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The Incredible Hulk (TV Series) F.K.S. Publishers - 1979
Notes: There is no text on the front of each card, only a picture. The first 33 pictures are live action shots taken from a movie or television episode while the remaining 147 are comic book-like images. The backs include the card number and the set title: "THE INCREDIBLE HULK". Most card backs also include a story line to go along with the picture on the front of the card. When 2 or more cards are needed to complete the image, the card backs do not include a story line. The cards measure 45 mm x 64 mm (1.77" x 2.52"). Any grammatical or spelling issues are taken from what's printed on the cards. Thanks to Albert Joseph for the list!
Pack: 6 cards. No. Text on back 1 Doctor David Banner and his wife Laura. Their life together was perfect. Until one tragic day, a fatal car crash brought Laura's life to an end. Helpless, too weak to save her, Doctor Banner tried in vain to free her from the burning car. 2 Now, Doctor Banner's sleeping hours were haunted by recurring visions of that same tragic accident. Over and over again in Banner's dreams, Laura died. And every time Banner was powerless to help. He was only one man. 3 And since this tragic accident he had buried himself in his work at the Institute, trying to tap those incredible reserves of strength which all of us have, but few of us may use. If he had been able to use that strength, he could have saved his wife. 4 On this particular day Banner and his associate, Elaina Marks, seem as far from the truth as ever. Presently Elaina asked: "Can you face today's interview, David?" "I guess so," David Banner replied. "Would you bring the tapes in?" 5 Elaina had set up the video recorder to play back the interviews to Doctor Banner. The first woman who had been interviewed had had, it turned out, an experience very similar to that of Doctor Banner. Except that the woman had lifted the car, with her bare hands. 6 Later that night David Banner, working late in his lab, stumbled across something that he had missed before. On the days that his subjects had performed their feats of great strength there had been a high incidence of gamma radiation present in the atmosphere. 7 In an effort to re-create the conditions under which people had performed great feats of strength, Doctor Banner allowed himself to be bombarded with gamma radiation. The generators whirred into life, injecting massive doses of gamma rays into Banner. But he felt no change. 8 But even though he adjusted the machinery to deliver a near-fatal amount of gamma radiation, the result was still the same... 9 Just like so many experiments before. A great wave of frustration swept over David Bruce Banner. And even as his anger grew, an awesome transformation took place. 10 A raging green monster. A mighty behemoth that men will come to call The Incredible Hulk. Dazed and confused, the creature broke out of the laboratory, pushing his way through the walls as though they were made of paper, and striding out into the early morning air. 11 quadriptych of The Hulk meeting a little girl - no story line 12 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 13 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 14 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 15 The shout of the child attracted her father... who happened to be armed! The shot was well-placed. It struck the creature squarely in the shoulder. The monster growled in pain and advanced menacingly towards the father of the child. The man felt the panic rising up inside him. 16 Though wounded and in pain, The Incredible Hulk leaped towards the man with the speed of an express train. He picked the man up as though he was weightless and hurled him, with deadly accuracy, so that he landed in the lake within feet of his daughter. 17 Some distance away, The Incredible Hulk stopped by the lakeside, his anger subsiding with each passing second. He stooped and, as if driven by some inexplicable instinct, began to bathe his wounded shoulder in the cool, refreshing lake water. 18 It was at that moment he noticed his reflection in the water. The creature was puzzled, seeing his own face for the first time. He stretched out his huge hand, as if seeking to touch the reflection... as if seeking to learn more of the nature of the face before him. 19 Yet, even as the monster stared at his own reflection the outline of his face began to shimmer and change. The head decreased in size and the green hue began to dissipate. The whole form began to shrink. Within seconds The Incredible Hulk was gone and... 20 ...it was Doctor David Bruce Banner's face that looked up from the surface of the lake. The face wore a puzzled expression. "Where am I?" asked Doctor Banner of nobody in particular. "What happened to me?" It was obvious that Banner had no memories of his actions as The Hulk. 21 Soon he was back at the secluded laboratory Elaina had been astounded at the speed with which the bullet wound had disappeared. Since the Doctor hadn't been able to remember what had happened to him, they decided that they should run some tests with Banner locked inside a steel chamber. 