The Incredible Hulk (comic strip)

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The Incredible Hulk
Current status/scheduleConcluded
Launch dateOctober 30, 1978
End dateSeptember 5, 1982
Syndicate(s)King Features Syndicate
Genre(s)Superhero

The Incredible Hulk is a syndicated newspaper strip, which debuted on October 30, 1978 and ran until September 5, 1982 by King Features Syndicate.[1]

The strip[edit]

Initially written by Stan Lee and drawn by Larry Lieber,[2][3] this strip modeled its version of the character after the television series airing at the time, with Banner's first name being given as "David", the McGee character, and a "wandering man" format. Although the depiction of the Hulk matched the comic books in terms of visual design, he did not speak dialog which is akin to the television version of the character.[4] Lieber took over both writing and artwork soon after the strip launched. He later turned over art chores to first Rich Buckler (starting in Spring 1979) and then Alan Kupperberg (starting in November 1979), who also wrote the strip in its final months. The newspaper credits were slow to reflect changes in the creative team; Stan Lee, for instance, continued to appear in the byline for months after he gave up working on the strip.[4]

Chapter guide[edit]

Chapter Fan title Start date End date
1 To Clone a Hulk 1978-10-30 1978-12-18
2 Rage and Revenge 1978-12-19 1979-02-25
3 The Mechanical Hulk 1979-02-26 1979-05-13
4 Jailbreak! 1979-05-14 1979-06-24
5 The Union Election 1979-06-25 1979-09-30
6 The Secret of the Hulk 1979-10-01 1979-12-09
7 The Big Top 1979-12-10 1980-02-25
8 Blind Compassion 1980-02-26 1980-05-18
9 Murdock Mountain 1980-05-19 1980-08-03
10 The Champ 1980-08-04 1980-11-09
11 Amnesia 1980-11-10 1981-02-15
12 Controlling the Beast 1981-02-16 1981-05-31
13 The Gangsters 1981-06-01 1981-09-14
14 The Alien 1981-09-15 1981-11-30
15 The Werewolf 1981-12-01 1982-02-22
16 Mona, Charity & Liz 1982-02-23 1982-05-16
17 Eric Kane the Conqueror 1982-05-17 1982-08-22
18 Kitty and Pop Huston 1982-08-23 1982-09-05
19 The Human Cobra & Mr. Hyde unpublished unpublished

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cbr.com/see-you-in-the-funnies-comic-books-that-became-newspaper-strips/
  2. ^ Thomas, Roy (Fall 1999). "A Conversation with Artist-Writer Larry Lieber". Alter Ego. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing. 3 (2): 24 of print version. Archived from the original on August 21, 2010. Retrieved January 31, 2008. I remember doing The Hulk, with Frank Giacoia inking.
  3. ^ Best, Daniel (August 6, 2007). "Looking Back With Larry Lieber". 20th Century Danny Boy. Archived from the original on March 31, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012. The Hulk was kind of popular on television; and so I drew The Hulk. Stan was writing it.
  4. ^ a b Cassell, Dewey (February 2014). "Smashing into Syndication: The Incredible Hulk Newspaper Strip". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (70): 37–40.

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