- After all these years... men still don't know their puny weapons can't hurt Hulk!
- -- Hulk
Appearing in "But Who Will Judge the Hulk?"Edit
- J. Jonah Jameson
- Natasha Romanoff
- Peter Parker
- Richard Nixon
- S.H.I.E.L.D. agents
- Spiro Agnew
Synopsis for "But Who Will Judge the Hulk?"Edit
General Ross and his Hulkbusters converge on the Hulk's location in the middle of the Nevada desert. From within Mobile Command Post No. 1, Ross, Captain American and S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury monitor the Hulkbusters' progress. Life Model Decoys, made to look like soldiers, surround the Hulk as a Hulkbuster fighter craft drops an electrified para-net down on top of the Hulk. Though he struggles to resist, the intense electricity ultimately takes its toll on the Hulk and he falls to the ground unconscious. General Ross contacts the President and informs him that the Hulkbusters have accomplished their mission. President Nixon informs Ross that the Attorney General and he will decide what course to take in the line of prosecution. Ross is shocked to learn that the President intends on placing the Hulk on trial.
Later in New York City, attorney Matt Murdock receives a telephone call informing him that he has been selected to represent the Hulk at his criminal trial. Murdock flies to Hulkbuster base where the now sedated Bruce Banner is loaded onto a passenger jet for transport back to New York. Murdock complains to General Ross that he cannot confer with his client so long as he remains insensate. Ross refuses to administer a stimulant to Banner out of fear that he might transform back into the Hulk. Murdock threatens to go to the Attorney General citing Ross' refusal to cooperate with the defense. Against all better judgment, Ross orders a medic to give Banner a stimulant.Once he comes to his senses, Bruce realizes what is taking place. The fear of turning into the Hulk actually prompts the transformation and he bursts out of his clothes and stands in the middle of the aisle of the plane at 40,000 feet. Murdock approaches the Hulk and manages to keep him calm with soft words and platitudes of friendship. The Hulk remains calm long enough for the plane to land, at which point General Ross shouts his intention to bring the Hulk down. The Hulk, feeling betrayed by Murdock's seeming trickery, goes berserk and tears through the side of the plane. As he leaps to the landing strip, he finds the Fantastic Four ready to take him down.
Appearing in "The World, My Jury!"Edit
Synopsis for "The World, My Jury!"Edit
The Hulk begins rampaging across the landing strip at JFK International Airport. The Fantastic Four and a compliment of military personnel try to contain him, but the Hulk easily tears through the army's tanks. The Thing grapples with the Hulk, but the green goliath reverses the hold and flips the Thing onto the asphalt. Civilians present at the scene begin scattering except for J. Jonah Jameson who barks orders at photographer Peter Parker to take pictures. Parker however, feigns being scared, so that he can run off and change into his Spider-Man costume. Matt Murdock exits the plane that brought the Hulk to New York and secretly changes into Daredevil. As Daredevil rushes towards the Hulk, the Human Torch creates a blinding flash of light that temporarily distracts the Hulk long enough for the Thing to land a punch across his nose. Daredevil tries to intervene, but the Hulk grabs a hold of his billy club and slings Daredevil backwards where he lands harshly on the wing of the airplane. As the Hulk turns to resume his fight with the Thing, Mister Fantastic brandishes a weapon called the "Nega-Gamma" and fires it into the Hulk. The excessive dose of concentrated Gamma radiation overwhelms the Hulk and he falls forward unconscious. The Hulk is then loaded into a triple-layered titanium steel containment pod designed by Tony Stark.
As days pass, Matt Murdock prepares his defense for the Hulk's trial. Unfortunately, he will be pleading the case against his old partner, now a district attorney, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson. Murdock confers with Reed Richards who tells him that he had hoped his Nega-Gamma gun might hold the key to curing the Hulk.
At the arraignment, Murdock argues that it is impossible for the Hulk to receive a fair trial and motions for dismal based upon the Hulk's obvious diminished mental capacity to stand trial. By law, the Hulk's presence is required in the courtroom, though he is bound and gagged with heavily fortified metallic bonds. The judge rejects Murdock's motion and proceeds with jury selection.
Reed Richards returns to the Baxter Building and continues studying the Nega-Gamma gun. He is desperate to save the life of the Hulk's alter ego, Bruce Banner, who in truth, is innocent of all the crimes perpetuated by the Hulk.
As the trial commences, Murdock calls the Avengers in to testify as character witnesses. The judge dismisses the relevance of their testimony, citing that Murdock is using their reputation and showy display of powers to prejudice the jury.
Reed arrives at the court and asks the judge for the opportunity to try his Nega-Gamma gun on the Hulk so that he can prompt the transformation back into Bruce Banner. The judge agrees and Richards activates the device. The tactic fails however, and the only thing he succeeds in doing is making the Hulk stronger. The Hulk's anger intensifies until he is strong enough to break free of his bonds. He smashes through the courthouse walls to the outside and leaps away.
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Links and ReferencesEdit
- Incredible Hulk profile at Wikipedia
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- Incredible Hulk series index at the Grand Comics Database
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