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21st May '16 7:23:42 PM Shoebox
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Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit--and it sure doesn't help that his great love Betty is the daughter of the Hulk's premier nemesis, General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross--and writers have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.

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Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit--and it bit--it sure doesn't help that his great love Betty is the daughter of the Hulk's premier nemesis, General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross--and writers have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.
21st May '16 7:22:56 PM Shoebox
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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] in the process of saving teenager Rick Jones from a bomb test, and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound personification of his own agitated emotional state whenever he loses his cool.

His original series was rather unsuccessful and was cancelled by issue #6 (March, 1963), but by then Lee had taken a shine to the character and he was used as a guest star in various series for the next few years. The Hulk got his second chance at solo stardom as one of the two features of ''"Tales to Astonish''", issues #60-101 (October, 1964-March, 1968). The title was then renamed to ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 2. He appeared in issues #102-474 (April, 1968-March, 1999). Since then he has starred in several relatively short-lived titles.

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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] in the process of saving teenager Rick Jones from a bomb test, and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound personification of his own agitated emotional state whenever he loses his cool.

His He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. This original series was rather unsuccessful and was cancelled by issue #6 (March, 1963), but by then Lee had taken a shine to the character and he was used as a guest star in various series for the next few years. The Hulk got his second chance at solo stardom as one of the two features of ''"Tales to Astonish''", issues #60-101 (October, 1964-March, 1968). The title was then renamed to ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 2. He appeared in issues #102-474 (April, 1968-March, 1999). Since then he has starred in several relatively short-lived titles.
21st May '16 7:22:11 PM Shoebox
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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially: emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid whenever he loses his cool.

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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially: emotionally-repressed Emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] in the process of saving teenager Rick Jones from a bomb test, and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid personification of his own agitated emotional state whenever he loses his cool.



The character has undergone some considerable tweaking over the years, but the basic premise is simple enough: Hulk is to begin with super-strong, and his strength and [[NighInvulnerable durability]] increase exponentially the angrier he gets, making his power potentially limitless. He has handled the core of a black hole, held apart spheres of matter and anti-matter (never mind that Hulk himself is made of matter...), held together a collapsing planet, punched through barriers of spatial or temporal dimensions and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu occasionally overpowered]] [[CosmicEntity cosmic entities]].

Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and his creators have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.

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The character premise has undergone some considerable tweaking over the years, but the basic premise idea is simple enough: Hulk is to begin with super-strong, and his strength and [[NighInvulnerable durability]] increase exponentially the angrier he gets, making his power potentially limitless. He has handled the core of a black hole, held apart spheres of matter and anti-matter (never mind that Hulk himself is made of matter...), held together a collapsing planet, punched through barriers of spatial or temporal dimensions and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu occasionally overpowered]] [[CosmicEntity cosmic entities]].

Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and bit--and it sure doesn't help that his creators great love Betty is the daughter of the Hulk's premier nemesis, General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross--and writers have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.
21st May '16 7:10:51 PM Shoebox
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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid whenever he loses his cool.

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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially Essentially: emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid whenever he loses his cool.
21st May '16 10:00:44 AM Shoebox
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Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and his creators have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in most incarnations) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.

to:

Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and his creators have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in most incarnations) the iconic incarnation) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.
21st May '16 9:55:16 AM Shoebox
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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose od [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid whenever he loses his cool.

His original series was rather unsuccessful and was cancelled by issue #6 (March, 1963), but by then Lee had taken a shine to the character and he was used as a guest star in various series for the next few years. The Hulk got his second chance at solo stardom as one of the two features of ''"Tales to Astonish''", issues #60-101 (October, 1964-March, 1968). The title was then renamed to ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 2. He appeared in issues #102-474 (April, 1968-March, 1999). Since then has starred in several relatively short-lived titles.

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The Incredible Hulk is a Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose od of [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid whenever he loses his cool.

His original series was rather unsuccessful and was cancelled by issue #6 (March, 1963), but by then Lee had taken a shine to the character and he was used as a guest star in various series for the next few years. The Hulk got his second chance at solo stardom as one of the two features of ''"Tales to Astonish''", issues #60-101 (October, 1964-March, 1968). The title was then renamed to ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 2. He appeared in issues #102-474 (April, 1968-March, 1999). Since then he has starred in several relatively short-lived titles.
21st May '16 9:54:49 AM Shoebox
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Meanwhile, the character had also spawned a very successful [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV adaptation]], and later a few [Film/TheIncredibleHulk movie adaptations]] to which critical reaction has been decidedly mixed.

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Meanwhile, the character had also spawned a very successful [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV adaptation]], and later a few [Film/TheIncredibleHulk [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk movie adaptations]] to which critical reaction has been decidedly mixed.



Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and his creators have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in most incarnations) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him.

to:

Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and his creators have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect. While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in most incarnations) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with either good or evil, only recognize and defend those who've befriended him in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him.
him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.
21st May '16 9:52:56 AM Shoebox
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The Incredible Hulk is a comic book character. He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. His original series was rather unsuccessful, cancelled with issue #6 (March, 1963). He was used as a guest star in various series for the next few years. He got his second chance at stardom as one of the two features of ''"Tales to Astonish''". He was regularly featured there for issues #60-101 (October, 1964-March, 1968). The title was then renamed to ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 2. He appeared in issues #102-474 (April, 1968-March, 1999). He has starred in several relatively short-lived titles ever since. The Hulk has become one of the publisher's better known characters and is unlikely to be forgotten about.

