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Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants comic books

  • Issue #208
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 208

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    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Frank Giacoia. "A Monster in Our Midst!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Staton (finished art), inks by Joe Staton; While the Hulk sadly walks the city remembering Jarella, a group of bandits attacks a jailhouse with a special tank; They rescue a friend and on their way out, they accidentally hit the green giant (what a mistake!); Hulk gets mad and destroys the tank; The cops arrive but Hulk leaps away and rests in an alley, turning into Banner; Meanwhile at the jailhouse, a broken water pipe wets a paper box that was kept in another cell; Inside the box there's the Absorbing Man!; The villain is able to break free from jail. Captain Marvel stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Energy Crisis." 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #209
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 209

    Whitman Variant. "The Absorbing Man is out for Blood!" Guest-starring Doc Samson. Flashback cameos of Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, Black Panther, Human Torch, and Thor. Story by Len Wein. Art by Sal Buscema and Joe Staton. Crusher Creel has come for the Hulk's hide. Can even the mightiest mortal hope to defeat an opponent who can absorb the very properties of his surroundings? Plus, who is the Absorbing Man's mysterious benefactors? They've been behind the events in Marvel Team-Up #15, 20, and 26. Letter to the editor from Marvel Universe destroyer Fred Hembeck. 32 pages. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #210
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 210
    • Cover detached.

    Whitman Variant. Cover by Ernie Chan. "And Call the Doctor...Druid!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; Doctor Druid finds Bruce Banner in an alley and asks him for Hulk's help; According to Druid, Hulk's strength is the only hope to prevent the Maha Yogi from conquering or destroying the world. Bruce offers his help but refuses to turn into the Hulk; Druid takes Banner to Yogi's mansion where they are attacked by mercenaries; Hulk "wakes up", defeats them easily, and reaches Yogi, who uses his mental powers to take control of Hulk; Druid does the same thing, and both wizards start battling over the Hulk's control; The Hulk can't take it any longer, and knocks himself out by hitting his forehead very hard on the floor; Cameos by Thor and the X-Men (Cyclops, the Beast, Angel, Iceman, and Marvel Girl). Letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #211
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 211

    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Ernie Chan. "The Monster and the Mystic!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; Hulk is unconscious so Doctor Druid must face Mongu on his own!; The mystic dodges from the gladiator's hatchet but is knocked out by Maha Yogui's mental beam; Hulk and Druid are bonded to strong chains that release electric shocks if they move; Druid enters the Hulk's mind and triggers the transformation; Bruce Banner sleeps through the chains and unties the mystic; But when they try escaping from the cell, Mongu is waiting for them; The shaggy giant takes both to his master who wants a Hulk Vs Mongu battle on the palace's arena!; Banner is not willing to turn into his mightier persona so he's given an axe to face the cosmic gladiator; The physicist dodges Mongu's attacks; But eventually Hulk shows up; Green Skin proves stronger so Maha uses his Jewel of Jeopardy to feed power onto his goon. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #212
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 212

    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Ernie Chan. "Crushed By...the Constrictor!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; In New York city, Jim Wilson calls Bruce Banner; But the Constrictor, a hired assassin, finds Jim first; Bruce gets just in time to turn into the Hulk and protect his friend; Though the Constrictor uses his adamantium ropes to hurt the green giant, he's defeated by the Hulk; Meanwhile, Betty Ross changes her appearance and starts her new life; Nick Fury appearance. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #213
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 213

    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Ernie Chan. "You Just Don't Quarrel With the Quintronic Man!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Tom Palmer (finished art), inks by Tom Palmer; While the Hulk and Jim Wilson walk the streets of New York city, the green giant is spotted by the cops; The police starts firing but can't do much; So a heavy weight robot joins the battle: the Quintronic Man; With significant attacking power and driven by 5 men, the robot knocks the Hulk out using gas; The Hulk is locked in a truck's cage filled with gas; Jim is taken with them; But Wilson turns the steering wheel, crashing the truck to a wall; The cage cracks open, the gas is released and the jade mastodon wakes up very mad; The Quintronic Man efforts seem worthless so gas is tried again; But the Hulk covers the output hole with a piece of pavement; The robot is filled with gas affecting the pilots; The robot falls crashing a building; Victorious, Hulk grabs Jim and leaps away; At that moment, the Jack of Hearts shows up promising to capture the Hulk. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #214
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 214

