Wizard: The Guide to Comics, Vol. 1 No. 6, February 1992, contains an interview that explores the most influential aspect of Peter David’s 12 year run writing The Incredible Hulk – Hulk’s multiple personality disorder. Its root cause of child abuse comes fully into view in The Incredible Hulk #376-377. David mentions that he was not the originator of this idea as it was included in Bill Mantlo’s The Incredible Hulk #312. However, it was an idea Mantlo did not want to develop any further.
The Incredible Hulk #372 cover literally expressing Hulk’s splitting personalities.
These ideas would be brought to light again in Ang Lee’s 2003 film, Hulk.