of Earth-928 circa 2099 A.D.
Real Name: John Eisenhart
Identity/Class: Alternate future reality (Earth-928) human mutate;
true identity secret
Occupation: (Hulk) vigilante, warrior;
(Eisenhart) Concept hunter, lawyer
Group Membership: Formerly Lotusland Entertainment
Affiliations: Dr. Nikolai Apolonio, Gawain, Ghost Rider (Zero Cochrane 2.0), Halloween Jack (Jordan Boone), Kiyoshi, Meanstreak (Henri Huang), Punisher (Jake Gallows), Quirk (Naomi Soon-Li
Torrijos-Washington), Keisha Schultz-Valdez, Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara), Ty, Audra Weissman, Zamora;
formerly the Human Tribe
Enemies: Adonai, Anti-Hulk, Cybershaman, Doctor Apollo (Nikolai Apolonio), Doctor Phil, Doom, Draco and his droids and drones, Golden One and his mutates (Fex, Tog, Vulx,
others), Knights of the Banner (Aeneas), Locusts, Mall-Trolls, O-Fnz
One, SHIELD, Sigurd, Sweat Tech virtual reality sports center, Sweet
Dreams security, Theatre of Pain (Polymre, Septymbre), Water God; unidentified corporate droids/drones (possibly agents of Draco)
Gawain continued to see the Hulk as an enemy;
consistently selfishly manipulated others, and she was more than
willing to betray John and/or the Hulk as it suited her goals
Known Relatives: Marian Eisenhart (sister), unidentified parents.
Aliases: The Last Wild Man, the Last Wildman of the American West (both referenced in a text/editorial box);
the Liberator, the true hero of the post-corporate age (both from the Human Tribe);
King of Chaos, Lord of the New Order of Disorder (from the Cybershaman);
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Lotusland, California, Earth-928 circa 2099 AD;
formerly Hollywood, California
First Appearance: 2099 Unlimited#1/2 (July, 1993)
The Hulk possesses superhuman strength, which increased with his rage
(lifting up to at least 150 tons). Extremely durable, he is
bulletproof, can withstand powerful explosions at close range, and can
regenerate from injuries.
He can leap hundred of feet and run hundreds of miles without appreciably tiring.
He has sharp teeth and sharp claws on both his hands (which have three fingers and a thumb) and feet (which have four toes).
He may have enhanced olfactory senses (sense of smell).
He will transform from Eisenhart to Hulk, or vice versa, at will, although rage can spur the change; by turning his rage back on himself, the Hulk could force himself to revert to his human/powerless form. Further, Eisenhart can resist the change.
Though willing to fight savagely,
the Hulk retained his normal intelligence, although he had a more noble
personality than his more self-serving and manipulative human self.
Education: Law degree
Height: (Eisenhart) 6'3"; (Hulk) 12'
Weight: (Eisenhart) 170 lbs.; (Hulk) 1500 lbs.
Eyes: (Eisenhart) blue (sometimes colored brown); (Hulk) red irides with yellow sclera (sometimes colored green)
Hair: (Eisenhart) blond; (Hulk) dark green (nearly black)
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2099 entry) - John Eisenhart group in the late 21st century of Earth-928.
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb)
- BTS) - John and his sister, Marian, lived in their parents' house in
a middle zone, with both parents working two jobs. Like their
neighbors, their parents never got ahead of debts and taxes with two
kids, as they spent without discipline. The neighborhood started going
bad, and gangs took over.
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb) - BTS) - Though
they knew they should stay away, John and Marian, 12 and 10 years old,
respectively, became bored and wandered into a shootout between rival
gangs. When one of the gangsters grabbed Marian to use her as a shield,
John hit the guy in the mouth. The guy smacked John with his gun, but a
furious John grabbed the gun from his hand and fired at him, chasing
him off. As John faded into unconsciousness, he heard Marian crying and
laughing, calling him a hero.
John vowed to continue being a hero,
protecting the weak, and he swore they would live in a better, safer
place, avoiding the poverty trap his parents were in.
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb) - BTS) - John thought Hollywood would allow him to achieve both of his goals.
However, somewhere along the line, he chose the
place over the heroism. He compromised and made deals in the name of
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb) - BTS)
<According to Marian> - John's parents and Marian supported him
while he was "learning to be vicious and greedy enough for the virtual
reality business." When Marian "wasn't vicious enough" to make it as
an actress in that world, John turned his back on her.
