Planet Hulk Pop!

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I can’t believe we’re getting a Planet Hulk inspired Pop Hulk before we even get a grey – or Mr. Fixit – Pop, but here we are!  I’m not complaining though!

And Also This…

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Yup, that’s right!  We’re also served with a dose of Lego Hulk!  In a set including the Gladiator Hulk it looks like a Colusium with Thor and Loki.  This will be in my dreams until it is in the Hulk room!

New Hulk Merch Hitting Stores Soon!

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It’s been a bit of a song since a good amount of Hulky goodness was released into the stores.  Well, consider that dry spell over ladies and gents!  We are getting some real doozies here!  While no Marvel Legends pics have been revealed we are treated to a sneak peek at the Titan Series electriconic Gladiator Hulk!  And, of course, new Hulk hands as well!  They are more in line with what we’ve gotten recently – but Planet Hulk themed – and while I was sort of hoping for a return to the 2003 glory I’m still psyched to be getting a new pair!

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A Flurry of Action Figures – and a New Addition!

A while back when my wife and I were going to have our second child I needed some quick renovations to the house.  I’ve mentioned it before on here but I had decided to sell off a chunk of my Hulk figures and comics to fund the repairs.  Well, the moment of regret hit me pretty hard – wishing I had never went through with the sale – I was happy I had replaced the carpet and Washer/Dryer but I seriously missed the pieces that were no longer  in the Hulk room… where they belonged.  An amazing chance meeting with a friend – who goes by Gammapup on this site – who was looking to turn in some Hulk figures to Zapp Comics actually replaced a good chunk of the figures I lost.  Still, to this day, it is the most generous and wonderful gesture that has ever happened to me.

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Some of the figures till missing from the collection I have been able to slowly replace over the years.  The first was the original Toy Biz classic Marvel Superheroes Incredible Hulk.  I have missed this figure – and this may sound silly – but really for the bendy “steel” bar and boulder accessories he comes with.  The boulder makes sense somewhat but the steel bar?  Why would anyone bend a steel bar like this?  Other than to show off – and who is the Hulk trying to impress?

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Next up is the Battle Action Hulk from the 2003 movie.  It’s one of the largest and more impressive Hulk figures released.  Originally I was able to snag it from Comically Speaking, a shop in Reading, MA, but this time around I had to go to eBay.  It’s never my first choice to but it off the internet but I saw it for an incredibly good deal and could not resist.

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Moving on, the last replacement figure is one of the more expensive figures.  When I sold them to Zapp I was shocked to learn that these Transformers hybrids were pretty scarce and going for a premium.  This is the original release – there is still a grey version and another green Hulk figure to replace – but I was psyched to get this for Christmas from my wife.

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The last figure in the post is a new one to the collection – a figure I have never had before – from the 2003 Hulk movie once again, the Rapid Punch Hulk.  My wife was at the Toy Vault and she started sending me pics of the Hulk figures they had there.  I was laughing because I had everything she was sending – a regular occurrence – until she sent me a photo of this Hulk.  I knew from the pose that this Hulk was not one of the ones I had in the Hulk room already and, in all caps, wrote back “BUY THAT NOW!!!!!”

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Thankfully, she did.  While I wish the condition of the packaging was better but truly, it doesn’t matter too much.  The figure itself is still mint.  Anyways, This is a run-down of the figures that have made their way back into my collection.  Couldn’t be happier – but honestly, room is starting to become an issue!

Silent but Deadly: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 25

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I’ve said it for years now – the most powerful person in the MU is the Invisible Woman.  With her ability to create airtight force fields there really is no Earth bound hero who could take her on.  One force field later and you have a mighty, muscle-bound super just gasping for air!  Well turns out she ain’t the only one who can make that trick work!  Songbird, of the Thunderbolts, can make her sonic scream turn into “hard sound”.  Whatever that means.  It takes the Hulk by surprise – as well as most of the readers!

