Sorry, it's inconvenient for me to somehow send those to you, as you aren't even on our Discord. It's much easier for you to just follow the Alchemy Replacement Method.
Thanks for the report. I have not heard this issue before since it came out, so it's possible there is a workaround, but I'll look into this.
We got through it by portaling and loading the save until we made it through.
We've coasted through the entire early game with no deaths, some close calls when we got lazy but no deaths however Hulk destroys us consistently, we haven't been able to beat him yet, even following the advice of attacking him and not letting up doesn't work, he just blocks all of our attacks and our whole squad gets wiped out within 60 seconds, pretty negative experience to encounter so early in the game.
EDIT: Beat him with godmode enabled, kinda leads me to believe he's OP...We disabled godmode right after beating him and MODOK was a joke in comparison.