I was in Taunton the other day and in a small thrift shop – what did I discover? Wizard #37 from August 1994. This was just about the time that Gray Frank was leaving the Hulk and Peter David did an article seeking some respect. Some deserved respect. Bobbie Chase said she truly believes that Peter David had the Hulk book planned out for at least the next five years. Course we wouldn’t find out because he only lasted another. I like the cover illustration but I never thought Hulk should have a gun. There’s just no need for it.
The most interesting part of this old Wizard was taking a look back at the price guide. This was before CGC Grading even existed. A mint copy of Hulk #1 then: $6,200.00, and now: $21,500.00. What a difference 14 years make huh? How about#181? Then: $325.00, Now: $1,400.00 (but I’ve heard that they can go for up to $3,000.00) Pretty cool stuff, huh?
As the back issue quest continues I have been finding some good luck getting the Tales to Astonish. I am down to needing just 12 issues to complete the Hulk series. Of course, most of the ones I need are the oldest and in the 60’s. But here are a few pictures of the comics I found in Jan. They are:
TTA saw alot of different artists – including Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (to name just a few) which means alot of different versions of the Hulk. Worth checking out.
Probably one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. And nice choices of Heroes to use! The Hulk is always a go to guy! Click on the image or right here
This beautifully presented book has, not only the excellent The End storyline, but also the just as amazing Future Imperfect – with forewards by both Peter David and George Perez. I would’ve liked to also hear from Keown – but I guess you can’t have it all. Pick this book up if you can.