The short, short version of both Captain America and The Incredible Hulk's origin stories is simply, "science." Steve Rogers got injected with a serum that made him the perfect human specimen; Bruce Banner absorbed a bunch of gamma radiation that made him turn into a big, green (or sometimes gray) guy.
For decades, comics fans have pretty much just accepted those origin stories as science fiction, but Stanford University biologist Sebastian Alvarado says there are for-real scientific explanations for how the two heroes got their powers.
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Following last week's Chitauri-riffic 1/6 scale collectible figure announcements from Hot Toys, fans of The Avengers film will be pleased to see that the toymaker is finally getting to the Hulk's better half, Dr. Bruce Banner. What's more, Hot Toys is releasing a special edition combo pack that pairs Banner and the Hulk... in some markets.
It's no surprise that LEGO and developer TT Games are playing up the characters and settings from The Avengers in the official launch trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which is available in stores today. Nick Fury, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, Loki and the Helicarrier are all front-and-center. Oh, and Galactus.
Even though Hot Toys teased a few of its unveilings for the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2012 festival early, it turns out the toymaker still saved plenty of reveals for the show itself. Several notable upcoming 1/6 limited edition collectible figurines were showcased at HT's booth last week
SHOW YOUR WORK is something you hear a lot when nerds debate who should win any given superhero fight. Animator Michael Habjan took the challenge to heart, creating a rather impressive series of animated shorts that depict a battle between Superman and the Incredible Hulk, which is certainly among the most argued hypothetical fights. The project is ongoing so don't
A man was sent to jail for two years last week following a curious drug arrest in Coventry, West Midlands, England. Scott Anderson was caught selling cocaine in April while dressed like the Incredible Hulk, a Marvel Comics superhero with green skin, attire that made him easily identifiable by police. No explanation has been offered as to why Anderson was dressed as
Movies:The Dark Knight Rises' latest Bat vehicle was caught on the streets of Pittsburgh by YouTube user Miclarko and a few others. Provided it's what it looks like, fans can expect the Dark Knight to literally rise.
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