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The Incredible Hulk, with rage in his belly

Who hasn't dreamed of identifying with the Hulk? Transforming into a green giant with superhuman strength when he gets angry, he quickly settles his conflicts... but he can also cause a lot of trouble. A true reflection on the advantages and disadvantages of power, the Hulk's adventures continue on the big screen today, alongside the Avengers in particular.

The Comics version of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde

In 1962, the legendary Stan Lee teamed up with Jack Kirby to create the Hulk character in comic book form. Stan Lee was the father of superheroes such as Spider-Man, Iron-Man, Thor and the X-Men, while Kirby was the father of Captain America.

Together, they invented a new variation on the story of Doctor Jekyll, the kindly London doctor who transformed himself into the horrible Miss Hyde to express his evil impulses. In the case of the Hulk, the idea was to make him into something more positive, almost a role model. So we find scientist (Robert) Bruce Banner, who, after experimental exposure to Gamma rays, transforms into a green monster whenever he gets angry.

Bigger than Arnold

In the 1970s, the audiovisual industry took a great deal of interest in the Hulk character. The American channel CBS created a series, introduced by a two-hour pilot and concluded by three TV films: "The Incredible Hulk".

Dr Banner is played by Bill Bixby, while his green alter ego takes on the features - and above all the build - of professional bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno. Funnily enough, one of the most serious candidates for the role was Arnold Schwarzenegger... but the writers thought he was too short! Lou Ferrigno is almost two metres tall, and he didn't need CGI to take on the role - just paint him green and accentuate his features with facial prostheses, not to mention a yak-hair wig.

Fortunately, Arnold was not discouraged by the audiovisual world, and would eventually find roles that suited him.

Who is the best Hulk?

It's a question often asked. The role of Bruce Banner was played by Eric Bana in Ang Lee's 'Hulk' (2003), then by Edward Norton in 'The Incredible Hulk' (2008) and finally by Mark Ruffalo in all his appearances in the Avengers, Iron-Man, She-Hulk... in short the whole Marvel franchise.

To each his own, but at least Lou Ferrigno wasn't helped by CGI. On the other hand, it was impossible for him to play Bruce Banner, a frail, fragile and introverted scientist. It was actor Bill Bixby who had to do the "human" scenes in the famous TV series of the 70s and 80s.

In the series, Dr Banner feels particularly weak and guilty after losing his wife in a car accident. He studies gamma rays and starts an experiment, believing that these rays could increase human strength. Without realising it, he has just condemned himself to transform into a raging monster under any intense stress. After a serious accident in the laboratory, he is considered dead and flees, travelling the world under false identities, trying to help the people he meets, while he searches in vain for a cure to his problem.

This is a more psychological interpretation of the character, as in the original comics Dr Banner was simply experimenting with a Gamma ray bomb. He was accidentally exposed to it while saving the life of Jack Kirby, a young man who had come to take up a stupid challenge.

In the 2003 film, Bruce Banner had already had his DNA altered during an illegal experiment carried out by his father, and this explains his transformation after exposure to the gamma rays. Unconsciously following in his father's footsteps, Bruce was conducting genetic experiments to instantly regenerate soldiers' wounds.

In the 2008 film, Bruce is accidentally invited to attend a gamma ray experiment. He then has to flee because the military are hoping to turn the Hulk into a weapon. At the end of the film, he meets Tony Stark (Iron-Man), who wants to recruit him for his Avengers team. A little nugget: the few lines of dialogue spoken by the Hulk are, in the VO, the work of Lou Ferrigno. This is very amusing when you consider that in the TV series of the 70s and 80s, Lou Ferrigno didn't do the dialogue, the Hulk's voice being that of Ted Cassidy, and then Charles Napier.

Whatever your favourite actor, our geek shop has a wide range of Hulk action figures and accessories. Most are inspired by the original comic books, as well as the Avengers films.