The Incredible Hulk (1) #106-108
Writer:Archie Goodwin/Roy Thomas (106), Gary Friedrich (107), Stan Lee (108)
Breakdowns: Marie Severin (106)
Penciler: Herb Trimpe
Inker: George Tuska (106), Syd Shores (107), John Severin (108)
Letterer: Artie Simek (106-107), I Watanabe (108)

S.H.I.E.L.D. is called in by General 'Thunderbolt' Ross to apprehend the Hulk, however a Soviet helicarrier commanded by Colonel Yuri Brevlov scoops both the Hulk and the Beast Man first. Both creatures run rampant and escape, bringing down the helicarrier in the process over China. The Hulk is captured by the Mandarin where he used to attack a Chinese railway station to spark international war. Fury and Brevlov raid the Mandarin's castle as the Hulk goes on a rampage.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Appearances by Dum Dum and Gabe Jones in #106-107
  • The only cover appearance of the Soviet helicarrier on issue #106
  • Nick Fury cover appearance on issue #108
  • An unnamed Soviet spy agency operates an identical looking helicarrier with a vortex beam.
  • Nick Fury's friendship with Colonel Yuri Brevlov dates back to World War II

Now how many people here remember the Soviet helicarrier? Thought so. Pretty good semi-Nick Fury adventure laced through three radically different stories (with a kitchen full of writers) that take the Hulk from the streets of New York to a Chinese castle. Of most interest to S.H.I.E.L.D. fans is the appearance of a Soviet counterpart to SHIELD, complete with its own helicarrier (with vortex beam) and a daring and bold colonel to lead it; Yuri Brevlov. Brevlov is certainly an interesting character its fun to speculate what more could have been done with the character. Interesting to note that he bears similarity in first name and his WWII ties to Fury with Yuri Spetsburu seen in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2). Be advised that most of the Nick Fury action is in issue #108, but all three issues are well worth it