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- Strange was Hulk's friend once! If Hulk needs help, Strange will help Hulk -- or Hulk will smash!
- -- The Hulk
Appearing in "Sleep, My Child... "Edit
- Hulk (Bruce Banner) (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Betty Ross (In an illusion or vision)
- Captain America (Steve Rogers) (In an illusion or vision)
- Doc Samson (In an illusion or vision)
- Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange) (In an illusion or vision)
- Human Torch (Johnny Storm) (In an illusion or vision)
- Invisible Woman (Susan Richards) (In an illusion or vision)
- Iron Man (Tony Stark) (In an illusion or vision)
- Max Hammer (Only in flashback)
- Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) (In an illusion or vision)
- Rick Jones (In an illusion or vision)
- S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Behind the scenes)
- Thing (Ben Grimm) (In an illusion or vision)
- Thor (In an illusion or vision)
- Captain America's Shield (In an illusion or vision)
- Captain America's Uniform (In an illusion or vision)
- Cloak of Levitation (In an illusion or vision)
- Eye of Agamotto (In an illusion or vision)
Synopsis for "Sleep, My Child... "Edit
The Hulk has completely reverted to his previous savage state. He rampages through a small mountain community and is barely even aware of the destruction he is causing. News of the Hulk's condition has reached S.H.I.E.L.D. and agent Gabe Jones contacts Banner's assistant, former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Kate Waynesboro. Waynesboro wants to stop the Hulk, but not at the expense of Bruce's life. Jones is willing to do anything necessary to minimize the Hulk’s destructive tendencies. They reach the ruins of the small town and a throng of people beg Jones for help.
Meanwhile, the Hulk wanders deeper into the forest until he comes to a stream. He sees his reflection in the water and a part of him realizes that he is no longer the hero that the world had come to forgive and admire. The Hulk howls in rage and begins pummeling at the mountainsides. Weary, he collapses to the ground and falls asleep.
The Hulk has a dream wherein he sees Bruce Banner admonishing him for his brutal savagery. Other images appear including the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, Betty Ross, Rick Jones and Kate Waynesboro. Each one takes their turn at calling him a monster. The final vision is that of Doctor Strange, who calmly addresses the Hulk and tells him that he can help.
The Hulk awakens, and realizes that he must now seek out Doctor Strange. Strange will either help him, or else the Hulk will destroy him.
From his netherworld dimension, Nightmare watches the Hulk's progress. He is the one responsible for plaguing the Hulk with the dark dreams that have resulted in his recent loss of control.
- This issue also features its letters page, Green Skin's Grab Bag'. Letters are published from Kenny Everhart, Patrick Perathia, Joe Crippe, Jeffrey Lowndes, George Lewis, Wayne Schneiderman, Chris Langford, Gred Walton, and Ricky Koshko.
- As Banner's control over the Hulk slowly weakens, Hulk resolves to get help from the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange.
- Plus...the reason why Banner's control over the Hulk has been weakening is revealed in this issue.
- No trivia.
- Hulk image gallery
- Hulk chronology page
- Hulk quotes page
- Gabe Jones appearances list
- Kate Waynesboro chronology page
- 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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