In 1971 The marvel comic book The Incredible Hulk had a run of stories that took an otherwise one dimensional character and injected storytelling that made the green beast interesting. Roy Thomas and Herb Trimpe were on great form and Harlan Elison had a stint as writer .The issues released that year where a strong indicator of how a basically silly character could be used to represent the everyman. Whereas the focus on Hulk's alter ego, Bruce Banner, had been where the human interest was, these issues focus on the Hulk and in doing so portrayed the basic tragedy of the character. Hand in hand with this depth was a great deal of fun and action therefore delivering entertainement to all readers.
Politics, socialising and humour in The Hulk