Appearing in ""Ten Rings Hath the Mandarin""
Races and Species:
- USSR (Topical Reference) (Should be considered Russia to modern readers)
- Gobi Desert (First appearance)
Synopsis for ""Ten Rings Hath the Mandarin""
The Hulk is protecting a little boy from Yuri Brevlov and his men attacking him. The Hulk is able to shrug off all the shots. However, Brevlov's ship is shot down by S.H.I.E.L.D. who has managed to track them down and Brevlov is taken as their prisoner. Meanwhile, the Mandarin has targeted the Hulk to be used as a pawn for his world domination schemes. He transports the Hulk to his lair after the Hulk turns the boy over to some villagers. The Mandarin then tests the Hulk's abilities to see if the Hulk truly lives up to the Mandarin's expectations. The Hulk manages to pass all the Mandarin's tests however when the Mandarin asks the Hulk to join him, the Hulk refuses.
Battling his way to the Mandarin's throne room, the Hulk is about to attack him, when the Mandarin uses his rings to knock the Hulk into a pit of quicksand which the Hulk sinks into as he struggles to free himself.
- All Cold War references and statements that they are in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics should be considered topical references per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616.
- Dum Dum Dugan's appearance here is a complicated one. As revealed in Original Sins #5 Dugan was seemingly killed in action back in 1966 and it was suggested that he was replaced by a complex LMD that thought it was Dugan. However as revealed in New Avengers (Vol. 4) #17, Dugan's body was kept alive and his mind was transmitted into LMDs.
- This issue contains a letters page, Green Skin's Grab Bag. Letters are published from Randy Rasmussen, Jack Hogston, Shirley Gorman, Denis Druash, Gerald Cleaver, and Mark Gawson & Mark Barclay.