The Hulk just revealed that there is a character that he’s never hurt in the Marvel Comics Universe, as one of Bruce Banner’s few happy memories.
Spoilers for Hulk #9 by Marvel ComicsBruce Banner and the Hulk are digging deeper into their childhood trauma as the hero admits that there’s only one person he’s never truly hurt. In Hulk #9 from Marvel Comics, Banner talks to Doc Samson, acting as his therapist inside his mind, where he reveals one of his few happy memories, as he had a childhood friend named Logan – who is revealed as the only person he’s never hurt. The revelation shows how much trauma Banner has suffered in his life.
While Bruce Banner has had a troubled time after becoming the Hulk and transforming into a literal rage monster, most of his emotional trauma stems from his childhood. While he has destroyed many relationships because of his monstrous appearance and actions, Banner blocked out most of his upbringing as he was abused by his father, Brian Banner. As a result, Banner has barely any good memories of growing up. However, the Hulk just admitted his friendship with a child named Logan was one of the few positives from his childhood and that his former friend was the only person he never hurt.
In Hulk #9 by Donny Cates, Ryan Ottley, Cliff Rathburn, Marte Gracia, Matt Hollingsworth, and VC’s Cory Petit from Marvel Comics, Bruce Banner has made some upgrades as he sits inside the monster’s psyche as he adds a Star Trek-esque crew inside the Hulk’s mind. Banner has activated the “Sampson Protocol” after being locked out of Starship Hulk, where he is forced to do two hours of therapy sessions a day to gain control of Starship Hulk again. In his first seen session with Samson, Banner is asked to think about good things from his childhood and can only come up with one thing: his friend Logan. Banner admits that Logan (not Wolverine) saved his life as his friend (and his home) and gave him a place to feel safe and avoid abuse at the hands of his father, Brian Banner. Furthermore, he admits Logan is the “only person he’s never hurt.”
So, What Happened To Bruce Banner’s Friend Logan?
At the end of the therapy session, Doc Samson, who’s helped Hulk before, asks Bruce Banner what happened with Logan. Banner admits that they lost touch as they grew up, which makes his time with him such a happy memory since he’s the “only person” the Hulk, and his human side never hurt.
Finding out Bruce Banner has a childhood friend that is the only person he never hurts feels like a deliberate tease for Logan reappearing in future storylines. Still, considering all the damage and trauma Banner has suffered both as Bruce and as the Hulk, it’s good that he has at least one positive memory he can return to when needed. Hulk #9 by Marvel Comics is in comic book stores now.
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