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High on Hulk mania

Updated on: 10 May,2022 08:08 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Ayushi Khandelwal | ayushi.khandelwal@mid-day.com

For fans celebrating the 60th year since the first issue of the Incredible Hulk released, here’s an essential guide about the antihero

High on Hulk mania


On May 10, 1962, Stan Lee introduced the green monster, Hulk, in the first issue of The Incredible Hulk. Designed by the penciller-artist, Jack Kirby, the character sketch was inspired by Frankenstein and, Jekyll and Hyde. The story follows scientist Robert Bruce Banner, who  had exposed himself to heavy doses of gamma radiation that turned him into a muscled monster powered by rage.


The Incredible Hulk (2008): Edward Norton led movie, directed by Louis Leterrier,  shows how Bruce Banner, contaminated with gamma radiation to become the Hulk, hunts for a cure.
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Avengers (2012): Watch for Hulk’s remarkable action sequences, the Helicarrier fight and the Battle of New York, in this Joss Whedon  film.
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The Planet Hulk: Written by Greg Pak in 2006, the storyline is inspired by the idea of sending Hulk to an alien planet, Sakaar. The issue Incredible Hulk #92–105 narrates the incidents of gladiatorial battle in the emperor’s arena by the muscle man.
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Incredible Hulk: The End: Published in 2002, it was written by Peter David who reveals the end of Hulk  with no survivors on Earth, except Bruce Banner aka Hulk.
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The reviews: The show hosts, Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion, in their podcast series Binge Mode: Marvel, talk about the film, The Incredible Hulk. They  deep-dive into the development and elements of the film by sharing six of their favourite nuggets hidden in the action sequence. 
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Into the beginnings: The  podcast show hosted by Frank Cronogue discusses the episodes of the classic TV series The Incredible Hulk (1977) offering nostalgic memories of the character.
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