Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hulk
7. HULK WAS ORIGINALLY MEANT TO BE GREY
Hulk’s different hues have played a large part in distinguishing his various personalities over the years, but it actually all started out as a printing error. When the Hulk first premiered in the ’60s, he was originally intended to be grey, which is how he (sort of) appeared in the premiere issue.
However, by the second issue he had turned green for no apparent reason Why? Printers at the time were unable to keep his color a consistent shade, resulting in the Hulk being a pasty silver in one panel and charcoal black in the next. To compensate, Stan Lee made the executive decision to change his color to the much easier to print green, which at that point wasn’t being used by any other major Marvel characters.
Grey Hulk would return. Around the same time Rick James took a stab at being the Hulk (yes, that actually happened), Bruce Banner went through a transformation that left him as a wise-cracking, granite-hued Hulk with the alias Joe Fixit who passed his time as a Las Vegas enforcer (yes, that also actually happened).