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Hulk and Doc Samson chronology

Post by intp » Fri May 19, 2017 11:43 pm

I had a few questions about Hulk and Doc Samson. Recently, I have been trying to get caught up in my Hulk reading, and I started with Loeb's run (not my favorite run, but that's beside the point).

Hulk chronology currently states:


HULK

...

H2 9
IHRC 126/2
MA 21
MA 22
MA 23
* H2 10
* H2 11
* H2 12
* H2 13
PS:PROLOGUE
SKAAR:SOH 11
SKAAR:SOH 12
AOATLAS2 8
AOATLAS2 9
* IH2 600-FB

My first question is mostly one of curiosity; why are H2 10-12 listed after MA 21-23 instead of immediately after H2 9?

H2 1-9 occur after World War Hulk but before Secret Invasion (due to Iron Man still being director of SHIELD, and the Mighty Avengers still including Carol Danvers). IHRC 126/2 occurs after Secret Invasion (Amadeus Cho is looking for his puppy who was replaced by a Skrull; Banner can still change into Hulk, so it must precede H2 600, where Banner was drained of the Hulk by Red Hulk, during Dark Reign). MA 21-23 occur during Dark Reign.

H2 10-12 is an odd story of unclear chronology involving the Hulk, the Red Hulk, the Grandmaster and the Collector at Monument Valley, Nevada, where Hulk had fought Red Hulk in H2 6. This suggests the story occurred not long after H2 6.

The current chronology indicates that Hulk was largely M.I.A. during Secret Invasion, which I find very odd. One possible explanation is that Hulk was preoccupied with the events of H2 10-12 during Secret Invasion, which also supports placing H2 10-12 between H2 9 and IHRC 126/2.

My second question is: shouldn't H2 13 occur after IH2 600? Banner has already been drained of the Hulk at the beginning of H2 13.

So I suggest the following modification for Hulk:

HULK

...

H2 9
* H2 10
* H2 11
* H2 12
IHRC 126/2
MA 21
MA 22
MA 23
PS:PROLOGUE
SKAAR:SOH 11
SKAAR:SOH 12
AOATLAS2 8
AOATLAS2 9
IH2 600-FB
* H2 13
...




Re: Doc Samson:


DOC SAMSON

..

IH2 225
IH2 226
IH@ 7
^ IH2 600/4
IH2 227
IH2 228
...



This question is more one of puzzlement: H2 600/4 is a reprint from Hulk: Gray # 1, which is listed between IH2 36 and IH2 36. My question is, was this just a mistake? Should the entry for IH2 600/4 be omitted?

Edit: I see now that I missed the earlier thread by robfj discussing similar issues about H2 13 and IH2 600; this was not intentional. I am still curious, however, about the placement of H2 10-12 and IH2 600/4.

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Re: Hulk and Doc Samson chronology

Post by Col_Fury » Sat May 20, 2017 1:24 am

H2 10 was published three months after SECINV 8. Unless there's some strong story-related evidence that says H2 10 NEEDS to happen before SECINV, publication order would say H2 10 should be after SECINV.

As for IH2 600/4, yeah, that's a reprint. It's also in Hulk's chronology in the same spot. However…

What's currently listed as IH2 600/2 is actually IH2 600/5. IH2 600/2 is a non-canon story where Galactus tells some cops that he's color blind.

Also, where's H2 18-FB? My notes have it here for Thor:

THOR/THOR ODINSON/"DR. DONALD BLAKE"/"SIGURD JARLSON"/"JAKE OLSON"/"LOREN OLSON"
……
A 45
*H2 18-FB
T 142
……

And it would be spread around here for Doc Samson (some of it is him as a kid, some arriving in New York, and then repeating him getting powers):

DOC SAMSON/DR. LEONARD SAMSON
M/TU 102-FB
TB -1
(the one panel with Thor)
{IH2 141}
……
-Daron Jensen

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