History for the Rest of Us

The Incredible Hulk – 50

The Incredible Hulk – 50

Apr 27, 2012

The Hulk was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 in May 1962. The alter ego of the mild-mannered physicist Dr. Bruce Banner, the Hulk is a giant humanoid monster. Dr. Banner was exposed to the test detonation blast of a gamma bomb he invented, which ‘created’ the Hulk. Anger, terror and grief trigger the...

Batman

Batman

Apr 25, 2012

Originally published April 25, 1939, Batman was known as “The Bat-Man”, but over the course of time has also gone by other names such as “The Caped Crusader”, and “The Dark Knight”. Batman’s alter-ego, Gotham City millionaire Bruce Wayne, was witness to the murder of his parents as a child leading him to swear vengeance...