Creator/MarvelComics' poster child for SuperStrength, and the embodiment of UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, the Hulk stars in his own comic book, The Incredible Hulk (not to be confused with the [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV adaptation]], or the [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk second movie adaptation]].) The main premise behind the Hulk is that he is an emotionally repressed man, Bruce Banner, who due to [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]], changes into a gigantic green muscle bound humanoid whenever he loses his cool. The main gimmick behind the Hulk is that he is super strong, and his strength and [[NighInvulnerable durability]] increase the angrier he gets. The upper limits has seen him performing such feats as handling the core of a black hole, holding apart spheres of matter and anti-matter (setting apart that Hulk is made of matter...), holding together a collapsing planet, punching through barriers of spatial or temporal dimensions, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu occasionally overpowering]] [[CosmicEntity cosmic entities]], etc.

Needless to say, the Hulk gets into a lot of very violent fights, and runs up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, but most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect.

Notable for [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}}. The Hulk doesn't typically go out of his way to defend the innocent, but he does stick up for those who've befriended him and otherwise ends up doing good with his powers.

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The Incredible Hulk is a comic book character. Creator/MarvelComics character, the embodiment of SuperStrength, UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, He first appeared in ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962), created by Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby. Essentially emotionally-repressed scientific genius Dr. Bruce Banner, while employed as a weapons designer for the US Army, is exposed to a massive dose od [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]] and as a result now changes into a gigantic green musclebound humanoid whenever he loses his cool.

His original series was rather unsuccessful, unsuccessful and was cancelled with by issue #6 (March, 1963). He 1963), but by then Lee had taken a shine to the character and he was used as a guest star in various series for the next few years. He The Hulk got his second chance at solo stardom as one of the two features of ''"Tales to Astonish''". He was regularly featured there for Astonish''", issues #60-101 (October, 1964-March, 1968). The title was then renamed to ''"Incredible Hulk''" vol. 2. He appeared in issues #102-474 (April, 1968-March, 1999). He Since then has starred in several relatively short-lived titles ever since. The Hulk has become one of titles.

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the publisher's better known characters and is unlikely to be forgotten about.

Creator/MarvelComics' poster child for SuperStrength, and the embodiment of UnstoppableRage and, of course, YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry, the Hulk stars in his own comic book, The Incredible Hulk (not to be confused with the
character had also spawned a very successful [[Series/TheIncredibleHulk TV adaptation]], or the [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk second and later a few [Film/TheIncredibleHulk movie adaptation]].) adaptations]] to which critical reaction has been decidedly mixed.

The main character has undergone some considerable tweaking over the years, but the basic premise behind the is simple enough: Hulk is that he is an emotionally repressed man, Bruce Banner, who due to [[ILoveNuclearPower gamma radiation]], changes into a gigantic green muscle bound humanoid whenever he loses his cool. The main gimmick behind the Hulk is that he is super strong, begin with super-strong, and his strength and [[NighInvulnerable durability]] increase exponentially the angrier he gets. The upper limits gets, making his power potentially limitless. He has seen him performing such feats as handling handled the core of a black hole, holding held apart spheres of matter and anti-matter (setting apart (never mind that Hulk himself is made of matter...), holding held together a collapsing planet, punching punched through barriers of spatial or temporal dimensions, dimensions and [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu occasionally overpowering]] overpowered]] [[CosmicEntity cosmic entities]], etc.

entities]].

Needless to say, all this complicates Dr. Banner's life quite a bit, and his creators have generally run with that, famously [[PlayingWithATrope playing with the Hulk gets into a lot idea of very violent fights, and runs up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, but most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise made the mistake of provoking him.the]] {{Super Hero}} to great dramatic effect. He doesn't actively seek out trouble, but the Marvel Universe being the CrapsackWorld that it is, trouble often finds him, for which he is inevitably mis-blamed. This doesn't do much to improve his disposition, as you might expect. \n\nNotable for [[PlayingWithATrope playing While Banner is a good and conscientious man, the Hulk (in most incarnations) is a creature of pure emotion who lacks his alter-ego's finer reasoning skills and thus cannot consciously choose to side with the idea of the]] {{Super Hero}}. The Hulk doesn't typically go out of his way to either good or evil, only recognize and defend the innocent, but he does stick up for those who've befriended him and in turn. Thus while he gets into a lot of ''very'' violent fights, in the process running up the biggest HeroInsurance bill in the whole Franchise/MarvelUniverse, most of the people he beats up [[KickTheSonOfABitch had it coming]] or otherwise ends up doing good with his powers.
made the mistake of provoking him.
19th May '16 8:40:17 AM Doug86
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: Various heroes have been unlucky enough to cross the Hulk's path, including Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, Comicbook/IronMan and the heroes who make up part of his regular rogues' gallery (see below). It's not an experience any of the other guys would care to repeat.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: Various heroes have been unlucky enough to cross the Hulk's path, including Comicbook/{{Spider-Man}}, Comicbook/SpiderMan, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, Comicbook/IronMan and the heroes who make up part of his regular rogues' gallery (see below). It's not an experience any of the other guys would care to repeat.
19th May '16 7:28:29 AM MattP5557
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