Episode Number: 3a
Season Episode Number: 3a
Voices: Paul Soles (Bruce Banner), Max Ferguson (Hulk), Paul Kilgman (General "Thunderbolt" Ross), John Vernon (Major Talbot), Gillie Fenwick (The Leader), Bernard Cowan (Narrator).
Plot: The Leader sends a Humanoid to retrieve a nuclear absorbatron that is on a train also carrying Bruce Banner.
Review (Warning! Spoilers!): Rather than carrying on adapting issues of Incredible Hulk, the team at Grantray-Lawrence Animation decide to take on the story from Tales to Astonish #63, featuring the first appearance of The Leader, one the Hulk's many gamma-irradiated arch-enemies!
This episode features the art of Steve Ditko who was penciling the Hulk stories in Tales to Astonish at the time.
There is a continuity problem in this episode as the Hulk clearly transforms during the day, and Bruce Banner clearly told us in the last episode that he turns into the Hulk at night! Oh well, I like that Bruce can turn into the Hulk at any given moment.