The Hulk - Alter ego of research scientist Dr.
David Bruce Banner (Bill Bixby) on the fantasy adventure THE INCREDIBLE
Accidentally exposed to a massive dose of gamma radiation
during special stress experiments, Dr. Banner's body underwent a massive
transformation. He found that when he became angry, his metabolism raced wildly,
expanded his muscular shape threefold, and turned him into a huge green-skinned
giant known as the Incredible Hulk.
Hoping to find a cure which would exorcise
this green demon within, Dr. Banner wandered the roads of America, often
laboring as an itinerant worker to supply him with food and clothing.
was an important issue with our scientist/vagabond. When he turned into the
Hulk, his pulsing new muscles damaged much of his wardrobe. After the seizure
wore off, he was left half naked and with no memory of his actions.
On his trail
was the relentless investigative reporter Jack McGee (Jack Colvin) who hoped to
discover the true identity of this rampaging monster.
Muscleman Lou Ferrigno
played the part of Dr. Banner while he was the Incredible Hulk. The 1988
TV-movie The Return of the Incredible Hulk followed the further research of Dr.
David Banner as he hoped to find a cure to his affliction. The movie introduced
Thor, a long dead Norse god brought back to life by evoking the powers of his
mighty war hammer. The 1989 the NBC TV-movie The Trial of the Incredible Hulk
introduced Daredevil. The 1990 TV-movie The Death of the Incredible Hulk finally
killed off the green menace along with David Banner.
Doc Bruce Banner,
Belted by gamma rays,
Turned into the Hulk.
Ain't he unglamo-rays!
Wreckin' the town
With the power of a bull,
Ain't no monster clown
Who is that lovable?
It's ever lovin' Hulk!
TRIVIA NOTE: Created by artist Jack Kirby and
writer Stan Lee, The Hulk character debuted in Marvel comics in May, 1962 when
Dr. David Banner was caught at Ground Zero in an explosive blast of a gamma bomb
as he attempted to rescue young Rick Jones from the detonation. See also
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