posted on Dec, 22 2011 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by Dr Love
Stan Lee answered this question in an interview with Eric Spitznagel of Vanity Fair (March, 2011). You can read the transcript on
VF: If it weren’t for the Comics Code, would the Hulk’s pants have ripped off like his shirt?
Stan Lee: I guess it probably would have. So occasionally the Code did some good things.
VF: Did you ever try to make sense of the Hulk’s magical purple pants? Why did they always conveniently remain intact while the rest of his
clothes were ripped to shreds?
Stan Lee: I just figured that Bruce Banner had probably been a friend of Reed Richards [Mr. Fantastic from the Fantastic Four], and Reed had given
him some elastic trousers. There’s an explanation for everything, but you may not be technically advanced enough to follow me on all of this.