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb) - BTS) - John's sister, Marian, sued him.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Hulk 2099
entry) - John became Lotusland Entertainment's Concept Hunter, a lawyer
specializing in signing up saleable ideas for virtual reality
entertainment, achieving his second vow while losing sight of his
Unlimited#1/2 (fb)) - In 2099 AD, John Eisenhart traveled to the Great
Wastelands to gather material on the Knights of the Banner -- a cult
of honorable warriors revering the heroic age's Hulk (Bruce Banner) --
in hopes of using it as a story he could profit from for Lotusland
John tried to manipulate the Knights of the Banner into a business deal in which he would gain the
rights to their story. When their leader, Aeneas, saw through his plot,
John instead manipulated their young member Gawain into revealing
illegal gamma experiments they were performing in hopes of replicating
the Hulk's power.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - In an effort to
make the Knights deal, Eisenhart reported
the Knights' illicit activities; this particular crime would allow
Sweet Dreams security to perform an emergency arrest even though the
areas were normally out of their jurisdiction.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb)) - While Eisenhart hoped the
arrest would go well, the Knights refused to stand down, and Sweet
Dreams swiftly slew Aeneas and other Knights. Blaming Eisenhart for his
betrayal, Gawain rushed to the gamma device to overload it, hoping to
cause an explosion that would kill everyone present. John tried to stop
Gawain, but he set off the device and was blasted with gamma radiation.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - After recovering, John found Sweet Dreams and Gawain gone, with the rest of the Knights dead.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb)) - Enraged, John
transformed him into a monstrous hulking creature, and he realized that
he had become that which the Knights had sought to create.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - When Eisenhart vanished for 6 days, the Knights of the Banner project was transferred to Ty.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - John vowed he would never knowingly let Sweet Dreams kill another person.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2) - The Hulk crossed the Mojave
desert before and arrived in Pasadena, where he frightened a resident
into calling for Sweet Dreams Security. Agents of Sweet Dream detected
his arrival and engaged the Hulk, who tore their assault vehicles
apart. Considering that while he could handle anything Sweet Dreams and
their continued reinforcements threw at him, he could not finish his
hunt for Gawain with Sweet Dreams hounding him, the Hulk reverted to
his John Eisenhart form to avoid
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - John returned to Lotusland.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2) - At Lotusland, Keisha noted her
worry over John's disappearance, and Audra informed him that the
Knights deal had been given to Ty and that he should see Kiyoshi about
getting a new project. Initially surprised, Eisenhart told his
co-workers he had gotten what he needed from the deal and headed off to
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - One of Eisenhart's
co-workers reported that John might be suffering some post-traumatic
stress from his time in the desert, which led to him having a
consultation with the studio's "mental adjustment" specialist, Dr.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2) - John met with Dr. Phil,
telling him he didn't need to talk to him, but Dr. Phil advised him
that denial was a serious problem in the entertainment industry.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Hoping to have John
learn about the monster reported by Sweet Dreams, Audra gave him secret
access codes into Sweet Dreams' files.
(2099 Unlimited#1/2) - Seeking
to find out what Sweet Dreams knew about him or to learn the location
of Gawain, John learned Sweet Dreams was planning to kill a singer
The Hulk arrived in time to save Quirk, taking out their agents, assault tanks, and armored warriors.
(2099 Unlimited#2 (fb) - BTS) - John Eisenhart allowed Quirk to stay with him until they could find a new place for her.
(fb)) - John Eisenhart searched through data-banks, learning of
information about a teen matching Gawain's description. To investigate
this, John skipped an important meeting
(2099 Unlimited#2 (fb) - BTS) - John's
skipping the meeting led Keisha to hope to usurp his position, and she
also looked into what he had been doing on his computer.
(fb)) - When Quirk questioned how it would look if anyone learned she
was staying with him, John assured her that it was expected for a
Hollywood executive to have a "hot little number" stashed somewhere.
After he clarified that he was trying to save another victim of Sweet
Dreams, Quirk insisted she go with and help him.
(2099 Unlimited#2 (fb))
- Following a lead to the Sweat Tech virtual reality sports center at
the Thirty Mile Mall, Eisenhart posed as the boyfriend of Quirk, who
was seeking to be their spokesmodel.
(2099 Unlimited#2 (fb)
- BTS) - From Sweat Tech executives, Eisenhart learned Sweat Tech's use
of radiation and explosives in human mutation on the "far end" of the
mall. He checked their suppliers' names in hopes of using them to track
(2099 Unlimited#2 (fb))
- Eisenhart was heard and spotted by Gawain, who accused him of having
killed his people, blowing his cover. After futilely trying to convince
Gawain he was there to help him, John turned into the Hulk in time to
fight off Sweat Tech's attacking agents. Nonetheless, Sweat Tech's
escaped in their bullet car as mall security delayed the Hulk enough to
prevent him from stopping them. Hulk was further delayed by taking
Quirk with him in his pursuit (he presumably sought to protect her from
After miles of pursuit, Hulk (with Quirk) passed
through Reseda, where they were assaulted by refugees and outcasts.
After reaching North Hollywood, they were attacked by "Mall-Trolls,"
apparently victims of "weird radiation leakages a while back."
- Suspecting the trolls were bribed to stop him from chasing Gawain,
the Hulk fought them off and escaped with Quirk. In a department store,
they were attacked by robotic mannequins; the Hulk fought these off,
and he and Quirk dropped down a trap door into a lab where they found
trolls-or-something else in the making.
Beyond this, Hulk found Sweat-Tech or other agents
pressuring Gawain for information. As the Hulk rushed to save Gawain,
his opponents detonated a bomb.
(2099 Unlimited#2 (fb)
- BTS) - With only time to save one, the Hulk saved Quirk, figuring
that his adversary's wanted Gawain and would save him; Hulk suspected
this group was seeking to create an army of Hulks.
- As people fled the mainland following a nuclear explosion, the Hulk
defended them from mechanized border patrol. He urged the people to
leave their dead, swim for shore, and the drag all the wounded they
could, and he would carry the rest. Once everyone was back on land, he
explained how the canal had been created by eco-terrorists trying to
save the state's water, and that California's bosses were using it to
control who made it into the state.
The Water God then attacked the Hulk and the people.
The Hulk struggled to do any damage to the aqueous creature, but
convinced it to reveal its origins. Claiming to know another way to
bring refugees into California, the Hulk goaded the Water God into
following him into the deserts and up mountains. When they got high
enough, the cold froze the Water God, and the Hulk shattered him.
