This is one of two Marvel Treasury Editions featuring the Hulk. (Behold the Rampaging Hulk treasury edition in our archives.) Each one has a story about the alternate earth on the opposite side of our sun, a world full of man/beast hybrids where Hulk meets an early incarnation of Adam Warlock. In this volume, he meets a version of Bruce Banner.
This volume also holds an underrated but iconic Hulk story where he meets the legendary golem, a protector of the people. The murky swamps and military attacks on Hulk, combined with dramatic panel narration, make this a very representative (and perhaps our favorite) Hulk story of the 1970s. A showdown with Havok, of X-men fame, really shines in the enlarged treasury size. The massive rocks and Hulk’s feats of strength seem appropriately enormous here. Havok was easily our favorite mutant for years after reading this in the late 70s or early 80s.
Buy your own copy of Marvel Treasury Edition 17: The Incredible Hulk; Marvel Comics, 1974.