22 Before long Doctor Banner was dozing fitfully. But, just as on the previous night, the dream came again... and Banner was awake. The change had already begun. In the space of a few heartbeats David Bruce Banner would be gone, and in his place would stand the awesome green monster The Hulk. 23 Pushing his way through the steel walls of the chamber that imprisoned him, The Hulk began to advance towards the only other person in sight... Elaina! Somehow, by speaking gently to the creature she knew to be Doctor Banner, she managed to calm him enough to induce the change. 24 The two left the lab to have a meal and discuss the implications of their discovery, but they did not leave unobserved. Reporter Jack McGee decided to investigate some of the strange goings on in the laboratory in greater detail. Unfortunately, the man's blundering search upset some explosive chemicals. 25 By the time Doctor Banner discovered McGee at work it was too late. Both men were unaware of the impending explosion, as Banner escorted McGee to the door. "I think you know something about the creature and it's your duty to report it," said McGee. "Don't make me angry," replied Banner. 26 At that moment a mighty explosion shattered the silence of the night. Banner forgot McGee and ran back to the lab... but he could not enter for the flames. Rushing round to the other side of the building, he peered through a window and saw - "Elaina!" 27 diptych of Doctor Banner facing the flames - no story line 28 diptych 2 of 2 - no story line 29 For the second time that night David Banner disappeared in favour of the growling green monster called The Incredible Hulk. And where Banner was unable to pass through the flames, they were no more than a passing annoyance to The Hulk. 30 ...sweeping her into his arms as if she were no heavier than a rag doll. Yet, even as he carried Elaina from the blazing building, the ground rocked with a mighty explosion... an explosion which destroyed the lab and its contents completely. 31 The Hulk had been too late. Even though he had managed to get Elaina out of the lab, her injuries were too great for her survival. And as she died the roar of anguish from the tortured creature who had lost his only friend was so loud that the very ground trembled. 32 Then, slowly, he turned away, unable to do anything more for the only human to show him kindness. The Hulk wandered aimlessly off into the forest... lost and confused... like a powerful but lonely child. 33 Epilogue: A stranger walks away from two graves. One is his own. One contains the only friend he had in the world. For Elaina marks it is the beginning of eternal, dreamless sleep. For Doctor David Bruce Banner it is the beginning of a nightmare without end. Second Story 34 quadriptych of Dr. Banner looking at a circus - no story line 35 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 36 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 37 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 38 Banner entered the ring of caravans that marked the perimeters of the circus grounds. He decided to ask the first person he came across about the possibility of work. Soon, he saw a circus hand cleaning a rifle and tried to talk to him. But the man pretended not to hear. 39 "A very strange place, this," thought Doctor Banner as he left the man to his rifle-cleaning. "I'll try to find some one else to ask. 40 "Hey! Just what do you think you're doing," shouted Banner, trying to grab the trainer's arm. "Mind your own business, rube," replied the man. "This is my circus and I'll do what I like! 41 "Rights! What do you know about rights, meddler!" screamed the trainer as he brought his club down in a short arc onto Doctor Banner's head. The blow made Banner stagger, and stars began to dance before his eyes. He pitched forwards onto the ground. 42 But the crack on the head did not so much hurt the Doctor as make him angry, causing his heart rate to rise. This, in turn, triggered a reaction in his radiation-laden blood cells and a terrible transformation began. Banner's skin took on a greenish hue... 43 ...his frame grew larger, splitting his clothes apart at the seams. An expression of sheer agony etched itself across his face, as though the pain of transformation was too much to endure. Within seconds the change would be complete and in Banner's place would stand... 