Who’s That Girl?: A Year’s Worth of Cringe Worthy Hulk Moments: Week 34

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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When Marlo made the scene in the Hulk series she was dating the Hulk… and then she moved onto Rick Jones.  As odd as that sounds Rick and Marlo made a great couple.  Of course, this lead to a wedding – one that the Hulk was going to make certain went smoothly.  He even called all of the heroes that Rick had experience with in the past to throw a little stag party complete with stripper and nudie film.

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That’s right, nudie film… except that said film starred a very familiar face and, well, body.  I think the Vision put it best when he tells Rick that he “must be very proud”.  Of course, this revelation didn’t hold up the nuptials but it was a hilarious and odd detour for PD to take in Hulk history.

90 Pound Weakling: A Year’s Worth of Cringe Worthy Hulk Moments – Week 33

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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For a time when  the transformation happened to our fair Dr. Banner it wasn’t a Hulking beast he turned into – instead it was just the opposite.  He went from a green muscular beast to a skinny, angry little white guy.  It was as odd and as silly as it sounds.

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Thankfully this transformation didn’t last long in the series but it will be seared in our minds forever…

Off to Boston Comic Con

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I wasn’t sure I was even going to go – it was pretty lackluster and almost a waste of time last year.  Maybe it’s just me but when you have to pay extra to meet a creator, even the amazing Stan Lee, it’s sort of off putting.  I debated wether or not to go for months – the main reasons for going this year were getting to meet Erik Larsen, Sam Kieth and Arthur Adams – and ultimately seeing those guys won out.  I am heading there today rather than my usual day (Sunday) in hopes of beating the larger crowds.  Wish me luck guys – my dream would be to get a jam piece completed by some of the best artists there – but we’ll see how that goes.

Icky: A Year’s Worth of Cringe Worthy Hulk Moments: Week 32

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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By now everyone knows about the ultra disturbing events that have unfolded in the Hulk’s annual at the turn of the century.  It still hasn’t lost the shocking or even down right gross reason for the Hulk’s rampage in this issue.

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Vision is the one who put it so succinctly.  Basically, the Hulk needs a little booty and he wants it from She Hulk.  He wants some cousin lovin’ and, laws, genetics and decency be damned, he is going to get it!  First he has to impress her by beating the hell out of her and anyone else approaches him.

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Even a bit more odd and icky is that She Hulk goes along with it for a minute to let the brute down easily.  It still doesn’t sit well with the Hulk.  He rages off heartbroken and rejected.

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And She Hulk?  She actually feels bad… bad about making the Hulk feel so alone.  Of course, the only way to make him NOT feel rejected was to let him lay down some pipe – and that just wouldn’t be kosher… on any level!

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Hulk Appearances – Volume 8: Ghost Rider #49

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I can’t really say much about Vengeance.  I know he was created in the pages of Spirits of Vengeance and Adam Kubert created his look.  At the time I just thought he looked a bit silly with larger spikes, bigger, sharper teeth, larger (and purpler) head.  He originally was a foe to both Blaze and Ghost Rider but at some point he decided to do some good.  Maybe because he was a detective before and realized the police are supposed to be the good guys.

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Of course, who knows who is who and what their motives are until they come face to face with each other.  Such is the case in Ghost Rider #49 where Vengeance and Hulk meet for the first time.  In the rare case where the Hulk is the level headed one it’s Vengeance who strikes first and without real provocation.  He even takes cheap shots:

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I couldn’t help think to myself as I read the pages “Oh, it’s another hero vs. hero who doesn’t realize they should be fighting together” issue.  And, the best part, this happened:

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The Hulk and Vengeance do end up teaming up and taking down a couple of baddies trying to take Vengeance out (or down).  In the issue we are also purvy to the fact that the real Ghost Rider is coming back.  This issue is one of the more entertaining guest spots that the Hulk has to offer.  It’s both funny and action packed.  Vengeance will never be one of my favorite characters – but the time that he meets the Hulk will be.

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Thunder Clap Yes!
Mind Control No
Funny Nickname No
Hero vs. Hero Yes!
“Hulk Smash!” No

He’s Just Not That Into You: A Year’s Worth of Cringe Worthy Hulk Moments- Week 31

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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To understand the relationship between Marlo Chandler and Mr. Fixit is to delve into insanity.  Fixit was not a nice person.  Every foe was ridiculed and every friend was turned away.  He only tolerated Berengetti because he kept him in the lap of luxury and paid for XXXXXXXL pinstriped suits.  While Fixit still enjoyed a lady’s company – it wasn’t like he turned into a puppy dog for a short skirt!  Enter, Marlo.

Marlo, from her introduction, seemed like a smart woman who didn’t take any guff from anyone – which is odder on why she fell so hard for Joe Fixit.  In Web of Spider-Man we see just how touchy Ole’ Joe can be when Marlo shows up unannounced:

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Of course, things only get worse after Marlo gets caught in the Warzone’s crossfire:

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And of course, Fixit responds in the most appropriate manner:

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What was so great about Fixit was also what made him such a bastard and unlikable.  Fixit was all action, didn’t really mince words, was crass and rude and we loved it all – which is what made his treatment of Marlo that much harder to take.  We liked how he humiliated his opponents but Marlo didn’t deserve such an abrupt shutout.  She certainly did deserve someone to care about her – which is why it was so nice to see her land with Rick Jones years later.  Not that that ended well for her…

Ummm… Part 47

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Oh bother…