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in: Comics, 1995, 1995, March Modern-Age, What If? Vol 2, Bob Harras/Editor-in-Chief, Phil Gosier/Cover Artist, Jack Snider/Cover Artist, Ian Edginton/Writer, Larry Stroman/Penciler, Robert Stull/Inker, Jack Snider/Inker, Mike Rockwitz/Colourist, Janice Chiang/Letterer, Mike Lackey/Editor, Bruce Banner (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Uatu (Earth-616)/Appearances, Ben Urich (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Nicholas Fury (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Elizabeth Ross (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Leader (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Oni (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Namor McKenzie (Earth-95371)/Appearances, X-Men (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Charles Xavier (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Henry McCoy (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Scott Summers (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Warren Worthington III (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Jean Grey (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Fantastic Four (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Reed Richards (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Susan Storm (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Jonathan Storm (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Benjamin Grimm (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Steven Rogers (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Thor Odinson (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Anthony Stark (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Human Torch (Android) (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Robert Frank (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Brian Falsworth (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Thaddeus Ross (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Timothy Dugan (Earth-95371)/Appearances, Earth-95371/Appearances, Mjolnir/Appearances

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Synopsis for "What If The Gamma Bomb Spawned A Thousand Hulks?"Edit

It started in 1944 when American scientists created a Gamma bomb instead of an Atomic bomb and bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then, it flashed forward to the present where Ben Urich, a correspondent of the Canadian Free Press, is interviewing Bruce Banner, the Hulk, and driving force of SHIELD, the American Revolutionary Army.

Bruce talked about how that when the Americans bombed the two Japanese cities, the survivors were mutated into super powerful, bestal, green creatures. There also those who retained their intellect but gained super strength. This group of super beings are called 'The Emperor's Oni' or 'The Emperor's Demons'.

This force started to take down the era's superheroes down to the Sub Mariner who had to run away. America was take over in a month and all its citizens became subjugated to rules for forty years.

Then, it was revealed that the Oni are slowly dying from the radiation that spawned them. The Leader became paranoid and a rift was born between those loyal to the Emperor and those loyal to the Leader.

Seeing this, Nick Fury came out of the shadows with his revolutionary army called, SHIELD. The Leader became more desperate to save his Oni Army and looked to Bruce Banner. Bruce theorized that a strong dose of Gamma radiation could help the mutates. Then, he revealed what happened to previous attempts to find the cure. Professor Xavier discovered a group of mutants who can kill an Oni. He and the mutants disappeared. Reed Richards experimented with cosmic radiation and gained super powers but he and his team got captured and held as lab rats.

Nick Fury went to Bruce and asked that Bruce sabotage the prototype to destroy the Leader and help the Revolution. Bruce refused to protect his wife. Unfortunately, his wife, Betty Banner, was checked for ID and revealed to be the daughter of General Ross and was killed for that.

Bruce sabotaged the prototype and then had to save Nick Fury because he was trying to sabotage the prototype himself. Bruce saved Nick but ended up dosed with massive amounts of gamma radiation causing him to transform into the Hulk.

After Bruce joined SHIELD to fight the Oni, various superheroes came out, the X-Men came out of hiding, the Fantastic Four were rescued and Sub Mariner came back. The last few pages show the heroes fighting against the Oni.

  • Inks: pages 15 and 16 by Snider.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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