Quote1 A hail Mary pass in the form of enough antibiotic to treat the entire cast of Jersey Shore. Quote2
-- Iron Man about the antidote to cure the Hulk.

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  • Unnamed scientists (Corpse)




Synopsis for 1st story

Iron Man's analysis reveals that the creatures burst from the bodies of the researchers after using them as incubators, and that the parasitic bacteria they grew from was in the water supply. The information comes too late to stop Banner from drinking some of the water and contracting the bacteria himself. Realizing that his body will become an uncontrollable Hulk to fight the infection, they move him to a safe room aboard the helicarrier and prepare for the dangerous proposition of trying to inject the Hulk with antibiotics.

Meanwhile, Captains Marvel and America trace Sergei Sorokin to an unauthorized plane takeoff over Australia and intercept in a Quinjet. The aircraft is commanded by Yun Guang Han, a ruthless terrorist who abducted Sorokin before poisoning the other researchers' water supply to use them as guinea pigs for the bacteria's effects. Han drops several mindless, ghoul-like henchmen directly onto the Quinjet to attack it, forcing Carol to land while Steve boards Han's plane. Captain America comes face-to-face with Han, who threatens to immediately release the infection on the countryside below if he doesn't back down. With no other choice for the time being, the Avengers let the bad guys escape.

Solicit Synopsis

• Did you know that there’s a theory that the bacteria in our bodies actually controls our moods and may even be responsible for elements of our personalities? TONY STARK and BRUCE BANNER did.

• What happens when a 20 million-year-old evolutionary catalyst infects a HULK? Could it be a cure?

• Meanwhile, on the outside, CAPTAINS MARVEL AND AMERICA must find the missing scientist before he unleashes said bacteria on the world.


Avengers Vol 4 9 Solicit
* The cover of this issue is an actual repainted version of an unused cover for Avengers Vol 4 #9.

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