(of the pre-current Multiverse reality mirroring Earth-92131)
Real Name: Robert Bruce Banner
Identity/Class: Human mutate, native of a
reality in the Multiverse that existed prior to the current Big Bang
His reality shared several features with the current Multiverse's Earth-92131, albeit with several differences (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Jones, the X-Men (Beast/Hank McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Jean
Enemies: The Humanoids, the Leader
(Samuel Sterns), Major
"Thunderbolt" Ross, X-Factor (Val Cooper, Havok/Alex Summers,
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Behemoth," "The Big Galoot,"
"Big Guy," "Buttercup," "Doc," "Greenie," "Greenskin," "Hulkie," "the
Hulkster," "Jade Jaws,"
"Pal," "Tall & Gruesome," "Ugly" (nicknames)
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the USA;
formerly a bunker in the New Mexico desert
First Appearance: (mentioned) Spider-Man
Adventures I#1 (December, 1994);
(seen as a statue) Spider-Man Adventures I#14 (January, 1996);
(fully seen) Adventures of the X-Men I#1 (April, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Dr. Bruce Banner possessed
the ability to transform into the monstrous Hulk whenever his anger or
stress became too much to control. As the Hulk, Banner had superhuman
strength and durability.
In his normal human form, Dr.
Banner was a gifted scientist with impressive scientific knowledge and
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 7'0")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 1040 lbs.)
Eyes: Brown; (as Hulk) green
Hair: Brown; (as Hulk) green
(Adventures of the X-Men I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Bruce Banner was an innocent scientist.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#2 (fb)) - Supervising the
testing of the Gamma Bomb within a bunker in the New Mexico desert, Dr.
Banner was alerted to the presence of someone out on the test site.
Rushing outside, Dr. Banner found a jalopy housing a young kid named
Rick Jones and, in an effort to save Jones from the Gamma Bomb blast,
Dr. Banner hurled Jones into a ditch, only to be caught into the Bomb
(Adventures of the X-Men I#1 (fb)
- BTS/Adventures of
the X-Men I#2 (fb)) - Banner was transformed into the monstrous Hulk by
(Adventures of the X-Men I#2 (fb) - BTS) -
Afterwards, whenever Banner's anger flared up, he became the incredible
(Adventures of the X-Men I#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some
point, the Hulk tangled with the mutant
Wolverine. The savage Hulk eventually became so much of nationwide
the Pentagon financed an enormous fortress in the New Mexico desert for
the purposes of capturing and incarcerating the Hulk. This base came to
be called Hulkbuster
Base and it was equipped with the latest military
(Spider-Man Adventures I#1 - BTS) - While battling the Lizard, who ripped a manhole cover from the street and jumped into the sewers, Spider-Man pursued and thought to himself how the manhole cover looked as if it had gotten in the middle of a fight between the Thing and the Hulk.
(Spider-Man Adventures I#14 (fb) - BTS) - At some
point, the Hulk's likeness was used for a giant statue in New York's
Marvels theme park, which was erected near the park's House of Mirrors
(Spider-Man Adventures I#14 - BTS) - Following Spider-Man's defeat of Doctor Octopus in the Marvels theme park's House of Mirrors, he changed back into his civilian clothes and reunited with his date Mary Jane Watson outside the House of Mirrors as the state of the Hulk loomed over them.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Hulk leaped across the United States, prompting newspapers to report that the Hulk was wrecking havoc all across the countryside.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Feeling as
if the threat of the Hulk was overwhelming, Hulkbuster Base sent the
government-sanctioned X-Factor team, who typically only hunted mutants,
to capture the Hulk.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#1) - While leaping across the Colorado Rocky Mountains, unaware he was being tracked by the X-Factor team, the Hulk nearly landed on the vacationing Wolverine. Thinking Hulk's landing to be an attack, given their past scuffle, Wolverine extended his claws and prepared for an attack. When the Hulk recognized Wolverine and grumbled that he didn't wish to fight, only to be left alone, the angry Wolverine slashed the Hulk, reminding him of recent reports of the Hulk wrecking havoc. Figuring he would have to stop the Hulk's rampage, Wolverine was instead flung against a large boulder by the Hulk, who then charged at the mutant. Calming as he recalled that the Hulk was really scientist Dr. Bruce Banner, Wolverine dodged the Hulk's charge and counterattacked, warning the Hulk to calm down. The Hulk responded by again hurling Wolverine away but Wolverine halted his momentum by stabbing his claws into two trees. Before the two could renew their battle, however, X-Factor appeared and announced their plans to apprehend the Hulk.
