Hulk (the rampaging) no 1

série: Marvel various
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1977
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 10 €
critère: *
remarques: the serie had 9 issues from January 1977 up to June 1978,
black and white, 68 pages, 1 $

only the No. 1 is collected here as representative sample of the serie

the rampaging Hulk, no 1, serie 2443, Januar 1977
cover Ken Barr

1/ Hulk, the Krylorian conspiracy
by Doug Moench and Walt Simonson+Alfredo Alcala
chapter two: saucers over the Spanish stairway
chapter three: the return of the Gargoyle
chapter four: a wild Hulk chase

2/ Bloodstone, the trail of the starstone
by John Warner and John Buscema+Rudy Nebres

the rampaging Hulk is a comic book series published by Marvel Comics,
the first volume was a black and white magazine published by Curtis Magazines
(an imprint of Marvel) from 1977–1978,
with issue #10, it changed its format to color, and title to the Hulk
and ran another 17 issues before it folded in 1981,
it was a rare attempt by Marvel to mix their superhero characters
with the "mature readers" black-and-white magazine format.

with the change to color and the title to The Hulk,
the magazine became Marvel's attempt to cash in
on the popularity of the Incredible Hulk TV series,
starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno,
both of whom were prominently featured and interviewed
over the course of the magazine's run,
as was executive producer Kenneth Johnson

the series had a second run of six issues from August 1998 to January 1999
the magazine featured fully painted covers by such artists
as Ken Barr, Earl Norem, and Joe Jusko,
Norem's work on the series includes a darkly-lit close-up of the Hulk's face,
gritting his teeth with his knuckles raised, done for the Hulk #17 (Oct. 1979)

Robert Bruce Banner was the son of an alcoholic who deeply hated him,
Banner's mother showed much affection for her child,
who returned her love, but this only served to fuel his father's rage,
Dr. Brian Banner was an atomic physicist who worked
on producing clean nuclear power as an energy source,
but he was afraid his exposure to it mutated his son's genes,
Bruce showed signs of high intelligence at an early age
which strengthened his father's belief,
Brian became abusive to Bruce and when his mother intervened,
Brian murdered her,
he frightened Bruce to keep quiet, but his own bragging
landed him in a psychiatric institute.

as a child Bruce was withdrawn, possibly developing a split personality
to help deal with his pain and rage,
his only happiness came from spending time with his cousin Jennifer Walters,
Bruce found it hard to develop friendships and often found himself
on the receiving end of physical abuse at the hands of school bullies,
one such incident sparked him to build and plant a bomb in the basement of his school,
the bomb was a dud, and Bruce was expelled, but the military took notice of his genius,
eventually, Bruce earned a doctorate in nuclear physics and started a career with them.

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