Top 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hulk
3. HULK ONCE JOINED THE CIRCUS AS A CLOWN
While 2012’s The Avengers was a pretty cool cinematic introduction to Marvel’s ultimate superhero team, it didn’t come close to the compelling storytelling of their debut issue in 1963’s The Avengers #1. Fresh off having his own solo title cancelled, the Hulk had nothing better do than roam around and help people. Leave it to Loki to screw up a good thing when he tricks Thor, Iron Man, Wasp and Ant-Man into believing Hulk is on yet another murderous rampage instead. Tired of being unfairly picked on, Hulk flees in the best way possible – by joining a traveling circus.
Instead of watching Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk take down a Chitauri warship or use Loki like a rag doll, we get an image of Hulk weighing his options by putting on clown makeup and pretending to be a robot. Really, it’s a match made in heaven as the Hulk uses his incredible strength to juggle some confused circus animals.
But once again his fun is ruined when the superheroes appear on the scene, attack him with a steel cylinder and try to catch him in a net. The Hulk is left with no choice but to flee from fleeing to the circus. Eventually Hulk is tracked down to a Detroit auto factory, some tires get thrown around, Thor captures Loki, forces him to clear the Hulk’s good name and then Loki falls through a trap door. Everyone celebrates and the Wasp suggests they do this again sometime. And that my friends is how the Avengers were assembled.
Sadly though, we will never know the true potential of Mechano the Clown.