When X-Factor attacked Wolverine for interfering
in their mission, the Hulk, tired of fighting, attempted to leap away
but Havok hit the Hulk from behind with a plasma burst. The
quickly-recovering Hulk then slowly began to approach X-Factor,
shrugging off Havok's strongest blasts, until Polaris disrupted the
iron content in Hulk's blood, causing him to pass out. After similarly
apprehending Wolverine, Havok had them both shackled in Omnium
Steel-plated restraints, noting his suspicions that an angry Hulk could
still snap the restraints. X-Factor then returned to Hulkbuster Base
and turned their captives over to the Base's Major Talbot.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#2 (fb) - BTS) - As soon as the Hulk was
turned over to Hulkbuster Base, the personnel there implanted a
tracking device in him in case of a kidnapping or escape attempt.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#1) - Reviving due to his healing factor, Wolverine forced one of the Hulkbuster soldiers to reveal where he had been taken, learning of the Base's purpose to capture the Hulk, and after taking care of the guards, Wolverine disguised himself as one of the soldiers and communicated back to the New York to inform the X-Men of the situation he was in alongside the Hulk. After arranging for the X-Men to assist in busting out of Hulkbuster Base, Wolverine followed some of the other soldiers to the Hulk, who had been pumped full of anesthesia while scientists studied him.
Upon seeing the captured Hulk, Wolverine questioned whether the Hulk was truly the menace he was made out to be and he decided to free the Hulk, recalling his own past of being experimented on. Moments after freeing the Hulk, however, the Leader burst into the room and announced his intentions to acquire the Hulk himself.
(Adventures of the X-Men I#2) - The Leader's Humanoids began freeing
the still-drugged Hulk and while Wolverine attempted to fight back, his
claws were ineffective against the Leader's pliable Humanoids and the
Leader absconded with the Hulk. The X-Men soon arrived to rescue
Wolverine and General "Thunderbolt" Ross briefed the X-Men on the
Hulk's origins and the purpose of the Hulkbuster Base. After hearing
the story, Wolverine announced his plans to rescue the Hulk himself and
Ross revealed that they could locate the Hulk via an implanted tracking
device before ordering X-Factor to aid in recapturing the Hulk.
X-Factor agreed that the Leader was a bigger threat than the Hulk and
they opted to accompany the X-Men in tracking down the Hulk. As the two
teams flew off to find the Hulk, the Leader hooked the drugged Hulk to
his Cognitive Dream Inducer as part of a plot to manipulate Dr. Bruce
Banner into unknowingly controlling gamma radiation that the Leader
planned to unleash upon the world's major population centers so that he
could offer a cure for the gamma poisoning in exchange for total
surrender to his will.
His mind forced into a realistic dreamworld by the Cognitive Dream Inducer where he did not become the Hulk and happily married Betty Ross, a calmed Hulk reverted back to his Dr. Bruce Banner form and the Leader began changes to the dream that prompted Banner to unknowingly begin manipulating the Leader's gamma ray satellites. As the satellites moved into positions, the X-Men and X-Factor busted into the Leader's headquarters to rescue the Hulk. The Leader sent his Humanoids to battle the mutants as he completed his manipulations of Banner. Announcing that he had used Banner to his full advantage, the Leader escaped behind a steel door as Jean Grey telepathically entered Banner's mind to pull him free of the Leader's illusions. Realizing his ideal world was nothing more than an illusion, Banner came to his senses and began recalculating the Leader's satellites until the stress caused him to transform into the Hulk. When the Hulk recognized X-Factor from their earlier attack on him, X-Factor rushed to recapture him as the Beast finished Banner's calculations and halted the Leader's plans but the Hulk swatted Wildchild aside and nearly killed Havok before Polaris intervened. Recognizing Polaris' powers making him dizzy like before, the Hulk created a sonic wave by clapping that knocked Polaris aside then leaped away, wishing to be left alone. X-Factor prepared to pursue but Wolverine intervened, warning that X-Factor would have to get through him to get to the Hulk. When the other X-Men joined Wolverine in opposing X-Factor, Havok had X-Factor step down and he later reported back to General Ross that the Hulk "regrettably" got away.