44 The Incredible Hulk! Like a confused and angry child the Hulk looked around to get his bearings. He seemed to remember that a long time ago a strange bald man was trying to hurt him with a stick. As this was happening the animal trainer cowered on the ground. All this was too much to take in. 45 Even as The Hulk picked him up bodily and hurled him into a pile of packing crates the trainer was hardly conscious of what was happening to him. Somehow, the whole chain of events seemed like a bad dream. Almost immediately the Hulk lost interest in the trainer and began lashing out at everything in sight. 46 Circus hands scattered as The Hulk smashed packing crates, piles of wood, fences, in fact anything within his reach. The cry for help went up. Circus people came running in response to the shouting. Among them was the man that Banner had seen earlier with the rifle. 47 As the crowd gathered, The Hulk noticed the man with the rifle. "Hah!" thought The Hulk to himself. "Puny humans try to hurt Hulk with dumb rifle. Hulk not frightened of stupid gun." But what The Hulk didn't know was that this was no ordinary rifle. It did not fire bullets... 48 ...it fired special darts. Each dart was loaded with enough tranquiliser to stun an elephant for an hour. Three struck The Hulk squarely in the shoulder. He did not even notice the sensation of the darts entering his flesh, but already the drug was at work. 49 The seconds passed. The Hulk continued his spree of destruction. Then, as if struck from behind by a giant, invisible fist, the green man- monster keeled over. Unconscious with the massive dose of tranquilising drug The Incredible Hulk was helpless at the hands of his enemies. 50 quadriptych of The Hulk being hauled away - no story line 51 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 52 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 53 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 54 Meanwhile, not too far away, a government safety inspector is on his way to examine the safety precautions in force at the circus. The man is calm. His mind wanders. He thinks of his family, little suspecting the unusual events that are occurring at his destination. 55 Shortly after the cage door had shut behind him, The Hulk had awakened from his drug-induced sleep. The tigers were wary of this strange creature that now shared their domain. The Hulk growled at the tigers and advanced towards them menacingly. 56 As the tiger leaped towards The Hulk he plucked the animal out of mid- air as though it were nothing larger than a domestic tabby. Gripping it in a mighty bear-hug he applied just enough pressure to frighten the animal. Somehow. 57 As the cruel circus owner stands watching The Hulk battle for his life with the caged tigers, a circus hand runs up and tells him of the arrival of the safety inspector. The bald-headed man scowls impatiently. Another meddler was the last thing he needed at a moment like that. 58 When the circus owner arrived at the spot where the inspector was waiting he was a changed man. Gone were the scowls and the grimaces. The owner was a polite and considerate host. His act had so fooled the inspector that he was able to lead his guest away from the spot where The Hulk battled for his life against the big cats. 59 Back at the tiger cage, The Hulk stood with his back against the wall of the cage. In their brief struggle with the green giant the tigers had learned that not all prey is easy prey. They cowered in a corner away from The Hulk. And with the end of the fighting The Hulk began to change... 60 The green colour of The Hulk's skin began to fade and was replaced by the flesh tones of Doctor Banner. And as the transformation was completed, it was an exhausted Bruce Banner that slumped to the floor of the tigers cage, weakened from the exertion of his ordeal. 61 The big cats somehow sensed that their prey was helpless again. They seemed aware the green, raging monster they had fought minutes earlier was no longer a force to be reckoned with. They advanced toward Banner, growls rumbling in their throats. 62 Meanwhile, in showing the inspector around the circus grounds the owner had become overconfident and careless. He had strayed too close to the tigers cage. The inspector heard the sounds of the growling coming from the cage and insisted that they investigate. 63 Helpless to stop the inspector the circus owner was forced to trail behind the visitor. But as the inspector turned the corner of the cage a look of horror spread across his face to see that the tigers were not the sole occupants of the cage. He turned to the circus owner, ill- concealed fury in his voice... 