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.
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.
- 119. "Home Sick Hulk"