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Quote1 Spaceman would cure Hulk? Spaceman would take away Hulk's power and make Hulk weak? Bah! Spaceman will do nothing... but die! Quote2
-- The Hulk

Appearing in "To Kill or Cure!"Edit

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Synopsis for "To Kill or Cure!"Edit

The Galadorian space knight Rom flies across the countryside scanning the hills with his energy analyzer for signs of Dire Wraith activity. His analyzer picks up strong gamma radiation readings, and he follows them towards the Catskill Mountains.

At Northwind Observatory, Max Hammer transforms into a grotesque version of the Hulk. Bruce Banner's rage consumes him, and he begins acting more like the savage Hulk of old. As the Hulks battle one another, Kate Waynesboro notices that the other recipients of the Gammascope process are suddenly falling ill.

The Hulks continue to bash at each other, causing massive damage to the observatory. Suddenly, Banner breaks into a full fury and all semblance of humanity is gone. He punches Hammer and sends him hurtling through the roof of the observatory. He leaps after him and continues the fight in the mountains.

Meanwhile, Rom appears at the observatory, and Kate explains why all of the patients are dying. Rom uses his Neutralizer ray to burn out all of the excess gamma radiation in their bodies. Although they all return to normal, they have also regained their former illnesses.

Rom flies to the Hulk battle and turns his neutralizer against Bruce and Hammer. Hammer returns to normal, but the Hulk's gamma infected blood is too much a part of his genetic structure to produce the same effect. The Hulk leaps after Rom and begins beating on him. Kate tries to hold the Hulk back, but the Hulk angrily backhands her. Some of the Neutralizer ray begins to take effect, and the Hulk calms down slightly. With Banner's persona back in control, he is horrified to discover that he has lashed out against the woman he loves. Despair sets in and the Hulk leaps away before he can do any more damage.

  • Chapter Two of this issue is entitled, "The Hammer and the Hulk!"

  • Rom is also close allies with former Hulk sidekick, Rick Jones.

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