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    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Ernie Chan. The Jack of Hearts Is Wild!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; After witnessing the Jade Giant's destructive capacity, Jack of Hearts tries to bring Hulk down. SHIELD appearance. First appearance of the second Bi-Beast (cameo). Letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #215
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 215
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Color touch

    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler (as Validar), inks by Ernie Chan. "Home Is Where the Hurt Is," script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; On board of a big SHIELD helicopter, Thunderbolt Ross, Clay Quartermain and several others become prisoners of an alien being they rescued from the ocean floor: the Bi-Beast! In order to confront him, Ross pulls Bruce Banner from the streets with a pulling beam. Banner turns into the Hulk before he reaches the helicopter; Jade Jaws follows Ross through the corridors until he shows up in front of the Bi-Beast, who receives Ol'Greenskin with powerful laser beams!; Cameos by Modok and AIM. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #216
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 216

    Whitman Variant. Cover pencils by Ernie Chan and Rich Buckler, inks by Ernie Chan. Countdown To Catastrophe!, script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; Hulk's battle with the Bi-Beast almost brings down the Shield Helicarrier. Doc Samson guest appearance. 32 pgs. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #217
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 217

    Whitman Variant. First 35-cent issue. Cover by Jim Starlin. "The Circus of Lost Souls!", script by Len Wein, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; After waking up on a deserted beach, Hulk searches for food and finds a circus wagon; He approaches it but is attacked by its occupants; When they discover the Hulk's monstrous looks, they bound in friendship with the giant; They look different too: a very tall and skinny man, a very fat lady, a dwarf, a man with fur in his face and a beautiful siren called Meriam; Hulk decides to stay with his new friends; But during the trip they are attacked by the Circus of Crime commanded by the Ringmaster; The magician defeats the Hulk with hypnosis and locks everyone in cells; Hulk frees from the trance by thinking of Meriam and defeats the villains. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #218
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 218

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    Whitman Variant. Cover by Ernie Chan. "The Rhino Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," script by Len Wein and Roger Stern, pencils by Keith Pollard (pages 1-2, 16, layouts), George Tuska (pages 3-15,17-31, layouts), and Ernie Chan (finished art), inks by Ernie Chan; Doc Samson, who's taking some days off his job at Gamma base, spots a broken bridge before the passenger train crosses it; The psychiatrist strongman holds the bridge 'til the machine passes and wonders what caused the damage; Unnoticed, the Rhino, responsible for that damage, tips the train with one head hit!; Doc Samson tries stopping him but is punched aside; The Rhino picks a package and runs away; After helping the passengers, Samson follows the villain's path to a deserted town. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #222
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 222

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    Whitman Variant. Cover art by Ernie Chan. Feeding Billy, script by Jim Starlin (plot) and Len Wein (script), pencils by Jim Starlin (layouts) and Alfredo Alcala (finished art), inks by Alfredo Alcala; Hulk is brought to a cave by two children to meet their brother, Billy, who turns out to be a monster spawned by radiation into a cannibal killer. 32 pgs. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #223
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 223

    Whitman Variant. "The Curing of Dr. Banner!" Script by Roger Stern, pencils by Sal Buscema, inks by Joe Rubinstein. Appearances by Doc Samson and the Leader. Rich Buckler (Validar)/Ernie Chan cover. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #224
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 224

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    Whitman Variant. Cover by Ernie Chan. "Follow the Leader!", script by Roger Stern, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Rubinstein (finished art), inks by Joe Rubinstein; The Leader has Bruce Banner, Doc Samson, General Ross and Spad McCracken as his prisoners; He laughs maliciously as he details the events that led to his resurrection; Doc Samson manages to break free of his bonds; He rushes towards the Leader, but a post-hypnotic suggestion prevents him from actually attacking him; Samson realizes that only the primitive mind of the Hulk can hope to overcome the Leader's mental powers; Banner, though, refuses to become the Hulk again; they decide to make use of a remote controlled Hulk robot. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #226
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 226

