Bruce Banner is the original Hulk, Jennifer Walters is the ideal Hulk, but Clayton Cortez may be the strongest Hulk.
Although Bruce Banner has always had a legitimate claim to be the strongest Avenger, one Savage Avenger has proven that he is a more powerful Hulk than Bruce. Clayton Cortez, also known as Weapon H, is a member of the newest iteration of the Savage Avengers. Combining Wolverine and the Hulk’s power sets already makes Weapon H more powerful than the Hulk. On the other hand, Clayton has begun to exhibit new abilities that may propel him to the strongest Gamma-powered character in all of Marvel Comics.
Weapon H is one of the most recent additions to the pantheon of Marvel’s Hulks, and another Gamma mutates. Clayton Cortez gained the hybridized abilities of Wolverine and the Hulk due to Weapon X offshoot experiments. Despite being temporarily drafted into the Avengers during the War of the Realms event, Cortez prefers to keep to himself. That is until Weapon H joined the Savage Avengers alongside Daredevil, Anti-Venom, Cloak and Dagger, Conan, Black Night, and a Deathlok.
Being thrust into a new environment and meeting new people can spark change and personal growth. This appears to be the case for Weapon H, as his continued involvement in the Savage Avengers has caused his powers to evolve unexpectedly. Clayton’s powers were gained through genetic experimentation and cybernetic enhancements. Weapon H has recently discovered that he can change the frequency of his Gamma signature. Weapon H uses this new ability to transform from his Hulk powers into those of the Leader in Savage Avengers #4 by David Pepose, Carlos Magno, Espen Grundetjern, VC’s Travis Lanham, and Tom Brevoort. Cortez has learned throughout the series that changing his Gamma signature allows him to take on the abilities of Gamma-powered beings such as Red Hulk and Red Harpy.