List of The Incredible Hulk (1996 TV series) episodes

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The following list reflects the correct viewing order of the The Incredible Hulk: The Animated Series episodes, according to the official site of Marvel.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (1996-1997)[edit]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
1 "Return of the Beast, Part 1" Richard Trueblood Bob Forward September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
Bruce Banner attempts to cure himself of the Hulk once again, but his experiment is shut down by General Ross and Major Talbot. They capture the Hulk and take him to the Gamma Base. While on the base, Banner recalls his origin. Suddenly, the Abomination arrives on the scene, sent by the Leader and Gargoyle to capture Banner, and it's up to the Hulk to stop him.
2 "Return of the Beast, Part 2" Leo Sullivan Bob Forward September 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)
The Hulk and Abomination duke it out until Ross uses his Omega Laser to send off the beast. Hulk runs away from the base and meets the Gamma Mutant Warriors. However, Abomination returns and kidnaps Banner, taking him to the Leader. Will Betty and Rick be able to save him before the Leader and Gargoyle steal his gamma juice?
3 "Raw Power" Dan Thompson Jess Winfield September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
The Hulk encounters Mitch McCougthen, a man who absolutely hates his job and yearns for a higher position in life. Later, Bruce befriends him and the two of them try to see if they can get rid of the Hulk. However, their experiment goes awry and McCoughten turns into Zzzax, a being of pure energy. Can the Hulk stop him before he destroys a dam?
4 "Helping Hand, Iron Fist" Ernesto Lopez Stewart St. John September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
Bruce Banner travels to Los Angeles hoping to reach Tony Stark at Stark Industries, with Rick Jones right behind him. Will Iron Man, War Machine, and HOMER be able to cure Banner before Gabe Jones and his SHIELD boys bring down the house?
5 "Innocent Blood" Richard Trueblood Bob Forward October 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
Ghost Rider comes to town, and he's tracking the Hulk! And to make matters worse, Talbot is too, and he's carrying a deadly, infectious blaster! Talbot manages to fire it at the Hulk, and the only way to save Banner's life is to make the Hulk madder than he's ever been before!
6 "Man to Man, Beast to Beast" Tom Tataranowicz Len Wein October 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)
Bruce Banner travels to Canada, hoping to find his old friend, Dr. Walter Lankowski. He does manage to find him, and the two of them attempt to rid Banner of the Hulk forever! However, Bruce discovers a horrifying secret about his friend, one which may cost him his life!
7 "Doomed" Dan Thompson Bob Forward November 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)
Bruce Banner travels to Washington D.C. to see his cousin, Jennifer Walters. However, he's being chased by the manical Dr. Doom! As a result of Doom capturing them, Jennifer requires a blood transfusion that only Bruce can administer. Soon enough, the mighty She-Hulk arrives on the scene, and she helps a mind-controlled Hulk mop the floor with Dr. Doom! Last program aired on Toon Disney, as part of its Jetix block.
