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Newsarama interviews Greg Pak and others about the appeal of the Hulk

Just in time for the debut of the movie, Newsarama has interviewed a number of comics pros, including “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” writer Greg Pak, about the enduring appeal of everyone’s favorite Green Goliath. An excerpt:

“The beauty of the Hulk is his simplicity: Banner gets angry, Banner turns into the Hulk, and the Hulk smashes,” says Greg Pak, the award-winning screenwriter who penned both Planet Hulk and World War Hulk for Marvel. “That’s unbelievably fun on a sheer, visceral level. But what makes the character truly great is that once you scratch the surface, that ongoing theme of the price of anger becomes endlessly compelling on a deeper emotional level.”
Peter David, one of the writers who is indelibly linked to The Hulk after years of writing the character during the ’80s and ’90s, said the character also appeals to that part in all of us that hides a darker side. “Because everyone has an inner monster,” the writer said. “Most people aren’t Gods, or supergeniuses, or independently wealthy. But everyone has a dark side, whether they want to admit to it or not.

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