    Whitman Variant. Cover by Ernie Chan. "Big Monster on Campus!", script by Roger Stern, pencils by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finished art), inks by Joe Sinnott; Hulk punches Doc Samson away and leaps from Gamma base; After a while, Ol'Greenskin reaches Desert State University, college where Bruce Banner attended; Some of Banner's memories bother him immensely; Extremely confused, Hulk unloads his anger against a Socrates statue which reads 'Know thyself'; As the giant picks up the statue's head, he turns into Banner crying; Bruce wonders who he really is; And Doc Samson shows up offering his professional help. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #227
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 227

    Whitman Variant. "The Monster's Analyst." Guest starring Doc Samson and the Avengers (sort of). Story by Roger Stern. Art by Sal Buscema and Klaus Janson. Renown psychiatrist Dr. Leonard Samson enters the Hulks fractured psyche to help the man-brute control his inner rage. As the events of Banner's past unfold Samson bears witness to the Hulk's origins. But, what happens when the Hulk comes face-to-face with his alter ego Bruce Banner. Hulk smash! Not if the Avengers have anything to say about it. Get ready for one of the strangest Hulk stories of all. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #228
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 228

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    Whitman Variant. 1st Appearance of Moonstone. "Bad Moon on the Rise!" Guest-starring Doc Samson. Story by Roger Stern. Art by Sal Buscema and McLeod. Doctor Leonard Samson attempts to rehabilitate the Hulk into a useful force for mankind. Meanwhile, a woman of power and malevolent intentions invades Gamma Base. Now, the Hulk must face the power of Moonstone!. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #229
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 229

    Whitman Variant. "The Moonstone is a Harsh Mistress!" Guest-starring Doc Samson. Story by Roger Stern. Art by Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito. The villainess known as Moonstone has the army convinced Hulk is yet again a menace. Can the man-brute clear his name and stop this woman from achieving her malevolent goals? A turning point in the saga of the Green Goliath. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #230
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 230

    Whitman Variant. "The Harvester from Beyond!" Doc Samson and Moonstone cameos. Story by E. Maggin. Art by Bob Layton and Bruce Patterson. When the Hulk is discovered in the crops of a farming community, the locals don't take too kindly of him helping himself to their turn out. Plus, the Hulk is abducted by aliens. Let's hope they don't break out the probes. 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #231
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 231

    Whitman Variant. "Prelude!" Doc Samson cameo. Story by Roger Stern. Art by Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito. The Hulk befriends a misunderstood youth who attempts to sneak the Green Behemoth through the authority's roadblocks. But, once discovered you can guess what the Hulk does next. Smash! This story sets-up the events to come in Captain America #230 and Incredible Hulk #232. 32 pages. Letter page features letter from Kurt Busiek. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #232
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 232

    Whitman Variant. "The Battle Below!" Part 2. Guest-starring Captain America, Falcon, and Quasar. Story by Roger Stern and David Michelinie. Art by Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito. Story continued from Captain America #230. The Green Goliath and the Sentinel of Liberty, along with their ally, Quasar, are at the mercy of the woman-thing known as Animus and the villainous Moonstone. Can they revive themselves and gain the upper-hand in time to save Cap's partner the Falcon from a watery grave? 32 pages. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #235
    Incredible Hulk (1962 Marvel 1st Series) Whitman Variants 235

    Whitman Variant. "The Monster and the Machine!" Part 2 of 4. Guest-starring Machine Man. Story by Roger Stern. Art by Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito. The robotic hero known as Machine Man has been framed for the kidnapping of Trish Star. Can Machine Man convince the Hulk he's innocent before the Green Behemoth smashes him into spare parts? 32 pages. Cover price $0.40.