The Incredible Hulk has been a fixture in Marvel lore since the 1960s, but few know that this iconic green-skinned character’s tragic origins helped shape him into one of the most formidable beings on the planet today.
In this captivating tale, we’ll reveal one of the most intriguing and awe-inspiring tales in all of Marvel history! It is an epic journey from tragedy to triumph – and if you don’t keep reading, then you’ll never know how it ends…
“The Incredible Hulk’s” Past and Present
Bruce Banner is an ambitious scientist who, along with Leslie Jones and Rick Jones, experienced a tragic car crash in their youth. After surviving the ordeal, Bruce swore he would never let such a thing happen again – thus leading him to dedicate his life to science! But after years of effort, this noble endeavor became nothing more than a hollow facade.
During the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), physicist Bruce Banner was a founding member of Project Armageddon alongside leaders such as Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter.
Bluntly put, Bruce Banner’s journey from tragedy to triumph has been well documented over time, but there remains much yet to be learned about his past. I have just recently discovered that some intriguing links between the MCU and ABC series could shed light on this intriguing period of time…
The Unveiling of “The Incredible Hulk” Original Artwork
Marvel’s animated masterpiece, The Incredible Hulk, is arguably one of their most notorious efforts. In fact, its legacy even outstrips that of the live-action movie adaptation which appeared in 2008!
One of the prime examples of such notoriety is a distinct lack of recognition from mainstream comic circles; however, this lack of acknowledgement has not dissuaded Marvel from releasing this piece for collectors to savor!
This striking image depicts Bruce Banner with his pensive façade as he stares off into space; the sophisticated canvas offers a visually captivating contrast with its stark contrast between orange and blue hues.
This unique artwork by Massimo Vitelli lends itself perfectly to any art collection as it showcases both Banner’s contemplative appearance alongside his compelling pose within an eye-pleasing composition.
What Was the Inspiration Behind Edward Louis “Hulk” Banner?
The Hulk was created by legendary comic book writer and artist Jack Kirby in 1962, but he didn’t take on the green-skinned persona until years later – during a late stint at rival company Marvel Comics, apparently.
His creation wasn’t an impulsive decision: rather, it was borne out of thoughtful deliberation. “It came about when my partner Bill [Finger] and I sat down to discuss who would be our lead character in ‘Hulk’ #1,” explained co-creator John Buscema. “I had been thinking for some time that it should be someone who suffered terribly from great pain, especially due to injuries, so we decided upon a Vietnam vet.”
How Would You Describe The Relationship Between Bruce and the Hulk?
The Hulk and Bruce Banner have gone through quite a few transformations. Their relationship has evolved over time, but ultimately remains unfurled throughout all of them.
Amy, a member of Team Hulk, reveals that she has fond memories of her father’s time as an alpha-level super hero. She conveys how he’d often take her on picnics and tell amusing anecdotes in between bouts with the Incredible Hulk, while explaining that they share an abiding bond despite not being able to touch one another like other family members who live near them might be accustomed to doing.
Maximus is astonished by the lengths Banner will go in order to please his alter ego: from giving up beloved possessions like his car keys or even obtaining a new identity for himself in order to achieve it. However, when asked about their dynamic as Hulk’s father and son respectively he does note that it can sometimes be challenging; indeed many times he finds himself struggling with balancing proper conduct alongside his respective positions – yet still managing to prevail over both situations!
What Made the Hulk Special?
He was the most iconic Marvel super hero to have ever graced the silver screen, and his visual impact has been unparalleled since his debut in 1962. The Hulk is a titan of strength with an indomitable physique that can’t be rivaled by any other character on the planet!
Hogan’s pro-wrestling pedigree endowed him with a formidable amount of expertise when it came to performing stunts. That experience allowed him to craft amazing fight choreography for the Hulk – from delivering lightning-fast take downs, to pummeling foes into oblivion with unrelenting force!
For starters, he boasts a record-breaking number of appearances as the Incredible Hulk; however, things were quite different prior to 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. After all these years we’ve amassed quite an impressive collection of videos featuring Ned Stark’s alter ego – Bruce Banner!
What Is Your Favorite “Incredible Hulk” Scene?
As the inimitable Hulk, we cannot overlook the tremendous contributions of the world’s most famous super-loud mouthpiece, Lou Ferrigno. The original incarnation of the role is widely recognized as one of the most celebrated portrayals in movie history. However with each subsequent cinematic rendition over the decades it’s become increasingly apparent that even greater heights were achieved!
It was a mind-blowing experience to witness this iconic scene from Marvel Studio’s 2015 installment ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’: an epic battle between Hulk and Thor with an abandoned factory on fire providing a captivating canvas for their clash! I am still rapt from its impactful choreography – not only did it feature several instances of fast cuts; but also some particularly exhilarating character moments as well as more than ample action sequences!
Who Are Some of Your Favorite Comic Book Characters?
To this day, I still find myself gravitating towards Spider-Man. He’s a staple comic book character – the one that all others are compared to. It feels good to be a part of a line-up with him and such iconic characters!
Some other favorites of mine include Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Avengers, Captain America, and Green Arrow as well!
The Incredible Hulk is a beacon of hope for all those struggling with mental illness. The titular character’s transformation from violent outbursts to tempered sanity is a profound testament to one’s ability to control one’s inner demons and become an exemplar of self-control in times of difficulty.
This iconic superhero has come full circle from tragedy to triumph, from tragedy to tragedy! From the moment he burst onto the scene, Bruce Banner was plagued by misfortune that ultimately drove him mad – but now that he has regained his senses, the Incredible Hulk has emerged as a symbol of strength and self-control in spite of adversity.
We invite you to explore the ever-expanding world of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, and discover more about this captivating title! Don’t forget to browse our other articles on how it all began – with the Marvel Cinematic Universe!