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The Best Hulk Stories for Each of His Transformations

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One of the most important characters in Avengers: Endgame is Bruce Banner who has created a new personality with his gamma-radiated alter ego merging with his own mind to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe's version of Professor Hulk.

With a new Hulk personality running around in the MCU here is a list of all the best comic book stories each starring a different personality for the Jade Giant and providing new takes on the classic Marvel Comics character.

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Indestructible Hulk: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Launched by Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu in 2012, Indestructible Hulk saw Bruce Banner rethink his dynamic with the Hulk, enlisting his services as a scientist with S.H.I.E.L.D. while Hulk is positioned to smash the intelligence agency's enemies; Banner builds, Hulk destroys.

The first volume provides readers with a chance to see Smart Hulk in action as the S.H.I.E.L.D. sponsored superhero battles Attuma in the depths of the ocean, faces a new Quintronic Man, and features a team-up of sorts with Iron Man. While Banner and the Hulk may have reached a new understanding at the start of the series, the balance between the two remains as fragile and unpredictable as ever.

Planet Hulk

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One of the most acclaimed Hulk stories ever published, Planet Hulk received its own animated adaptation and served as a major inspiration behind Thor: Ragnarok. Written by Greg Pak and illustrated by a whole team of superstar artists including Gary Frank, Aaron Lopresti, Takeshi Miyazawa, and Carlo Pagulayan, the storyline sees the Illuminati, a clandestine organization of the Marvel Universe's elite superheroes, send Hulk into deep space to prevent him from causing further collateral damage. After his ship is thrown off-course, Hulk crash-lands on the faraway planet of Sakaar, a harsh world gripped in a planetary civil war.

The epic storyline is collected in one single volume detailing Hulk's rise from a lowly fighter in gladiatorial arenas that are overseen by the planet's ruling class to a revolutionary figure who leads an insurrection to overthrow Sakaar's totalitarian regime. Perhaps the definitive story starring the traditional, savage Hulk, Planet Hulk puts the focus directly on the Jade Giant and his surprising tactical knowledge making him more than a simple brute.

World War Hulk

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Another blockbuster Hulk story was written by Greg Pak and features action-packed art from the legendary John Romita, Jr., World War Hulk marked the Green Scar's explosive return to Earth. Picking up from the finale of Planet Hulk, the Jade Giant and his most trusted warriors from Sakaar travel back to Earth to seek revenge on the Illuminati for exiling him in the first place and for seemingly causing a massive explosion on Hulk's new alien world.

Forcibly setting up shop in Manhattan after a quick and violent detour to the Moon, the story hits the ground running as Hulk and his Warbound fight the entire Marvel superhero population on Earth in an excellent showcase for the World-Breaker Hulk, the unstoppable version of the character with enough gamma-radiated power to threaten the whole planet. And with the Hulk stronger and angrier than ever, the combined efforts of Earth's Mightiest Heroes may not be enough to stop him.

Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 2

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One of the most prolific, influential writers on the entire history of the Incredible Hulk is Peter David. The celebrated comic book creator added many crucial elements to the character's mythos while working with a whole host of popular artists including Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen and Jeff Purves. One of the biggest fan-favorite additions to the Hulk made by David was the creation of Joe Fixit, an intelligent gray version of the Hulk who was a cunning and brutal enforcer.

The second volume of Hulk: Visionaries Peter David features the culmination of David's first major arc on the Strongest Avenger including Joe Fixit taking on the Leader and a legion of Hulkbusters. In addition to Joe Fixit's activities in Las Vegas, the volume also contains the iconic rematch between the Gray Hulk and Wolverine.

Immortal Hulk: Or Is He Both

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One of the most feared personalities lurking within Banner's psyche is Devil Hulk, a sinister vision of the Jade Giant that indulges its violent impulses completely uninhabited. This version of the Hulk plays a major role in Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's critically-acclaimed horror-inspired series Immortal Hulk.

The first volume includes Ewing's previous work on Avengers: No Surrender, which shows the resurrection of Bruce Banner as a more monstrous, devilish version of the Hulk before diving into his own series, where he transforms into the Hulk every night with terrifying results.

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