Real Name: Dr. Bruce Banner
First appearance: Incredible Hulk #1
Bruce Banner, in order to save Rick Jones from a bomb test, ended up subjecting himself to Gamma radiation. fortunately for Bruce, the radiation did not kill him, unfortunately it caused him to turn into the hulk at nightfall.
In the early issues the details of the hulks transformation from Bruce Banner and back changed regularly, starting at with nightfall and dawn, going to being stuck as the hulk, to being able to control it with a device.
The comic in its first several issue’s as well as the Hulk himself seemed to be in a state of ongoing flux.
The Hulk’s Reading order & appearance List, as far as I reviewed so far:
*Based of of what I have reviewed so far: