Totally Awesome Hulk #22 is out today and doing very well. Why wouldn’t it, it features the first appearance of Weapon H, a Hulk Wolverine Hybrid. These guys have been great together since Incredible Hulk #181 (yeah, I know, Wolverine met Hulk in #180 too.) But what if the first appearance of Weapon H is not in Totally Awesome Hulk #22 but an earlier comic?
As speculators, we always want to find the first appearance of hot new characters. Here is the first Hulkverine. Secret Wars Battle World #3
He shows up right on the cover. The story features an at-peace Wolverine who has to go on and fight berserker Wolverines. This includes the gamma irradiated cross of Hulk and Wolverine.
There is also a James Stokoe 1:25 Variant but he only shows up in the story and not on the cover.