[4], Ross is the Air Force general in charge of Bruce Banner's gamma bomb project.

However, the serum also gave him enhanced rejuvenation and he was quickly back in the field. However, unlike the Hulk, when he becomes angrier, he does not become stronger, but emits increasing heat. 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. A new rumor suggests General Thunderbolt Ross and the Red Hulk will appear in the newly announced She-Hulk Disney+ series. [8], Red Hulk has superhuman strength, durability, and endurance, comparable to that of the Hulk. "Winner Takes All". The origin of Red Hulk was revealed in Hulk #23. Leaked Set Photos Present First Look at Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel in Upcoming Disney Plus Series. The Red Hulk first appeared in Hulk vol. [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. [citation needed], After Hulk takes away the powers of Rick Jones, Skaar and Betty Ross, Ross starts monitoring Hulk's movements. 3 #1 (January 2008), created by Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuiness, but his identity as Ross was not revealed until later. Subsequently, almost everyone he killed is brought back to life with no memory of the event. [39] Red Hulk has also been shown to have a weakness to Negative Zone energy, which caused him burning pain and drained him when he attempted to absorb it. [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". The Hulk is eventually defeated via satellite weapons that revert him to human form. The rumors comes from We Got This Covered. The Hulk escapes from Ryker's control and, after several adventures, is lost in space. "Red Hulk", Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Mark Farmer (i). De Blieck liked Loeb's lack of subtlety when giving out clues, saying "this is a book where anytime someone is about reveal the solution to the big mystery, they get knocked out by a slap in the face from the Red Hulk or a machine gun to the gut." "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? [7], Ross' body is later stolen by the Leader, who uses the powers of one of his followers to resurrect Ross. "Tumble", The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet, "New Black Widow Set Photos Confirm William Hurt on Set", "Way and Dillon Confirmed For Marvel NOW! [36], Marvel editor Mark Paniccia described the Red Hulk as "absolutely uninhibited, tactically intelligent",[12] while writer Jeph Loeb said "The Red Hulk is the kind of Hulk we haven't seen before—a thinking, calculating, brutal weapon-toting kind of Hulk." [35] However, he was later killed, and Captain America was framed for his murder. [38] Red Hulk was created through a combination of gamma radiation and cosmic rays. [8][39] Unlike the green Hulk, who gets stronger as his rage increases, Red Hulk's body temperature rises with his anger. By subscribing, you agree to receive email communication from Bounding Into Comics. Now it's Thor's turn". "The Strongest There Is", Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Mark Farmer & Dexter Vines (i). When triggered, it turns him into a variation of the Red Hulk for one hour approximately every day and a half. DisneyMarvelMarvel Cinematic UniverseMarvel StudiosRed HulkShe-HulkThunderbolt Ross. [2] He was a recurring character throughout this series. And he looks the same, except he's red. In 2008, Ross was transformed into the Red Hulk to better combat his nemesis. They use their resources to hijack Tony Stark’s satellites and siphon the energy coming off of The Hulk. He saves his daughter by allowing the mutant to latch on him and discharging the energy resources he retained from Zzzax. The storyline reveals that Ross was given the ability to transform into Red Hulk by the organizations A.I.M. 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. [6], 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. 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". His one criticism was that, although he liked the artwork, he would have preferred Dale Keown as the artist. The first five issues of the Hulk title sold out, and second printings featured new covers. and The Leader. General Thaddeus E. “Thunderbolt” Ross first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe all the way back in The Incredible Hulk portrayed by William Hurt. Though the heat is intense enough to melt desert sand into glass, it causes him to weaken when it becomes too intense,[40] as his physiology lacks a cooling mechanism to deal with the excess heat. [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. Generals Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross and Robert Maverick. [47] 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. [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. He is capable of absorbing radiation, which his body can metabolize for increased strength. Are you interested in seeing Red Hulk in the new She-Hulk Disney+ series? Jeph Loeb (w), Ed McGuinness (p), Dexter Vines (i). First appearing in the Universal Studios/Marvel's 2008 film The Incredible Hulk, he returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universein severalfollow-ups. [42] Issue #6 was the second-best-selling title of September 2008,[43] and issue #10 was sixth in February 2009. The first incarnation of Red Hulk (also known as Rulk)[1] first appeared in the Hulk series that debuted in 2008. 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. It’s possible we could see Ross use more experimental drugs from his revived Super Soldier Project. He later comes up with a more cost-effective method of confronting the Hulk when he is in his childlike stage: active non-resistance. [27] After the events of the Scorched Earth program, Red Hulk is paired up with a Life Model Decoy named Annie.