The Hulk is a superhero appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Hulk was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, his first appearance was in The Incredible Hulk in 1962. Since his first appearance The Hulk has been known as one of the most iconic Marvel Superheroes and since then has been featured in numerous works of fiction, television series, films, video games, merchandise, and other related and licensed products. The Hulk is an alter ego of Dr. Robert Bruce Banner who gains superhuman powers due to his exposure to gamma rays while he was saving the life of Rick Jones.  Following the accident, Bruce Banner has been physically transformed into The Hulk, a green hulking monstrosity often associated with mindless destructive rampages.