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- But obviously, someone's using my machines, my research without my authorization! Someone's using an untested, incredibly dangerous experimental technique -- to play God!
- -- Bruce Banner
Appearing in "Turning Point!"Edit
- Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers) (Only in flashback)
- Doctor Doom (Victor von Doom) (Only in flashback)
- Kang the Conqueror (Only in flashback)
- Thing (Ben Grimm) (Only in flashback)
- Ultron (Only in flashback)
- 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)
- Sirius (Death), the dog
- Battleworld (Only in flashback)
- New York
- Captain America's Shield (Only in flashback)
- Captain America's Uniform (Only in flashback)
- Doctor Doom's Armor (Only in flashback)
- Boomerang's rocketrangs
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.
- In Incredible Hulk #294, Max was identified by surname, Stryker. In this issue and in issue #296, he is referred to as Max Hammer.
- Captain America, Doctor Doom, Kang the Conqueror, the Thing and Ultron all appear in flashback to events that took place during Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars.
- 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.
- Incredible Hulk (Volume 1)
- Incredible Hulk (Volume 2)
- Defenders (Volume 1)
- Defenders (Volume 2)
- Rampaging Hulk (Volume 1)
- Rampaging Hulk (Volume 2)
- Tales to Astonish (Volume 1)
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Incredible Hulk profile at Wikipedia
- Incredible Hulk profile at Marvel Universe
- Incredible Hulk profile at Toonopedia
- Incredible Hulk series index at the Grand Comics Database
- Incredible Hulk series index at CBDB
- Incredible Hulk series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Hulk Library
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