Originally Posted by spideyboy_1111
Idk hulk has a theme of always being a misunderstood unpredictable monster. That's who the character is. Making him a legit hero shortly after his creation would have kinda destroyed what his character is about honestly. It wouldn't make sense for the avengers to keep such a destructive wild card on the team and it kinda screws with his solo book
Hulk did not have a solo book when the Avengers came out. His own book had been canceled 6 months before, and his solo series in Tales to Astonish was at least a year away - it was in that ToA series that Ditko laid the ground work for the Hulk we know and love today...