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Adaptations of the Hulk in other media
Created byStan Lee
Jack Kirby
Original sourceComics published by Marvel Comics
First appearanceThe Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)
Print publications
Novel(s)The Incredible Hulk: Stalker From the Stars (1978)
The Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast (1979)
Films and television
Film(s)Hulk (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Television
show(s)
The Marvel Super Heroes (1966)
The Incredible Hulk (1978–82)
The Incredible Hulk (animated; 1982–83)
The Incredible Hulk (animated; 1996–97)

The comic book character called The Hulk has also appeared in many other types of media.

Television

1960s

Hulk from the 1966 animated series, The Marvel Super Heroes

The Hulk debuted in television in 1966 as part of The Marvel Super Heroes animated series. Produced by Grantray-Lawrence Animation, headed by Grant Simmons, Ray Patterson and Robert Lawrence, the series is in stop-motion comic book form, with radio personalities Max Ferguson voicing the Hulk and Paul Soles voicing Bruce Banner. The 39 seven-minute segment episodes were shown, along with those featuring Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Sub-Mariner also from that series; they were all based on the early stories from The Incredible Hulk and Tales to Astonish comic book series from Marvel. The series shows Banner's origin of becoming the Hulk and struggling to keep his dual identity a secret from everyone, as well as trying to maintain his romance with Betty Ross, friendship with Rick Jones—the only one knowing that Banner and the Hulk were one and the same, and first battling supervillains such as the Leader.

1970s

The Hulk appeared in the 1978-82 live-action television series, The Incredible Hulk, and its subsequent television films. Created by Universal Studios, it starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk. It does not follow the comic-book-fantasy format or its villains or supporting characters, Furthermore, this Hulk does not speak, but only growled and roared. In this series, David becomes the Hulk, is assumed dead, and goes on the run while being pursued by tabloid investigative reporter Jack McGee (Jack Colvin), who is bent on proving that the creature exists. The two-hour pilot movie, which established the Hulk's origins, aired on November 4, 1977. The series was originally broadcast by CBS from March 10, 1978 to June 2, 1982,[1] with eighty-two episodes in five seasons and three television films, The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial of the Incredible Hulk, and The Death of the Incredible Hulk.

1980s

The Hulk returned with this animated series, The Incredible Hulk (1982–83), which aired in a combined hour with Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. The series features more characters from the comics, including Betty Ross, Rick Jones and General Ross. The She-Hulk and the Leader make appearances in the show. This series features Stan Lee as a narrator. Bruce Banner is voiced by Michael Bell, while Hulk is voiced by Bob Holt. The Hulk appears in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends episode "Spidey Goes Hollywood", voiced by Peter Cullen.

1990s

2000s

2010s

Future

Film

Television films

Hulk (2003)

Main article: Hulk (film)

The film explores the origins of the Hulk, which is partially attributed to Banner's father's experiments on himself, and on his son. The film stars Eric Bana as Dr. Bruce Banner, as well as Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas, and Nick Nolte with Ang Lee directing the film. The film is distributed by Universal Pictures.

Marvel Studios

Main articles: The Incredible Hulk (film), The Avengers (2012 film), and Avengers: Age of Ultron

Future

A sequel to 2008's The Incredible Hulk has been discussed, with Marvel Studios having suggested a possible release after 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron due to the positive audience reception towards Ruffalo's portrayal of Bruce Banner in The Avengers.[17] Ruffalo is set to reprise his role in any future adaptation of the character.[12]

Animation

Further information: Marvel Animation

Syndicated comic strip

The Hulk appeared in his own syndicated newspaper strip, which debuted on October 30, 1978 and ran until September 5, 1982. Initially credited to Stan Lee and Larry Lieber,[22][23] this strip modeled its version of the character after the television series airing at the time; with Banner's first name being given as "David", the McGee character, and a "wandering man" format. Although the depiction of the Hulk matched the comic books in terms of visual design, he did not speak dialog which is akin to the television version of the character.

