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How many versions of Hulk are there?

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Believe it or not, there is an incredible Hulkiverse filled with many incarnations of the radioactive monster. There are Hulks who are green, gray, red, blue, young, old, alive, undead, good, evil, male, female and even crossed with other superheroes. Here’s how many Hulks exist in Marvel Comics and other mediums.

Hulks comic

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In 1962, Hulk debuted in Marvel Comics with a different color than we knew. The very first Hulk was Grey, but don’t confuse the original Gray Hulk (which was an artistic misjudgment that was reverted to green in future issues) for Gray Hulk, an official alternate version also known as Joe Fixit. Gray Hulk (Joe Fixit) is a smaller, gray-skinned, corrupted Hulk in a suit, who worked as an enforcer in Las Vegas.

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Besides Regular Hulk and Gray Hulk (Joe Fixit), Hulk Wiki lists a few dozen comic book incarnations. These include Savage Hulk, Mindless Hulk, Devil Hulk, Immortal Hulk, Merged/Professor Hulk, Maestro Hulk, Guilt Hulk, Green Scar Hulk, World Breaker Hulk, Doc Green Hulk, Kluh/Sad Hulk, Hammer Hulk, Zombie Hulk, Titan, War Rider Hulk, Gladiator Hulk, Nerd/Vampire Hulk, Infernal Hulk, Blue Hulk, Cosmic Hulk, Old Man Hulk, Red Hulk, Totally Awesome Hulk, 2099 Hulk, Greenskyn Smashtroll Hulk, Aboriginal Hulk, Compound Hulk, Venom Hulk, Hulkpool, Spider-Hulk, Thor Hulk and Hulkverine.

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television hulks

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The great superhero first filled the small screen in 1966 Marvel super heroes, where he was voiced by Max Ferguson. He first appeared in live-action in The Incredible Hulkwhich ran from 1978 to 1982 and starred Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk and Bill Bixby as his alter-ego David Banner (that’s bruce Banner in comics and virtually all other media). Ferrigno Hulk has appeared in several TV movies and the UPN animated series, The Incredible Hulk.

While Ferrigno Hulk has pretty much monopolized live TV, the animation is a free-for-all Hulk. Among the many cartoon Hulks are Bob Holt’s Hulk from 1982 to 1983 The Incredible Hulk; Peter Cullen’s Hulk Spider-Man and his amazing friends; Hulk by Ron Perlman in The Marvel Action Hour; Mark Gibbon’s Hulk Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes and Iron Man: Armored Adventures; Travis Willingham’s Hulk in The Superhero Squad Show; Michael Dobson’s Hulk in Ultimate Hulk vs. Wolverine; Kenichirō Matsuda/Hulk by Kyle Hebert from Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers; and Armen Taylor’s Hulk Spidey and his amazing friends.

Movie Hulks

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The first Hulk to cross the big screen was the CG representation in the 2003 pre-MCU Pontoon. He made his MCU debut voiced by Lou Ferrigno with his alter-ego played by Edward Norton in The Incredible Hulk. Ferrigno and Norton were replaced by Mark Ruffalo for later MCU films and series. Ruffalo made the MCU version his own, so it’s necessary to separate his version from the franchise’s other Hulk.

A little-known actor named Fred Tatasciore is the Mark Ruffalo of the Hulk animated movies. He voiced the big guy in Ultimate Avengers: The Movie, Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow, Hulk vs., Lego Marvel Super Heroes – Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda, Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United, and several other films, as well as several series. Rick D. Wasserman replaced Tatasciore for the 2010s Planet Hulk.

Other Hulks

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The most famous Hulk who isn’t officially an incarnation, but is the green villain’s similarly-powered cousin is She-Hulk, who debuted in Marvel Comics in 1980 and now has her own Disney Plus series. Another quasi-iteration is Skaar, the son of the Hulk and the alien Caiera depicted in comic books, TV shows, and video games.

Due to the subjectivity of what constitutes a “version”, the number of Hulks is incalculable. However, we’ve listed 51 incarnations: 34 from the comics, 10 from TV, five from the movies, and two Hulk relatives from multiple media.

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