With Marvel Comics' jade giant set to return to the world of video games later this month in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, VU Games today announced that puny humans who reserve its upcoming title at major retailers will receive a free limited edition reprint of the 1962 debut of the green goliath (then the gray goliath), The Incredible Hulk #1.
The comic recounts the story of the Hulk's origin, as mild-mannered military scientist Bruce Banner risks his life to save a foolish teenager who wandered onto the test site for his deadly Gamma Bomb. Banner saves the boy but takes a heavy dose of gamma rays, which changes him into The Incredible Hulk. The reprint will feature the original Stan Lee story and Jack Kirby art, but will also feature new covers by James Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Paul Mounts.
The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction takes the classic "Hulk smash!" battle cry seriously, allowing gamers to roam free throughout a metropolitan sprawl, destroying almost anything in sight. From the debris, Hulk can create makeshift weapons from city buses, wrecking balls, and virtually anything else he can get his hands on. For more on Ultimate Destruction, check out GameSpot's latest preview of the game here.