|First appearance||Savage She-Hulk #15 (April, 1981)|
David Kraft (writer)|
Mike Vosburg (artist)
|Full name||Elaine Ann Banner Walters|
|Supporting character of||She-Hulk, Hulk|
|Notable aliases||Aunt Elaine, Elaine Walters, Mrs Walters|
Elaine Banner or Elaine Walters is a fictional and supporting character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appeared later in multiple spin-offs and dramatizations of the Hulk and She-Hulk comic book titles. She was created by writer David Kraft and artist Mike Vosburg. She first appeared in The Savage She-Hulk Vol 1 #15 of April, in 1981. She is the sister of Susan and Brian Banner, the wife of Morris Walters, and the Aunt of Bruce Banner who would grow up to be the Gamma-Powered superhero known as the Hulk; while her daughter and Bruce's cousin would become the super-heroine known as The She-Hulk, when Bruce saved her life with a blood transfusion.
Fictional character biography
Elaine Banner is the sister of Susan Banner and Brian Banner. During their childhood, all three of them including their Mother were physically and mentally abused by their alcoholic father, Bruce Banner. For years they suffered but eventually they pulled through until he died. Even though Elaine and Susan learned to put it behind them' their brother Brian was not so fortunate.
Susan, Elaine and Brian all wanted to move on with their lives but Brian was still suffering from the trauma of their childhood together and would do everything he could to spend as little time with his siblings as possible because he didn't want to relive anymore bad memories, straining the relationship between.
While her sister Susan married a man by the name of Drake, and Brian ended up marrying a woman named Rebecca. Elaine met Morris Walters and fell in love with him, they soon got married and Elaine took on her husband’s surname becoming Elaine Walters, and not long after they soon had a baby girl named Jennifer. Morris hoped that Jennifer would become a police officer like him, but Elaine supported Jennifer’s ambitions to become a professional dancer growing up instead.
Since her husband was the Sheriff of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, he came across many enemies, the biggest one was the mobster Nicholas Trask.
Trask wanted Morris killed and planned out a murder by smashing into him in his car and make it look like a drunk driving accident, but his plan backfired because Elaine had been the one driving to see Jennifer’s dance recital with two of her friends. Morris and Jennifer were heartbroken when it happened.
After her death, Elaine watched over her family from Heaven as a spirit from then on, and eventually witnessed her nephew Bruce Banner give Jennifer the blood transfusion that would change Jennifer’s life forever.
In other media
- Elaine Banner Walters was seen on The Incredible Hulk episode "Down Memory Lane."
1. The Savage She-Hulk Vol 1 #15
- Elaine Banner at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe