Smash! Bruce Banner, a quiet physicist, was exposed to gamma radiation after saving a teenager from a bomb test site. As a result, he transforms into the Hulk, a creature nothing short of incredible, when experiencing emotional stress. Banner struggles to control his own emotions, living in constant fear, anger, and fear of his own anger, lest it trigger his transformation into his iconic purple shorts and veinous green form. Orli says, “Bruce Banner, after the event that triggered his new abilities, is now a very complicated person, and he’s constantly trying to master control of his emotions so that he can control his change. Still, living in fear of his character has strengthened his character.”
As a bona fide comic book enthusiast, Orli celebrates the Marvel Comics multiverse, including the art and times of Stan Lee and his colleagues Jack Kirby, Len Wein, and Chris Claremont. Drawing inspiration from the flawed and conflicted heroes emerging and reemerging during the Silver and Bronze Ages, this collection capitalizes on the decisive colors, bold lines, and action-packed symbolic resonance of the genre.