This story takes place during the classic “Hulk smash” Hulk days when Hulk was a sometime member of the Defenders. Previous to this page, the non-team (consisting of Dr. Strange, Submariner, Nighthawk and Valkyrie) have arrived to ask Hulk’s help against some big, weird, Universe-threatening menace. But Hulk is tired. He doesn’t want to help them. Reluctantly, the Defenders depart to deal with the menace on their own.
Hulk is left alone in the forest where the Defenders found him, sitting cross-legged at the side of a lake. He looks back into an empty clearing where moments ago the non-team were standing.
Hulk: Good. Fish Man, Sword Girl, Bird Nose and Dumb Magician have gone. Left Hulk alone.
Hulk stares at his reflection in the water.
Hulk: When will they understand? Hulk doesn’t want to fight. Hulk just wants to be left alone.
The reflection in the water begins to change. As Hulk calms, he fades back to Banner. This is a mid-transformation image: Bill Bixby with the prosthetic forehead, green fading to grey.
Hulk: Maybe then, Hulk will finally be…
The reflection changes again. It’s almost completely Banner now. He looks sad.
Long shot of Banner, still sitting at the lakeside in the tattered remains of his Hulked-out clothes. He does not move, just stares into the rippling water.