Thundering out of the night in the cover-dated May 1962 issue of THE
INCREDIBLE HULK #1 (actually released in February), the 'half-man, half-
monster' that was MARVEL's newest creation only managed to last for a
mere six issues before being cancelled due to disappointing sales.
However, the Gamma-ray spawned Hulk was kept alive in a guest-
star appearance in THE FANTASTIC FOUR #12 (dated March '63, but
published in December '62), before becoming a founding member of THE
AVENGERS in the September '63 cover-dated first issue of their own mag.
He quit the team in the second issue (but continued to appear in #s 3 & 5),
before taking over one half of TALES TO ASTONISH with issue #60, dated
October '64 (published in July). This followed a full-length encounter with
GIANT-MAN the previous month, possibly intended to introduce ol'
Hulkie to new readers and remind old-timers just who he was.
After that, there was just no stopping the green-skinned behemoth (gray
in his debut number), and ROBERT BRUCE BANNER's alter-ego went from
strength to strength. Herewith presented, for the historians amongst you,
are the covers of all six issues of the Hulk's original, short-lived run.