task force flown in to assist.

As Agent Gavin informs him of this the task force in question is arriving by plane. This task force is the government sanction mutant team known as X-Factor.

Appearing in "X-Calation"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #391

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Synopsis for "X-Calation"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #391

The Pantheon are in the nation of Trans-Sabal trying to oust its tyrannical ruler Farnoq Dahn. However, after their initial battle, Rick Jones tells the Hulk that the might be in the wrong, which doesn't sit well with the gamma-spawned warrior. However, Rick shows the Bruce a SHIELD insignia he had taken off a suit of Mandroid armor that Dahn's armies were piloting. This still doesn't convince the Hulk, who points out that even "good guys" can be on the wrong side of a conflict, explaining that the Pantheon is here to liberate the people of Trans-Sabal. This doesn't ease Rick's uneasiness about the situation but he decides to continue to fight alongside the Hulk. When Hector and Ulysses call the Hulk off to a planning session, Rick declines to join. Walking around the rebel camp, Rick Jones makes fast friends with a resistance fighter named Shurk.

While at the royal palace, Dahn is introduced to the special American government task force that CIA Agent Galvin has called in, the mutant operatives known as X-Factor. He is introduced to Val Cooper, Havok, Polaris, Multiple Man, Quicksilver, Wolfsbane, and Strong Guy. After the pleasantries are out of the way, Farnoq and Galvin explain that the Pantheon has been assisting the resistance's efforts to oust the current leader and because Trans-Sabal is an ally of the United States, X-Factor must assist in quashing the rebels. Although Havok and the others are not too impressed with the situation they are resigned to following their duty.

Meanwhile, at the resistance camp, Hector, Ulysses, and the Hulk plan strategy. When Hector points out that there are over 50,000 troops between them and the royal palace over open terrain, the Hulk tells them not to worry about it. While not far away, Rick Jones learns that Shurk joined the resistance after his father, a newspaper editor, and his entire staff disappeared after writing articles that were critical of Farnoq. He then explains how his mother demanded answers from the police but was beaten and raped by them instead. A year later, she committed suicide. Rick consoles Shurk, having seen his side of the conflict and can relate to him about losing his parents. At that moment in Reno, Betty Banner and Marlo Chandler have agreed to meet with Jacqueline Shorr, a woman who claims to be Rick Jones' biological mother. The two women don't know what to expect but are soon greeted with Shorr, who appears to be a harmless middle-aged woman. She sits down and starts talking about her life before she gave up Rick for adoption. She explains that she gave her son up because there were some men after her, but they are in jail now. However, she didn't seek out her son after because she was out of the country and also feared that Rick might not want anything to do with her. But when she heard that her son had recently moved to Reno, she decided that perhaps it was time to reconnect with Rick.

Back in Trans-Sabal, the armies of Farnoq Dahn are waiting for the resistance to launch their attack. Growing bored they are suddenly under siege when the Hulk tunnels up from the ground under them. He offers the soldiers a chance to surrender but they open fire anyway. He is forced to use his gas grenade launcher on them, but even as they are getting knocked out by the gas, they order an air strike. The Hulk is furious that the high tech fighter planes blew up their own men and leaps up to smash them. Seeing this from afar, Ulysses orders the resistance to move forward. Meanwhile, the Hulk uses one of the enemy ships into the middle of the enemy camp. There, the Hulk is blasted by one of Havok's plasma blast. The Hulk is overwhelmed by the attacking mutants as Farnoq and Val Cooper watch from his palace from a monitor. Cooper is unimpressed when Dahn tries to grope her, by Agent Galvin tells her to behave herself. Elsewhere, Rick Jones and Shurk open fire on enemy soldiers, but Rick is reluctant to mortally wound someone until Shurk is shot dead.

With the Hulk gaining ground, Havok tells his teammates to get back so he can unleash the full force of his powers. The Hulk resists the attacks, forcing Havok to go full blast. Some distance away, Ulysses greets the rest of the Pantheon as they arrive when suddenly there is a massive explosion from out on the battle front.