64 "Great Scott, man!" exclaimed the inspector, "Get that fellow out of that cage. He'll be killed. What sort of circus are you running here anyway. I see I shall have to make a full report about this. You! You with the hose..." 65 ...Turn that water on these animals while the others get that man out of the cage." The man the inspector was shouting a turned from hosing down the elephants to see what the stranger was shouting about. As he realised what was happening he rushed across to hold the tigers at bay. 66 As the cold water struck the big cats they let out squeals and ran to the back of the cage. Like all cats tigers are not fond of water and this fact gave the circus hands the chance they needed to allow Doctor Banner to escape from the tigers cage. 67 After making sure that Banner was safe the inspector addressed the cruel circus owner. "This circus will be closed down immediately pending a full investigation. You must be insane to lock a man in a cage with those starving animals. He's not a wild beast..." 68 At those words Doctor David Bruce Banner turned away and stared into space for a few moments. "Perhaps, inspector, there is a wild beast in all of us," said Banner half to himself, half aloud. "The wild beast that is born out of uncontrollable rage." Third Story 69 quadriptych of The Hulk in a forest fire - no story line 70 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 71 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 72 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 73 quadriptych of Dr. Banner asleep on the forest floor - no story line 74 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 75 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 76 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 77 Banner's deep sleep is abruptly shattered by a loud noise. "What's that? Sounds like the screech of car tyres. It's stopping just over there." The forest animals scatter at the sound. Banner rises to investigate, moving towards a small clearing at the end of a dirt track. 78 Three men emerge from the vehicle. Each of them takes from the boot of the car a heavy petrol can. "I want this area clear so that my company can move in next week. 79 From his hiding place Banner gasped at the sight. "They're going to burn down the forest just to get the land for expensive buildings. I've got to stop them or thousands of animals will die." 80 "Get ridda that nut," barked the boss and Banner suddenly found himself the target for three pairs of heavy fists. He tried to put up a struggle but it was no use, he was hopelessly outnumbered. 81 The boss and his henchmen surveyed the unconscious figure of Banner on the forest floor. "We can't have any witnesses, boys. People must think this forest fire is an accident." The boss thought for a moment. "Throw this animal-lovin' creep into the fire. 82 Banner's prostrate form was roughly dragged to the area where the fire was to start by one man. The other two continued to douse everything with petrol. A lighted match was then thrown into a pool of the volatile liquid and flames leaped towards the sky. 83 Long minutes passed before Banner began to come round. He felt so hot. Smoke filled his lungs causing violent coughing. His eyes opened to be nearly blinded by the brightness of the flames leaping from tree to tree all around him. The forest was ablaze. Only one thought rushed through his head. "The animals. They'll be roasted alive. What can I do? I can't save them all." 84 Helplessness and frustration overwhelmed him. Anger at the money-hungry property developers flared. Anger - the one thing that Banner feared above all else. It was too late. His pulse-rate quickened. His heart pounded. Adrenalin was pumped into his system at an alarming rate and within him a transformation began that could not be reversed. 85 The chain reaction continued to build, fuelled by the gamma radiation he had absorbed so long ago now, or so it seemed. His body expanded at a fantastic rate until Banner's restrictive clothes could no longer contain it. They were simply shredded under the onslaught of the awesome forces that racked his body. His skin began to take on a green tinge. And still the anger built until. . . Marvel Universe Characters 86 THE THING 87 THE HUMAN TORCH 88 MR. FANTASTIC 89 INVISIBLE GIRL 90 THOR 91 THE INVINCIBLE IRON MAN 92 CAPTAIN AMERICA 93 HULK - quadriptych of Banner transforming into The Hulk 94 HULK - quadriptych - 2 of 4 95 HULK - quadriptych - 3 of 4 96 HULK - quadriptych - 4 of 4 97 THE VISION 98 YELLOWJACKET 99 THE WASP 100 BLACK PANTHER 101 GREEN GOBLIN 102 MEPHISTO 103 THE RED SKULL 104 DR. DOOM 105 LOKI 106 HULK - quadriptych of The Hulk's crushing strength 107 HULK - quadriptych - 2 of 4 108 HULK - quadriptych - 3 of 4 109 HULK - quadriptych - 4 of 4 110 DORMAMMU 111 DR. OCTOPUS 112 THE SCARLET WITCH 113 MOONDRAGON 114 THE SUPER SKRULL 115 THE VULTURE 116 . . .a gigantic creature stood where Doctor Banner had been. THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the most powerful being ever to walk the face of the Earth, was free once more! 117 The Hulk looked about him. His slow wits trying to make sense of the situation he found himself in. All about him the fire roared. Small creatures fled before it in terror. In the deepest recesses of Hulk's small brain a spark of Banner's consciousness remained. 