Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality canine mutate (probably - see comments)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Comics Feature#33 (January-February 1985)

Powers/Abilities: Hulk Hound presumably possesses superhumancanine strength and durability. He's also got some vicious-looking fangs.

Height: Unrevealed
Unrevealed (probably green)
Fur: Green

Comics Feature#33) - Hulk Hound was a dog who possessed Hulk powers.

Comments: Created by unspecified members of the Marvel Productions staff, which included Stan Lee, Scott Shaw, Larry Houston, Will Meugniot, Bob Richardson, Dick Robbins and Bryce Malek. Stan was the creative director and chief pitch man, so it's very likely he was part of the development, if not the originator of the concept.

   "In the summer of 1980, Marvel Entertainment Group President James E. Galton and Marvel Comics Publisher Stan Lee,...traveled west from their New York corporate headquarters to establish an animation studio in Los Angeles. In conjunction with the Emmy and Oscar-award winning animator David H. Depatie and his longtime production associate Lee Gunther, Galton and Lee formed Marvel Productions, Ltd.... The primary reason why Lee and Galton wanted to start a production company was that they had been repeatedly disappointed with the ways in which other producers had portrayed the Marvel Comics characters in cartoons, live-action TV and feature films, and they felt they could do a more accurate job of bringing their characters to the large and small screen." - Robert Strauss, Comics Feature#33

   If the idea of Marvel setting up a Marvel studio to make movies around their characters so they could do a more better and (generally) more faithful versions of them sounds familiar, then it should, because that's basically the story of how we've ended up with the MCU. Naturally, Stan Lee had the idea decades earlier, though with far more mixed results, not least because while they developed ideas, they were then still trying to get other studios to buy them and pay to turn the ideas into finished products. They had numerous live-action movies in early stages of development - Captain America, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Four, Roger Corman's Spider-Man and X-Men are mentioned in Strauss' article in Comics Feature - but the only one mentioned that actually made it to the screen during the lifetime of Marvel Productions was...Howard the Duck. They also got ABC sold on a live-action Daredevil series to the point where a pilot script was completed, but it was in animation that they had the most success, both with Marvel characters (1981's Spider-Man, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, 1982's Incredible Hulk, and later Pryde of the X-Men) and developing cartoons on behalf of others (Dungeons and Dragons, G.I. Joe, Transformers, etc.). However, more successful doesn't mean completely successful, and there were still a lot of ideas that never made it beyond the development stage. There's not a ton of information available on most of these, but the article in Comics Feature#33 did at least provide concept art for a few, and snippets have emerged over the years from those who were involved in the development stage.

   Hulk Hound is an example of these. Afaik, literally all we know about him comes from the single image used on this page. He's a dog, likely a bulldog based on the appearance, who has Hulk powers. He's presumably a mutate who got his abilities through exposure to gamma radiation, though that's not an absolute certainty. Since he was going to appear in a cartoon, he was probably not 616 (mainstream Marvel universe), but it's not impossible that he came from there or one of the other 1980s Marvel cartoon realities. Since I've got to imagine he's owned by Marvel, maybe one day we'll get a Hulkverse storyline where all the different Hulk iterations meet to fight a common foe and we'll finally learn more about him.

    This profile was completed 8/03/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile by Loki.

Hulk Hound has no known connections to:

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Comics Feature#33, p43, pan4 (main image)

Comics Feature#33 (January-February 1985) - credits unknown

First Posted: 09/21/2021
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