|General Thunderbolt Ross|
Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross
|U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General|
|Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.|
|Nation or Planet of Origin|
U.S. Air Force
|Base of Operations|
Desert Base, New Mexico
Note: Desert Base was later named Gamma Base and Hulkbuster Base.
Normal human with skills as a military commander.
Note: Ross's mind possessed the form of the electrical monster known as Zzzax.
|Resources of the United States military.|
|Incredible Hulk Vol. 1|
|Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962)|
|Stan Lee & Jack Kirby|
Graduating at the top of his West Point Class, Thaddeus Ross came from a long tradition of military men beginning with the American Civil War.
Rapidly rising in the ranks Ross earned the nickname "Thunderbolt" because of his combat style.
General Ross had one child, Betty, and his wife died when the girl was in her teens. Stationed at a nuclear research base in New Mexico, Ross sent his teen daughter away to boarding school. When she graduated she devoted herself to her father's happiness.
Although Ross would have preferred his daughter to marry a military man she fell in love with a nebbish and brilliant physicist named Dr. Bruce Banner, a man who would become Ross's greatest challenge and enemy the Incredible Hulk.