The Hulk then guided the refugees toward society
where they could get help for the young Joey who had been injured by
the Water God, assuring them there was new hope wherever there was new
(2099 Unlimited#4) - As John Eisenhart arrived
with Quirk in San Francisco in search of Gawain, they encountered the
rampaging Sigurd, allegedly empowered via the Church of Thor. As Sigurd
battled local authorities, debris struck and crippled their flying car,
and John tackled Quirk out of the vehicle and took the brunt of the
As Sigurd slaughtered Thor-patterned Church of Thor
warriors who attacked him, proclaiming him a beast foretold in
Asgardian Ragnarok legend, Eisenhart turned into the Hulk and assaulted
Sigurd. When the Hulk turned to dissuade further Church of Thor
warriors from challenging Sigurd anew, Sigurd smashed the Hulk from
behind and then slaughtered the Church of Thor warriors.
In an effort to make Sigurd see what he had become
and to learn the origins of his power, the Hulk held back as he knocked
Sigurd down and tried to explain their similarities and relate to him.
As Sigurd fought back fiercely and insisted he was the perfect man,
destined to lead humanity to Valhalla, the Hulk punched him down again.
When the youthful followers of the Church of Thor swarmed over the
Hulk, insisting that if Sigurd fell their fathers wouldn't go to
Valhalla, the Hulk held back to protect them and was pounded so badly
he couldn't see.
Quirk then smashed a car into Sigurd's back, gaining
his attention so she could show him the holo-disc she had found,
showing him to have been a failed medical experiment. Insisting the
gods had worked through the experiments to make him what he was, Sigurd
threatened to kill everyone in sight. The Hulk tried to stop him
without killing him, but as Sigurd kept at it relentlessly, the Hulk
was forced to fight until Sigurd died.
Reluctantly accepting that Quirk had helped him, the
Hulk announced his plan to check out the genetics lab to see if it was
connected to those he was after before they returned to Los Angeles.
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb) -
BTS) - Via Lotusland's computers, John learned of a maverick genetics
scientist named Gold with connections to the mall-cult who had taken
(2099 Unlimited#6 (fb) - BTS) - John spent weeks trying to track down Gold.
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb)) -
Dr. Phil questioned John's use of studio computers not related to his
job, warning him of the destructive nature of secrets and reminding him
that hadn't brought in new property to Lotusland since the Knights of the Banner massacre.
Realizing Keisha was the one who had told Dr. Phil
about his computer usage, John played along, accepting her offer to
help, covering for him while he left to move Quirk to a new hiding
(2099 Unlimited#5 (fb) -
BTS) - Marian apparently made a deal with Gold (secretly the Golden
One) presumably via his agents, who promised to pay her to lead John to
them; she was assured that things would not get violent.
(2099 Unlimited#5) - Marian sent
a holo message to John, telling him she had been captured by people who
would kill her and dump her body on Lotusland's lot if he didn't come
to 1881 Normandie alone to reveal what he had learned in his
investigation (of Gold); Marian added the part about being dumped in
Lotusland, figuring that he would not come to save his sister's life,
but that he would to avoid a scandal that would hurt his career.
Via some sort of airborne train, John traveled into
the specified unsupervised zone. He then transformed into the Hulk and
broke into the place where Marian was being "held"; when he was
distracted upon seeing Marian with a cocktail and therefore not likely
under duress as a kidnap victim, he was ambushed by Vulx, who wrapped
him up with tentacles that would allegedly tear out chunks of his flesh
if he broke free.
While Gold's agents figured the Hulk's monstrous
nature and efforts to rescue Marian meant she knew (that Gold was
involved in creating monsters), Vulx taunted the Hulk that he was not
strong enough to uncover his master's secrets or stop his mission, the
Hulk reached back, grabbed Vulx's head, and squeezed, forcing him to
let go. After the Hulk smashed Vulx into the building, collapsing it,
Gold's other agents prepared to flee, while Vulx took Marian hostage.
The Hulk smashed Vulx away, telling him to let his sister go (allowing
Marian, at least, to appreciate that the Hulk was her brother, John).
As Gold's men turned their blasters on the Hulk,
Marian offered to use her image-caster to cause confusion and tip the
battle, but she instead made Vulx think the Hulk had died, allowing the
Hulk to catch Vulx off guard and smash him into unconsciousness. As the
others fled, the Hulk freed Marian from additional wreckage caused by
Vulx's impact. When she tried to explain her motivations, the Hulk
realized she just wanted/needed money, and he gave her John's credit
card. As his sister appreciated the change in his motivations, he
agreed to share his recent history, but told her he first had to
fulfill his duty to be a hero, investigating whoever created Vulx as
well as rescuing Gawain.
(2099 Unlimited#6) - The
next day Hulk pursued Gold, figuring Gold was trying to learn about the
gamma power that made the Hulk from Gawain. As Quirk had learned that a
Gold was hiring drunken sailors and vagrants to bring him healthy young
volunteers, the Hulk brought her to a wharf, where she engaged some
riff-raff about Gold.
Following in his human form, John flattened the men
with a stick to the back of their heads after they had brought Quirk to
their destination. The men inside the base suspected John to be a cop,
but he explained he was buying stories, and the men told him their
boss might want to make such a deal. En route, John and Quirk were
assaulted by a a group by a pair of Gold's mutates, Fex and Torg; when
they threatened to force answers out of the pair, John turned into the
Hulk and pummeled Fex and Torg. As more mutates descended on the Hulk, Vulx
(or perhaps Gold himself) nailed him in the back, incapacitating him
and allowing the others to put the Hulk in chains and to capture Quirk.
The Hulk and Quirk were brought before Gold, who revealed his nature as
the Golden One.
