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Appearing in "Where Monsters Dwell"

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Synopsis for "Where Monsters Dwell"

From his cell at Gamma Base, Bruce Banner takes notes regarding the appearance of the new Red Hulk. The earliest sighting of the creature was in the wilderness of British Columbia, Canada. His arrival in the area was detected as high up as in Alaska. The Red Hulk kills a deer and starts a fire. His cooking meat attracts the attention of a starving Wendigo.

When the creature attacks the Red Hulk, he causes a bunch of damage to the Hulk. However, this only causes the Hulk to start increasing his strength, generating heat that Banner is able to visibly see from infared scans of the area during the battle. Furious at being attacked, the Red Hulk shoots the Windego in the stomach then takes his burning hot machete and chops the beast's head off.

With the battle over, the Red Hulk moved on, unaware that this Windego was part of a pack of the creatures. The hungry monsters swoop in and consume the corpse of their pack member and cry out in vengeance. Banner finishes his report and sends it to General Ross. Ross reads Banner's stern warning about the creatures possibly coming to get revenge.

Appearing in "Wait Until Dark"

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Synopsis for "Wait Until Dark"

This place takes place during the events of Hulk (Vol. 2) #2...

Aboard the SHIELD helicarrier, She-Hulk is getting bored listening to Iron Man and Maria Hill discuss the Red Hulk. That's when the subject of their discussion comes ripping through the wall and pulls She-Hulk away. As the attacker drags her down a darkened hallway, she thinks that this new Hulk is her cousin Bruce Banner. When she tries to call him by name, the Red Hulk informs her that he is not Banner.

Since this not her cousin, She-Hulk lays into her attacker at full strength. However, it doesn't even phase the Red Hulk, who belts her aside. He then pins She-Hulk up against the wall and tells her that he could kill her at any time. He repeats this threat as She-Hulk passes out from lack of air. When she regains consciousness Maria Hill is standing over her. She relates her encounter with the Red Hulk and is determined to track him down and get revenge. When Maria warns her against going after the Red Hulk alone, Jennifer assures her that she won't be.

Appearing in "The Death and Life of the Abomination"

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Synopsis for "The Death and Life of the Abomination"

From his cell at Gamma Base, Bruce Banner back-tracks through his long history with the Abomination. He starts by recounting how the new Red Hulk had recently tacked Emil Blonsky down in Russia and shot him to death. He remembers one of his last battles with the Aboination, which ended with Blonsky being shackled in Gamma Base and forced to watch footage of him saying goodbye to his wife Nadia Blonsky over and over. The time before that was when the Abomination used his own blood to kill his wife, Betty Banner, with radiation poisoning and how the Abomination cowardly hid after the fact while also stalking his ex-wife.

He thinks back further, of the time that the Abomination kidnapped his wife and took her into the sewers of New York City. The Hulk, shrunken in size managed to convince the mentally unhinged Abomination to let his ex-wife go. Further, still he remembers the time that the Hulk doused the Abomination with toxic waste, horribly scarring his foe. He thinks about some of his earliest battles with the Abomination, such as when the Hulk briefly allied himself with Blonsky, when the Abomination worked with the Rhino, and when the two fought in space.

Lastly, he thinks about the day that Emil Blonsky was first transformed into the Abomination. A spy planted at Gamma Base, Blonsky was mutated by the Gamma Charger that Banner set up to try and cure himself of being the Hulk. Thinking about how his constant struggles with the Abomination were his fault and he is partially responsible for Betty's death, Banner begins to cry.

Appearing in "And the Wind Howls... Wendigo!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Incredible Hulk #180And the Wind Howls... Wendigo!

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Synopsis for "And the Wind Howls... Wendigo!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Incredible Hulk #180And the Wind Howls... Wendigo!

The Hulk drops down out of the air and lands on a farm in upstate New York, crashing through farmer Jasper's brand new $658.27 knotty-pine fence. Unlike most that the Hulk encounters, Jasper does not turn and flee, but instead stands his ground and berates the Hulk for the damage he has caused. At first, the Hulk seems truly apologetic, but then he realizes how silly it is to apologize to a "puny human" and bounds away.

Before long, he crosses the Canadian border and is instantly detected by the Canadian Air Force. They remember the Hulk from the last time he visited Canada, and are prepared to deal with him.[1] In fact, this particular facility was built for the express purpose of monitoring the Hulk鈥檚 activities. Following the Hulk's progress on their radar, an unnamed military commander barks the order, "Mobilize 鈥 Weapon X"!

The Hulk finds a quiet patch of forest to relax in, but his comfort is quickly disrupted as a pack of ravenous wolves surround him. The wolves pile on top of him, driving him backwards into a ravine. The Hulk flexes his muscles, causing the wolves to scatter.

Meanwhile, back at Hulkbuster Base, General Ross meets with Colonel Armbruster and Major Talbot. They discuss a pending visit by the President of the United States, and Armbruster is concerned that Glenn, having only recently escaped from imprisonment in Russia, may not be ready just yet to greet the Chief Executive. Glenn stands up and animatedly announces his determination to meet the President. Betty comforts him and succeeds in calming Glenn down.

In Quebec, the Hulk continues wandering through the woods. Suddenly, he hears a mysterious feminine voice in his ear. He doesn't know where it is coming from, and the buzzing in his brain is driving him into even greater fits of anger. The sound eventually lures him to a small cave. Inside the cave are Marie Cartier and Georges Baptiste. Marie, having acquired knowledge of the dark arts, wishes to free her brother, Paul, of the curse that transformed him into the monstrous Wendigo. Her plan is to use an occult ritual to pull the essence of the Wendigo out of Paul's body and transplant it into a surrogate host form 鈥 namely, the Hulk. Georges thinks that Marie鈥檚 plan is reprehensible, but she is more than willing to curse another, so long as it saves her brother.

