In the (Classic?) Hulk #400, the Leader seemingly got killed off for good. Obviously he got better, but I'm confused as to how. The next time that he appeared was during the end of the Paul Jenkins run. He appeared as- Something. It was a little bit confusing, but he was in the afterlife (I think.), and he came to help out the Hulk (And I think that he saved his life.). If I recall correctly, he appeared to have died again at the end of that storyline. HOWEVER, he also appeared as a big villain during the Bruce Jones run (Shudder! It did have it's moments, though.), and I don't recall the Jenkins storyline being referenced. He was back to being his old self again, and in his own body. So, here's the confusion: How did that happen? Here's another thing:
If I remember correctly, during the PAD run, there was a character called Omnibus , and I think that he was SUPPOSED to be the Leader. If this was the case, did the Jenkins storyline just ignore this? I think that the Bruce Jones run got retconned out, so maybe the Leader's appearance there didn't really "count." for that one. But I'm not sure about that whole Omnibus thing. I remember reading one of those issues, but I haven't read the whole story. If he was the Leader, did we get an explanation as to how he survived? This is all kind of confusing to me. I've also lost track of how many times The Leader has died, but he appears to have died a few times. I guess that he just keeps on coming back.
Thanks for the help.
As far as Omnibus goes I think he was eaten by a polar bear unless he managed to escape. The true death of The Leader that I recall was him falling in the volcano and I never saw how he recovered from that. I know that is not exactly answering your question but that is my memory of them.