118 .... Somehow he knew that if he could contain the fire in a small area and stop it from spreading the rest of the forest, and the animals, could be saved. He grasped the pine tree in both hands and, using it as an impromtu bat, began striking the other trees. 119 quadriptych of The Hulk holding a pine tree above his head 120 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 121 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 122 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 123 Green muscles rippled pouring power into every swing of the trunk. It scythed through the other trees as if they were so much matchwood. Trunks, branches, twigs all splintered under the blows. "Hulk get rid of stupid wood. Stop fire getting to it," he grunted. 124 Time didn't mean anything to The Hulk, he just knew he was finished when the job was complete. He dropped the remnant of the pine tree, all that remained after his awesome task, and surveyed the scene. A vast swathe of flattened forest was visible, a natural firebreak. 125 Hulk watched the last of the small creatures dart across the gap he had created. Soon the flames had consumed all they could and, having no place else to go, withered and died. Only charred stumps remained. 126 Three sinister figures approached the scene. "Whatcha reckon happened? said one. "Beats me," replied another, "one minute the fire was going great, then suddenly it dies on us. The Boss sure ain't pleased. He wants us to find the reason or we'll be for the high jump - off the nearest cliff, if I know the boss." They continued forward, nervously. A thick smoke haze obscured much of the detail in front of them. 127 They stumbled across the firebreak. "Hey, this wasn't here when we set the fire." "Who - or what - made this? Looks like somebody drove an earthmoving machine through here." A few yards off The Hulk stepped out of the smoke. He saw the men as soon as they saw him. "Cripes, Joe, what's that thing?" Lord knows, Hank. It's big, it's green, and I ain't hangin' around to find out!" 128 "You men who try to hurt Hulk's furry friends," Hulk bellowed, recognition flooding in from Banner's subconscious. "Come back here, Hulk want to smash!" The henchmen had no intention of turning round and fled even faster at the sound of Hulk's guttural voice. Fear gripped them. This was something their oh-so-brilliant boss hadn't obviously forseen. 129 Panic does wonders for any escape. Within seconds the men were in their car and the boss made fully aware of the situation. "Hurry, you cretins, get this car moving. I don't want to be here when that thing arrives. 130 The reason for the villains immobility was, of course, The Hulk. He had the rear of the car in his vice-like grip. His arms, functioning like twin fork-lift trucks, lifted the entire back of the car off the ground. The back wheels spun in the air. 131 ... lift the whole vehicle off the ground! Tortured metal twisted and groaned under The Hulks grip. From inside the car came screams of agony mixed with recognition as the passengers saw just who was responsible for their predicament. "Boss, what a we goin' to do?" yelled someone. 132 quadriptych of The Hulk flipping the car 133 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 134 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 135 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 136 Spurred on by the faint memories of what Banner had seen earlier that day, The Hulk stomped round to the back of the car, tore open the boot as if it were made of cardboard, and proceeded to scatter the empty petrol cans. 137 The distant wail of police car sirens stirred uneasy memories within The Hulk. Memories of men in uniforms with guns who were always chasing The Hulk, never giving him a moment of peace. His job done, he turned and walked back into the forest. 138 The police, summoned to the scene by the smoke from the early stages of the fire, soon overcame their initial amazement at finding a car with three men inside wedged between three trees. The empty petrol cans scattered around the area by The Hulk proved to be evidence enough. 139 Powerful blades cut through the car roof and the men staggered out into the waiting arms of the law where they were only too pleased to confess to all their crimes if only the police would keep the huge green man away from them. The boss, in a last-minute bid for freedom, tried to blame the whole thing on the "Giant green man" who forced them to do his bidding. 