This story continues in X-Factor #76...

Appearing in "Fortunes of War"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #392

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Synopsis for "Fortunes of War"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #392

This story continues from X-Factor #76...

Following his battle with the Hulk, X-Factor's leader Havok has found himself made a prisoner of Trans-Sabal's tyrannical ruler who intends to exploit Havok's mutant powers to defend his position of power. Havok doesn't understand why he is a prisoner since he is here to defend Trans-Sabal from resistance fighters on behalf of the United States government. He demands to speak to his liaison, Valerie Cooper. Farnaq Dahn obliges Havok, revealing that Val is under some kind of mental control and been reduced to Dahn's slave. Dahn then leaves with Cooper, telling his guards to shoot Havok in the leg should he attempt to escape. No sooner is Farnoq gone does the Hulk appear, incapacitating the guards. Outside of the missile arsenal, Val Cooper begins to snap out of the drugging. Farnoq orders her drugged again and when CIA Agent ack Galvin protests this he has his guards kill him.

Meanwhile, the rest of X-Factor are recovering from their battle with the rebels and the Pantheon. Polaris tells the others that they are going to look for Havok, but they have trouble contacting Val. Seeing that Wolfsbane is troubled by something, Strong Guy tries to cheer her up, but she is not in a cheerful mood. Before they can begin their search for Alex, the Trans-Sabal army alerts them that the Pantheon have regrouped and are preparing to attack again. Back in the missile silo, the Hulk takes time to mock Havok for his current position. When Havok asks how the Hulk got in there, he explains that after Alex attempted to use his full power, the Hulk hid and waited for the Trans-Sabalian army to take Havok away and hitched a ride on their recovery vehicle. When Havok asks to be let free, the Hulk refuses thinking that he might be attacked again. The two argue over the rights of the people of Trans-Sabal and their dictator. Havok tries to get the Hulk to see that while the leaders of the world need to do more to stop atrocities like this from happening but that someone like the Hulk cannot take that duty into his own hands.

Back out on the battlefield, Polaris is attacked by Ajax who is furious that Atalanta was injured in their previous battle. Although she is able to use her powers to turn his armor against him, the Pantheon then begins firing missiles at X-Factor. As Quicksilver, Wolfsbane and Multiple Man run for cover, Strong Man uses his body to cushion the blows. The rebels keep on pushing through, making Polaris believe that the situation is falling apart. With too much kinetic energy built up in his body, Strong Guy spots Prometheus racing at him in the Argo and uses it as a punching bag to discharge the energy in his body. Seeing the Argo on fire, Wolfsbane rushes to the occupant and is horrified to see his face is burned. Hector butts in, telling her that Prometheus is more durable than he appears and that he was born with those scars on his face. He grabs his injured comrade and then leaps away.

With the rebellion gaining grown, Dahn decides to use more drastic measures, ordering the missiles be raised out of the silos. On top of the one that Havok is strapped to, the other two have a woman and her child strapped to each. Dahn orders the rebels to stand down or he will launch the missiles, sending those tied to them to their deaths. He then launches the two with the woman and child on them. While the Hulk saves the child, Polaris and Quicksilver combine their powers to save the woman. The Hulk then rips his way into Farnoq's palace and yanks the dictator out into the streets. However, when the Hulk tells the people to mete out justice against their former leader, Dahn gets the last laugh when they start bowing before him instead. As everyone stands shocked by the sight, someone in Mandroid armor shoots Farnoq dead.

While the Pantheon begins organizing people to start democratic elections, Rick Jones slips out of the Mandroid armor. He's only seen by Wolfsbane who can relate to him for wanting to kill Dahd. When Rick breaks down crying, Wolfsbane comforts him while the Hulk can do nothing but grimly looking at the ground.

