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General Ross: Red Hulk Nemesis Custom Action Figure

Custom #:62863  
Name:General Ross: Red Hulk Nemesis
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Select
Creator:Banner/HULK Inc.  
Date Added:June 24, 2014
Base Figure:Marvel Select Red Hulk and Neca Colonel Stars and Stripes
Height:10.00 inches
This is how I think the Hulk’s red nemesis should be. I call him Codename: “Thunderbolt Red” or “Red Thunder”.

First of all, I think that he should have NEVER BEEN CALLED A HULK! (and not “Rulk” either) Just like the way Venom wasn’t called “Black Alien Spider-man” and US Agent was not called “Black Captain America”. Both the names Venom and US Agent make them more unique and not just an imitation of someone else by another name.

In some comic books, other heroes often call this red one a Hulk and drop the word “red” entirely (which still bothers me). There was even a time when the comic book entitled “Hulk” was all about Ross and didn’t even feature the green one at all. As a fan of the original, I feel strongly about renaming this red enemy. That way there would be no confusion about who the Hulk in the Marvel Universe is.

So my suggestion would be to give him a code name like “Thunderbolt Red” or “Red Thunder.” I know those may sound a bit like Omega Red (the red Wolverine nemesis) or Red Skull (the red Captain America nemesis). But since Ross is in the military, having a code name could work. Marvel comics writers if you’re out there reading this, those are my suggestions!

In the Thunderbolts comics, when General Ross transforms, his military uniform is ripped to shreds but somehow he retains black pants that he wears underneath the uniform. The black pants don’t get ripped at all. It might be made of a special stretchable material, who knows? So I made his black pants look the same way, undamaged.

It isn’t just his military uniform that disappears upon transformation but so does his mustache. The explanation is that it’s because the mustache doesn’t grow bigger. The red skin grows thicker around it and buries it underneath. It only resurfaces again after he changes back. Well, in my opinion this idea is really DUMB.

I understand that the Marvel writers introduced Red Hulk as a mysterious character in the beginning and initially did not want to reveal who he was. Having a mustache on him for his first appearances would’ve made General Ross the number one suspect (and too obvious). But now that his identity is known, there’s really no point to the disappearing facial hair!

Hair color change is acceptable just like skin color change but not the mustache getting buried temporarily. Which is why I made my custom with the mustache the way it should be. When it comes to the General Ross character, having the MUSTACHE is a MUST!

What I like especially about this character is that he is the greatest overall adversary for the green Hulk. General Ross is Banner/Hulk’s oldest enemy. He led military forces to take down the Hulk. He’s the overprotective father of Betty, who Bruce Banner married. Then, through an advanced scientific procedure that combined gamma rays with cosmic rays, Ross became as big and strong as the creature he despised the most…a Hulk, just a different color.

He’s also become a hero as part of the Avengers and as leader of the team called the Thunderbolts. This further adds to their rivalry as to who’s the better Hulk?

No matter what he’s called whether it’s General “Thunderbolt” Ross or Red Hulk, the one thing that’s consistent is what he keeps calling Bruce Banner, a “milksop”. He really hates Banner and their feud is never-ending.

When both the green and red Hulks clash, the general’s experience as a U.S. military leader can give him an advantage in combat. Their battles are epic just like Superman vs. General Zod, except the Hulks don’t fly like those Supermen from another planet. Hulks keep the fight on the ground and the earth trembles beneath their massive feet!

So if you’ve made it to the end of this incredibly long write-up (my longest one ever) then congratulations! Thanks for reading! Hope some of you fellow Hulk fans agree with my opinions. To wrap this up in summary, I actually do like this character a lot but feel strongly about the need to give him a different name, one that doesn’t use the word Hulk in it. Also, his facial hair should grow just like the rest of him does!


Hulk’s Red Nemesis:
This Marvel Select Red Hulk has a sculpted mustache and eyebrows. The pants were modified to remove the ripped parts to keep it looking intact like in the Thunderbolts comics then painted black.

General Ross:
It’s a Colonel Stars and Stripes with a WWE figure’s head, neck and hands. Wrestling fans will know right away whose mustached head this was, any guesses? I decided to make the uniform one he’d wear out in the field instead of a formal military uniform. It’s influenced by how the general looked in some scenes from the first 2 Hulk movies.