Who Are You?: A Year of Hulk Confusion – Week 24

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Meeting a foe for the very first time must be hard!  You can never take the first battle as definitive as both characters are just learning what the other can do!  What powers each one has and how they use them.  That being said, the Hulk certainly has trouble the first time he meets up with X-23.  Wolvie’s female clone has tricks up her sleeve that the jade giant has yet to deal with… but he gets a crash course when he comes looking for Xavier.  All the mutants band together to protect the telepath whose only real enemy… is a flight of stairs.

Catching Up With… 6.14.17

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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:

Scarlet Spider-Man – $3.99
W: David / A: Bagley, Dell, Keith
Current Issue – #3
I am still bummed about Spider-Man 2099 ending and this title being the sort of replacement.  Scarlet Spider definitely toes the line about being a hero and isn’t the most likeable.  I certainly love PD’s work but I am not too optimistic about keeping this title in the pull list.

So Far: C

Venom – $3.99
W: Costa / A: Sandoval, Almara
Current Issue – #151
I was super disappointed in Venom #150 – it was such a build up for this “event” type comic and we were given sort of a forgettable story where Brock now questions if bonding with the symbiote was really a smart move.  #151 picks up again with a fun new beginning but the numbering continues from #150 instead of #8 we get #151.  I wish Marvel would treat their customers with more respect.  The superfluous numbering is very aggravating.

So far: B-

Infamous Iron Man – $3.99
W: Bendis / A: Maleev
Current Issue – #8
The one thing I hate the most is when a cover promises an event that does not actually take place in the comic.  Like the latest issue that shows Reed and Doom in a battle – where in the issue thw two still don’t meet.  Still really good and worth picking up.

So far: B+

Thanos – $3.99
W: Lemire / A: Deodato Jr.
Current Issue – #8
Wow, this book is good.  Thanos is now mortal but still a threat.  While the old crew to take down Thanos has switched targets to Thane, Thane is killing… well, everyone.  Thanos needs his powers back and seeks a trio who can do just that.

So far: A+

Old Man Logan – $3.99
W: Lemire / A: Deodato, Martin
Current Issue – #25
The Maestro is back and Logan is out to kill the rest of the Banner clan.  A group of the incestuous crew try to take him down but… well, fail.  Maestro is looking to move his family to a safer space while planning something catastrophic.  The only issue I had was watching a full head of hair on the old Banner turn into the balding Maestro.  Comeon!  Get with it Deodato!

So far: B+

Hulk – $3.99
W: Tamaki / A: Durate, Milla
Current Issue – #7
We finally see a grey She Hulk in issue 6 – and we get a very subdued reaction from her in issue 7.  A quick back and forth with Hellcat and even a mention of Banner being the Grey Hulk.  Hellcat tries to call her She Hulk and Walters corrects her with “Hulk”.  It’s so slow moving with very little happening – it may be time to dump this book.

So far: Still a D

Spider-Man 2099 – $3.99
W: David / A: Sliney
Current Issue – #23
Miguel is hot on the trail of who destroyed his home in 2099 and the he needs to keep his girl from getting hurt.  This series is looking to end on a huge high note!  Pick this book up and read the heck out of it!

So far: A

Nova – $3.99
W:Loveness, Perez / A: Perez, Hepburn
Last Issue – #7
Sam went after Rider into the Cancerverse but it’s not as easy to save a teammate when he’s been infected.  This was the final issue of this series and that’s just too bad because it was an enjoyable ride and worth the price month after month.

Final: B+

Bane Conquest – $3.99
W:Dixon / A: Nolan, Wright
Current Issue – #2 (of 12)
Woah – what is this?  A DC book in my pull list?  That’s right – I have decided to pick up this mini series too get my Batman fix.  It’s fantastic to see the supervillain facing a foe maybe more dangerous than him!  And having to work with Batman?  Priceless!

So Far: A-

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