Appearing in "The Closing Circle"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #393

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Synopsis for "The Closing Circle"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #393

Igor Drenkov, after years of being haunted by the day the Hulk was born, wakes up to find himself in the ruins of Los Diablos Missile Base. He is reliving the moments where he and Bruce Banner were going to set off the gamma bomb. To his surprise, Banner is here with him, although he is massive in form. After Banner berates Igor for not having his mind focused on the job he looks out onto the test site with a pair of binoculars. He then notices a boy out near the Gamma Bomb. He tells Igor to hold off the countdown until he can get back. Standing in front of the abort button, Igor's mind races over how he was originally on the base as a Russian spy and how he allowed the bomb to go off in the hopes of killing Banner and stealing the secrets of the Gamma Bomb. However, as the clock counts down, Igor struggles to make a decision and it's his indecision this time that prevents him from stopping the bomb. Just as before, he is suddenly blinded by the flash through the view screen as the Gamma Bomb apparently goes off.

Meanwhile, aboard a ship piloted by the People's Protectorate, the woman known as Fantasma begins to scream. At that moment she had been scanning Drenkov's mind when she was struck with his sense of anguish. Red Guardian tells his time to shape up, as they have been sent into American airspace to track down Igor Drenkov who was kidnapped from Washington, D.C. while on a diplomatic mission. It is imperative that they get him back as a recent political shift has left the Russian government feeling particularly vulnerable. Suddenly, the Protectorate's ship is attacked by Hector of the Pantheon, who damages the wing of the ship, forcing the Russian superheroes to make an emergency landing in the middle of the desert. Red Guardian, Perun, Vostok, Fantasma, and the Crimson Dynamo get out of the ship unscathed. They are confronted by Ulysses, Ajax, Atalanta and Hector of the Pantheon. As the members of the People's Protectorate charge at the Pantheon, they are suddenly teleported away.

While back at the missile base, Igor struggles with his sanity as he wanders around the base, reliving his past. Spotting the cabin where Bruce Banner used to reside, he goes inside thinking he will find his notes on the Gamma Bomb. As Igor begins to tear apart the cabin, in walks the Hulk and Rick Jones. Just like years before, Drenkov pulls a gun and tries to shoot the Hulk but to no avail. As Bruce begins to toss Igor around and berate him for the evil he unleashed, Rick Jones decides that this re-enactment have gone too far. He tells the Hulk to stop before he kills Igor. However, Bruce Banner has years of built up anger to direct toward the former Russian spy responsible for his transformation into the Hulk. As Rick and the Hulk argue, the Crimson Dynamo rips the roof off the cabin, and he orders they turn over Drenkov. Hulk complies by throwing the frightened Russian high up into the sky.

When the Crimson Dynamo flies up to recover Igor, the Hulk leaps up after him. However, he is blasted out of the sky by Fantasma and then attacked by the other members of the People's Protectorate. The Pantheon then arrive on the scene, and Atalanta manages to knock out Fantasma with one of her energy arrows. While the Hulk fights it out with Perun, Ulysses battles Red Guardian, while Vostok fights Ajax. Soon the Crimson Dynamo returns with Igor and joins the frey. Ultimately, each member of the People's Protectorate is overpowered, allowing the Hulk to once more direct his rage at Igor Drenkov. The Hulk takes Drenvok out to ground zero where he makes the Hulk sit right where the bomb went off. When the two groups finally catch up to the Hulk, he tells them that this is very spot where the Hulk was born, thanks to the meddling of Igor Drenkov. It's then that Red Guardian realizes that this is the anniversary of the Gamma Bomb test. The Hulk explains that he brought Drenkov back to make him face what he had done.

To everyone's surprise, Igor begins to laugh manically as he believes he is going to heaven for saving the world. This confused the Hulk, and Igor explains that although the Hulk has caused untold damage himself, he thinks about all of the various evil beings the Hulk has defeated over the years. Igor then asks that if he is to be held responsible for all the bad the Hulk has done, he asks can he not also be praised for the good the Hulk has done as well? Drenkov then breaks down into tears Suddenly, his mind snaps and he begins to rave about how died the day the Gamma Bomb went off. When nobody can answer him, Igor Drenkov then goes utterly mad.

