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The Religious Affiliation of
The Incredible Hulk
 

Religion: Catholic CBR Scale: A

Name: The Incredible Hulk

Other Names: Hulk

Classification: supporting character supporting character   based on a real person based on a real person  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #45 (Mid-Mar. 1989): "The Main Event"

Creators: Peter David, Herb Trimpe

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: The Hulk

Occupation: wrestler

Gender: male

Note: based on Hulk Hogan; adopted name of original Hulk (Banner)

A wrestler was featured in Marvel Comics Presents #45. This wrestler had adopted the name "Incredible Hulk." This "Hulk" is an obvious parody of real-life wrestler "Hulk" Hogan, who similarly appears to have adopted his name based on the Hulk/Bruce Banner comic book character.

In Marvel Comics Presents #45, the "real" Hulk, in his temporary guise of "Joe Fixit" entered the wrestling ring to thoroughly thrash the "imposter" Hulk wrestler.

The Marvel comics wrestler known briefly as the "Incredible Hulk" can be classified as Catholic because he is based on real-life Catholic wrestler Hulk Hogan. Coincidentally, the far better known Marvel character known as the Hulk (i.e., Bruce Banner) is also a Catholic (although usually only nominally so). But Bruce Banner's religious affiliation was not the basis for the religious classification of the wrestler "Hulk."


This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #45 (Mid-Mar. 1989): "The Main Event"


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/hulkwres.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/huahul.htm
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hulk_Hogan
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/47698/
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=12765