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Issue Details

Issue #60
Published October 1964
Cover Price 0.12
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details

Characters Giant-Man; The Wasp; The Hulk
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Sol Brodsky
Reprinted in Essential Hulk (Marvel, 1999 series) #1; in Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)

14 page Giant-Man story "The Beasts of Berlin!"

Characters F: Giant-Man, Wasp
Genre superhero
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Dick Ayers
Inks Paul Reinman
Letters Sam Rosen
Reprinted in Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)

10 page The Incredible Hulk story "The Incredible Hulk"

Characters FEATURE: Hulk; GUESTS: Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; VILLAIN: Banner Bot
Synopsis Bruce creates an indestructable robot which is able to withstand the power of a nuclear blast but the stress of completing it on schedule causes him to transform into the Hulk and he leaves this massive weapon of awesome power unattended; So of course, a foreign spy who has been hanging around gamma base looking for just such an opportunity jumps into the robot and takes off (Geez, those guys need better security or maybe a better screening process for applications); The Hulk tries to stop the robot but can't and once he is worn out from the battle, he transforms back into Banner; Found lying in the desert by Ross and Betty, Bruce vows to build a bigger and better robot to take down the first one.
Genre superhero
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Steve Ditko
Inks George Roussos [as George Bell]
Letters Sam Rosen
Notes Story continues from Incredible Hulk #6 but with significant changes; In the original series ending, Bruce still used his gamma ray machine to transform himself into the Hulk and, although "meaner" than his alter ego, the Hulk still retained Bruce's intellect. Here in Tales to Astonish all of a sudden, Bruce realizes that it is stress that causes him to become the jade giant and he does not turn back until he either calms down or wears himself out physically; Bruce and the Hulk now also have completely different personas and are only vaguely aware of what the other does; Creating a more inexplicable no-prize worthy mystery, without Rick Jones to hold them (there is your previous solution), what happens to Bruce Banner's glasses when he transforms to the Hulk and back again (in this story, they magically appear on the ground next to him in the desert after he makes the change).
Reprinted in Marvel Super-Heroes (Marvel, 1967 series) #25; in Incredible Hulk, The (Simon and Schuster, 1978 series) #[nn]; in Essential Hulk (Marvel, 1999 series) #1; in Incredibile Hulk, L' (Editoriale Corno, 1980 series) #13