Real Name: Unrevealed (likely Bruce Banner)  

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-10381), (presumably) human mutate 

Occupation: Student (freshman)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Betty Ross, Jarellica

Enemies: Mr. Ross

Known Relatives: None 

Aliases: America's Typically Incredible Teenager, "Hulkiekins"

Base of Operations: Unrevealed 

First Appearance:  Marvel Super Heroes II#103 (November 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Hulkie 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 take high school courses at freshman level.

History: (Marvel Super Heroes II#103) - Hulkie was a gamma powered high school freshman who couldn't decide which girlfriend he preferred - the rich, dark-haired Betty Ross or the blonde Jarellica. When he went to Mr. Ross' lodge to collect Betty for a date, he uprooted a tree to give to her, rather than bringing flowers, annoying the squirrel that had called the tree its home. When he smashed through the front door carrying the tree he earned a derisory comment from Betty and angered Mr. Ross, who attacked Hulkie's leg (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 right for those who are interested.

As with the other Hulk pastiches included on the posters, we have little solid information to go on. This alternate reality Hulk is a parody of Archie Andrews, right down to dating a girl called Betty - though Hulkie's girlfriends are the reverse of Archie's, with Betty Ross being rich and dark haired while Archie's Betty Cooper is blonde and from a middle income family.

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.

Hulkie has no known connections to

Mr. Ross

The rich Mr. Ross was Betty's father. Never a big fan of her gamma powered boyfriend Hulkie, he lost his temper entirely when Hulkie smashed down the front door of Mr. Ross' lodge with a tree he had brought for Betty in lieu of a bouquet of flowers.

Comments: A mash-up of Thunderbolt Ross and Hiram Lodge from the Archie comics; neither man liked their daughter's choice of boyfriend.

--Marvel Super Heroes II#103

Betty Ross

Betty Ross was one of Hulkie's two girlfriends. Thanks to her rich father she lived a life of luxury. She was not impressed when Hulkie brought a tree to give her as a bouquet on a date.

Comments: Despite sharing the same first name as Archie Andrew's girlfriend Betty Cooper (and Jarella being renamed Jarellica after Veronica Lodge), Betty Ross was crossed with Veronica Lodge in this reality; both dark-haired and with a father who disapproved of their daughter's involvement with Archie / Hulkie.


--Marvel Super Heroes II#103


The blonde Jarellica was one of Hulkie's two girlfriends.

Comments: A version of Hulk's love Jarella merged with Archie Comics' Betty Cooper (despite her name being modified to sound more like Archie's Veronica Lodge).


--Marvel Super Heroes II#103

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Marvel Super Heroes II#103, p22, pan1 (all images)

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Last updated: 08/05/14

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