140 The police sergeant laughed at his story. "Giant green man'.. sure. And where has he got to now then?" The boss was just too shaken up by the whole affair to try and answer that. The evidence was just too overwhelming against him. His visions of a quick killing on the property market was shattered. He and his men were handcuffed and bundled into the waiting police cars. 141 Deep in the forest The Hulk was happier than he had been in a long time. He was surrounded by the small, furry creatures he had fought to save. They crawled over him or sat quietly by him, their trust implicit. "Why can't men leave Hulk alone?" Maybe Hulk stay here with little friends who like him. This is nice quiet place. No one bothers Hulk." Fourth Story 142 quadriptych of David Banner walking away from a house. 143 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 144 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 145 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 146 As Doctor Banner drew close to the house, he spotted an elderly man seated in an old rocking chair on the front porch. "Howdy stranger," said the old man. "Don't get many new faces round here. Folks in these parts call me Pa." 147 Soon, Pa and Doctor Banner were enjoying a hearty supper of farmhouse stew when there was a knock at the front door of the house. "Now who in tarnation would that be at this time of night?" mumbled Pa. 148 In through the door stepped a well-dressed man. With him were the two meanest-looking characters the Doctor had ever laid eyes on. "Oh," said Pa, "It's you, Brady. What's the matter? Did some of your oil wells run dry?". "That's not a very nice thing to say, Pa. I just came to see if you had considered my offer to buy this run-down, old farmhouse of yours!" 149 "Sell my home? Not to the likes of you, Brady. I'm not stupid. I know why you want my land. Now take your thugs and get off my property," shouted Pa. Brady looked at Pa for a few moments then said: "You'll be sorry you didn't take me up on my offer, Pa. I'll be back. And I won't be alone. 150 Doctor Banner sat in silence for a short time, then asked Pa what all that was about. "They're not nice men, young Bruce. Brady and his cheap oil outfit want my land. They know that there's oil in these here parts and they aim to get it, by hook or by crook," said Pa. "Mostly by crook," he added, chuckling. 151 The next morning, Bruce Banner had just finished dressing when he heard the roar of an engine outside the old farmhouse. Then a voice shouted: "You better come on out, Pa. We don't want to have to tear the house down with you inside it." The doctor stood perfectly still for a few seconds. 152 Doctor Banner rushed to the window and looked out. What he saw in front of the house caused the anger to begin rising within him. Desperately he tried to keep his heartbeat steady. "It can't happen now," he thought to himself. "Pa needs my help. If I change now he might be hurt. I'll call the police. They can take care of these people." 153 Just as Doctor Banner was forcing himself to remain calm there came a gunshot from outside the house. Brady and his thugs were trying to frighten the old man into leaving house by shooting at it. That, of course, was their first big mistake. Shooting at a house with Doctor Bruce Banner in it would only make him angry. And Brady and his men wouldn't like Banner when he was angry! 154 Doctor Banner felt the change coming over him. It was too late to fight it now. Once his heart beat had speeded up a terrible transformation would take place. A transformation the could not be stopped by anything or anyone. Doctor Banner whirled round holding his head. As the change began to take hold he felt his mind slipping away. He stopped fighting and allowed the monster to surge over him. 155 Bruce Banner's body began to grow larger and more bulky. As his arms and legs became more muscular the shirt and trousers he was wearing began to rip. For how can clothes made for a slim man of six foot contain a raging monster over seven foot tall and weighing over half a ton? 156 THE HULK! A raging green monster, born in the fury of a mighty explosion. Already the memories of Bruce Banner had faded. The Hulk did not know where he was and this made him even angrier. Then through the clouded depths of the Hulk's simple mind came a voice. 157 Slowly it dawned on the Hulk that he was inside the house and his enemies were outside. He looked around to see how he might reach the bad men and smash them. The window! That's where they were. On the other side of the window! 158 As The Hulk landed on the other side of the window he saw the bulldozers that were awaiting the order of Brady to demolish the little farmhous. At last The Hulk had foes he could smash! 