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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 Anger, terror and grief trigger the transformation of the normally withdrawn Dr. Banner into the raging Hulk. His strength grows in direct proportion with the level of emotion experienced by Dr. Banner.

The inspiration of the Hulk was a combination of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein according to Stan Lee.

The Hulk was depicted in a live-action television series and five made-for-television movies with Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk and Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner. Hulk appeared in two movies, Hulk in 2003, and The Incredible Hulk in 2008. He will also have a role in the 2012 movie The Avengers.

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