Who's Who? Wednesday
March 14, 2012
The Incredible Hulk
Bruce Banner/Hulk is a
remarkably intelligent scientist. His first
appearance was in the comic book 'Incredible
Hulk' which was released in May, 1962. He has
been a staple in the Marvel universe since
debuting and has gone on to have his own comic
books, crossover comic books, movies, TV shows,
toys, clothing, and other merchandise. In movies
he can be seen in 'Ultimate Avengers,' 'Ultimate
Avengers 2,' 'Planet Hulk,' 'Hulk vs. Thor,'
'Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow,' 'Hulk vs.
Wolverine,' 'Hulk' 2003), 'The Incredible Hulk'
(1977), 'The Incredible Hulk' (2008), and
opening May 4th, 2012 'The Avengers.' In TV
shows he can be seen in "The Superhero Squad
'The Incredible Hulk' which
was live action and also animation over the
years. Also 'The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest
Heroes' which is on Disney XD with season two
starting April 1st, 2012. He can also be found
in multiple 'The Incredible Hulk' video games.
He is from Dayton, Ohio. He
has many relatives a lot of them who are
deceased, most notably Brain Banner (father),
Rebecca Banner (mother), Betty Ross-Banner
(ex-wife and true love), Thaddeus 'Thunderbolt'
Ross (ex-father in law), and he also has three
children (two sons and one daughter). He has
many allies but most notably The Avengers and
the Fantastic Four. His enemies include his
biggest rival, Abomination, along with Dr. Doom,
Loki, General Thunderbolt Ross, and sometimes
his close friends and allies.
Bruce/Hulk specializes in
nuclear physics, and after graduating from
California Institute of Technology he got a job
working for the United States Defense
Department, working in New Mexico. Bruce was
working on the gamma bomb project and during a
testing of the gamma bomb, Bruce ran to save a
civilian named Rick Jones. He got him to safety
but the bomb went off before he took cover and
was infused with radiation and that was the
beginning of The Incredible Hulk. Hulk is the
strongest of any Marvel character ever created.
In World War Hulk, Hulk seeks revenge against
anyone and everyone for being exiled to Plant
Sakaar. He literally goes to war with all
*FUN FACT* Lou Ferrigno, who
was the Hulk in the original 1977 TV series,
provides the voice for Hulk in all movies and
animated features/TV shows.
He was created by the Marvel
founder and genius Stan Lee, and Jack Kirby.
Comic book writers are in my opinion the best
writers, because the stories of superheroes and
villains are second to none. Characters can be
around for 40 years and they still don't run out
of story to tell. To date Hulk can be found in
over 1,000 different comic books.
Bruce Banner/Hulk can't be
found in Disney theme parks at this point. With
Disney purchasing Marvel, hopefully Disney will
incorporate the wonderful characters into the
parks in the future. In the mean time I highly
recommend for people to check out comic books,
they open up a world of fantastic characters and
story lines. Who knows you might even get hooked
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