Daily Archives: December 27, 2007

Incredible Hulk #3 (1962)

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This book came out in September of 1962.  This book is in the best shape out of the 3 (I have 3, 5, and 6) from the original 6 that I have.  Not sure if you can see it in the picture – but someone wrote OK between Hulk and the rocket.  In this issue the Hulk shows his amazing jumping abilities – which are mistaken for flying – and Thunderbolt Ross convinces Rick Jones to join the Army.  Rick doesn’t join but founds the Teen Brigade instead.  This cover reminds me of #120 where one of the soldiers is turned toward the reader and shouting something about the Hulk.  This issue, penciled by Jack Kirby, was inked by Dick Ayers and written, of course, by Stan Lee.  I just saw this comic on sale on ebay – signed by Stan Lee – but the seller wrote – “Signed by Stan ley!” in the description.  I thought that was pretty funny. 

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40th Anniversary Bust (2003)

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I don’t know how you can even call this thing a bust!  It’s absolutely huge!  It’s 8″ high and 9″ wide – and Heavy!  Weighing in at around 10 pounds Hulk sits on a pile of books – picking out his favorite to read – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  There is a green version of this bust – but I opted for the grey because I think it looks so much better. 

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The green Hulk is holding the book upside- down (because the green Hulk couldn’t read).  It’s little details like that that truly make a piece special.  While the green version was limited to just 1,963 (Commemorating the year the Hulk debuted – although he debuted in ’62) the grey version is limited to 400 commemorating… I don’t know what.

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This piece was released at the same time that The Leader statue that I posted earlier was.  The Leader statue doesn’t compare – it isn’t nearly as great as this one is.  This Hulk piece goes in the top 3 statues/busts I own.  Released by Dynamic Forces.

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Metal Puzzle Keychain (2007)

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My Mother-in-law picked this up for me for Christmas.  What a sweet woman she is.  She told me she wasn’t sure if I had it or not (I did not) and she almost didn’t pick it up for me.  Then she thought that if I did have it I could always use a second one that I’d open and use.  She was totally right – I would’ve done that.  This keychain, released by Fantasma Magic, has a neat little trick puzzle with it in the form of a metal ring that you take off.  The best thing about this though, has to be the sculpt of this keychain.  Hulk in full jumping action never looked better – jacked up and ready to destroy!