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"The Monster and the Machine!"

On Dr. Banner's instructions, Rick Jones prepares to bombard the Hulk with even more Gamma rays - but will that cure Banner or just create an even greater monster?

"The Gladiator from Outer Space!"

A being named Mongu lands in the U.S. and challenges "Earth's mightiest mortal" in hand-to-hand combat with the fate of the Earth at stake!

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In 'The Monster and the Machine', it seems the writers forgot that just last issue Gen. Ross had made the connection between Rick Jones and The Hulk, because in this issue, Betty comes to the same conclusion and has to convince the General what he already knew. In any case, the story represents a turning point in The Hulk storyline, because here we are in only issue #4 and already Bruce Banner has found a way to have his mind in The Hulk's body - a mistake that would be made over-and-over again ...

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The Monster and the Machine! 0

Something of an improvement this time around with the Hulk wisely being split into two (har) segments now instead of his “epic” 24 page runtime. While Lee and Kirby have by now established that nothing is destined to stay the same from issue to issue in this series, for once they get something right, and change the tedious story-length that made the first three issues a bit of a drag to read all the way through.In sticking to “changing anything we like” style however, in this episode we discover...

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