The Incredible Hulk #1

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
May 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16935

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

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Show/hide Cover Is He Man or Monster or... Is He Both! (Hulk) Cover, 1 page

"The strangest man of all time!!"

Featuring

Feature
Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Hulk; Bruce Banner; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Yaffa/Page, 1981? series) #1 ([October 1977])
The Strangest Man of All Time

Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo's examination on his blog:

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/09/kirby-inking-kirby.html

Previous indexer credited George Roussos. The Hulk is colored gray in this story only.

Show/hide 1. The Coming of the Hulk, Part 1 (The Hulk) Comic story, 6 pages

"Half-man, half-monster, the mighty Hulk thunders out of the night to take his place among the most amazing characters of all time!"

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-709
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner] (introduction, origin); Rick Jones (introduction); Betty Ross (introduction); Thunderbolt Ross (introduction); Igor (introduction)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway
Artie Simek (see notes)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964)
The Coming of the Hulk
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Part 1: The Coming of the Hulk
 
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975 series) ([1975])
The Coming of the Hulk
 
Australia
Origins of Great Marvel Comics Heroes (Newton, 1975 series) ([1975])
 
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Yaffa/Page, 1981? series) #1 ([October 1977])
The Coming of The Hulk
 
United States
The Incredible Hulk (Pocket, 1978 series) #81446-X (April 1978)
The Coming of the Hulk (Part 1)
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #8 (1989)
The Coming of the Hulk

Synopsis

Scientist Bruce Banner saves a young boy from being killed by a nuclear blast but absorbs deadly amounts of gamma radiation which transforms him into a monster dubbed the Hulk. Bruce Banner is scientist by day, but transforms into the Hulk once the sun goes down.

Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Nick Caputo observes that Artie Simek lettered the logo and title on the splash page, but the rest of the chapter is lettered by Ray Holloway.

Show/hide 2. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 2: The Hulk Strikes! (The Hulk) Comic story, 5 pages

"Like a silent dreadnaught, the hulking thing that was once Bruce Banner crouches in the shadows, as the pursuing troops rush by..."

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-709
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Igor

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway
Artie Simek (see notes)

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #14 (April 1968)
The Hulk Strikes
 
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Part 2: The Hulk Strikes!
 
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Yaffa/Page, 1981? series) #1 ([October 1977])
The Hulk Strikes!
 
United States
The Incredible Hulk (Pocket, 1978 series) #81446-X (April 1978)
The Hulk Strikes (Part 2)

Synopsis

The Hulk and Rick Jones go to Banner's cabin to retrieve the gamma ray formula.

Notes

Nick Caputo notes that Artie Simek lettered the title splash; the rest of the chapter is lettered by Ray Holloway.

Show/hide 3. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 3: The Search for the Hulk (The Hulk) Comic story, 3 pages

"Where is he?"

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Part 3: The Search for the Hulk
 
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Yaffa/Page, 1981? series) #1 ([October 1977])
The Search for the Hulk
 
United States
The Incredible Hulk (Pocket, 1978 series) #81446-X (April 1978)
The Search for the Hulk (Part 3)

Synopsis

The military continues their search for the Hulk.

Show/hide 4. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 4: Enter...the Gargoyle! (The Hulk) Comic story, 5 pages

"Let us leave Bruce Banner and his young friend Rick for a moment, and turn our attention to the red spy known as Igor as he broods darkly in his cell..."

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (introduction)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Part 4: Enter...the Gargoyle
 
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Yaffa/Page, 1981? series) #1 ([October 1977])
Enter the Gargoyle
 
United States
The Incredible Hulk (Pocket, 1978 series) #81446-X (April 1978)
Enter ... The Gargoyle (Part 4)

Synopsis

Igor sends a message via short wave to his communist allies. The message is relayed to the Gargoyle who decides to capture the Hulk.

Show/hide 5. [The Coming of the Hulk] Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant! (The Hulk) Comic story, 5 pages

"Holy Hannah!"

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-709
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Thunderbolt Ross; Igor; Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov] (death)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) (1974)
Part 5: The Hulk Triumphant!
 
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Yaffa/Page, 1981? series) #1 ([October 1977])
Triumphant!
 
United States
The Incredible Hulk (Pocket, 1978 series) #81446-X (April 1978)
Triumphant! (Part 5)

Synopsis

The Gargoyle captures the Hulk and Rick Jones and transports them behind the Iron Curtain. The Hulk transforms back into Banner who offers to help cure the Gargoyle of his affliction. The Gargoyle, who wants nothing more than to be a normal man, agrees to be cured; once cured, the Gargoyle helps Banner and Jones escape back to America.

Show/hide 6. The Two Greatest New Fantasy Magazines In The World! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Code
V-724

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Sol Brodsky ?
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Notes

House ad for Amazing Adult Fantasy and Fantastic Four.


Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 42683

Entry created

  • 25/01/2019

Index completed

  • 25/01/2019

Last updated

  • 25/01/2019