Appearing in "Cold Storage"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #394

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Synopsis for "Cold Storage"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #394

Shot down by an unseen foe, Atalanta finds herself stalked in the frozen wastelands of Antarctica. Suddenly she sees a vehicle approaching in the distance, her hopes of rescue are dashed when it turns out to be the ship responsible for shooting her down. Although Atalanta manages to shoot the ship down, it causes an avalanche when it crashes. Emerging from the ship is a massive being in body armor who calls out to Atalanta, telling her that hunt is not over and goes after her. Not far away, the Hulk is out searching for Atalanta, but thanks to the blowing snow he finds the search nearly futile. While at the Pantheon's headquarters the Mount, Ajax is throwing a tantrum because he wasn't allowed to go on the rescue mission. Paris tries to explain to his simple-minded teammate that he is too heavy to walk in the frozen terrain and could easily get lost in the wasteland like Atalanta. He also points out that Ajax that he has poor vision so he wouldn't be able to be much help in searching for her. Ajax curses himself for being too big and stupid to do anything to help her. Paris reminds him that Hulk and Ulysses are doing what they can to find her.

As the Hulk continues to search for Atalanta and comes across the ship of her attacker. As he examines the ship, the massive occupant manages to sneak up behind the Hulk and stun him with blasts from his weaponized guns. The attacker, named Trauma, fends off the Hulk's counter attack and seemingly slew the gamma-spawned powerhouse with his helmet-mounted blaster before continuing his hunt for Atalanta. Back in Reno, Rick Jones sits alone in the darkness of his apartment, drinking beer and watching the latest news coverage about the situation in Trans-Sabal. Betty and Marlo come over and are surprised to find the state of his apartment. They turn on some lights and open the blinds. The two women try to get through Rick's depressive funk by telling him about the woman who contacted them that claims that she is his biological mother. Hearing this snaps Rick out of his funk and he asks again, who called.

Back in the Antarctic, Ulysses and Hector check in with the Hulk to see if he has had any luck finding their teammate, however, something is jamming their radio. When Hector asks what they should do next, Ulysses insists that they keep on looking, but not for much longer. However, neither man like the idea of going back to Ajax empty handed. Elsewhere, the Hulk recovers from the blast he received from Trauma and begins tracking his footprints. Not far away, Atalanta pulls herself free from the snow and is confronted by Trauma. She is upset that he is stalking her again. He is still upset that she had killed his brother, but while he has already come at her for revenge, he now finds himself falling in love with her. When she laughs in his face, he tries to attack. However, before Atalanta could be harmed, the Hulk lunges in and knocks Trauma and himself down the side of a hill. As they battle, the Hulk fends off Trauma's attacks, and eventually rips off his helmet, revealing an alien face underneath. The battle alerts Ulysses and Hector to the Hulk's location.

The Hulk finishes disarming Trauma's weapons, and Atalanta strikes him with her energy arrows staggering him toward the edge of a cliff. Hulk then claps his hand causing the ice under Trauma's feet to crumble. The villain begins to fall as tons of ice collapses around them. The Hulk grabs Atalanta and they leap away to safety. Back aboard a Pantheon cruiser, Atalanta is looked over by a doctor who informs her that other than some frost bite that will heal, she will recover from her ordeal, thanks to her natural born abilities. When the Hulk asks just who the Pantheon are, Ulysses explains that they were "touched by godhood" and hard to kill. While back in the ruins of the battle field, Trauma's hand busts through the ice.

