I am a huge Hulk fan, and read all the comics from the first up to Planet Hulk. I like to think I am somewhat in the know. So this questions arrives in my mind. Is there really a Gravage Hulk?
I ask this as we know for a fact there it is stated in the comics itself of the clear difference between Savage and Grey Hulk. This was unquestioned from the 60s to the early 90s. Then... something happen. This is where it gets complicated. Doc Samson in his own notes state that he felt he merge the two Hulks, Grey and Savage, as one with Bruce himself.
As seen from this scan of the 30th Anniversary comic, the Merge Hulk of Grey and Savage first appears. BUT WAIT, this was not really Gravage Hulk as it was later determine to be what is now known as another personality, the Professor Hulk. Professor Hulk is commonly associated for being weaker the stronger he gets, but reading comics of this run, well this is flat out not true. Professor Hulk was fine getting angry through years of comics until he learn of his Maestro future self, and then placed a mental limit on his anger which lasted till the Onslaught Event reverted him back to Savage Hulk.
Complicated yes? So was there a Gravage Hulk here? What is the difference between early Professor Hulk and that of what people consider Gravage later on? One indication would be the fact Professor Hulk had clear intelligence and used tactics. He had Banners mind, HOWEVER this is not the first or last version with the genius intellect of Banner in the same powerhouse green body.
Nor the mind of say Doc Green who is current.
Both these versions of Hulk have his strength and mind. So the only difference again seems to be the fact later in the series, Professor Hulk put a limit to his rage.
Now we establish Merge/Professor Hulk a bit, lets get back to the question. when does this Gravage Hulk show up? Maybe it was Green Scar, maybe he is the Savage Hulk.
This Hulk IMO is the closest to a Gravage Hulk as any. He has all the raw power of the Savage with the cunning intelligence of Grey. However this Hulk is labeled as Green Scar for a reason in the comic runs he is in. No mention of Gravage Hulk again ever mention.
So what is a Gravage Hulk? When is the term ever brought up in comics? How can you tell a Gravage from a Green Scar Hulk, or a semi intelligent Savage Hulk? Gravage Hulk is not meant to be super smart as Banner, but the green Hulks who can use full sentences makes it hard to tell if they are Gravage, or not. There never was a Gravage hulk term I seen or read in Hulk comics yet. Is this a fan made term or something real?
Discuss, decide, agree or not. If you know something I dont, please share, I like to get to the bottom of this mystery.