8 "Fantastic Fortitude" Tom Tataranowicz
Ernesto Lopez
Bob Forward November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
Banner and She-Hulk go to New York hoping to find Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, so he can help cure Banner of the Hulk. However, the Fantastic Four is on vacation, except for the Thing, who She-Hulk immediately takes a liking to. Will the Thing, Hulk, and She-Hulk be able to take down the Ogress and the Leader's Gamma Warriors?
9 "Mortal Bounds" Ernesto Lopez Written by Bruce Reid Schaefer, Story by Greg Blair November 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)
A gamma virus has broken out in Detroit, and the only one who can stop it is Bruce Banner! Dr. Don Blake transforms into Thor and brings the Hulk to Chicago, after a big battle. Suddenly, in the hospital, Betty is infected with an extreme dosage of the virus, and the only way the cure can be obtained is if Banner teams up with Gargoyle, the man who unleashed it in the first place. It all results in the climatic battle with Hulk and Thor versus the Abomination.
10 "And the Wind Cries...Wendigo!" Tom Tataranowicz
Richard Trueblood
Meg McLaughlin November 24, 1996 (1996-11-24)
Betty hears a report about a creature resembling the Hulk, so she heads out to investigate. However, it is not the Hulk she runs into, but the famous monster called the Wendigo. Banner rushes to her aid, but is stopped by Gabe Jones and General Ross. He breaks loose, but is shackled to Ross in the process. So, Thunderbolt Ross and the Hulk have to team up and stop the Wendigo before he kills Betty! Can they do it, or will they kill each other first?
11 "Darkness and Light, Part 1" Tom Tataranowicz
Ernesto Lopez
Bob Forward February 2, 1997 (1997-02-02)
Betty Ross and Doc Samson have finished their Nutrient Bath, and now all they need is the Hulk. Rick Jones and the Outcasts manage to help smuggle the Hulk onto the Gamma Base and into the lab, but will Glenn Talbot stop the procedure before it separates the Hulk and Banner? Nope.
12 "Darkness and Light, Part 2" Ernesto Lopez
Richard Trueblood
Steven Granat & Cydnee Clark February 9, 1997 (1997-02-09)
The Nutrient Bath was a success, and Banner and the Hulk have been separated. However, the Hulk now suffers from amnesia and has gone on a murderous rampage. He's soon captured by the Leader, and Gargoyle switches the Leader's intellect into the Hulk's body. Leader-Hulk attacks Gamma Base and almost destroys the Gamma Power Core. After the Hulk begins to affect his thinking, Leader returns to his old body, but due to Gargoyle's carelessness, the Hulk destroys their lab. It all ends with Banner and the Hulk ready to rumble in the desert, and only one of them will make it out alive!
13 "Darkness and Light, Part 3" Ernesto Lopez
Dick Sebast
Greg Johnson February 16, 1997 (1997-02-16)
The Hulk and Banner (equipped with an exo-armor) are fighting in the desert, and it seems as if the Hulk is going to win. Banner comes up with a plan to make him madder than he's ever been before, and it works. Hulk collapses to the ground, and so does Banner! It seems that their bodies can't exist without the other, and the only way to prevent death is to reverse the Nutrient Bath. Will the reconvergence work, or will the insane General Ross put a stop to it? And who's that big grey guy?