The Golden One tried to convince the Hulk to ally
with him as he wished to learn more from him, and the Hulk pretended to
agree with the Golden One's plans to rise above the rest of weak
humanity, convincing the Golden One that he could force the desired
information out of Gawain via a secret pressure point. Believing the
Hulk had seen the truth, the Golden One released the Hulk from his
restraints, allowing the Hulk to subdue the other mutates; their
struggle released Quirk, who in turn freed Gawain.
After the Hulk attacked the Golden One, the Golden
One unleashed his power, destroying his base so that others could not
claim it. The Hulk escaped with Quirk and Gawain.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#25/2) -
The Hulk attacked and overpowered corporate droids sent to slaughter
striking/rebellious workers at the Metaloid Synth-Plant. As the workers
thanked him, the Hulk departed, refusing to even tell them his name as
he instructed them, "it's your show now."
(Spider-Man 2099 I#25/2 - BTS) - The drones' destruction by a monster and the workers' survival was reported to the cyborg owner, Draco.
(Spider-Man 2099 I#25/2)
- After approaching his apartment (?), Hulk reverted back to Eisenhart
and checked in on Quirk and Gawain, although Gawain blamed John for the
death of the Knights of the Banner and wished to depart as soon as he could
walk. In private, John acknowledged to Quirk that the blame was
rightfully his; though Quirk remained confident John could help Gawain,
John decided the best thing he could do for both Quirk and Gawain was
to stay away from them. Planning to live in the wilderness, he promised
to find a safer place for Quirk and Gawain; hurt, Quirk slapped John
and decided to leave on her own. To enforce her desire to distance
herself from him, John told her he had never wanted her living there.
(Ravage 2099#25/2 - BTS) - Draco slew Mr. Meyer, his rival for bidding on Lotusland.
- John told Quirk he was heading out to get some more medical supplies
for Gawain, after which he would take them to a safe haven.
As accessing the security in Lotusland's infirmary,
John was confronted by the same type droids he had fought earlier that
morning. After they announced their intent to kill him, he turned into
the Hulk and demolished them; the drones had completed a download of
something and were beginning a transmission (presumably to Draco) when
they were destroyed, interrupting the process. Identifying the material
being transferred as on the Knights of the Banner and John Eisenhart, the
Hulk realized that somebody had linked those two sources to him, and
that Quirk and Gawain were sitting ducks unless he could protect them.
(Hulk 2099#1) - After destroying security drones
being used to keep people out by unidentified parties who had bought
out a formerly open space, the Hulk considered that his human form had
one last task to wash away the blood from his past corruption, after
which he would leave the city and roam the desert.
John then flew Gawain to Lotusland, planning to cash
out his contract and set the youth up with some health-cultists in the
desert. As they approached Lotusland, however, they found many people
fleeing the location. After finding Audra no longer available for
communication, John attempted to use the current interactive system to
cash out his employee shares, but was then confronted by Dr Phil.
Reminding John that his contract stated that
all thoughts and memories he had while employed by Lotusland belonged
to them, Dr. Phil threatened to extract them by force if necessary.
John shared his history with the Knights of the Banner, although he
concealed his full knowledge, motivation, and transformation. As John
requested his money, Draco arrived and announced himself to be their
new employer. As Draco's droids took out Lotusland's security, John
recognized the drones as the same he had recently encountered.
Preventing himself from turning into the Hulk and stopping Draco, John
resolved to stay out of this corporate conflict and just get Gawain to
safety. However, as security (it would make sense for it to have been
Draco's forces, but I couldn't tell the difference between the warriors
in this issue; they were humanoid warriors, not the robotic drones)
closed on John, Gawain leapt in front of him and was slain by the
Enraged over failing to have redeemed himself, John
turned into the Hulk, who swiftly took out his attackers and then
confronted Draco himself.
(Hulk 2099#2) - Draco
mentally blasted the Hulk back (that's what it looked like to me),
denouncing the Hulk as associated with Lotusland's former management by
his opposition. As the two fiercely fought, Draco offered the Hulk an
alliance to rule the nation, which the Hulk refused. When Draco
threatened Keisha, however, the Hulk stood down, allowing Draco to drop
him with an undefended blast that caused a "cerebral overload."
(Hulk 2099#2 (fb) - BTS) - Draco had the Hulk placed in set of restraints, and he instructed Dr. Phil to analyze his mind.
(Hulk 2099#2) -
Recovering, the Hulk was surprised to find Dr. Phil as the one
examining him, and he was further surprised to find much of the staff
standing around, waiting to find out whom Draco would renew. Hulk urged
them to free him and join with him in taking down the guards and Draco,
but the staff remained uncertain, and Dr. Phil tormented him with a
painful energy discharge. When the Hulk warned Dr. Phil that Draco
would replace him soon enough, Dr. Phil again questioned the Hulk's
ties to Lotusland and the Knights of the Banner. Nonetheless, the Hulk
deflected the mental probes, leading Dr. Phil to send for the booster
Meanwhile, the Hulk spoke directly to Zamora, one of
Lotusland's creative geniuses, inspiring him and those who looked up to
him to consider whether they wanted their minds controlled by their
boss. After the Hulk explained that his monstrous appearance should
prove he wasn't a corporate tool and could get them out of there,
Zamora rallied the others and destroyed the booster, leaving himself
paraplegic in the process. Nonetheless, as the guards turned their guns
on the rebelling staff, Zamora ripped out cables powering the Hulk's
restraints, allowing the Hulk to break free and engage the guards.
The guards then activated crowd control (O-Fnz One),
and a giant robot dazed the Hulk, while Dr. Phil reported the rebellion
to Draco, who came to handle the situation personally. After the Hulk
destroyed the robot, Draco electrocuted the Hulk, but this only enraged
the Hulk further, making him even stronger, and he savagely attacked
Draco. Unwilling to risk his valuable property by continuing the
battle, Draco teleported away. The Hulk then took Zamora to a doctor,
telling him he wanted Zamora healthy to be part of the new Lotusland.
