Marvel Premiere Classic Vol. 15: Hulk: Heart Of The Atom

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Publisher (Indicia)
Marvel Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
Place of Publication
New York City, New York
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248 p. ; 6.75 x 10.5 "

Part of a line of collections, lasting for 107 volumes, collecting popular and unique storylines from their history. This volume, Hulk: Heart Of The Atom, starts with Incredible Hulk #140, featuring Harlan Ellison's story "The Brute That Shouted Love At The Heart of the Atom," and features further stories starring Jarella and the realm of K'ai that appeared through the early 1980s.

The back cover text describes the story thusly: "A Legendary Love That Started Small. The Hulk can find enemies anywhere, even on a sub-molecular level--but love long eluded him until his atom-shattering romance with Jarella! The tiniest of worlds offered him all that he ever desired--but when the Hulk fights his way through obstacles on both Earth and K'ai, what will be left waiting for him? Guest-starring Doc Sampson and Captain Marvel, with appearances by Spider-Man, the Thing and more! 'Hail Hulk!'"

Other Content

In addition to Incredible Hulk #140, this book reprints Incredible Hulk #148, 156, 202-203, 205-207, and 246-248, along with What If? #23: "What If... Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died?" (or "What If The Hulk Had Become A Barbarian?" as it is described on the cover. Note, this collection does not include Avengers #88 which featured the first part of the story in Incredible Hulk #140.


There are two editions of this collection: one with the "Premiere Classic Library" trade dress and dustjacket, which was printed in a limited edition of 1,088 copies, and a second with a plain black dustjacket which only featured the title "Hulk: Heart Of The Atom."