Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-81113), (presumably) hare mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: "Blunderbolt Woss"
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Marvel Super Heroes II#103 (November 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Hulk-Hare possessed superhuman strength and durability, presumably on a par with his Earth-616 counterpart. He presumably retained more of his intellect than his 616 counterpart commonly did, as he was intelligent enough to wait in ambush for an opponent, ready to whack them with a mallet.
History: (Marvel Super Heroes II#103) - Hulk-Hare was a mischievous mutated lepus who enjoyed sparring with the hare-hunting "Blunderbolt Woss." With the help of his sidekick "Ricky," Hulk-Hare lured Woss into an ambush, waiting to whack the hunter with an Acme Mallet (see comments).
Comments: Created by Roger Stern and Terry Austin.
By the early 1980s, the US incarnation of Marvel Super-Heroes was a reprint title republishing early 1970s Hulk stories. In MSH #97, a series of new, bonus posters were included after the reprint story, initially drawn by Herb Trimpe. In MSH #98, Trimpe produced two tongue-in-cheek alternate versions of the Hulk, and through the remaining run of the title, up until its cancellation with MSH #105, several more variant Hulks were showcased, alongside more standard Hulk posters (MSH #102 has only a regular poster, and MSH #105 has an alternate Hulk alongside a regular poster, while MSH #100 skipped the posters entirely). For the main image above, I've scanned a close-up of the Hulk himself, but the full poster can be seen to the left for those who are interested.
As with the other Hulk pastiches included on the posters, we have little solid information to go on. Obviously he's a mix of the Hulk and Bugs Bunny, but his pal and his opponent are not named - I've given them names for convenience, but they are unofficial. And it's also uncertain whether Hare-Hulk is a human who got gamma exposed and somehow crossed with a hare, or if he's a hare that got gamma exposed and gained humanoid physique as one of the results. Since the accompanying illustrations of his creators say they speculated "what if the Hulk were a funny animal" he's likely to be the latter, a hare turned humanoid.
The full list of the "alternate Hulk" posters is as follows:
It is interesting to note the stylistic differences between the two creative teams: Trimpe's Hulks could all potentially be the 616 Hulk transported to various settings during a period when Banner's intellect was dominant; Stern and Austin's Hulks are definitely alternate reality Hulks.
Profile by Loki.
Hulk-Hare has no known connections to
A would-be Hulk-hunter with a speech impediment, Blunderbolt Woss followed a trail of Hulk footprints, anticipating blasting his prey with his Acme Hulk Buster shotgun. However, he was unaware that he was walking into an ambush.
Comments: Unnamed in the poster, I've dubbed this parody mash-up of Thunderbolt Ross and Elmer Fudd "Blunderbolt Woss."
--Marvel Super Heroes II#103
"Ricky" was a short boy with cartoonish features, including large black eyes. Seemingly excitable, he helped his pal Hare-Hulk lay a false trail of Hulk footprints to lure a hunter into an ambush. As the hunter approached, an excited Ricky implored Hulk-Hare to tell him what he was planning to do to the hunter.
Comments: Unnamed in the poster, I've dubbed the boy Ricky as he is almost certainly a cartoon child version of the 616 Hulk's pal Rick Jones.
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Marvel Super Heroes I #103, p21, pan1 (all images)
Last updated: 08/04/14
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