The Hulk vowed to prevent Draco from exercising
control over Lotusland and to help make it a corporation run by people,
for people, selling truth.
(Hulk 2099#3) - While
admitting he didn't trust Eisenhart, Zamora asked his opinion on
consulting with the Cybershaman at the request of the others at
Lotusland. John thanked Zamora for his honesty, but expressed his own
distrust of the Cybershaman's packaging and selling freedom and
"primitivity." Eisenhart argued that they needed leadership and
direction from inside before seeking outside allies and that Zamora's
art background did not prepare him for dealing with the corrupt. Zamora
instead sought out the Hulk, figuring he would agree and help link up
with the Cybershaman, and Eisenhart considered that he and the Hulk
were starting to think differently.
When Keisha, who had been relegated to working in
some sort of control center, failed to cut the power before another
worker opened the dampeners, the power-core threatened to explode. As
all present fled, John became the Hulk and contained the explosion.
When he lectured the people on being responsible to protect their
dream, Zamora told him the Cybershaman had informed him of the Human
Tribe, who opposed corporate control and needed support and a refuge.
Initially considering the Tribe looked like his kind of people, the
Hulk was distracted upon seeing footage of Quirk running from them.
When Hulk departed to rescue her without a further word, Zamora
resolved to ally with the Cybershaman and Human Tribe, as they could
not count on the Hulk anymore.
Having recognized a building from where he had grown
up, the Hulk traveled there and confronted Quirk, taking an energy
blast from a Tribe spear she had stolen when he surprised her. Members
of the Tribe arrived to take down Quirk and her protector, but when the
Hulk challenged him, they acknowledged him as their hero.
(Hulk 2099#3 (fb) - BTS) - Quirk and the Human Tribe accompanied the Hulk to Lotusland.
(Hulk 2099#3) - Meeting
with Zamora and Keisha, the Hulk explained that he, the Tribe, and the
people of Lotusland had some things in common and should talk. When the
Cybershaman appeared to them via holography (or something), the Hulk
questioned his motivations in running an army, and the Cybershaman
explained his plans to shut down all power in the city and to allow the
resultant chaos to wipe out the government and corporate controllers.
The Cybershaman advised the Hulk he could oppose the uprising and let
it swirl out of control to destroy him and everything else, or he could
take command and become ruler of a world of chaos.
(Hulk 2099#4) - Initially
elated as chaos erupted in Los Angeles, the Hulk sensed something was
wrong. Between the ensuing violence endangering innocents and Quirk
telling him that the electronic shutdown had crippled Zamora's
life-chair, the Hulk realized the danger to innocents, and he attacked the Human Tribe, condemning the
Cybershaman as another kind of tyrant and telling him they needed to
find a new way of making the world work before tearing the old one
down. Though the Human Tribe fought back with energy-blasts from their
spears, the Hulk made swift work of them.
Unable to locate the Cybershaman on his own, the
Hulk sought out Draco, who offered to determine his whereabouts as long
as the Hulk left the city and let him take control of Lotusland;
however, when the Hulk refused, Draco agreed to help anyway to prevent
the Cybershaman from destroying everything he was working for.
(Hulk 2099#4 - BTS) - Draco revealed the Cybershaman's location in the abandoned Our Lady of Sorrows church in Retro-Town.
(Hulk 2099#4) - The Hulk
leapt his way and crashed into Our Lady of Sorrows, confronting the
Cybershaman. After the Hulk refused to accept the man's feigned
innocence, he summoned his "Cyberspirit" robot warriors, but the Hulk
smashed them all. Confronted by the Hulk, the man called to the
Cyberverse to take him home, and he vanished in a flash of light.
Uncertain of what happened, the Hulk returned to
Lotusland as power returned to Los Angeles. After he again denied
requests to lead Lotusland, Zamora accepted.
(Hulk 2099#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Hulk spent the next week putting out metaphorical brushfires.
(Hulk 2099#5) - The Hulk
defeated a group of Locusts in Hollywood who had taken advantage of the
recent chaos, going beyond their memorabilia hoarding and assaulted the
city armed with laser cannons. He then returned to Lotusland,
transforming back into John Eisenhart to participate in a meeting of
the leadership council, where Dr. Nikolai Apolonio related what he had
discovered about the Knights of the Banner's experiments in the effects of
gamma radiation on the psyche. As their personalities diverged,
Eisenhart questioned whether he still needed to become the Hulk.
Meanwhile, Apolonio, who had already been mutated by the gamma
radiation, at least subconsciously influenced the others, amplifying
their personality traits.
Apparently also thusly affected, Eisenhart
decided that he was the only one who could run Lotusland. Seeing Keisha
armed with a weapon and plotting to take out her opposition, Eisenhart
tried to stop her himself and took a blast to his right leg; the pain
caused him to transform into the Hulk, neutralizing Apolonio's effects
on his personality. Recognizing the changes in the others, the Hulk
sought out Apolonio who had since transformed into Doctor Apollo and
now attacked him. When Doctor Apollo used his powers on the Hulk,
however, the Hulk turned even more monstrous and violent while growing to perhaps 30-50' tall.
(Hulk 2099#6) - The
immense Hulk rampaged, considering using his new power to stop Draco
and all who opposed him. When Keisha tried to manipulate him, he
knocked her back, but liking Quirk, he agreed to take Quirk with him as
he prepared to depart and roam America. Quirk tried to recruit Zamora,
but the Hulk jealously struck down Zamora (due to his budding
relationship with Quirk).