Episode guide for the syndicated comic strip

Episode Fan title Start date End date
1 To Clone a Hulk 1978-10-30 1978-12-18
2 Rage and Revenge 1978-12-19 1979-02-25
3 The Mechanical Hulk 1979-02-26 1979-05-13
4 Jailbreak! 1979-05-14 1979-06-24
5 The Union Election 1979-06-25 1979-09-30
6 The Secret of the Hulk 1979-10-01 1979-12-09
7 The Big Top 1979-12-10 1980-02-25
8 Blind Compassion 1980-02-26 1980-05-18
9 Murdock Mountain 1980-05-19 1980-08-03
10 The Champ 1980-08-04 1980-11-09
11 Amnesia 1980-11-10 1981-02-15
12 Controlling the Beast 1981-02-16 1981-05-31
13 The Gangsters 1981-06-01 1981-09-14
14 The Alien 1981-09-15 1981-11-30
15 The Werewolf 1981-12-01 1982-02-22
16 Mona, Charity & Liz 1982-02-23 1982-05-16
17 Eric Kane the Conqueror 1982-05-17 1982-08-22
18 Kitty and Pop Huston 1982-08-23 1982-09-05
19 The Human Cobra & Mr. Hyde unpublished unpublished

Novels

Pocket Books published two mass market paperback solo novels starring the character, The Incredible Hulk: Stalker From the Stars in 1978[24] and The Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast in 1979.[25][26] The Hulk has appeared in the following novels:

Title Author Publisher ISBN Release Date Notes
The Incredible Hulk: Stalker From the Stars Len Wein
Marv Wolfman
Joseph Silva
Pocket Books 0671820842 / 9780671820848 October 1978 Pocket Books series (1978–1979) #2
The Incredible Hulk: Cry of the Beast Richard S. Meyers Pocket Books 0671820850 / 9780671820855 March 1979 Pocket Books series (1978–1979) #3
The Marvel Superheroes Len Wein
Marv Wolfman
(editors)
Pocket Books 0671820915 / 9780671820916 August 1979 Pocket Books series (1978–1979) #9; short story collection; includes stories featuring the Avengers, Daredevil, the X-Men, and the Hulk
The Hulk and Spider-Man: Murdermoon Paul Kupperberg Pocket Books 067182094X / 9780671820947 October 1979 Pocket Books series (1978–1979) #11
The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast Peter David Putnam/BPMC (hardback)
Berkley Boulevard/BPMC (paperback)
0756759676 / 9780756759674 (hardback)
1572971355 / 9781572971356 (paperback)
July 1995 (hardback)
July 1996 (paperback)
Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk: Doom's Day Book One: Rampage Danny Fingeroth
Eric Fein
Berkley Boulevard/BPMC 1572971649 / 9781572971646 September 1996 First in Doom's Day trilogy; is followed by Spider-Man and Iron Man: Doom's Day Book Two: Sabotage
The Incredible Hulk: Abominations Jason Henderson Berkley Boulevard/BPMC 1572972734 / 9781572972735 July 1997
The Ultimate Hulk Stan Lee
Peter David
(editors)
Berkley Boulevard/BPMC 0425165132 / 9780425165133 October 1998 Short story collection
Hulk Peter David Del Rey Books 0345459679 / 9780345459671 April 2003 Novelization of 2003 Hulk movie
The Incredible Hulk Peter David Del Rey Books 0345506995 / 978-0345506993 May 2008 Novelization of 2008 The Incredible Hulk movie

Video games

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The Incredible Hulk appears in video games for many different systems, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Sega Genesis, SNES, Sega Master System, Game Gear, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and personal computer.

Theatre

Popular culture references

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Themed products

Hulk-themed products include action figures, clothes, jewelry, video games, cards, pins, posters, cars, games, lunch boxes, toys, a pinball machine,[37] various collectibles and the Incredible Hulk roller coaster at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida. The Hulk is the first special issue figurine in The Classic Marvel Figurine Collection.

See also

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