Hulk 50! Marvel No Give Hulk A Birthday Party. Hulk Sad.

Remember on August 8 last year when everybody took note that it was the best specific date to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fantastic Four, and Bleeding Cool told you that’s because that is the most common date stamp to be found on Fantastic Four #1?

Well, looks like the Hulk turned 50 last week, and not too many people noticed.  March Madness indeed.  Sorry Hulk, I’ve been busy.

The Incredible Hulk #1 by Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and George Roussos came out in 1962, and is cover-dated May — but the cover date is an indication as to when unsold copies of the comic were to be removed from the stands.

As you can see from the scans below, stamped and penciled newsstand arrival dates have the comic hitting the stands on dates ranging from Feb 28 to March 29 (I got bored after looking through 100 copies in the ever-handy Heritage archives, so there might be others).

And as we found with Fantastic Four #1, one date stands out above the others as most common:  March 1, 1962 is the Hulk’s birthday.

 

Galina Voronina Returns, In Assassin’s Creed #11

RegularShow_OGN3_Cover

Not A Clash Of Kings…A Clash Of Consoles: New Regular Show GN Out This Week

Get A Sense Of The Justice League Movie That Almost Was With A Read-Through Of Justice League: Mortal

Lucas Stand #1 Kurt Sutter Signed Cover Revealed

Jonesy_004_A_Main

Comedy And Emotion With A Donut Shaped Bow On Top: Advance Review Of Jonesy #4

DC SuperHero Girls To Make A Billion Dollars? Diane Nelson On Diversity, Pink, Action Figures For Girls – But Forgets Something Important?

tumblr_inline_o7lonb1woz1tfq19o_540

Linework NW Opens Up New Frontiers In Portland

Here’s Why We Are Still Complaining About Dan DiDio – Abhay Khosla Answers Michael Davis

Before Watchmen: Dr Manhattan #4 Sold For Up To $50 On eBay

gotdoor

Game Of Thrones Actors Kristian Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright Discuss That Ending