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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Why Puny Humans Not Leave Hulk Alone?

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In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme (basically, stuff that happens frequently in comics).

Today we look at five instances where the Hulk asks why is it that the humans never leave him alone.

Enjoy!

Hulk was always complaining about the humans not leaving him alone, but early on in his adventures, his ire was strictly that – anger. Heck, REALLY early on he didn’t even have time to complain, he just fought. As time went by, though, he began to lash out at the puny humans for constantly hounding him, like this bit from Tales to Astonish #66…


It stayed that way all through issue #78, where he was angry at the humans for hounding him, but that was it…


In Tales to Astonish #79, though, Hulk first began to question his state of affairs…


At the beginning of the next issue, the Hulk got even more introspective….


(It’s fascinating, really, to see how once Stan Lee came up with a new idea, he would really latch on to it)

In #84, the Hulk once again questions his lot in life…


In #92, he gets especially plaintive…


And in the first issue of his solo series, Incredible Hulk #102, Hulk’s “Why?” position has become such an important part of his characterization that Gary Friedrich makes sure to include it in the recap of the Hulk in the issue…



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