- You know what's going on outside? That's a war -- between the Hulk and everybody else! And during wartime, a certain degree of looting is not only expected... it's traditional!
- -- Paladin
Appearing in "Subjugation"
- Heroes for Hire
Synopsis for "Subjugation"
The Heroes for Hire stow away aboard a shuttle full of young hivelings. When the shuttle docks with the main ship, Humbug chems with the Warbound Brood, learning her past. The Heroes confront the Warbound and battle them. Humbug tries to destroy the Brood queen, but finds himself internally conflicted when the Brood offers a home for Humbug. Having chemmed with him, the queen knows the offer is very tempting for the increasingly bug-like Hero...
Appearing in "Killer Instincts (Part II)"
- Cockroach Hamilton (Mentioned)
- Calvin Carr (Chemistro) (Mentioned)
- Marco Scarlotti (Whiplash) (Named only)
- Melvin Potter (Gladiator) (Named only)
- Bruno Horgan (Melter) (Named only)
- Turk Barrett (Loser) (Named only)
Synopsis for "Killer Instincts (Part II)"
Scorpion and Paladin fight with several different weapons from the evidence warehouse. Just as Scorpion believes she has defeated him and appears to be carrying out her order to terminate, Paladin turns the tables and pulls a gun on her...
- Takes place prior to Hulk's battle with Iron Man.
- This story is reprinted in Heroes for Hire: World War Hulk.
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