[28], Red Hulk plays a vital role in the Infinity Gem crisis of the "Heroic Age" storyline. [9][10], Loeb, Jeph (w), McGuinness, Ed (p), Vines, Dexter (i). [31], As part of the 2012 Marvel NOW! [2] The 2010 "World War Hulks" storyline reveals that this being is United States Army General Thunderbolt Ross,[3] the father-in-law and longtime nemesis of the original Hulk, Bruce Banner. 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. And he looks the same, except he's red. General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe all the way back in The Incredible Hulk portrayed by William Hurt. ; defeats several Marvel heroes; and, after causing an earthquake in San Francisco, is finally defeated by the combined efforts of the Hulk and Thor. Many early Hulk stories depicted Ross as an Army general trying to capture or destroy the Hulk with a U.S. Army battalion called the "Hulkbusters". [23], In the 2010 storyline "Fall of the Hulks: Gamma", Red Hulk is related in flashback to have killed General Ross at the behest of Bruce Banner, with whom he has formed an alliance. Except, of course, for his powers which are identical. Generaal Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross is een personage uit de strips van Marvel Comics.Hij is een generaal uit het Amerikaanse leger, en een regelmatig terugkerend personage in de strips van de Hulk.. De acteurs van Thunderbolt Ross in de MCU is William Hurt.In de Nederlandse stem van Thunderbolt Ross is Casper Gimbrère. 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. agent Clay Quartermain to merge with the electric creature Zzzax, a process that gives Ross superpowers but also makes him mentally unstable. 3 #1 (January 2008), created by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness, but his identity as Ross was not revealed until later. A variation of Captain America called the Captain is sent into Greenland by God Emperor Doom and Sheriff Strange to kill Red King, who is holding Bucky Barnes prisoner. Angrir dispatches Red Hulk by knocking him out of the city and into Vermont. [volume & issue needed], Ross would make friends with Banner, but when Betty is seemingly killed due to what both Ross and Banner believed to have been Banner's gamma-irradiated DNA interacting with hers, he once more pursues the Hulk with a vendetta. The character can also emit heat at will from his eyes during non-enraged periods and can augment power levels by absorbing various types of energy, such as gamma radiation (in one instance causing the Hulk to revert to alter ego Bruce Banner)[22] and the Power Cosmic. In order to combat Bruce Banner and The Hulk, Ross recruited Emil Blonsky and injected him with an experimental version of the Super Soldier Serum. [27] After the events of the Scorched Earth program, Red Hulk is paired up with a Life Model Decoy named Annie. and The Leader. [47][48], Red Hulk has been merchandised in the form of action figures[76][77] and miniature statues. [volume & issue needed], After the Hulk returns from exile and initiates "World War Hulk", General Ross, now a full general, makes his own return, electing to bring the fight to his nemesis once more after the Hulk beats Iron Man. It’s possible we could see Ross use more experimental drugs from his revived Super Soldier Project. 4, from issue #7 (January 2011) through its final issue #34 (January 2013). relaunch, Red Hulk leads a non-government sponsored version of the Thunderbolts. [42] Issue #6 was the second-best-selling title of September 2008,[43] and issue #10 was sixth in February 2009. [34] Subsequently, in that year's Captain America #1, it is revealed that Ross was paroled for helping a resistance cell during the "Secret Empire" storyline and appointed head of the investigation into the attack. "Winner Takes All". "Blood Red", "'Hulk' #5 is red hot – second printing announced", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Red_Hulk&oldid=987940350, Wikipedia introduction cleanup from August 2018, Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from August 2018, All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 03:43. [44], Augie De Blieck Jr. of Comic Book Resources gave the first six issues a positive review, describing it as a "silly fun action romp" and a "popcorn comic". [24] 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. [32], The 2016 "Civil War II" storyline reveals that Thunderbolt Ross is incarcerated in a classified military prison. [38] Red Hulk was created through a combination of gamma radiation and cosmic rays. and The Leader. [2] He was a recurring character throughout this series. When triggered, it turns him into a variation of the Red Hulk for one hour approximately every day and a half. And he's the same size. The character has been merchandized in various products, such as toys and statues, and appeared in numerous media adaptations, including animated television series, video games, and live-action feature films. [22] The 2009 "Code Red" story arc[16] also made allusions to Red Hulk's real identity, and introduced a Red She-Hulk character, when Domino identifies Red Hulk before his transformation. Ross grew up in a military environment with both his father and paternal grandfather in the military. [4] The storyline reveals that Ross was given the ability to transform into Red Hulk by the organizations A.I.M. In The Incredible Hulk film, Ross had restarted the Super Soldier program that created Captain America. [45], Red Hulk was listed as #41 on IGN's "Top 50 Avengers". Thaddeus Ross was created byStan LeeandJack Kirby. and the Intelligencia, and that he did this in order to better fight the original Hulk. McGuinness, Ed (p). Thunderbolt Ross first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 (May 1962) and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby as a nemesis for the Hulk. The serum would work giving Blonsky enhanced strength, speed, and agility.