HULKIS THE HORRENDOUS
Real Name: Unrevealed (likely Bruce Banner)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-42118), (presumably) human mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Mr. Ross, Mrs. Ross
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Marvel Super Heroes II#104 (December 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Hulkis possessed superhuman strength and durability, presumably proportionate to his Earth-616 counterpart in the way a normal child is to a normal adult. He may have retained more of his intellect than his 616 counterpart commonly did, enough to be considered a lovable kid rather than a rampaging monster.
History: (Marvel Super Heroes II#104) - Hulkis was a young gamma powered child who lived next door to the long-suffering Mr. and Mrs. Ross. Though a generally lovable kid, he got into various escapades that aggravated Mr. Ross, which were only worsened by his using his superhuman strength in thoughtless ways, such as when he ripped open the side of the Ross residence upon thinking he heard one of the occupants mentioning root beer.
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. This alternate reality Hulk is a parody of Dennis Mitchell, a.k.a. Dennis the Menace.
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.
Hulkis has no known connections to
Mr. and Mrs. Ross
Mr. and Mrs. Ross were Hulkis' next door neighbors, whose lives were often complicated by the superstrong child's antics.
Comments: A mash-up of Thunderbolt Ross and George Wilson Sr. from the Dennis the Menace newspaper strip; his wife is a merger of Karen Ross and Martha Wilson.
--Marvel Super Heroes II#104
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Marvel Super Heroes I #104, p22, pan4 (all images)
Last updated: 08/07/14
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