Fake New: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 12

There might be times where we are all a bit confused – and this year we will explore the times that the Hulk has no idea what is going on. Even the times when he isn’t sure what to do or where to go… It’s a year of confusion!

I told you earlier I was going to use it – it’s the one panel shot and it sums up Hulk’s life the best.  He doesn’t understand what he has read or why things are happening – but one thing he is certain of: Everyone Dumb.

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Good News/Bad News

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Marvel announced their latest crossover to be “Generations” – so the good news is that Bruce Banner will be coming back!  Bad news, Cho Hulk seems here to stay as they will be fighting side by side.  Pak is a talented writer for sure but at this point it seems he has much more damage to the Hulk mythos than the positive he has added to it.  Since we are made to suffer through the Cho Hulk still being around I have yet to decide if I will be purchasing the new series.

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Red Hulk vs Green Hulk Lego Set (2017)

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I was both curious and excited to see what Lego had in store for the Marvel license in the new year.  I knew they would be releasing movie based sets but when I discovered this set was on the horizon I was most excited about getting a true classic Green Hulk Lego guy! The other Lego sets have sported a Hulk based on a movie version.  This is a true bright green, purple pants Hulk that has been aching to be made!

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The only downside was having to get a Red Hulk along with him.  Bonus, though, is getting a Red and Green She Hulk along for the ride.  A while back, while at a comic con I was conned (HA!  See what I did there?) into buying a knock off Red Hulk figure.  I was told that Lego was going to release a Thunderbolts set – which, I admit, should’ve been my first clue.  The Thunderbolts was not the most popular book while Ross was in charge.

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That being said, when I compared the knock off to the real deal you can see just how much better that the Lego Red Hulk is – complete with blazing yellow eyes and a better scowl.  The only odd thing is that the Lego Hulk apparently wasn’t worth sculpting toes.  Good luck having a piggy go “wee wee wee” all the way home now!

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The vehicles are pretty bad ass.  Each of them with shooting guns and huge tires!  This was a blast putting together with my daughter and you I feel 4 figures and two big vehicles are worth the money for this set.  Especially when you get a Hulks like these:

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I told you about the classic Hulk!  Compare him with some of the other Hulk offerings from before:

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The new Hulk has that classic 70’s/80’s bright green coloring and bright purple pants – unlike the more forest green and violet pants of the first classic Hulk offered.  And, of course, it’s so much better than the movie Hulk in tan pants we were first presented with!  Best part though?  The mini-comic:

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Catching Up With 3.22.17

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I am catching up with the titles on what I pick up off the new release rack. What am I reading? Below are the current titles I still purchase with a quick synopsis and rating:

Unworthy Thor – $3.99

Current Issue – #5

We now have an answer to what Nick Fury said to Thor to make him unworthy.  For me, the answer was unexpected and interesting.  I also wasn’t expecting the conclusion to this riveting mini and I have to tell you, I still feel as though it is worth the ride!  Even the ambiguous ending should make you excited for what’s in store in the future!

Final: A

Venom – $3.99

Current Issue – #5

We finally get to see Brock back… but we will have to wait for next issue to see him in action.  This continues to be one of the best books on the racks and I every issue keeps the action coming!  How is the symbiote going to react when his longest host returns?  Pick up the next issue and find out!  I’m betting it will be so much fun!  Can’t wait!

So far: A

Hulk – $3.99

Current Issue – #4

Four issues in and have yet to see Jen Walters Hulk out.  I feel like we’re back in the days of Bruce Jones writing the Hulk.  The fourth issue ends how the first issue should have – so we’re still in the same pace as we have found ourselves since the beginning.  Which is a shame.  This series could have been exciting but it’s fizzling along.  The real question will be how many readers will still be along for the ride?

So far: C

Spider-Man 2099 – $3.99

Current Issue – #21

We have now been told that Spidey 2099 will be finished at issue #25.  It’s too bad – this series has kicked all sorts of ass and I just wish more people joined in.  The news isn’t all bad as Peter David will be writing the new Scarlet Spider series.  But, man, I will miss this comic!

So far: A

Nova – $3.99 

Current Issue – #4

This series is still a decent ride with Rich Rider harboring a dark secret.  The last issue shows Sam Alexander still trying to have a normal life on his off hours but how his family still can’t be trusted to be left alone.  Rider hooks up Gamora – but that is cut short as Rider keels over in pain due to what he has become.

So far: B

Anyways, what are you guys reading? Are you reading any of the same titles? What do you think?l

The New 52 Doomsday (2016)

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Not sure why the original had to be improved upon.  Doomsday was and is the coolest villain that Superman has to offer.  This new version, only available as a Build A Figure from the DC Multiverse line, is still pretty cool looking – but I miss the bones over his eyes.  I still think the protruding bones could look better but they don’t look terrible.  The only reason I picked this big guy up is I still hold out for a Hulk/Doomsday battle to play out in the pages of a crossover someday.

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Old School Ads 3

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Maybe classic Savage Hulk is an idiot savant – look at him do math like its nothing!

Hulk Blow Up Bop Ball (2014)

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This Hulk piece is easily one of the funniest Hulk finds in a while!  Granted, this has been in my collection for the longest time and I just never showed it off.  It’s basically what it looks like – you blow this little sucker up and then slam it up and down as fast as you can in your balled up fist.  Or, as the package says “PUNCH IT!”  This needs to be used – expect a video this summer of me and my girl using this crazy thing!