(Adventures of Spider-Man I#4 - BTS) - While battling the criminal Vulture, Spider-Man protected the Vulture's young victim from falling rubble and, while struggling to keep the rubble from harming the boy, Spider-Man remarked that he felt like he had just went fifteen rounds with the Hulk.
(Adventures of Spider-Man I#5 - BTS) - Following a defeat by the
Rhino, Spider-Man thought to himself how his back felt like the Hulk
had used it for a trampoline.
Comments: Created by Ralph Macchio, Ben
Herrera and Mike Christian.
While the current Multiverse uses the Core Continuum Designation system to identify each Earth/reality, we do not know what sort of system was used in the previous iteration of the Multiverse(s). However, in an infinite Multiverse, there would be a reality that mirrors this reality within the current Multiverse. Therefore, the Hulk in this profile is from a pre-current Multiverse reality that shared some similarities with the current Multiverse's Earth-92131.
For further clarification, reality-92131 is the main reality seen in the X-Men: The Animated Series and Spider-Man cartoons of the 1990s. This reality was originally thought to also include the X-Men '92 series of comic books but those comics have since been confirmed as their own reality apart from Earth-92131 or the pre-current Multiverse reality that mirrors it. The pre-current Multiverse reality that mirrors the current Earth-92131 encompasses all three volumes of the X-Men Adventures comic book, the Spider-Man Adventures comic book, the Adventures of the X-Men comic book and the Adventures of Spider-Man comic book (and possibly others such as children's books based on the cartoons or other kid-friendly publications of the time). While the comics started out adapting cartoon episodes into comic book form with several minor variations, they eventually strayed from the cartoon completely, telling new stories set in that reality and using art designs modeled after the cartoons. Therefore, the main reality seen in these comic books would not actually BE Earth-92131 but rather (judging from the final issue of the Adventures of the X-Men comic), a reality existing in and prior to the current iteration of the Multiverse that shared many features with the current Multiverse's Earth-92131.
All characters in this profile are from the prior Multiverse's reality mirroring Earth-92131 unless otherwise noted.
Hulk was presumably killed when
his entire reality (along with the pre-current Multiverse) was
destroyed in Adventures of the X-Men I#12.
Profile by Proto-Man.
The pre-current Multiverse Hulk should be distinguished from:
|--Adventures of the X-Men
I#1 (fb) - BTS (#1-2,
|--Adventures of the X-Men
|--Adventures of the X-Men
|--Adventures of the X-Men
Spider-Man Adventures I#1 (December, 1994) - Nel Yomtov (writer), Alex Saviuk (art), Eric Fein (editor)
Spider-Man Adventures I#14 (January, 1996) - Nel Yomtov (writer), Alex Saviuk (pencils), Rob Stull, Loretta Krol, Keith Williams (inks), Sarra Mossoff (editor)
Adventures of the X-Men I#1 (April, 1996) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Ben Herrera (pencils), Mike Christian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Adventures of the X-Men I#2 (May, 1996) - Ralph Macchio (writer), Mike Miller (pencils), Dan Panosian (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Adventures of Spider-Man I#4 (July, 1996) - Nel Yomtov (writer), Alex Saviuk (pencils), Rob Stull (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Adventures of Spider-Man I#5 (August, 1996) - Nel Yomtov (writer), Andy Kuhn (pencils), Rob Stull (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
First posted: 04/30/2023
Last updated: 04/30/2023
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