"Incredible Hulk", "The Hulk" and "The Incredible Hulk" redirect here. For the 1978 TV show, see The Incredible Hulk (TV series). For the upcoming film, see The Incredible Hulk (film). For other uses, see Hulk.
The Incredible Hulk

Promotional art for The Incredible Hulk vol. 3, #92 (April 2006)
by Bryan Hitch.
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962)
Created by Stan Lee
Jack Kirby
Real name Robert Bruce Banner
Notable aliases Joe Fixit, The Green Scar, War
Team affiliations Warbound
Hulkbusters (Banner)
Abilities Superhuman strength, stamina, and durability
Regenerative healing factor
Genius level intellect in certain incarnations

The Hulk (Dr. Robert Bruce Banner) is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in publications from Marvel Comics. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Hulk first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962). He has since become one of Marvel Comics' most recognized characters.

After physicist Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was caught in the blast of a gamma bomb he created, he was transformed into the Hulk, a raging monster. The character, both as Banner and the Hulk, is frequently pursued by the police or the armed forces, often as a result of the destruction he causes. While the coloration of the character's skin varies during the course of its publication history, the Hulk is most often depicted as green. In forty years, he has battled virtually every hero and villain in the Marvel Universe.

He has appeared in a television series, with spin-off television movies, starring Bill Bixby as Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk; in a 1982 and a 1996 animated series; and more recently in two feature films, the first directed by Ang Lee and starring Eric Bana as Banner, and the second directed by Louis Leterrier, starring Edward Norton as Banner.