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HULK

Real Name: Bruce Banner

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human mutate

Occupation: Wanderer, adventurer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Impossible Man, Machine Man (briefly), Pedro (briefly) (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#9/5 (June, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Bruce Banner was a brillaint scientist. Transformed (seemingly permanently) into the impetuous and violent Hulk, his intellect reduced markedly, although he could still read and talk. As the Hulk, he had green skin and superhuman strength, and used his legs to jump far distances.

Height: 1,040 lbs.
Weight: 7'
Eyes: Green
Hair: Dark green

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#33/3 (fb)) - Scientist Bruce Banner was about to test a bomb, but rushed out before detonation to save a wayward teenager on the test site. The bomb still exploded, saturating Banner with (presumably gamma) rays, turning him into the powerful, green-skinned Hulk.

(Spidey Super Stories#9/5) - The Electric Company education group held a green-themed party and invited many celebrity guests. The wandering Hulk found an invitation and decided to attend too, smashing into Pedro's greenhouse where the party was. Also attending, Peter Parker secretly changed into Spider-Man and vainly tried to restrain him with webbing, but instead it was friendly and inquisitive guests who calmed Hulk down and he enjoyed the event.

(Spidey Super Stories#17/2) - Hulk attended the bicentennial celebrations at Electric Company studios alongside other heroes.

(Spidey Super Stories#20/5) - The bored and mischievous Impossible Man visited Earth, stumbling across Hulk's underground home. Feeling kindred with matching green skin and purple clothes, Impossible Man wanted to be friends, but Hulk wanted to be left alone and punched the alien. Nearby, Spider-Man intervened to prevent further trouble, but his restraining webbing was ripped apart by the Hulk. Impossible Man shrank to fly size and landed on Hulk's nose, so Hulk foolishly tried to punch the swift alien, but instead knocked himself out. As Hulk recovered next to Spidey, he saw Impossible Man leave for space with two rescuing fellow Poppupians.

(Spidey Super Stories#33/2) - Resting near a carnival, Hulk heard laughter and thought it was at him, so he jumped in and started smashing stuff to silence people. Peter Parker, attending the fair with Mary Jane Watson, secretly changed into Spider-Man and tried to limit the damage Hulk caused. Spider-Man distracted Hulk with mirrors and sprayed him with laughing gas, changing the green behemoth's mood. Now happy, Hulk jumped away. Parker and Watson returned to the fair, which had dubbed itself "Hulk's favorite carnival."

(Spidey Super Stories#41/5) - Machine Man, fleeing a museum crime scene he'd been falsely implicated in, crashed into the Hulk in the street. Now angry, Hulk held Machine Man tight when Spider-Man arrived. Machine Man explained what had transpired and the three later enjoyed the museum exhibit, with Hulk favoring a painting of himself.

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks).

On Earth-57780, it appears that Banner's transformation into the Hulk was permanent, as we never see Banner again after his initial transformation, but we do see Hulk having a separate home.

Along with many other characters, Hulk appeared on the single-color back cover advert of Spidey Super Stories#52, showing that he too read Spidey Super Stories. He also appeared in an ad reading Spidey Super Stories in an armchair on the back cover advert of #33.

The unnamed teenager Banner rescued from the test site is likely Rick Jones.

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.

It's not revealed if Banner is in any way related to Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk) of Earth-57780 (their Earth-616 conterparts are related).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Hulk of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#33, front cover (main image)
   p14, pan2 (Banner headshot)
   p6, pan3 (Hulk pow!)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#9/5 (June, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#20/5 (December, 1976) - Pat Thackray (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#33/2 (April, 1978) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays & Julie Mishkin (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#33/3 (April, 1978) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Don Perlin (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays & Julie Mishkin (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#41/5 (July, 1979) - Mary A. Mintzer &/or Linda Karas &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)


First posted: 03/17/18

Last updated: 03/17/18

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