As the Hulk enters deeper into the cave, Marie approaches him and offers him food and broth. The food is laced with a drug that renders the Hulk incredibly sleepy. As she prepares the ritual, the Wendigo enters the cave. The Hulk鈥檚 body chemistry quickly burns the drug out of his system, and he rises to fight the Wendigo.

The two monsters engage in an epic struggle that nearly tears the entire forest down. The Hulk hurls large boulders at the Wendigo, and the Canadian creature responds by bashing a tree trunk overtop the Hulk's head. As they continue to trade blows, another player enters the scene 鈥 a costumed adventurer with metal claws named the Wolverine!

Appearing in "And Now... the Wolverine!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Incredible Hulk #181And Now... the Wolverine!

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Synopsis for "And Now... the Wolverine!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Incredible Hulk #181And Now... the Wolverine!

The clawed hero Wolverine leaps out from the top of a rocky hill landing between the Hulk and The Wendigo. Scurrying onto the Hulk's back, he begins swiping at him with his diamond-hard Adamantium claws, but even they cannot pierce the Hulk's skin. Realizing that the Wendigo may prove to be an easier target, Wolverine springs over the Hulk's head and launches himself at the Wendigo. His suspicions prove correct, and his claws rake into the woodland creature鈥檚 hide.

The Hulk, confused by this sudden turn of events, concludes that the "enemy of my enemy is also my friend", so he assists Wolverine in stopping the Wendigo. The Hulk picks the monster up and smashes him through a grove of trees. Wolverine finishes the job by sinking his claws into the Wendigo's throat. The Wendigo is an immortal creature, however, and even this seemingly fatal blow is not enough to kill him. For the time being, though, the Wendigo is unconscious.

Now Wolverine turns his attention onto the Hulk. The fight is furious, but brief, until two bystanders, Marie Cartier and Georges Baptiste, use chemicals to knock them both out.

Marie Cartier prepares once again to conduct an occult ritual that will remove the spirit of the Wendigo from her brother's body and transpose it onto the Hulk. With the Hulk unconscious, he slowly changes back into Bruce Banner. Georges refuses to take part in Marie's plan any longer, arguing that it was bad enough when she intended on placing the curse on a mindless monster, but now she plans to subject an innocent human being to the curse of the Wendigo. Georges angrily storms off.

Marie tries to drag Banner's body back into the cave with the unconscious Wendigo, but Banner awakens and just as quickly turns back into the Hulk. Wolverine revives as well, and the two begin fighting once again. Marie flees from the battle and races back into the cave. The Hulk swings a mighty punch, but Wolverine manages to roll just in time so that it is only a glancing blow. The punch is still strong enough to knock him out, however.

Inside the cave, Marie discovers that Georges has completed her occult ritual. He has transferred the power of the Wendigo out of Paul Cartier's body and placed it inside his own. As the new Wendigo, the last vestiges of Georges' intellect quickly fade away, but not before he manages to profess his love for Marie Cartier. The Wendigo turns and smashes through a section of cavern wall and runs off into the forest. Paul Cartier is now forever free of the curse of the Wendigo.

Appearing in "The Revolution's Fine!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers #83
(originally printed as Come on in... the Revolution's Fine!)

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Synopsis for "The Revolution's Fine!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Avengers #83
(originally printed as Come on in... the Revolution's Fine!)

Returning to Avengers Mansion to visit, the Wasp soon finds herself witness to the gathering a new all-female group called the Liberators (consisting of Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Medusa and newcomer Valkyrie) Who have banded together to battle male oppression. Valkyrie explains that she was a scientist at a male-dominated science lab, and when attempting to show up a chauvinist co-worker, she exposed herself to a chemical that gave her superhuman strength, and so she decided to form this hero group, and has convinced each of her recruits to join by feeding on an apparent double standard in being a super-hero. With all of them siding with her, Valkyrie takes them aboard her chariot and heads off to Rutland, Vermont.

In Rutland, are the male members of the Avengers, who are there attending the annual Halloween festivities where the townspeople all dress up as super-heroes. They are unaware that the Masters of Evil are also in attendance, seeking to capture a hostage in a plot to get revenge on the Avengers for their previous incarceration. While the initial plan fails, and a battle between the two groups starts, the Masters manage to get the upper hand, that is until the Liberators show up.

The newly formed group makes short work of the Masters, and when the Avengers thank the women for saving them, they are attacked and easily defeated as well. Suddenly, Valkyrie knocks out all her comrades and reveals that she is really the Enchantress in disguise. She explains that after her last failed attempt at taking over Asgard failed (in Hulk Vol 1 102) she and the Executioner were banished to a barren netherworld. There, the Executioner abandoned her for the a mysterious woman who appeared to offer the Executioner her love. Feeling betrayed, the Enchantress vowed revenge on all men and used the Valkyrie disguise and the formation of the Liberators to met this end.

The Scarlet Witch frees herself and battles the Enchantress, defeating her by using a hex bolt that redirected the Enchantress' magic back at her. She then frees her fellow Avengers and reveals to them that she realized they were really facing the Enchantress when earlier in the day (as Valkyrie) she called the Wasp a "wench" in a tone that as the Enchantress she used on the Scarlet Witch in a past battle.

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The Death and Life of the Abomination: Bruce Banner goes through the majority of his battles with the Abomination in reverse order. These recountings are:

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Wait Until Dark Various characters appear in other stories between the pages of these issues. Those affected are:

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