Appearing in "Return to Vegas"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #395

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Synopsis for "Return to Vegas"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #395

Las Vegas mobster Michael Berengetti has been killed by his rival Sam Striker. A funeral is put on, and Striker has the nerve of showing up to it, grinning at Berengetti's widow, Suzi. As the funeral goes on, they are unaware that they are being observed by the Punisher who is seeking to eliminate Striker. After the funeral, Suzi and her friend Mona return to the Coliseum Casino. When they go up to the room that Suzi shared with her husband they are shocked to find Sam Striker and his men waiting for her there. He offers some hollow condolences and then recommends that she turns over her late husband's empire over to him. Suzi tells him to get out and attacks him, telling her husband's killer to get out. When he refuses, the elevator opens and out comes her husband's old enforcer, Joe Fixit, also known as the Incredible Hulk. With him are Ulysses and Paris of the Pantheon.

When Striker and his men refuse to leave, the Hulk lays into them, easily knocking them down. He is then grabbed by Striker's own strong man, a massive African-American man called Frost. However, Sam tells Frost to stand down and they decide to leave. Suzi is happy to see "Joe Fixit" again and is very grateful that he was able to deal with Sam Striker. The Hulk explains that he has come to Suzi's aid because her late husband was one of the few people that gave him a fair chance, and he wants to see the man who killed him pay. Meanwhile, in Reno, Betty and Marlo have Jacqueline Shorr, the woman who claims to be Rick Jones' biological mother, over. They wait for Rick to come over to meet her, but fear he might not show up. When Rick does, he asks the woman what sort of scam she is trying to pull as he knows his parents were Elizabeth and Albert Jones. However, Jacqueline has paperwork from the orphanage where Rick grew up. She explains that she is his biological mother and put him up for adoption and that the Jones family adopted them. When they later died in a car accident, he went back to the orphanage. She then shows Rick something even more shocking: a photo of Jaqueline with a young boy who resembles Rick.

Back in Vegas, the Hulk pays a visit to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and asks to speak with the detective in charge of the Barengetti murder. When he is told that Lieutenant Sanchez is currently out, the Hulk tells the desk sergeant that he will be back. Meanwhile, the Hulk and his allies are being watched by the Punisher who has set up a mobile base inside an ice cream truck. As he watches Ulysses and Paris, the Punisher could swear that Paris looked his direction as he he sensed his thoughts. At the Pantheon's headquarters the Mount, Atalanta is recovering from her ordeals in Antarctica. She is visited by Ajax who has brought her a flower. As Ajax fawns over Atalanta, Achilles walks into the room and gives the woman a dirty look before walking away. In Vegas, the Hulk and his allies are going to their next location and comparing notes when Paris points out that they are being followed by an ice cream truck. The Hulk orders his driver to cut off the ice cream truck.

When the Hulk, Ulysses and Paris go to face the driver of the truck, the Punisher comes out armed to the teeth. As the Hulk advances toward the vigilante, the Punisher opens fire. The bullets bounce off the Hulk harmlessly. When Frank tries to toss a grenade at Banner, he grabs the grenade and smother the blast in his closed fist. Back in Reno, Jacqueline Shorr continues to try and convince Rick that she is his biological mother. Pressing him to remember who she is Rick tosses the phone away and tells her to get out of his life and walks out. While at the Camelot Hotel and Casino, Sam Striker meets with his men, he tells them that he wants Berengetti killed so the other mobs fall in line and charges Frost with the task of killing Joe Fixit. While at the Coliseum, the Punisher wakes up and explains that he is also hunting Sam Striker. The Hulk suggests that they work together to get Striker, and they begin formulating a plan.

Appearing in "Frost Bite"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #396

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Synopsis for "Frost Bite"Edit

Reprinted from Incredible Hulk #396

At the Coliseum Casino, Doctor Octopus is going on a rampage for being hassled by security. The ruckus brings down the Hulk who is in Vegas trying to avenge the death of his former employer Michael Berengetti. Not recognizing the Hulk, Doctor Octopus lashes out at him, but he is easily overpowered and then knocked out by the Hulk with a single flick of the finger. The Punisher arrives dressed up like one of Joe Fixit's men. Seeing Doctor Octopus all wraped up for the authorities he conteplates shooting the villain in the head. The Hulk tells the Punisher that he won't let him shoot a disarmed man and the two then begin talking about thier plan to take down Sam Striker.

