Appearing in "Allegiance, Part 1"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #100.

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Synopsis for "Allegiance, Part 1"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #100.

After announcing that he was coming for the Red King, the Hulk and his refugees have been trying to stay ahead of the army and the swarm of Spikes that are consuming everything in their path. While setting up a temporary camp, Caiera the Oldstrong suggests that they get moving. Miek protests, as his queen -- the last of his species -- is just beginning to heal after her near assimilation into the Spike collective. However, the choice is taken from them as soon as the king's armies arrive, herding the Spikes toward them. Caiera tries to use her former position as the King's shadow to convince the soldiers to help them against the Spikes, but word of her defection to the Hulk's Warbound have already reached them and they have orders to kill them all. With the Spikes about to reach them, the Hulk orders the refugees to safety while his Warbound deal with their attackers. The Hulk then begins to strike the ground until it cracks open and creates a flow of lava that consumes the Spikes. The Warbound then go about eliminating the soldiers who hover over the battlefield on floating platforms. As the kings forces flee, the Hulk pulls Caiera away from the lava as a pack of Mawkaw Makong that emerge from the lava to defend their territory.

Over an hour later, the Hulk and his charges get to cover, but the King has stepped up his offensive by unleashing more Spikes upon nearby villages and forests. Suddenly, their planning is interrupted by the screams of Miek and his people. Their queen has given into a Spike infection and is in the midst of transforming into one of the creatures. With no other means of curing her, Miek makes the difficult decision of incinerating the queen, dooming his entire race to extinction. In the aftermath of this latest setback, Hiroim suggests that they seek the aid of he and Caiera's Shadow People. Despite the fact that they are seen as outcasts, Hiroim believes that they will join them against the Red King because the Hulk is the legendary Sakaar Son. The hivlings disagree, thinking that Miek is the prophesized hero as he will saved their world and doomed it by killing their queen. However, Miek corrects them, he is not the legendary figure. He tells his people that they will not rest until they have killed every Sakaarian standing. As they press on, Korg points out to the Hulk that things are going poorly, as Miek and his people have nothing left but hate in their hearts and encourages the Hulk to bring them some hope.

As they cross the deserts to the domain of the Shadow People, they have to set up camp to wait out a sandstorm. Under the cover of tents, Hiroim tells the others how he became shamed and exiled from his people. He tells how during his studies to become a priest of the Shadow People, he began to believe he might actually be the Sakaar Son. After all his trials to become a priest, the master saw in his eyes what Hiroim believed and found himself exiled from his home and people for the crime of blasphemy. He now is convinced that the Hulk is really the Sakaar Son and allying himself with him is Hiroim's last attempt at salvation for his past sins. With the storm lifting, the Hulk emerges from their tent to find a trio of Shadow People waiting for him. Suddenly, from out of the sand come three wild Devil Corkers.

Appearing in "Allegiance, Part 2"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #101.

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Synopsis for "Allegiance, Part 2"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #101.

While seeking an alliance with the Shadow People against the Red King, the Hulk finds himself defending his refugees from three Devil Corkers that have been unleashed upon them by the Shadows. However, the Shadows convince the Hulk to stay his hand as the Devil Corkers were not attacking, merely searching for the Hulk. When they learn that Caiera has broken the treaty with the Red King, Hiroim points out that it is because they believe the Hulk is the Sakaarson of prophecy. Suddenly, the Shadow People teleport the Hulk, Caiera, and Hiroim away. The trio find themselves before the great engine of the Shadow People. It is the device that first brought the Shadow People to planet Sakaar. Trapped on the planet, they utilized its stores of the Old Power to open the Great Portal in the hopes that it would bring the Sakaarson to the planet. The same portal that brought the Silver Surfer, and later the Hulk.

Deciding to test the claim that the Hulk is their savior, the priests put the Hulk through the Provocations of the Saka. He is bombarded with images of his allies, the Warbound, and all the times they attacked him because he is a monster. He tells the Shadows that is because they are monsters themselves. Digging deeper into the Hulk's mind, they manage to dredge up memories of the Illuminati, the superheroes of Earth responsible for exiling the Hulk on Sakaar. When mocked by these heroes and shown an illusion of his fallen comrades, the Hulk lashes out. This leads the Shadow People to end the test, believing that the Hulk cannot be the Sakaarson with such hatred in his heart.

Regardless of this, the Hulk takes the engine as this is what he sought the whole time. Not far away, Korg and Miek assist in getting the refugees to safety as the Spikes, herded by the King's men, have caught up to them. Suddenly, one of the Shadow People's Stone Ships appears in the sky and begins blasting the imperial ships and forcing back the Spikes. Meanwhile, the Red King prepares his exoskeleton for the coming battle against the Hulk. Suddenly, the power in Crown City is shut down by creating a massive electromagnetic pulse. The Hulk his cheered for uniting the various races of the planet Sakaar, one of the prophecies of the Sakaarson. Suddenly, they begin to detect that the Spikes are able to use the insectoids chemming technique to communicate this them, calling for the Hulk. Much to their surprise, the Spikes part and open a path to one of their ships so the Hulk can go and meet with their leaders. Inside the ship, they meet with the leaders of the Spikes, massive humanoids with glowing flesh. While outside, Elleo Kiafi grows impatient, telling Hiroim that they are wasting time communicating with the Spikes with Crown City now defenseless. Hiroim tells her to wait, but the other rebels are insistant that they begin their attack now, convincing Elloe that they are unhappy with the Green Skar, thinking they need the leadership of a queen. Elloe then leads an attack on the city, but they are soon confronted by the Red King in his powerful exoskeleton.