Intrigued by this experiment, Doctor Apollo
increased the intensity of his radiation again, allowing Zamora to
project a giant form to battle the Hulk. When Keisha threatened Quirk
with a blaster weapon to force the Hulk to stop his destructive
rampage, the pause allowed the Hulk to realize Apollo had been
manipulating him. When the Hulk went after Apollo, he increased the
radiation affecting Quirk and Keisha, further escalating their conflict.
Realizing he couldn't
oppose this, the Hulk leapt away in preparation to turn back into
Eisenhart, who might be better prepared to deal with Apollo. Reluctant
to become small and weak again, the Hulk finally transformed back to
Eisenhart after Zamora projected a false image of Quirk being blasted
Eisenhart then returned, took Keisha's blaster,
confronted Apollo with it. Apollo blasted Eisenhart with gamma
radiation, causing Eisenhart to drop the gun, but seemingly otherwise
unaffected, John instead tackled Apollo directly. Not understanding why
gamma-rays hadn't distorted him, Apollo picked up Keisha's blaster to
finish him off, but Eisenhart appealed to Apollo's scientific
curiosity, noting that if Apollo killed him, he'd never know why he
wasn't affected. He further queried Apollo what would happen if he
reversed his mutations? Would the victims remember the transformations?
Would they be transformed for having seen their true selves? Would they
be better of worse for it? Though frustrated, Apollo acknowledged that
he had to know, and so he reversed the radiation's effects on everyone
present, including himself.
Quirk wondered why Eisenhart had been unaffected, and
he told her that he had been affected, but that his "true self" was
arrogant, cocky, and slick at exploiting other people's weak spots,
which is what he did. After agreeing to let Apollo stay on after he
acknowledged that he could continue his work benevolently, Eisenhart
felt torn between his own desires to manipulate Quirk and Zamora into
acting as a dynamic machine and the Hulk's desire to punch out Zamora
and start a romance with Quirk. He also considered that he and the Hulk
were continuing to become different personae, and wondered if he turned
into the Hulk again would the Hulk ever turn back into his human form
(2099 AD#1) - Hulk smacked down an alleged businessman trying to seduce
Quirk, but Quirk became annoyed as she felt she could handle himself.
Frustrated, the Hulk reflected on his origins,
recalling an alien jar held by the Knights of the Banner that could
allegedly resurrect those fallen in battle. Seeking to use it to revive
Gawain, he returned to the Knights' former base.
As he traveled across the desert, he came across a
seemingly helpless woman (actually the Theatre of Pain's Polymre), but
when he picked her up and offered to bring her somewhere she could get
a meal, she instead bit him, rendering him unconscious.
(2099 AD#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Hulk was brought back to the Theatre's base and placed in restraints.
(2099 AD#1) - As the Hulk revived, Polymre and
Septymbre? explored the events that had caused him pain and taunted him
with the Knights' jar they possessed. They were interrupted by the
arrival of Ghost Rider (Zero 2.0) and Halloween Jack (Jordan Boone), followed by the X-Men's Mean
Streak (Henri Huang), and then Spider-Man (Miguel O'Hara). Each arrival was captured, in turn by the
Theatre members and lived out a collective hallucination. However, as
they prepared to use the alien within the jar to revive their fallen
sister Winter, the Punisher arrived and shot the jar, foiling their
efforts. The Punisher then freed all of the captives, and the Hulk
swiftly tacked Septymbre. The Hulk stopped short of killing Septymbre,
but the Punisher finished her off.
(Hulk 2099#7 (fb) - BTS)
- After Doom took control of the USA, John lined up some independent
distributors willing to gamble on Lotusland creations that defied the
corporate power brokers.
(Hulk 2099#7) - John
urged the others that they needed to get some creations to his
distributors in case Doom started tightening up free speech rights.
When Quirk and Zamora recommended telling the story of Rosa Palumbo who
had fought for human values early in the 21st century, John countered
that they had to move more quickly, hitting hard and strong to make people
question the status quo.
After Quirk and Zamora departed to work on stories
from Doom's 20th century activities, John ignored Keisha's taunts of
that blossoming romance, and he realized that he now just considered
Quirk someone else to help get the job -- working on anti-Doom programs
-- done. As John wondered about his diverging personalities, he saw the
arrival of Doom's Environmental Maintenance Platforms (EMPs). Refusing
to accept this, John turned into the Hulk, leapt onto one of the EMPs
and drove it to crash in the barren hills.
(Hulk 2099#7 - BTS) - As
the Hulk's attack provided a diversion, Draco fired a number of
missiles containing probes into the other EMPs, allowing Draco to gain
the information needed to control those EMPs within the immediate
(Hulk 2099#7) - The Hulk then returned to Lotusland and was disturbed to find Quirk and Zamora kissing.
As Draco secretly caused the EMPs to begin causing
the area around Los Angeles to get progressively hotter each day, the
Hulk watched to be sure no other EMPs arrived over Lotusland. On the
third day, as Los Angeles continued to heat up, it also developed a
thick layer of smog. On the fourth day, the air became poisonous.
(Hulk 2099#7 - BTS) -
Quirk asked John for advice on a soundtrack for a Virtual Reality
program she was working on, but he pretended to have other things to
As Keisha tried to convince Dr. Apolonio to
mind-control others into seeing things their way, the Hulk arrived and
took Apolonio with him and leapt onto another of the EMPs. The Hulk
then advised Apolonio to figure out how the EMPs worked so they could
disable them all; however, as Apolonio worked, Draco caused the EMPs
propulsion system to blast the EMPs upward, swiftly rising above the
height the Hulk could safely leap down; the Hulk realized that he had
2099#8) - Realizing they would soon get too high to breathe, the Hulk
urged Apolonio to find a way to fly the EMP back down. With the Hulk
gone, Draco's forces assaulted Lotusland, capturing Quirk and Keisha.