159 The bulldozer was almost on top of The Hulk. He could see the cruel confidence on the face of the driver. Surely nobody, no matter how large and green, could hope to stand in the path of such a powerful machine and live. 160 Suddenly, The Hulk stooped down and grasped the bulldozer. Incredulous disbelief registered on the driver's face. What was this insane creature trying to do? In the space of a single heartbeat he had his answer. The Hulk hoisted the bulldozer into the air and held it there. 161 quadriptych of The Hulk holding a bulldozer over his head. 162 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 163 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 164 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 165 A bulldozer, though strong, is not built to be manhandled by a creature with the awesome strength of The Hulk. With the shrieking sound of rending metal the mighty machine began to buckle and break up. The Hulk's strong fingers dug into the steel to effect a better grip. Brady and his men could only stand and stare helplessly. 166 Then, as if tired of this display of weightlifting, The Hulk hurled the bulldozer towards those who stood watching. Men and pieces of machinery scattered in all directions. The once-mighty bulldozer was now just so much scrap metal, bent and twisted beyond all recognition. The Hulk straightened up again and turned to face his enemies. 167 Brady's men were terrified. They had come to do the relatively simple job of evicting one lonely old man from his home. They had not expected to have to fight a raging green monster with the strength of a hundred men. Brady ordered his men to jump The Hulk together. Nobody moved. "We came to demolish a house," called one of the men, "not to be demolished!" 168 Brady ordered the other bulldozer to advance. Reluctantly the driver obeyed. He had already seen a similar machine torn to pieces by this green brute and he was more than a little frightened. As the bulldozer approached, 169 Surely this ape-like monster would be exhausted after the efforts needed to destroy one bulldozer. Surely he couldn't stand up to another. The Hulk bared his teeth in rage. Still these puny insects were trying to hurt him. 170 The driver of the second machine gunned the engine and began to move towards The Hulk more rapidly. He didn't believe The Hulk had the strength to step out of the way much less damage his bulldozer. "Mister Brady will be pleased that I finished off this monster. 171 quadriptych of The Hulk smashing yet another bulldozer. 172 quadriptych - 2 of 4 - no story line 173 quadriptych - 3 of 4 - no story line 174 quadriptych - 4 of 4 - no story line 175 The driver of the bulldozer, miraculously unharmed by The Hulk's blow sat amidst the ruins of his machine in a daze. He was not really sure what had happened. One minute he was thinking of the rewards that would be his for ridding Mr. Brady of this monster, the next he was sitting on the ground. 176 All this was too much for Brady's hired thugs. They had just seen the monstrous green ally of the old man demolish two bulldozers with no more effort than they would have needed to swat a troublesome insect. They knew that if they stayed there much longer they would be next on The Hulk's list. 177 Even as Brady reached for his gun The Hulk grabbed him and lifted him off the ground. In a voice that sounded like thunder the creature began to speak to Brady. "Hulk very angry at little man. Hulk not want to see you round here again or Hulk will get even angrier. 178 Contemptuously, The Hulk hurled Brady into a nearby drinking through. "There," rumbled the Green Giant, "Hulk thought little man was all wet. Now Hulk knows for sure. Only thing is, Hulk sorry to throw rubbish like little man into poor animals drinking water." And with that the Hulk turned back to Pa who had been watching and beckoned him over. 179 "Hulk says friend not have worry now. Hulk takes care of little man for friend. Little man won't bother friend any more, will he?" growled The Hulk to Brady. Brady, still speechless with fright, could only shake his head. Pa laughed to see the one man he feared helplessly floating in the drinking through. He was sure that he would be left alone now. 180 Then The Hulk turned to Pa. "Hulk's work here finished," he growled. "Hulk grateful to friend, though Hulk not know why. Hulk thinks he remember Pa being kind to him. Now there's no one left for Hulk to fight, so Hulk just leave. Bad men won't come back now. So Hulk's friend can take it easy." And with those words the mighty green monster turned and walked off down the hill in the summer sunshine. -- (card album) Searchwords: jahoc, yr1979, mfrFKS, catMarvel©2017 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!