We Have a Hulk- Superhero Teams With Hulk on the Roster
When drafting your ultimate superhero team, you want to make sure you have a wide variety of fighting styles- you might want a leader, someone who can fly, a weapons specialist, or a hero whose strength could carry the whole team- literally and figuratively!
The Incredible Hulk is famous for his ability to smash enemies into the ground, packing some painful punches with his giant green fists. That’s why it’s no surprise that many different Marvel team-ups have had Hulk on their roster. When the enemy has an army, it’s good to have a Hulk. Let’s take a look at which groups the Incredible Hulk has been affiliated with over the years!
The Hulk was a founding member of the Avengers superhero team, which banded together when Loki waged a vengeful battle against his brother Thor. After defeating Loki, the five heroes (Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, and Hulk) decided that they made a great team, and Wasp dubbed them the Avengers.
Hulk soon left the team and Captain America took his place, after Bruce Banner realized how his teammates feared his increasingly uncontrollable alter ego. Since then, Hulk has returned to the team in different configurations of heroes, including the MCU’s own Avengers lineup.
The Pantheon team was a group of heroes descended from Agamemnon the immortal. The team did extend an invitation to the Hulk, who became an ally, a member, and then eventually a leader for the team of demigods.
As the leader of the Pantheon, the Hulk led the demigods in an epic confrontation with Agamemnon, during which they destroyed the team’s headquarters at the Mount. Several team members left the group, wanting nothing more to do with the Hulk, who resigned from his leadership position.
While the lineup of the Defenders team has often rotated, the three core members have always been Doctor Strange, Namor, and The Hulk. The three first banded together to protect the Earth from an invasion of alien beings called the Undying Ones.
When the team was given a serial comic, Valkyrie joined the roster, and soon the Defenders crossed the likes of the Guardians of the Galaxy, Howard the Duck, and the Headmen. Even when the team reformed, Hulk was a fairly consistent member.
The Fantastic Four
When a Skrull alien captured the original Fantastic Four and made it seem as if the team had died, a new group banded together to avenge the missing heroes. The team included Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man and the gray-skinned Hulk.
Spider-Man quit after he learned the new team would not be paid for their efforts, and these new Fantastic Four weren’t long for the world. The Hulk on this team was gray, and operated under his Mr. Fixit persona, which was more like a mafia man than the typical green hero he was known to be.
The Cosmic Champions were a group of heroes and villains teleported to Battleworld by the Beyonder in the first Secret Wars storyline. Fascinated with their abilities, he put them all onto this planet and stocked it with weapons for a battle royale between Avengers, X-Men, and villains.
The Hulk was among these fighters, as well as his cousin She-Hulk, and was involved in Battleworld skirmishes with the other Champions. This series was famous for introducing the symbiote Spider-Man costume which would eventually become Venom.
Whatever may change with each of these Marvel teams, one thing’s for sure- they all got along with the help of a green, mean smashing machine.
If you’re looking to add the Hulk to your team, keep an eye on Sideshow’s Online Comic-Con, where we will be releasing more information about the Incredible Hulk Life-Size Bust as well as the Hulk in our Avengers Assemble lineup of statues.
The fun begins July 1st and lasts until the end of San Diego Comic Con, so be sure to check back for daily deals and reveals all month long!