As the Hulk helped Apolonio work on the EMP
controls, Apolonio began to weak from the cold and thin air, and soon
after the Hulk felt the effects as well. Desperately, the Hulk smashed
the EMP's power, causing them to begin dropping and freefall, which at
least gave Apolonio a little more time to resolve the problem. After
the two briefly vented their frustrations on each other, Apolonio had
the Hulk slam a rocket system into an open conduit; the tube casing
cracked in the process, but the Hulk held the tubing together to
contain the rocket's energies.
Apolonio was able to make the rockets fire about 50'
off the ground, slowing it enough for the Hulk and Apolonio to survive
the fall. After they crashed near Draco and his men, Hulk then tore
free, defeated Draco's agents and confronted Draco.
However, Doom's agents then arrived and blasted
Draco, ordering him to relinquish his claim on the studio; unprepared
for such a conflict, Draco and his troops withdrew.
As the Hulk prepared to defy Doom's troops, Doom
communicated remotely, and he and Zamora revealed that he had provided
Lotusland with protection and granted them freedom in sending the
messages they wanted in exchange for the gamma-powered mind-influencing
technology Zamora had promised him.
Surprised, the Hulk watched as Quirk furiously
denounced Zamora as having sold them out, after which she departed.
(Hulk 2099#9 - BTS) - Having joined an "actor's
support group," Marian Eisenhart fell under the influence of Adonai,
leader of the Locusts, who wished to learn her connection to the Hulk
and to use her against the Hulk.
(Hulk 2099#9) - As Doom's
envoy approached, the Hulk noted his disapproval of accepting the
lesser of two evils, preferring to fight them both. When Doom prepared
to provide time and resources for Apolonio to develop his gamma
ray-mind control technology, the Hulk refused this, leading Doom to
have his troops and ships attack the Hulk and Lotusland, respectively.
Accepting that he could not stop Doom's forces from destroying the
entire facility, the Hulk accepted Doom and Zamora's instruction to
depart, leaping away.
Knowing he couldn't fight Doom with force alone, the
Hulk returned to the apartment he kept quarters as John Eisenhart and
reverted to his human form in order to gather knowledge to oppose Doom.
(Hulk 2099#9 - BTS) - Dr. Phil informed Draco that he was certain the Hulk was John Eisenhart.
(Hulk 2099#9) - Threatened
by the Locusts, Marian sent a holo-call to John, telling him her
location and that she was in danger. However, feeling the situation
with Lotusland and Doom took priority, John refused to become the Hulk
and go to her rescue. When Keisha began to usurp Zamora's role as
leader of Lotusland and its ambassador to Doom, Eisenhart assured Doom
that Zamora would be useful as long as Doom gave full administrative
control to himself and Keisha. When Zamora attacked Eisenhart as a
traitor, John shot him.
(Hulk 2099#10 (fb) - BTS) -
Having set his gun-force on low, John spared Zamora. John also altered
security, preventing Zamora's survival from becoming public knowledge.
(Hulk 2099#10 (fb)) - When Zamora recovered in the infirmary, John advised him to get out.
(Hulk 2099#10 (fb) - BTS) -
The Golden One programmed the Anti-Hulk to seek out and destroy either
John Eisenhart and/or the Hulk.
(Hulk 2099#9 - BTS) - Draco watched as the Golden One completed his Anti-Hulk to destroy their foe.
(Hulk 2099#10) - John was
present as Doom berated Apolonio for being three days behind his
promised delivery time; after Doom's departure, John advised Keisha
that their value was their keeping each other's secrets.
(Hulk 2099#10) - Zamora reached Quirk, and his telling Quark of John's actions led her to realize John and the Hulk to be the same being due to John's conflicted behaviors.
Observing John remotely, Draco had the Golden One release the Anti-Hulk to pursue its targets.
Quirk returned to Lotusland and tried to goad John
into transforming into the Hulk. John resisted, even when Quirk put a
gun to her head and threatened to shoot herself; but when Keisha
attempted to pull the trigger, John became the Hulk and grabbed Keisha
by the neck, lifting her away.
The Hulk then took Quirk in his arm and leapt to
Apolonio's lab, taking his mind-control weapon, and leading Doom to
order his troops to stop the Hulk but not to damage the device. As the
Hulk and Quirk reached the city and discussed their plans, they
encountered Marian, wounded in the process of escaping the Locusts;
reviving, she told them of the Locusts bomb able to set off a huge
earthquake, which they planned to use to ransom the state.
Despite Quark's insistence they return to Zamora and
her reorganized Human Tribe, the Hulk picked up both Quark and Marian
and leapt away to stop the bomb. As the Hulk reached the Locusts' base,
Adonai threatened to detonate the bomb. When the Hulk's advised that
they would suffer, too, Adonai argued that they're lives were through
with Doom taking over.
As the Hulk tried to assure Adonai that he would take down
Doom, he was assaulted by the Anti-Hulk. Appreciating his foe matched
his strength, speed, and moves, the Hulk tried to lead the Anti-Hulk
away, even if it delivered him to Doom; however, Draco guided the
Anti-Hulk to attack him further.
Expecting the bomb's imminent
explosion, the Hulk grabbed it and dove on top it; after a brief delay,
the bomb triggered massive earthquakes in California. The Hulk
struggled to save Quirk, but was apparently overwhelmed by the massive
collapse, and debris landed on the bomb, triggering the gamma explosion.