Season 2 (1997)[edit]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
14 "Hulk of a Different Color" Ron Myrick Bob Forward September 21, 1997 (1997-09-21)
The Nutrient Bath experiment has turned the gamma-irradiated Rick Jones into a teen Hulk, and changed Bruce Banner into the Gray Hulk. Thunderbolt Ross tries to kill Hulk, then is rescued by him. Later, Bruce Banner is charged with attempted murder, and She-Hulk arrives in town to defend him. Meanwhile, the Leader and the Gargoyle make a deal with Gray Hulk that will cause the capture of Rick Jones, and the suppression of Bruce Banner inside the Gray Hulk. . . forever!
15 "Down Memory Lane" Ron Myrick Meg McLaughlin September 28, 1997 (1997-09-28)

Jennifer Walters attends her high school reunion, but she's getting awfully tired these days as She-Hulk. As Banner tries to diagnose her condition, Leader and Gargoyle attempt to capture Hulk, but Green Hulk defeats them. The Abomination gets involved, Gargoyle declares his love for She-Hulk. Jennifer later finds out that he weakened condition is due to too much activity; the result was a brief reverting to her normal self.

Stan Lee makes a guest appearance of sorts by voicing Jennifer's father.
16 "Mind Over Anti-Matter" Ron Myrick John Semper October 5, 1997 (1997-10-05)
Dr. Strange guest-stars when a dark entity crosses over into our dimension, seeking a body strong enough to house its energies. Of course, Hulk is the strongest, so it picks Banner to take over. She-Hulk must enlist the aide of Dr. Strange to go inside Banner's mind, where the energy being is destroying the goodness inside Banner. But will they be able to convince both Gray and Green Hulks to help them on the inside of Banner's mind, when in the outside world, Banner has already reverted to the monstrous Dark Hulk?
17 "They Call Me Mr. Fixit" Ron Myrick Bob Forward October 26, 1997 (1997-10-26)

The underworld of Chicago is changing, thanks to the arrival of the super-villainess Allure (a woman with the power to hypnotise men into her loyal love slaves) and her enforcer, Crusher Creel (who is revealed to be genuinely in love with her). Into the fray comes mob boss She-Hulk, and her number one enforcer, a Gray Hulk wearing pin-stripe suits and calling himself "Mr. Fixit."

  • This episode also has a reference to Transformers with Banner saying 'and here's a Unicron Transformer.'
18 "Fashion Warriors" Ron Myrick John Semper November 2, 1997 (1997-11-02)
She-Hulk participates in a Miami charity fashion show (featuring, among other guests, Lou Ferrigno in a cameo appearance), with Bruce cheering her on, when the Leader and Gargoyle attack with their Gamma Warriors. She-Hulk must team up with Betty Ross and a trio of tough models (Hulkie's Angels?) to recapture the skyscraper, Die Hard style.
19 "Hollywood Rocks" Ron Myrick Diane Fresco November 9, 1997 (1997-11-09)
Asteroids are hurtling towards Earth, and Banner is trying to stop them. Unfortunately, Doctor Doom steals his equipment, and Green Hulk must stop him. Meanwhile, She-Hulk becomes a star-in-the-making when she's cast as "Greena, Warrior Princess." But not all is as it seems in Hollywood, and Doctor Doom has some evil plans to get back his kingdom of Latveria.
20 "The Lost Village" Ron Myrick Ann Knapp Austen & Douglas Sloan November 16, 1997 (1997-11-16)
When Green Hulk rescues an elderly Chinese Man from ninjas, he is given a medallion that allows him to immediately change back and forth to Banner. He, Betty and She-Hulk travel to Tibet, where they search for the mythical lost valley of Anavrin, in the hopes that they'll finally cure Banner of the Hulk. But they are opposed by Scimitar, who wants to take control over the mythical village at any cost.
21 "Mission: Incredible" Ron Myrick Meg McLaughlin November 23, 1997 (1997-11-23)
A female known as The Hybrid tries to take over General Ross, causing Gray Hulk, Betty and She-Hulk to team up with Agent Gabriel Jones and other members of S.H.I.E.L.D. to save an unstable Gamma Power Core at the military installation known as Sea Base. Appearances by Gray Hulk and Green Hulk lead to a resolution of sorts with General Ross and Betty.

Fantastic Four crossover[edit]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
22 "Nightmare in Green" Thomas McLaughlin Jr. Glenn Leopold November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
Bruce Banner, the Incredible Hulk, the alienated super hero, comes to New York. The Thing gets in the way of his destructive streak, and the two duke it out. The rest of the FF comes to Ben's aide, and the Hulk can't help but ask, "Why pretty girl always try to help ugly rock creature?"

Iron Man crossover[edit]

# Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original Airdate(s)
24 "Hulk Buster" Bob Arkwright & Dan Thompson Francis Moss, Ted Pederson, & Greg Johnson February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)
One of the Mandarin's missing rings is in the desert, where it adversely reacts to solar energy, creating rifts in time, one of which snares Julia, who disappears. Iron Man recovers the ring with Dr. Bruce Banner, but they are attacked by robots who steal the ring and deliver it to The Leader. The Leader now has two rings and wants to use them to go back in time to murder the young Bruce Banner and take his place when the Gamma bomb detonates, giving him the Hulk's strength. But Iron Man, Rhodes and Banner have located The Leader's hideaway. In the struggle for one of the rings, Iron Man and Hulk disappear in a time rift. While the Hulk and Iron Man fight, Rhodes and HOMER force the Leader to bring them back. Instead, the Leader leaps through a portal with the other ring and attempts to complete his plan.