- I'm myself again! But I'm not cured! I can feel the gamma rays like a turbulence at the center of my soul! I'm still the Hulk! Still a monster!
- -- Bruce Banner
Appearing in "Monster!"Edit
- Fantastic Four (Cameo)
- Sub-Mariner (Cameo)
- Captain Britain (Cameo)
- Soviet Super-Soldiers (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Arabian Knight (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Sabra (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Collective Man (Cameo) (First appearance)
- Galactus (In an illusion or vision)
- Rick Jones (Only in flashback)
- United States of America
- North Pole
- China (Cameo)
- Russia (Cameo)
- Moscow (Cameo)
- England (Cameo)
- Israel (Cameo)
- Egypt (Cameo)
- Crimson Dynamo Armor Mark III
- Gamma Ray Infuser
Synopsis for "Monster!"Edit
Hulk shows up in a quiet farm and turns back into Banner. Suddenly, the scientist sees a bull running towards a little girl. Bruce saves the kid's life but receives the impact. The little girl's mother welcomes Bruce in her home. They become friends and start feeling something special about each other. It's when the Silver Surfer shows up looking for Bruce. Banner turns into the Hulk and tries to smash the Surfer. But the former Galactus herald absorbs the gamma energy from the Hulk's body, turning him back into Bruce Banner (!). Deprived of gamma energy, the grateful scientist hears the alien's wish: increase his power with gamma rays so he could break Galactus's barrier around the Earth. The experiment fails, Bruce receives gamma rays and becomes the Hulk once again. So the Surfer takes him to space, absorbs all of the giant's gamma energy again and breaks free from the barrier. But Bruce falls free to Earth. The cosmic traveler comes back to Earth, catches Banner, bathes him with gamma energy to save his life and goes away, once more trapped on this blue planet.
- This issue divided into four chapters: Chapter One-The Monster, Chapter Two-The Exile, Chapter Three-The Quest, Chapter Four-The Power.
- Story # LF146 as shown on page 1
- Letters page 'Green-Skin's Grab-Bag' with letters from Jeffrey Lowndes, Kevin C McConnell, Carlos M Fernandez, Tom Salzberg, John Melo, Mick Masnado, John Hayter Jr.
- Although the Soviet Super-Soldiers (Earth-616) are pictured and named in this issue their first appearance is considered to be Incredible Hulk Vol 1 258. Also Red Guardian is pictured with the team but she was never a member.
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