Hulk's the strongest one there is, so you know he's not going to let a thing like age slow him down. This month marks 55 years since Bruce Banner first tackled Rick Jones and got zapped by gamma rays, turning him into jade giant, the world breaker, the green goliath, aka the rampaging, the indestructible, the savage, and most importantly the incredible Hulk.
Created in 1962 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Hulk was an atomic age twist on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that was initially short-lived, with the first series lasting a mere six issues. However, after historic guest spots in Fantastic Four and founding membership in the Avengers, it became clear that Hulk was destined to be a mainstay in the Marvel Universe.
The character has starred in many series since and has had a hugely successful television show, multiple animated series and two big-budget movies (Ang Lee's Hulk, 2003, and The Incredible Hulk, 2008). While the character is currently taking a much-deserved respite in the comic books after a lethal run-in with Hawkeye in Civil War II, he's making an explosive return to the big screen in November in Thor: Ragnarok, so the character is set to have another, uh, banner year.
In recognition of Bruce Banner's long history, I’m looking back at ten of the most incredible Hulk storylines, from early classics to modern retellings, cosmic journeys to friendly showdowns, and everything in between. I didn't include Hulks of the Red, She-, Totally Awesome, or other varieties in this list, but it's not meant as a slight. Jen could have her own list and Amadeus' current series is living up to its title, but it's Bruce’s birth month, so we're letting him have this one.
There have obviously been a lot of Hulk stories over the years, so I'm sure I missed at least one of your favorites. Let us know if your list matches mine or if it made you turn green in the comments!