the Red Hulk, assembled a strike-team with a composition very similar to the defunct Code Red, including himself, the Punisher, Deadpool, Elektra, Agent Venom, and others.  During the 2011 "Fear Itself" storyline, Red Hulk attempts unsuccessfully to stop the Thing (in the form of Angrir, Breaker of Souls) from destroying the Avengers Tower, as MODOK Superior and Black Fog converge on both combatants during the fight.  However, the 2010 "World War Hulks" storyline reveals that Red Hulk is Thunderbolt Ross himself, the Red She-Hulk his daughter Betty, and that the Ross who was "killed" was a Life Model Decoy used to convince the world that he had died. And he's the same size. NOTE: This article is about the incarnation of Thunderbolt Ross from the Marvel Cinematic film series. This indicates that Ross as Red Hulk has been in the cards for some time, but his ultimate appearance may be a matter of time now that there is room open for him to roam free. The 2010 "World War Hulks" storyline reveals that this being is United States Army General Thunderbolt Ross, the father-in-law and longtime nemesis of the original Hulk, Bruce Banner. Although Banner had claimed that he removed Red Hulk's energy-draining ability from him because it was killing Red Hulk, Red Hulk is shown to still possess this ability. The Thunderbolts first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #449 (January 1997) and were created by Kurt Busiek and Mark Bagley.. Ross is a General in the Air Force who is in charge of Bruce Banner's gamma bomb project.  The 2009 "Code Red" story arc also made allusions to Red Hulk's real identity, and introduced a Red She-Hulk character, when Domino identifies Red Hulk before his transformation. Crossing the Canadian wilderness, the Red Hulk was attacked by a Wendigo, which he ended up killing. ", "Hulk #5 Review, It's hammer time for Red Hulk", "Eliza Dushku Will S.M.A.S.H. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made her first appearance in Incredible Hulk #1 (1962) as a romantic interest of the Hulk (Dr. Bruce Banner), and is the daughter of General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross. The Hulk, confused, does not smash and leaps away. After the creation of the Hulk, Ross pursues the creature with a growing obsession, and, after learning that Banner and the Hulk are one and the same, Ross hunts Banner as well. Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Dexter Vines (i). After witnessing Banner and Rick Jones (who was the Hulk at that time) heroically engaging the mutant, Ross realizes that he has been wrong about the Hulk being a mindless monster. relaunch, Red Hulk leads a non-government sponsored version of the Thunderbolts. Human form. The first incarnation of Red Hulk (also known as Rulk) first appeared in the Hulk series that debuted in 2008. agent Clay Quartermain to merge with the electric creature Zzzax, a process that gives Ross superpowers but also makes him mentally unstable. General "Thunderbolt" Ross spent most of his life obsessed trying to capture Bruce Banner, the Hulk, creating a division of the U.S. Army called Hulkbusters in order to hunt him down.. Over the years, the character has undergone multiple transformations, including the antiheroine Red She-Hulk (or She-Rulk). A new rumor suggests General Thunderbolt Ross and the Red Hulk will appear in the newly announced She-Hulk Disney+ series. Bruce Banner has been able to damage adamantium in comics as Hulk, so Captain America's shield may not be enough to stop the immeasurable strength and power of Thunderbolt Ross as Red Hulk. Official Superhero Database stats.  Red Hulk was created through a combination of gamma radiation and cosmic rays.  IGN reviewer Jesse Schedeen was generally critical of the series, citing a lack of character development and the emphasis on continuous action sequences over the ongoing question of Red Hulk's identity.  The satellites used to revert the Hulk to human form at the end of World War Hulk were used to power the device used to turn Ross into the Red Hulk. 2) series that premiered in 2008 established that the Red Hulk is very aggressive, as he murders the Hulk adversaries Wendigo and Abomination; destroys the Helicarrier of the spy organization S.H.I.E.L.D. The Rulk version of Ross had also fought the Hulk twice. General Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross (also known as the Red Hulk) is a fictional character who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics featuring the Hulk. It’s only when he finally reaches the end of his rope that Ross is reborn once again as the Red Hulk - this time with gray hair and Ross’s iconic mustache. But the bigger the difference in Class is, the more obvious it is who'll win in a fight. , After Hulk takes away the powers of Rick Jones, Skaar and Betty Ross, Ross starts monitoring Hulk's movements. As Red Hulk he is almost identical to Hulk, but with red skin, black nails also shorts and a shorter hair style, as well as yellow eyes. The Hulk escapes from Ryker's control and, after several adventures, is lost in space.  After the events of the Scorched Earth program, Red Hulk is paired up with a Life Model Decoy named Annie. "Red Hulk", Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Mark Farmer (i). , Finally, the Nevermind, a mutant who drains people of their life energy, attacks Gamma Base in search of a strong host, in this case the Hulk. Ross is eventually recovered and revived by agents of the alien Troyjan and returns to the Air Force. , Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Dexter Vines, Mark Farmer (i). FRONT: Minor creases along spine, spine has minor curl, top-right corner has fold, scratch and dent near bottom-middle. In the first comic called Red Hulk, he first appeared killing Abomination. , Comics featuring the Red Hulk have sold well but received mixed reviews. He is later restored to human form but retains some residual energy-generating powers. 