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The Phalanx

The Phalanx are a race of metallic creatures that can copy the likeness of various organic beings.


Home Sick Hulk

When Spider-Man finds a downed space pod, the Hulk emerges from it with a Phalanx droid attached to it. Spider-Man sends the picture of the Phalanx droid to Nick Fury who then tells Spider-Man not to let it touch him. Spider-Man webs off the Phalanx droid after it placed some strange barb device on Hulk.

Before the Phalanx droid can attack Spider-Man, it is crushed by Hulk. The barb device the Phalanx droid placed on Hulk made him sick causing Spider-Man to help him without letting Nick Fury know about this and keep him at his house without Aunt May finding out. Hulk mentioned to Spider-Man that the Phalanx had attacked him while he was sleeping and he escaped from their ship when there was too many of them. After Spider-Man gets the device off of Hulk, he discovers that the device that was on Hulk is composed of living metal and it sends a signal to the Phalanx alerting them where they can find Hulk. Hulk recovers and Spider-Man tells him that they have get the Phalanx away from the suburbs without touching them. Spider-Man and Hulk follow a Phalanx to a warehouse where they find the Phalanx had been using Hulk's tissue to make stronger Phalanx soldiers. Spider-Man and Hulk had to attack the Phalanx with non-organic stuff. Hulk then attacks the Phalanx while heading towards the alien device that was making more Phalanx with his smashing just as Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D. arrive.[1]

Powers and Abilities

The Phalanx have the ability to infect other alien beings with a virus through a needled device implanted into them. This allows them to mimic the strengths and abilities of their hosts, and the upper-hand in battle.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Home Sick Hulk". Danielle Wolff & Man of Action (writers) & Alex Soto (director). September 9, 2012. No. 19.
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