Rick Jones met Bruce Banner at Culver University, and remained in contact with him following Banner's incident that made him become a fugitive. The United States Army watched Jones' movements in case he contacted and helped Banner. By 2012, during the Chitauri Invasion, S.H.I.E.L.D. had information about Jones' relation with Banner.
- In the comics, Rick Jones is a very close friend of Hulk who eventually turned into a creature called A-Bomb.
- In the non-canon video game The Incredible Hulk, Rick Jones is an ally of Hulk who aids him on most of the game's missions.