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in: Comics, 1984, 1984, May Copper-Age, Incredible Hulk Vol 1, Jim Shooter/Editor-in-Chief, Bill Sienkiewicz/Cover Artist, Bill Mantlo/Writer, Sal Buscema/Penciler, Danny Bulanadi/Inker, Bob Sharen/Colourist, Joe Rosen/Letterer, Carl Potts/Editor, Bruce Banner (Earth-616)/Quotes, Bruce Banner (Earth-616)/Appearances, Katherine Waynesboro (Earth-616)/Appearances, Frederick Myers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Max Hammer (Earth-616)/Appearances, New York City Police Department (Earth-616)/Appearances, Sirius (Dog) (Earth-616)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-616)/Appearances, Victor von Doom (Earth-616)/Appearances, Nathaniel Richards (Kang) (Earth-6311)/Appearances, Benjamin Grimm (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ultron (Earth-616)/Appearances, Battleworld/Appearances, New York/Appearances, Northwind Observatory/Appearances, New York City/Appearances, Manhattan/Appearances, Central Park/Appearances, Beyonder's Construct/Appearances, Captain America's Shield/Appearances, Captain America's Uniform/Appearances, Doctor Doom's Armor/Appearances, Gammascope/Appearances

Incredible Hulk Vol 1 295


Incredible Hulk Vol 1 295

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Quote1 But obviously, someone's using my machines, my research without my authorization! Someone's using an untested, incredibly dangerous experimental technique -- to play God! Quote2
-- Bruce Banner

Appearing in "Turning Point!"Edit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


Other Characters:

  • Mary
  • Daniel
  • NYPD Officers
  • Mr. Douglas (Final appearance)
  • Joyce Douglas (Only in flashback) (Final appearance)
  • The Douglas' children (Only in flashback) (Final appearance)
    • Chris Douglas (Only in flashback)
  • Previous Empty Sirius, the dog (Death)
  • Captain America (Only in flashback)
  • Doctor Doom (Only in flashback)
  • Kang the Conqueror (Only in flashback)
  • Thing (Only in flashback)
  • Ultron (Only in flashback)




Synopsis for "Turning Point!"Edit

The Hulk returns from the Beyonder's Secret Wars. His intellect is greatly diminished, and his demeanor is more in line with that of the old savage Hulk. Further, he is nursing an injured leg, and requires a technologically advanced crutch to support his weight. He stomps through Central Park, and blusters past two pedestrians. He goes to the penthouse apartment of aging crime lord, Max Hammer. Inside, Hammer's underling, Boomerang, has Kate Waynesboro held captive. The Hulk leaps through the window and sends Boomerang sprawling across the skyline. Kate tries to talk to Bruce, but immediately recognizes that something is wrong with the Hulk. The Hulk catches up to Boomerang, who tries to fend him off with his rocketrangs. The Hulk smashes Boomerang across the back of the neck, rendering him unconscious.

The Hulk calms down slightly, and Kate and he return to Northwind Observatory. When they arrive, they discover that Max Hammer has been using the Gammascope to cure dozens of terminally ill patients. Like Hammer, all of them have developed green skin as a side effect. Banner is shocked. He warned Hammer that the process had never been tested on human subjects. There is no telling what kind of long term side effects that technique may have.

As if in answer, a man enters the laboratory. It is Mister Douglas, the owner of Sirius the dog, whom Banner had cured of bone disease a short time ago. Douglas stands holding Sirius in his arms. The dog is dead. He tells Banner that days after Sirius’ treatment, he began acting feral and attacked the children, so Douglas had to put him down.

Moments later, Max Hammer begins convulsing and falls to the floor. When he rises, he is a snarling, large, green monster.

Continuity Notes

Chronology Notes

Publication Notes

  • This issue features a letters page, Green Skin's Grab Bag. Letters are published from Joan Kellenberger, Shane Hein, and Robert Bonney. The letters page also contains a Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation.

  • Logically, when the Hulk drove his fist down on top of Boomerang's neck, it should have killed him instantly.

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