Real Name: Kerwin Kronus

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Scientist, Inventor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: General Thunderbolt Ross, Bruce Banner

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Lord of Time, Clock-Man (by Hulk)

Base of Operations: Gamma Base, New Mexico (in Earth-616 timeline, and in Earth-20476 timeline, too)

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#204 (October, 1976)
{Per i lettori Italiani L'Uomo Ragno Editoriale Corno#232/2 (26 marzo 1979)}

Powers/Abilities: Kronus is a brilliant scientist (in Earth-616 timeline and Earth-20476 timeline, too). His strength was high, he could age, or transport back in time, things, persons and whole lands (in Banner's dreams in the Earth-20476 timeline).

The Kronus' Time MachineHistory: (Incredible Hulk#204 (fb) - BTS) - Prof. Kerwin Kronus was a brilliant scientist. He created a Time Machine capable to send a man in the past and back in the present.

(Incredible Hulk#204) - Kronus and General Thunderbolt Ross offered to Bruce Banner the possibility to go back in the past and correct the events so Hulk would never have existed. Bruce Banner accepted. Kronus warned Bruce Banner that if something went wrong they could repeat the experiment, but the human body could not resist to the stress of two trips in the time. Banner was sent in the past, but unknowingly created a divergent timeline in which he had not become the Hulk, but that Rick Jones had died. A subsequent trip allowed Banner to return to the Earth-616 timeline. When he returned, Kronus welcomed him; the Machine functioned perfectly but Banner hadn't changed the past.






Comments: Created by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe and Joe Staton.

    My idea is that when Banner saved himself from the Gamma Bomb he created and alternate timeline and when went "back to the future" he didn't returned to the original timeline but in the "Rick Jones died-Timeline" . When he went back in the past for the second time (despite Kronus statements about the enormous stress) he restored the past and returned to the original timeline of Earth-616 (or created another alternate timeline mostly equal to the Earth-616 one).
    That's about how I'd look at it. The Earth-20476 timeline was a divergence created, and it presumably still exists.

Profile by Spidermay


Kerwin Kronus has no known connections to

The Lord of Time in Bruce's dreamKronus of Earth-Rick Jones died (Earth-20476)

(Incredible Hulk#204 (fb) - BTS) - Kerwin Kronus was a brilliant scientist. He created a Time Machine capable to send a man in the past and back in the present. Banner accepted to be thrown in the past by Kronus' Time Machine to prevent himself from becoming the Hulk.

(Incredible Hulk#204) - The experiment was a success, Kronus welcomed Banner but Banner was distressed, because during the first Gamma Bomb experiment, he had taken shelter and was not exposed to the radiation, but Rick Jones had been killed.

    Banner dreamt of Kronus who had become the Lord of Time, and wanted to punish him because Banner ruined the the time-experiment. In the dream, the time-power of Kronus transformed Banner in the Hulk, and the two clashed. Kronus brought Hulk 1,000,000 years in the past and entrapped him behind a time barrier. Kronus removed the barrier and Hulk hit the "Clock-Man". Banner awoke. He left her wife Betty and still distressed, ran to the Kronus' Time Machine and went back in time again.



Incredible Hulk#204, page 12, panel 3
Incredible Hulk#204, page 7, panel 1
Incredible Hulk#204
, page 13, panel 3

Last updated: 10/11/05

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