Incredible Hulk - Alter ego of research scientist
Bruce Banner (Bill Bixby) on the fantasy adventure THE
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 monster 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.
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 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.
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.
Back to Top