Glenn Talbot

    Character » Glenn Talbot appears in 334 issues.

    Glenn Talbot was a major in the U.S. Air Force who hunted the Hulk with Gen. Ross. He later married Betty Ross, but they divorced. He later became a Colonel. He recently resurfaced in the Fall of the Hulks storyline.

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    Not much about Glenn Talbot's history is known except that he joined the American Military on a very young age. As Major Talbot, he became a trusted subordinate and acquaintance of General Ross. Talbot was military man who always hunted the Hulk. He was a security chief for Ross' base and worked for the Pentagon where he kept watch on Bruce Banner.


    Major (later Colonel) Glenn Talbot was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in Tales To Astonish issue 61 (1964).

    Major Story Arcs

    Fighting for Betty

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    Talbot tried to prove Banner as a monster and a traitor to the United States and always attempted to win the heart of the young, Betty Ross. His efforts increased after learning the secret of Bruce Banner being the Hulk.

    He briefly succeeded and married Betty Ross (for a short period of time), always trying to keep her away from Banner and The Hulk and to try and create a barrier between them. Once, while on a mission, The Gremlin, had taken Talbot hostage and turned him into a mindless slave. Upon rescue, in order to unblock his mind, Dr. Samson had Bruce Banner unblock his mind and return him to normal. Unfortunately (for Talbot, anyways) his marriage with Betty was collapsing.

    Divorce with Betty

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    Later, he returned to the military but Talbot took leave from Gamma Base and soon divorced Betty, leaving him a much more bitter person. Talbot continued battling The Hulk and attempted to get him court-martialed. When Ross had a mental breakdown, Talbot was promoted to Colonel. His life's work unfulfilled, he gained another chance when Hulk stormed into Gamma Base, searching for his lost love Jarella, who had been cryogenically frozen. Later, it was revealed that Talbot had fired a special ray gun that transported the Hulk to the Microverse. This caused his relationship with Betty to be further strained. Gamma Base had it's funds cut by the government and Talbot decided to finish his long battle with the Hulk by piloting the War Wagon, a specialized device designed for one purpose - kill the Incredible Hulk.


    After a long battle with The Hulk in Japan while piloting the War Wagon, Talbot lost the fight and a violent lava burst completely covered the War-Wagon which cost him his life.

    Seeming Return

    Years later, (In The Incredible Hulk issue 607) Betty and Talbot are suddenly both seen alive. When they reveal themselves to Bruce Banner, Banner shoots Talbot with an EMP gun (Electro Magnetic Pulse, which destroys all technology that has circuits or anything like that). He did this because he thought Talbot was clearly an LMD since he has been dead so long. After being shot, Banner is surprised to find Glenn Talbot still functioning, thinking he really isn't an LMD. Because of this, it was thought that Talbot was truly back. He was even suspected to have been the Red Hulk. Eventually it is revealed that the Glenn Talbot that returned was indeed a modified LMD unit, which was eventually deactivated by General Ross, whom turned out to be the new Red Hulk.

    Chaos War

    The real Glenn Talbot returned to life for a little while during the events of Choas War, when a number of deceaced people and heroes returned from the dead by the hands of Chaos King. Eventually, Glenn was put to rest once more when the advisory that had brought him back, was defeated.

    Abilities and Skills

    Talbot has displayed numerous times his military training with firearms to hand-to-hand combat and is in almost perfect health.

    Other Media



    Glenn Talbot (portrayed by Josh Lucas) is one of the main villains in the Hulk movie, and has an immense hatred for the fact that Banner can change into an unstoppable beast of immeasurable power. He's also a dirty military officer and died while attacking Hulk with an explosive. In an earlier version of the script of The Incredible Hulk, Talbot becomes the Abomination.


    The Incredible Hulk

    Major Glenn Talbot appeared as a major villain in the T.V. cartoon from the 90's, constantly hunting the Hulk.

    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Adrian Pasdar as Colonel Glenn Talbot
    Adrian Pasdar as Colonel Glenn Talbot

    Talbot appears in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., portrayed by Adrian Pasdar of Heroes fame.

    After HYDRA was revealed to have infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D., Colonel Talbot was charged with overseeing S.H.I.E.L.D's activities, and sent a team of "peace keepers" to the Hub, a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility that was at the time run by Agent Phil Coulson. However, Coulson activated Protocol Odyssey evacuating the facility and managed to escape with a small team of five other agents before Talbot's men arrived.

    Later, Talbot and a squad of special forces arrivede at the secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base, Providence, where Agent Coulson and his team were hiding out, having been led there by Maria Hill. Talbot took the base and began to interrogate Coulson and his team. During his questioning he and the special forces team were attacked by Coulson and Hill; Coulson knocked him out with a tranq.

    Video Games

    The Incredible Hulk Official Movie Game

    Talbot appears in a few missions in the game, and later becomes a boss using a customized variant of the Hulkbuster armor which is more powerful and faster than the original version.


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