First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery #62 (1960)
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Occupation: Intergalactic criminal
Height: 15 ft.
Powers and Abilities: In addition to his superhuman strength and giant size, the Hulk possessed the power of telepathy, telekinesis, and mass hypnosis.
History: Escaping from an intergalactic prison, the Hulk's malfunctioning spaceship crash-landed on Earth. Found and revived by electrician Joe Harper, the Hulk showed his gratitude by overpowering the human and placing the entire world under his hypnotic control (except for Joe). As hypnotized humans built the Hulk a new spaceship, the wily Joe used his electronics prowess to sabotage the spaceship, sending a helpless Hulk into orbit around the sun. The hypnotic effect on Earth's population slowly wore off, leaving only Joe Harper to remember what happened.
Ah, but the story doesn't end there! In a rare Monster Age sequel, the Hulk returned to Earth four issues later for a rematch with arch-enemy Joe Harper. As the Hulk attempted to disintegrate Joe with his mental powers, the quick-thinking electrician reflected the energy back toward the Hulk with a mirror, causing the alien to dissolve.