The Incredible Hulk: Worldbreaker, Hero, Icon

A nerdy insider’s accessible celebration of Hulk’s seminal comic book stories over the comic’s run, including all things Hulk: Bruce Banner and his character’s origin; various significant story lines over the decades; and his presence as a pop-culture icon in today’s wildly popular superhero climate.

The Incredible Hulk explores the phenomenon of one of Marvel Comics’ most popular super heroes, looks at the most significant and influential Hulk stories, and includes relevant spin-offs and ancillary comic book characters and events.

Framed by longtime comic book industry insider Rich Johnson and told using countless comic book images, variant covers, and Marvel Cinematic Universe concept art of both the Hulk and She-Hulk, the book covers how Bruce Banner/Hulk’s origin story began; character stories over the decades; Hulk’s Avengers story lines; and how Hulk is even powerful and relevant in today’s comic book (and super hero film) culture.

The book contains more than 300 Hulk illustrations, including covers, interior comic art, and sketch treatments, beginning with his inception in the early 1960s to present-day treatments of the character. The Incredible Hulk will appeal to new fans looking for a great place to start learning about Banner and his alter ego Hulk, to megafans, and to Marvel collectors alike.

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About The Author

Rich Johnson is a longtime comic book industry mainstay: he spent time as a vice president with DC Comics and Lion Forge Press, has been an Eisner Awards judge, writes for comics website The Beat, and founded and was co–publishing director of manga imprint Yen Press. Johnson also co-edited the critically acclaimed COVID Chronicles: A Comics Anthology, named by The Washington Post one of the best graphic novels of 2021.

  • Publish Date: March 28, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels - Superheroes (See Also Fiction - Superheroes)
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $50.00
  • CDN Price: $67.50
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-4124-2

Author Bookshelf: Rich Johnson