- If no one's gonna help us, we gotta do it ourselves. Let's go find Frank'in's green monster. Let's go scare him!
- -- Leech
Appearing in "Sins of the Father"Edit
- Brian Banner (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Rebecca Banner (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Elamron (David Banner) (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Sins of the Father"Edit
Doc Samson is in his office going over old audio tapes of Bruce Banner. Hector and Atalanta of the Pantheon show up and tell Samson that they need his help in trying to find Bruce's illegitimate son, David. This is the first time Samson has ever heard about Bruce having a son.
Meanwhile, the Hulk has been growing more and more despondent as of late. Snatching the futuristic Janis Jones in his arms, he power leaps across the state, landing near a nuclear plant.Elsewhere, Gladiator and Oracle of the Imperial Guard are looking for a shape-shifting refugee named Elamron. They know that the Hulk was the last person to have contact with him. Everyone eventually groups together at the nuclear power plant. The Hulk fights with Gladiator while Janis tries to protect David Banner. Gladiator tries to flies with Hulk into space, but Hulk realizes his intentions and thunderclaps onto his head, causing both of them to fall. It becomes obvious that there is no such being as David Banner. It is merely Elamron in disguise. An enraged Gladiator blasts a hole in the Hulk's chest with heat vision, but the Hulk grabs Gladiator about the face forcing the eye beams back on him, knocking him out. Hulk then throws him into the reactor, causing it to explode. He then begins pounding on Gladiator, but seeing the frightened expression on the child's face, he stops. Reminded of his childhood, he screams in exasperation and disgust with himself. In the confusion, Elamron escapes.
Appearing in "Where the Wild Things Are"Edit
Synopsis for "Where the Wild Things Are"Edit
At the Biosphere on the Xavier Institute, little Franklin Richards suffers nightmares of a horrible green monster. His roommates, Artie and Leech grow concerned and decide to help Franklin out. They track down Franklin's "monster", which turns out to be the incredible Hulk. Artie projects an intimidating hologram of the X-Men, but the Hulk easily smashes through it. Then they assault him with various vegetables, rocks and women's undergarments. After complaining about "getting his butt whupped by midgets", the Hulk grabs the two kids and tells them that he is not Franklin's monster. He would never, ever hurt a child. Meanwhile, Franklin continues to have nightmares.
- Final Annual for this series.
- This issue features a wraparound cover.
Notes from "Sins of the Father"
- This story takes place after Incredible Hulk #453.
- Brian and Rebbecca Banner appear in a hallucination only.
- Includes a flashback to the "The Troyjan War" from Incredible Hulk #413-416.
Notes from "Where The Wild Things Are"
- The events from this story take place before Generation X #25.
- The X-Men appear as holograms only in this story.
- The name, David Banner, is taken from the title character of the 1978 television series The Incredible Hulk starring Bill Bixby as David Banner. The name was also used in reference to Bruce's father in the 2003 feature film The Hulk.
- Trish Tilby is mistakenly presented as a blond rather than a brunette.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- Incredible Hulk profile at Wikipedia
- Incredible Hulk profile at Marvel Universe
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- Incredible Hulk series index at the Grand Comics Database
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- ↑ First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks