Doc Samson


Nick Name
Civilian ID

Leonard Samson

Note: Name legally changed from Leonard Skiverski Jr.



Government Consultant



Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Group Affiliation
Hulk Busters
Base of Operations
Unknown, now 6' 6"
Unknown, now 380 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue, now Green
Hair Color
Brown, irradiated Green
Known Powers

Gamma radiation induced mutation resulting in superhuman strength, speed, agility, endurance and durability with skills as a psychiatrist and educator.

Note: Unlike the Hulk, Samson does not revert to weaker human form.

Common Enemies

Hulk II

Regularly Appearing

Doc Samson Vol. 1 & 2

Hulk Vol. 2

Hulk Gray Vol. 1

Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 & 2

First Appearance
Incredible Hulk Vol. 1 #141 (July, 1971)
Roy Thomas & Herb Trimpe

Psychiatrist Dr. Leonard Samson pursues the Hulk not out of anger or enmity, but to cure Dr. Bruce Banner the man trapped within the monster.

Dr. Samson became entwined in the life of the Hulk when the monster's alter-ego's love Betty Ross was transformed into a crystalline form through a blood transfusion with the Sandman, who needed a cure for his arm being changed into the same crystal form.

Dr. Samson's technique of draining gamma radiation and psionic energy from Dr. Banner while he transformed into the Hulk promised not only to cure Betty Ross, but cure Dr. Banner of the Hulk as well. Once the procedure was complete Ross was returned to normal and Dr. Banner was cured for a time.

For an unknown reason, Dr. Samson risked exposing himself to the radiation that was siphoned from the Hulk. His gamble resulted in him being transformed from a slight man of brown hair into a massively-muscled, green-haired superhuman.

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