However, before the Red King can slay Elleo, the Hulk joins her side having convinced the Spikes to join his armies.

Appearing in "Allegiance, Part 3"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #102.

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Synopsis for "Allegiance, Part 3"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #102.

One Hour Ago

The Hulk and his Warbound are face-to-face with the leader of the Spikes, alien creatures that consume and assimilate organic matter into their collective. Miek detects the creatures "chemming" that allows him to tell his allies what they are saying. The Spikes explain that they are spaceborne creatures that draw sustenance from cosmic energy given off by dying stars. Every generation the Spikes then travel to a new galaxy, however, during their most recent migration something went wrong and they ended up crash landing on the planet Sakaar. With their primary food source cut off, the Spikes were reduced to scavaging by consuming the living creatures of this world. Ultimately, the Red King fought them back with his Death's Head Guard during the Spike Wars. Although the Spikes were sent into space again, they were imprisoned on Sakaar's moon. Still cut off from the stars, the Spikes were forced to feed off each other to survive until they were once more brought back to the planet. The leader of the Spikes asks for use of the Shadow's stone ship to return to their rightful place, and offers to help the Hulk in exchange for safe passage back to the stars.

Now

The Hulk and his Warbound have the Crown City surrounded by an army of Spikes under their control and now face the Red King. However, instead of surrendering Angmo-Asan decides to battle the Hulk one-on-one. In order to show the Red King why he is being beaten to death, the Hulk has Miek "chem" memories of all the atrocities committed in the name of the King into the despot's mind. However, this does little to move the Red King, who is insane with power. Soon the two begin to fight it out. As they battle, the Hulk's rage increases giving him more and more strength. No longer weakened by the Great Portal, the Hulk is able to withstand Angmo's attacks, wrecking his exoskeleton. With his defeat well in hand, Angmo offers the Hulk one opportunity to kneel before him. When the Green Skar refuses, the Red King activates a weapon that rips open the very crush beneath the Crown City, threatening to kill them all. Caiera explains that the King has cracked the very crust of Sakaar and the planet will soon explode. However, the Hulk refuses to surrender and leaps down into the yawning crack in the earth and moves the plates back together, saving the planet.

The Hulk then leaps out of the hole and lands his most powerful blow on the Red King. The strike sends Angmo flying into the forests of the Wildebots and he is suddenly swarmed and taken apart by the robots. With the Red King seemingly dead, Elleo suggests they destroy the Spikes before they can turn on them. However, the Hulk tells her that the war is over and the only monster on this world is dead. The Warbound then work to free the slaves and distribute food to the people. The Hulk is coronated as the new ruler of Sakaar and a celebration is thrown in his honor. However, the Hulk isn't partaking in the festivities as he has offered his body as a source of sustenence for the Spikes to feed on, thanks to his gamma-irradiated body's enhanced healing abilities. However, the constant feeding is starting to take its toll, making it only a temporary solution.

Appearing in "Allegiance, Part 4"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #103.

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Synopsis for "Allegiance, Part 4"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #103.

The Red King is dead and the Hulk has been crowned the new ruler of the planet Sakaar in his place. In order to keep the Spikes from attacking his people, the Hulk has offered up his own body as a source of sustenance, believing that his gamma-spawned healing factor will sustain him. Concerned, Caiera the Oldstrong warns that not even the Hulk is powerful enough to continue this for much longer. With the Spikes sated, the Hulk briefly reverts back into Bruce Banner, although his cloak covers up this transformation long enough for the Hulk to regain control. The Hulk and Caiera then go out into the market for some food when suddenly they hear the sound of violence.

Elsewhere in the city, Elloe and Miek are leading their followers against soldiers who are still loyal to the previous king. They fight their way into the senate building threatening to kill all inside who are loyal to the Red King. However, inside, Elloe discovers that her own mother is among the senate. When Miek tries to kill her, Elloe stops him. This leads to a struggle between Elloe and Miek over killing her mother. Fighting is about to break out between the imperials and the insectoids when the Hulk interrupts the battle. When neither side is willing to stand down, the Hulk decides that the should settle their differences in the arena. As the Shadow People wait for an audience with the new king, they are disappointed to see the arena is still being used. When Elloe and Miek refuse to stand down, they are then allowed to fight to the finish. However, before the two opposing armies can harm each other, the Hulk comes crashing in and orders them to attack him. He forces them to fight him together, and when the battle is over the Hulk tells them to embrace each other as Warbound or he will kill them himself.

