Alias
General Thunderbolt Ross
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Thaddeus E. "Thunderbolt" Ross


Alias

Red Hulk

Zzzax


Occupation
U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General
Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
United States
Group Affiliation

Hulkbusters

U.S. Air Force


Base of Operations

Desert Base, New Mexico


Note: Desert Base was later named Gamma Base and Hulkbuster Base.


Height
6' 1"
Weight
245 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
White
Known Powers

Normal human with skills as a military commander.


Note: Ross's mind possessed the form of the electrical monster known as Zzzax.


Accessories
Resources of the United States military.
Common Enemies

Abomination I

Hulk II

Leader

Ufoes

Zzzax


Regularly Appearing
Incredible Hulk Vol. 1
First Appearance
Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #1 (May, 1962)
Creator
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby
Origin

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.