Beauty and the Behemoth
The Incredible Hulk has gone through many a transformation since he burst on the scene in the wake of an ill-fated Gamma Bomb experiment in 1962. Throughout his checkered history, however, one character has remained a constant in the annals of the Green Goliath: Betty Ross Banner, girlfriend and later wife of the Hulk's alter-ego, Dr. Bruce Banner. This retrospective volume charts the history of the Hulk through the experiences of Betty, from the monster's origin up to Betty's death in this June's shocking issue of The Incredible Hulk.
Introduced as the meek but beautiful daughter of irascible General "Thunderbolt" Ross, Betty always represented the unattainable to withdrawn scientist Bruce Banner. After his transformation into the hulk, this perceived gulf grew even wider as the pressure of hiding his second self consumed much of Banner's life. Betty would marry Colonel Glenn Talbot, head of the Army's task force assigned to stopping the Hulk's rampages. Eventually, however, the two would reunite and finally marry, with Betty grounding Bruce in the real world and giving him new reason to fight against the monster within him throughout his various transformations.