Real Name: Bruce Banner
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Occupation: Wanderer, adventurer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all
Enemies: Impossible Man, Machine Man (briefly), Pedro (briefly) (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#9/5
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.
Hair: Dark green
(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
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
(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
(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
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
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.
Hulk of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Spidey Super Stories#33, front cover (main image)
p14, pan2 (Banner headshot)
p6, pan3 (Hulk pow!)
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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