As energy leaked from the devastated land, a monstrous green creature emerged from the land.
(2099 A.D. Apocalypse#1) - In Gammadion, as the
realm in California affected by the gamma bomb explosion had become
known, SHIELD troops serving John Herod (who had ousted Doom as US
president) hunted down a number of superhuman or advanced technology
During video footage from a SHIELD satellite narrated
by Jack Whitlow, the Hulk (or a being resembling the Hulk pre-gamma bomb explosion; see comments)
was apparently cornered by SHIELD agents near a mock-up/replica of
Surveying the situation, this Hulk challenged the
troops, repeatedly telling them, "Come on then!"
Apparently armed with anti-gamma weaponry, the
SHIELD troops opened fire, each blast tearing a hole through this Hulk.
When they stopped firing, this Hulk was on his back, apparently
(2099 A.D. Apocalypse#1) - Whitlow was executed by SHIELD for reporting their activities.
Comments: Created by Gerard Jones and Dwayne Turner.
As noted in the Hulk 2099 entry in All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Update #2: It remains unconfirmed that who emerged from the Hollywood rubble
following the gamma explosion: the Hulk, the Anti-Hulk, Adonai (who bore an
unexplained resemblance to both creatures) or indeed another victim transformed
by the explosion. Likewise, it is possible the creature killed by S.H.I.E.L.D.
was the Anti-Hulk.
Yeah, what kind of Hulk gets killed by injuries seen here?
The Mall-Trolls looked like they might be possible descendants of the Moloid Subterraneans.
Despite what Sigurd 2099 said, Sigurd is a heroic figure in
Asgardian legend...no association with the forces opposing Asgard in
Ragnarok as far as I know. As far as I can tell, Siegfried of Wagner's Ring trilogy, and as
a result, Siegfried of the Eye of Odin saga, is based on Sigurd.
Profile by Snood. Thanks to Luc for the clean-up on the main image!
The Hulk of Earth-928 circa 2099 A.D. should be distinguished from:
- Hulk of Earth-6375 circa 2099 A.D. - a divergent counterpart possessed and ultimately consumed by Proteus--Exiles#75...wait for it, I'll cover him soon...
- other Hulk counterparts, 2099 AD or otherwise...
images: (without ads)
2099 Unlimited#1/2, pg. 6, panel 4 (reverting back to Eisenhart);
pg. 7, panel 6 (Eisenhart face);
pg. 26, panel 1 (full body, arm obscured by word balloons; remastered for Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (hardcover) #5: Hulk entry - main image
#3, pg. 4, panel 1 (showing spine/plates);
pg. 13, panel 4 (tongue);
`panel 5 (profile, mouth closed)
Hulk 2099#2 cover (face/tongue close up:
#5 cover (mostly full, blue pants, white tongue spikes);
last 2 pages (further mutated by Dr. Apollo);
#6, pg. 8 (Apollo-mutated form, different position);
last page (John with image of Hulk looming over him);
#7, pg. 8 (explosion);
#10, last pg., last panel (post gamma-explosion)
2099 AD Apocalypse#1, pg. 35, panel 4 (upper body, challenging SHIELD);
pg. 37, panel 3 (apparent corpse)
2099 Unlimited#1/2 (July, 1993) - Gerard Jones (writer), Dwayne Turner (artist), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 Unlimited#2 (October, 1993) - Gerard Jones
(writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler, co-inker), Kyle Baker (co-inker),
Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 Unlimited#3 (January, 1994) - Gerard Jones
(writer), J.J. Birch (penciler), Bobby Rae (inker),
Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 Unlimited#4 (April, 1994) - Gerard Jones
(writer), J.J. Birch (penciler), Mark McKenna (inker),
Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 Unlimited#5 (July, 1994) - Gerard Jones
(writer), J.J. Birch (penciler), Mark McKenna (inker),
Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 Unlimited#6 (October, 1994) - Gerard Jones
(writer), Khato (artist),
Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Spider-Man 2099 I#25/2 (November, 1994) - Gerard Jones
(writer), Malcolm Davis (penciler),
Chris Ivy (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Ravage 2099#25/2 (December, 1994) - Pat Mills & Tony Skinner
(writers), Joe Bennett (penciler), Greg Adams (inker), Matt Morra
Hulk 2099#1 (December, 1994) - Gerard Jones
(writer), Malcolm Davis (penciler),
Chris Ivy (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Hulk 2099#2-6 (January-May, 1995) - Gerard Jones
(writer), Malcolm Davis (penciler),
Chris Ivy (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 AD#1 (May, 1995) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Marc Campos (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Lia Pelosi (editor)
Hulk 2099#7 (June, 1995) - Gerard Jones (writer), Joe Bennet (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Hulk 2099#8 (July, 1995) - Gerard Jones (writer), Malcolm Davis (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Hulk 2099#9 (August, 1995) - Gerard Jones (writer), Joe Bennet (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
Hulk 2099#10 (September, 1995) - Gerard Jones (writer), Mike Gustovich (penciler), Chris Ivy, Gregory Adams, Donald C. Hudson (inkers), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
2099 A.D. Apocalypse#1 (December, 1995) - Warren Ellis (writer), Mark
Buckingham (penciler), Kev Sutherland (inker), Joey Cavalieri (editor)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update
#2 (June, 2007) - Jeff Christiansen (head writer/coordinator), Stuart
Vandal (writer), Mark D. Beazley (associate editor), Michael Short
& Cory Levine (assistant editors), Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer
First posted: 3/18/2019
Last updated: 3/18/2019
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