Friday, November 9, 2012

Today is...Lou Ferrigno's Birthday

Lou Ferrigno was born on November 9, 1951. He is best known for playing the Hulk in The Incredible Hulk.

The Hulk is from Marvel Comics and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He was premiered in May 1962.

The Hulk is the emotional and angry alter ego of Dr. Bruce Banner, who turned into the Hulk after exposure to a gamma bomb.

The inspiration for the Hulk was a combination of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein.

Marvel comics was founded in 1939 and has created characters such as Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and The Avengers. Most live in a reality that mirrors real-life cities like New York, LA, and Chicago.

Films based on Marvel Comics have grossed a total of $5 billion.The Avengers alone grossed $1.51 billion worldwide. 

Marvel Entertainment was bought by The Walt Disney Company in 2009 for $4.24 billion.

Disney just announced plans to buy Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion. They plan to release Star Wars Episode VII in 2015.

What superhero would you like to be?

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