User Comments
HulkGuy93 - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Awesome custom! I agree with you!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
HulkGuy93 thanks for reading my opinion on Red Hulk and for agreeing. Well in the current issue of the Hulk, as of April 2015, it seems like Ross is back in human form. So no more "Rulk" least for now, hopefully forever. But if they do bring him back, change the name! . Also in the current comics, the opposite is happening with Banner's facial hair. When he turns to Hulk he's got a beard, when he turns back to human form it disappears.
Marinehulk - Sunday, July 27, 2014
Who's head is that on the Colonel Stars and Stripes?
Banner/HULK Inc. - Monday, July 28, 2014
Thanks for checking it out Marinehulk. The head was from WWE Cody Rhodes mustached version.
monoloco"el cuztoymizer" - Sunday, July 6, 2014
Agree 100%.. keep the mustache!!! Change the name!! Keep the mustache!!! Change the name!!!! Where does the mustache go we want to know!!!!!! lol
Banner/HULK Inc. - Sunday, July 6, 2014
Thanks a lot monoloco "el cuztoymizer" for leading the protest march! Haha. And glad you agree.
icecreamman - Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Nice work brother
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Thanks icecreamman bro, salamat
Davey Blaze Customs - Friday, June 27, 2014
P.S. Using that body to make General Ross was absolutely brilliant.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Friday, June 27, 2014
Thanks again, it really was a nice base figure for a movie inspired General Ross, especially being that it's a Neca movie based figure too.
Davey Blaze Customs - Thursday, June 26, 2014
I so 100% AGREE!!! Where does the mustache go?!? and RIGHT ON with the Name thing!!! All around, observations of a true Hulk fan that are absolutely spot on, and adding the Mustache to this figure makes it ten times as unique as it was. I've never been a Red Hulk fan, and it's because of all of the things that should be changed that you've pointed out. If they took your advice, I'd be a fan. Well said and well done.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Friday, June 27, 2014
Glad you agree Davey Blaze Customs, thanks! I'm definitely a Hulk fan, but this Red one I had issues with. Another realmer told me that he doesn't read Hulk comics much and used to think Red Hulk was another Bruce Banner, sort of like the Grey one. I know characters evolve all the time and get new names too so renaming the red would be the best thing to develop him more.
nino - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Look buddy, suck it up , you will move on. Hope you feel better after venting. How do you think I felt when Superman lost his mullet, or, when Nick Fury changed ethnicity. I accepted it. It nearly killed me, but I accepted it. A greater injustice in my opinion was when Tony Stark offered Clint Barton the opportunity to ' become' the 'new' Captain America. A carni, are you kidding me. Anyway, I'm not sure what you could rename him. Maybe, The Blushing Hulk? Maybe I should just shut up? You know I'm just kidding right. Right?
Banner/HULK Inc. - Thursday, June 26, 2014
Thanks for checking it out nino. You made a great Viking Thor recently. Speaking of Thor, Beta Ray Bill is another example of one who has his own unique identity and was not just called "Brown Thor". You said Superman with a mullet haha. Well, when it comes to Superman the hairdo is not a problem, but what if General Zod got himself an identical all red suit and shaved his facial hair and called himself Red Superman. Then that would be a problem. But yeah, I do feel better after venting. Hope you liked the customs.
mikey0357 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Definitely agree that the Nemesis Red should have been given a unique name. And the stache makes the giant! Great idea keeping Big Red looking like the general after transformation! Liking this!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thank you mikey0357 and so glad that you agree with me, any name but plain Red Hulk would be better. It should be one that makes him distinct and sound more cool. Calling him Big Red like you said would work too. I just wish they wouldn't call him Hulk.
JeddTheJedi - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The moustache works perfectly on Red Hulk, absolutely love your version of both regular Thunderbolt Ross (ingenious use of the Colonel Stars and Stripes figure) and his Hulk incarnation!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thank you Jedd my friend. I appreciate all your feedback about this General and the Red Hulk, anytime you want to learn more about the Hulk or his gallery of rogues, just ask me.
Rudotrese - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I'm gunning for a no prize. If cosmic rays is part of the recipe... Maybe that's the cause of the lost stache... Just like "lobo the white surfer" became a czarnian ken doll and lost li'l lobo... If you know what I mean! Great customs... W/ the stache Ross and thunderbolt red look like natural analogues... The way it should be since the jig is up!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thanks Rudotrese for the No-Prize explanation! and for the special mention of my custom Lobo the White Surfer. Lol.
1andonly5711 - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Diggin the stash
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thanks 1andonly5711! Red Hulk needs to have that stache always.
suprasizeme - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Awesome customs bro, especially ole Thaddeus. He looks just as he did in the movies. I gotta agree, gamma radiation does a lot of things but make facial hair disappear and reappear is not one of them.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thanks suprasizeme! I'm happy to see that you approve of ole Thaddeus, and my modifications to his red form, the Stache Stays!
RedRebelCustoms - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
These both look Incredible! General Ross is perfect and the 'stache on Red Thunder looks awesome! Red Thunder... Hmm....! Move over Tito, next stop ClubJenna!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thank you RedRebelCustoms! And since you like to use the word Red in your name, I'm glad you liked the name I picked too Red Thunder, yeah, on to ClubJenna, haha
En-Ryu-Oh!2061 - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
LOVE the idea of the mustache , it gives him personality and further differentiates him from the REAL Hulk , I too the character and the irony of Ross becoming exactly what he has always hunted (would say hated , but it was more like envy in my mind), Great Work bro , guess I rub some of my long writing on you my friend , and that's great , now I fully fell your passion for the Hulk and it's Universe , now you have reach the perfect trifecta Cool Customs ,Cool pictorials and now Cool storytelling , always a Fan , always a friend , Very Well done Brother!!!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thank you En-Ryu-Oh!2061, no one's a better storyteller around here than you, so your compliment really means a lot. You understood what I meant in my writing, I sure appreciate it. There is only one real Hulk!
fitzjedi - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Awesome custom--I love your take on the 'stache. Nice read too!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
So great to hear from you fitzjedi, thank you for reading through it and liking it all.
Carnivac - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
'the red skin buries the moustache' what the... heck? A lame, laame explanation to try hide his identity. In fact it was about the time of this 'hulk's' debut that I started losing interest in Marvel. This figure though looks great and the moustache just makes him look even meaner! Very fine work.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thank you Carnivac! Yes, glad you agree with me, it's a dumb and lame explanation for the mustache (or spelled MOUSTACHE over where you are)
MARVELOUS_CUSTOMS - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Awesome work Banner. I love the look of this Rulk. Way better than the original MS Red Hulk release.
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
MARVELOUS_CUSTOMS, thank you bro! You're a Hulk fan too so that is a huge compliment for me.
KoolMisfit - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Amazing job! Love both figures! (and Thunderbolt Red has my vote)
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thank you KoolMisfit for liking the figures and the code name Thunderbolt Red.
Xysma Warhorse - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Agreed on all counts, and nice figure as well!
Banner/HULK Inc. - Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Thanks Xysma Warhorse! You've made some awesome big bad characters. When it comes to my Red Hulk version, I'm glad that you got it, and understood my points.
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