Victim of an experimental gamma bomb, a weapon of his own creation, Dr. Bruce Banner was transformed into the rampaging jade giant, the incredible Hulk. Separated from his love, Betty Ross, and pursued by her father, General Thunderbolt Ross, Doctor Banner travels the world seeking a cure for his condition and flee those who seek to use the Hulk for their own purposes.
Although he originally was able to hide his condition from Betty and her father, his secret was inevitably revealed and he became a fugitive. Future issues saw the introduction of sophisticated strongman Doc Samson and the death of long-time enemy Glenn Talbot, but the title saw poor sales until the introduction of Peter David who set a record-breaking ten-year run on the the title injecting the series with humor, conspiracy, and heavy psychological themes.
Recently, the Hulk was exiled from Earth by his superhero friends leading to the epic Planet Hulk followed by his terrifying return in World War Hulk. He has faced an old enemy in a new form with the introduction of Red Hulk, but most recently, Banner has taken control of the monster as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D..