The Shadow People then meet with the Hulk to renegotiate treaties with the new ruler. However, the only change the Hulk makes is instead of having Caeira as his shadow, he asks her to be his queen, a position the Oldstrong accepts. Later that night in the Hulk's chambers, Caeira begins a Shadow marriage ceremony. In the middle, Caiera insists for this to be official that the Hulk show her his full self. The Hulk briefly allows himself to change back into Bruce Banner who introduces himself to Caeira. When she kisses him regardless of this revelation, Banner turns back into the Hulk. The newly married couple consummate their marriage and then go out onto the balcony to view their new kingdom. Meanwhile, at the Imperial Science Hall, Miek and No-Name are looking around. Miek is complaining because he feels that the Hulk has lost sight of his true purpose, smashing. The Brood then convinces Miek to fool around with her near the ship that first brought the Hulk to Sakaar. They accidentally bump the controls, turning on the video left for the Hulk by the Illuminati. Hearing how the Hulk was exiled from his world because he caused too much destruction, Miek decides to use this to remind the Hulk of who he really is.

Appearing in "Armageddon, Part 1"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #104.

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  • Illuminati (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
    • Mister Fantastic (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
    • Dr. Strange (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)
    • Iron Man (Appears on a computer screen, TV, or hologram only)

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Synopsis for "Armageddon, Part 1"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #104.

The Hulk and his empress Caiera Oldstrong lie asleep in bed. The Hulk is awakened by a message from Miek. He finds Miek who shows him a video display found aboard the ship that first brought him to Sakaar. The image on the screen is that of Reed Richards, explaining his actions, and apologizing for exiling the Hulk from Earth. Hulk grows angry and smashes the screen.

He then gathers Caiera and the two leap away towards the Steppes. Caiera shows him how the blood he has spilled has enriched the land. She also tells him that she is pregnant with his child. The Hulk decides that he will bring peace to this war torn world.

The Hulk returns to the Crown City and begins delegating orders. He tells Hiroim and Korg to negotiate a treaty with the Fillians. He tells Arch-E-5912 to do the same with the Wildebots. Miek and Elloe are to attend him in working with the Spikes.

The Hulk helps the planet-bound Spikes board one of their ships. They rocket away from the planet, and stop at the Broken Moon where the Hulk gathers up more Spikes that were imprisoned during the reign of the Red King. Uniting all of the alien Spikes together, the Hulk brings them back to the stars where they belong.

The Hulk returns to Crown City to oversee more of the reconstruction. He finds a group of children playing on top of the S.H.I.E.L.D. shuttle that first brought him to Sakaar. An alert signal activates warning of a warp core breach. The Hulk, aware of the potential threat level, races to the ship, but he is too late. The shuttle explodes, and a wave of nuclear energy spreads across the planet, killing millions.

Appearing in "Armageddon, Part 2"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #105.

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Synopsis for "Armageddon, Part 2"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Incredible Hulk (Vol. 2) #105.

In the Twisted Woods outside of Crown City, the robot known as Arch-E-5912 extends an invitation to the Wildebots to join the united races of the planet Sakaar under their new leader, the Hulk. However, the Wildebots are unconvinced to join with the new ruling class. When Arch-E tries to convince them, showing how the Hulk liberated the planet, they then show him footage of the SHIELD shuttle has a compromised warp core. The Hulk tries to stop the breach but he is too late and the warp core explodes. Sakaar is rocked by a massive explosion that kills millions of people. The Hulk tries to shield his new wife, Caiera the Oldstrong, but it is not enough. As she is atomized, Caiera promises her husband that she will always be with him. As Crown City is decimated, Elloe and Miek are returning to the planet after assisting the Spikes in space. They are just in time for Elloe to contact her mother one last time before she too is incinerated by the explosion. While far away from Crown City, Korg and Hiroim witness the blast and watch in horror as the ground around them cracks open and the molten flames incinerate the rest of their party. Hiroim manages to survive as the Old Power transfers entirely to him now that the Elder Shadows are also dead.

With the planet breaking up around them, the Warbound and any survivors are recovered by Miek and Elloe in the Stoneship. In the flaming rubble, the Hulk thinks about how the Illuminati banished him to this world thinking he would find peace here. Seeing everything he has built crumble around him the Hulk becomes angry. The corpse of his wife crumbles to dust in his arms and he screams at the heavens to give them all back. The Hulk then goes on a rampage until his rage subsides, giving into grief. Suddenly, the Stoneship lowers through the smoke and appears before the Hulk. From the ship come the Warbound, who remind the Hulk that they are with him until the end. With his army willing to follow him wherever he goes and help him with what comes next, they take to the stars. Aboard the Stoneship great weapons are forged for the coming battle against those the Hulk blames for the destruction of his kingdom. From the outside hull of the ship, the Hulk angrily points his sword in the direction of their destination, the planet Earth.

This story continues in World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker #1...

Appearing in "Mastermind Excello"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Fantasy (Vol. 2) #15.

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Synopsis for "Mastermind Excello"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Fantasy (Vol. 2) #15.


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