Meanwhile, it appears that Paris is planning on betraying the Hulk as he goes to the Excalibur Hotel and Casino to tell Sam Striker -- Berengetti's killer -- that Suzi Berengetti is going to have the Hulk pick up a drug shipment at a warehouse that evening. Striker has Frost grab Paris by the neck, warning him against this being a double cross and then sends him back to Joe Fixit before he can become suspicious. While back in Reno, Rick Jones and his band are playing in a bar. After playing a son, he sees that Betty and Marlo have come with Jackie Shorr, the woman who claims that she is his biological mother. Rick lashes out against the woman, but when she decides to leave his life again, he has a change of heart and the two hug. Unseen by anyone, Jackie is biting her lip so hard it has begun to bleed.

Back in Vegas, the Hulk and his "gang" arrive at the Acme Storage Warehouse where they are picking up what looks like a cocaine shipment being smuggled in crates filled with coffee beans. The Punisher is posing as mobster "Frank Towers" who is brokering the deal. Suddenly, they are ambushed by Sam Striker and his men who have taken pictures of the drug deals to blackmail Fixit into giving over the money from the deal. However, when Striker admits to killing Michael Berengetti, the Hulk reveals that this is a double-cross as it wasn't a drug deal, but a sting put in place with the assistance of the Las Vegas Police Department. As the police and the mobsters shoot it out, Striker is wounded while Frost tries to get away. The Punisher shoots Frost three times in the chest, which apparently doesn't even phase the villain. Frost then tries to get away in a stolen police helicopter, but the Hulk leaps after him and smashes it. They end up crashing into the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. The Hulk notices that Frost is bleeding from his wounds and wonders what his foe is made of. Suddenly, Frost uses his powers to ice over the Hulk. The Hulk manages to break free and when they resume fighting, the Hulk is shocked when he pulls Frost's head off his shoulders. However, the mobster suddenly explodes in a flurry of ice and snow.

Later, when Striker and the rest of his gang are arrested, Lieutenant Louisa Sanchez thanks the Hulk and his allies for their help. However, the Punisher slips away before she is able to recognize him for who he is.

Appearing in "Mano A Mano"Edit


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Synopsis for "Mano A Mano"Edit


The Hulk and the Thing have agreed to meet at the Last Chance Bar for an arm wrestling competition to see who is stronger. The patrons begin making bets and the two powerhouses talk tough. Everyone is unaware that an army of supervillains is aware of the meeting and have targeted the bar.

Just as the pair begin their match, the Rhino, Blastaar, the Absorbing Man, and Quasimodo come bursting in. They try to attack the two heroes, but they pay no mind and as they struggle in their competition manage to knock out anyone who gets close enough to get into the range of their grappling fists.

Watching from a ship are Mentallo and the Fixer who find this display completely embarrassing. They decide to take on more drastic measures and once the building is evacuated they drop a bomb on the two combatants. The entire area is annihilated, but the Thing and the Hulk aren't even phased by the blast. However, the table and chairs they are using to wrestle suddenly crumble, ending the match in a draw. Getting up off the ground, the pair agree to meet next week.

Appearing in "X-Communication"Edit

Reprinted from X-Factor #76

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  • Jolel, a religious zealot - (Death)
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Synopsis for "X-Communication"Edit

Reprinted from X-Factor #76

X-Factor is fighting the Pantheon and their ally, the Hulk, in Trans-Sabal. Havok has disappeared when blasting the Hulk and Wolfsbane was knocked miles from the scene. She is found by a man called Jolel, a religious zealot, and his sister and they tie her up, thinking she is part of the Pantheon. With the aid of the sister, Rahne can escape but then Jolel kills his sister and Rahne losing control in turn kills him. She is taken from the place by Quicksilver, while X-Factor defeats a part of the Pantheon.



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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

 

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