The Buck Stops Here: A Year of Cringe-Worthy Hulk Moments – Week 3

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

There was a time when we could write off the Hulk’s rage as an innocent child-like tantrum.  It was oddly reassuring to think that the Hulk destroyed a town, not in a malicious manner, but instead, because he didn’t know any better to stop.  All of that was put to the wayside in the first few pages of the short lived Byrne run on The Incredible Hulk.  With the Incredible Hulk #314 we see the Engine of Destruction land in a forest, startling a buck.

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With one vicious panel we see the innocence of the Hulk erased.  In one swift move the buck’s neck is broken, its life is lost and the Hulk stands without emotion.  We truly see the Hulk without a conscience, without morals, and as he truly is without humanity: a monster.

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