3 #1 (January 2008), created by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness, but his identity as Ross was not revealed until later. Thaddeus Banner Future Imperfect . The mainstream version can be found here: Thunderbolt Ross. To further distance the character away from the original: "Everything the Green Hulk isn't, the Red Hulk is. His daughter, Betty, takes a liking to the young scientist, a fact which only enhances the dislike the rough Ross has for the "weakling" scientist Banner.  Unlike the green Hulk, who gets stronger as his rage increases, Red Hulk's body temperature rises with his anger. His popularity resulted in him being used as a main character in the 2012 Thunderbolts series by Daniel Way and Steve Dillon. The best, the most powerful and the most notorious of them was General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, the legendary dad of Betty Ross who sought to kill the original Bruce Banner Hulk since day one. 1 Biography 1.1 General Ross 1.2 Red Hulk 2 Appearance 3 Personality 4 Powers and Abilites 5 Background in other media 6 Appearances At some point during his military career, General Ross was charged with … "Winner Takes All". Ross is a United States military officer, the father of Betty Ross, ex-father-in-law of Glenn Talbot, father-in-law of Bruce Banner, and the head of the gamma bomb project that turned Banner into the Hulk. It surrounded the return of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross on the cast list. At the same time, General Ross was talking with Rulk. It later turns out that the Red Hulk and Rulk were both General Ross. MAX; Epic; Icon; See More... Community. Ross grew up in a military environment with both his father and paternal grandfather in the military. Chat; ... Red Hulk Avengers Assemble Hulk & S.M.A.S.H. , In 2009, Thunderbolt Ross was ranked as IGN's 71st Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.  Schedeen also derided the treatment of other mainstream Marvel characters within the pages of Hulk, saying about issue #5 "The series has already treated She-Hulk and Iron Man like ragdolls who crumple under the awesome might of Red Hulk. After Banner's transformation into the Hulk, Ross spends years chasing the monster, becoming obsessed enough to commit treason by allying himself with the Leader, MODOK, and the Abomination to destroy the Hulk. Red Hulk believes he is the best of the Hulks and his military history has often boosted his ego to unbearable levels. Incredible Hulk #181 (Wolverine's First Appearance) Random Comic Imprints. [volume & issue needed], Around this time, General Ryker takes over the pursuit of the Hulk. "The Strongest There Is", Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Mark Farmer & Dexter Vines (i). He later became a mutated human known as the Red Hulk. He and his men simply do not fire on or engage the Hulk in any way.  He is thwarted by a restored Hulk, who beats Red Hulk mostly due to Red Hulk's exhaustion from overheating. "Thunderbolts, "'Hulk' #5 is red hot – second printing announced", "The Future of the Hulk: Marvel reveals new details about the current and future status of the Hulk line", "The reliably green Incredible Hulk gets pulled into a crimson tide for '#2, "Hulk #4 Review, Who is the hulkiest Hulk of them all? , The Red Hulk was created as part of a Super Soldier program by several persons, including Doc Samson, and the criminal think tank Intelligencia, headed by MODOK. Red Hulk believes he is the best of the Hulks and his military history has often boosted his ego to unbearable levels. Despite having bulging biceps that constantly test the integrity of his spandex, Steve Rogers is once again the little guy when it comes to this opponent. History. Nearly four decades after Ross’ overall first appearance, he finally made his debut as the Red Hulk … His daughter, Betty, takes a liking to the young scientist, deepening Ross' dislike for the "weakling". He was portrayed by Sam Elliott in the 2003 film Hulk and by William Hurt in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films The Incredible Hulk (2008), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). The Army continuity is also followed in various Hulk adaptations, such as in the 1966 and 1996–1998 cartoon versions of the Hulk, the 2003 Ang Lee movie Hulk in which he is portrayed by Sam Elliott, and in the 2008 movie The Incredible Hulk, in which he is portrayed by William Hurt.  Claiming bad dialogue, poor pacing and maltreated characters, Schedeen stated that Ed McGuinness' artwork was the only saving grace for the title. After Banner's transformation into the Hulk, Ross spends years chasing the monster, becoming obsessed enough with it to commit treason by allying himself with the Leader, M.O.D.O.… As a boy, Thaddeus Ross immersed himself in the study of military history. Doc Samson and She Hulk was investigating the murder. The Superhero Database Classification number, or SHDB Class, is a number that represents the overall 'power' of a character. Alter Ego: Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross Notable Aliases: Rulk First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962) note As Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross / Hulk #1 (January 2008) note As Red Hulk After imprisoning Red Hulk in the Gamma Base, Banner makes arrangements with Steve Rogers for Red Hulk to join the Avengers. 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