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Incredible Hulk Vol 1 143


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Appearing in "Sanctuary!"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:



  • Hulk Robot


  • Dr. Doom's flagcar

Synopsis for "Sanctuary!"Edit

Following his most recent rampage as the Hulk, Bruce Banner finds himself the subject of a manhunt, with authorities and military officials scouring all of New York City to try and find him. With the police chasing him and desperate to make a getaway, Banner is picked up by Dr. Doom and taken to the sanctuary of the Latverian Embassy, where Doom's diplomatic immunity protects Banner.

Despite this, General Ross, Major Talbot, and Betty Ross arrive outside the Latverian embassy and ask Doom to release Banner into their custody. They are joined by Doc Samson, who reveals to them that he has learned that his strength is effected by the length of his hair and offers his aid. Ross orders him to stand down when suddenly, Doom apparently releases the Hulk. This is in reality a robot duplicate of the Hulk, and when the military are forced to shoot at the monster, they believe that they have killed the Hulk, a realization that upsets everyone as they did not wish to destroy the Hulk at the cost of Bruce Banner's life.

When Banner realizes that Dr. Doom had planned their meeting all along, he attempts to transform into the Hulk, but Doom knocks him out with a powerful gas. With Banner now his prisoner he orders the scientist to be loaded up in one of his crafts and taken back to Latveria.

Arriving in his native country, Dr. Doom has Bruce Banner taken down to his laboratory where he plugs him into a subliminal inducer, a device he hopes to use to subvert the Hulk into following his cause and send him out to ravage the world so that Doom can become the supreme master of the Earth.

This story is continued next issue...

Continuity Notes

  • Doctor Doom uses the same Subliminal Inducer device as he used on the Fantastic Four back in Fantastic Four #85.

    Solicit Synopsis:
  • It had to happen! Ol' Greenskin finally meets - Dr. Doom! But will these two titans clash in deadly battle - or team up to conquer mankind? Don't miss the shocker we call - "Sanctuary!"

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