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There was this one old foe of the Hulk who I vaguely remember as a botanical scientist of some sort, who suffered a freak accident in his greenhouse in the middle of some remote jungle region, and woke up to discover that he became a plant/human hybrid on a cellular level despite retaining a perfectly human (and considerably less elderly) appearance on the outside. Somehow he ended up becoming a Misanthrope Supreme that is hell-bent on eradicating the human race in favor of a new kingdom of mutated plants and plant/human hybrids that he had cultivated, which included a clone of Betty Ross. Anyone recognize this guy's name?
Could see if he's anywhere on this list.
... No, he's not there. And I just remembered something: The first issue (and the only one which I ever got to read) had a few pages showing the Man-Thing in some nearby location, and the cover itself depicting the Man-Thing and the Hulk locked in battle.
So I decided to cross-check the Man-Thing's list of appearances on the Marvel wiki with any issues containing "Hulk" in their name (because it was definitely a Hulk issue that I read), and viola: It's Hulk Vol. 1 Issue 6, and the villain in question is one Owen Candler.
Does Classic!Hulk qualify as a Superhero?
Guy sounds like a Swamp Thing villain.
edited 12th Mar '17 11:50:54 AM by TheHandle
Anyone else digging the Weapon X and Totally Awesome Hulk crossover so far?
edited 23rd Jun '17 2:19:50 PM by PufflePalooza
I like Amadeus Cho by himself, he's a stereotype but a Rebel Without A Cause kinda vibe to him.
As for the Hulk his take on being a full blown superhero is silly to me. the Hulk is not a hero per say, he's a goddamn living engine of destruction and pretty much America's answer to Godzilla. I think the problem with his stories is that he's being "flip-flopped". If Hulk becomes too destructive Banner takes over to figure things out, when Banner becomes to boring Hulk comes back to play. When I was a kid I too thought Bruce Banner was a useless science nerd holding back his full potential. As I got older (mostly in high school) I got into the deconstruction of the character. Bruce Banner played god with an instruments of death and chaos and one careless act not only ruined his rep but made him pay the price in full. The Hulk is his greatest creation and his greatest sin which is why The Hulk: The End is one of my favorite Hulk stories. When Dr. Banner could *tch* no longer turn into the Hulk, he commented to his son Skaar I think when he was trying to turn him into a hero: basically stating that as the Hulk destruction excels but no one ever got physically hurt and that he himself made the bomb that gave birth to the Hulk making him more dangerous than the Jade Giant. This is a double edge blade kind of thing since Banner expects Skaar to take his place and give the Hulk's legacy something good to look up to but forgets that Kid Rage (that's what I call him) is the son of the Hulk also wants to kill the original when he comes back and is just as angry but not as infinitely strong. I say Banner should always be on the run and the Hulk would only come out should Banner ever be provoked or when he is called upon, he is one of the original Avengers after all as well as one of the most powerful characters in comic book history. Just have to keep in mind that the Hulk doesn't play well with others except those he considers friends but at the end of the day the Hulk just wants to be alone not because he wants to be but simply because he KNOWS he has to be.
edited 26th Jan '18 8:53:06 AM by Stellar
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