For over 50 years, the Incredible Hulk has been smashing his way through the Marvel Universe and into the hearts of fans. Whether you’ve discovered the tale of Bruce Banner and his other self through comics, TV, or film, get the whole story here…
Following a strange side-trip featuring an appearance by Kluh, the “Hulk’s hulk,” in AXIS #4, the infamous green giant returned to his quest as the highly intelligent Doc Green to round up and “cure” all gamma-spawned personages. In HULK #8, he faced down the Red She-Hulk and when he walked away from the encounter, only a depowered Betty Ross existed.
In HULK #9, Doc entertained a visit from not only the X-Men’s resident intangible hero Kitty Pryde, but also the return of his alter-ego, Bruce Banner. The first of his final showdowns with the Red Hulk occurred in HULK #10, a fight that ended in an indecisive answer to which one stood as the strongest of them all. Doc Green next sought out Lyra, the Savage She-Hulk from an alternate future in HULK #11.
Reed and Sue Richards needed help versus the Quiet Man’s army of monsters in FANTASTIC FOUR #643, so despite the presence of a Hulk from Franklin Richards’ “pocket universe,” Doc Green lent a hand to battle the beasts in FANTASTIC FOUR #644 until the youngster could disperse the pocket universe and the alternate Hulk.
Doc’s AI program began to cause more headaches than solve problems in HULK #12, which coincided with Iron Fist’s lessons in fighting for the green genius and an issue involving the Gamma Corps. In HULK #13, Doc Green hired the “Merc with a Mouth,” Deadpool, for a very special mission.
Finally, in HULK #14, emerald and scarlet Hulks threw down for what would become their last fracas. Doc Green managed to take his crimson counterpart’s Hulk powers away in HULK #15, leaving only General “Thunderbolt” Ross, awaiting punishment for his crimes as Red Hulk.
After facing his cousin Jennifer Walters and deciding that she could retain her She-Hulk persona in HULK #16, the original Hulk allowed his Doc Green form to fade away, leaving the near-mindless brute of yore…