Monthly Archives: April 2008

Hulk #3 sells like hot cakes!

They have sold out of the first 2 issues and have done 2nd printings – now the 3rd issue has done the same.  A 2nd printing will hit the stands on May 28th.  Click on the image for the good news!

 

Super Hero Squad 2 (2008)

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It’s interesting that they keep doing the same figures for the Superhero Squad.  Hulk here is different from the others because of ripped shirt – as well as the head.  The head is somewhat happier – the hair extra tussled!  I question who they comtinue to pair him up with though… first the Wasp – now Spiderwoman.  Did these two appear together in a comic?  If so – maybe I forgot it – maybe on purpose…

I do like the new packaging.  I like that Hulk is front and center – but the color and the heroes on the top make it a lot more eye catching.

Sorry…

I do have all sorts of cool new Hulk items to post – and when I find the time I will do it!  Check back later this week.  Until I post something new you can always enjoy the hundreds and hundreds of posts on here now!  Also, I went to Toys R Us today and found the Operation Hulk – Don’t Wake the Hulk and a few Hulk puzzles, but when I went to purchase them they said they were put out to early – the street release date is May 2nd (Friday) and couldn’t allow me to buy them.  A little agitated – but still excited to get them on Friday I will post pics of me playing the game with my niece!

I hope it stops raining soon.  I hope I will have time to post the new Hulk books, money clip, and Super Hero Squad Hulks I have found to add to the collection.  Check back like, tomorrow.  Tomorrow or Wednesday.  At the latest – Friday.  But check back tomorrow – I will most likely have something new posted.  As long as I have time.  Thanks – Ratchet. 

Hulk #3 (2008)

So – I hate to pick things apart so quickly – but Loeb is making it so easy!  What I write from THIS moment will contain SPOILERS!  S o stop reading if you don’t want to know what’s happened in the new Hulk comic…

So, we begin with Iron Man assessing the damage done to the 8 billion dollar Helicarrier – no casualties (how lucky!) – and we learn that Ross, Samson and Clay Quartermain are missing in action.  They also replay the video from the first issue when Samson and Ross went to go see Banner.  We learn that Banner whispered sweet somethings to Ross – but no one knows what (how convenient) – then we get a quick catch-up on the next page reminding us that the Red Hulk is about to fight A-Bomb (who is Rick Jones).  Did we really need this catch up?  No – because A-Bomb is constantly reminding us that he is Rick – or at least hates Rick because he keeps A-Bomb in a “dark place”.  Ummm… okay… reminds me of the 70’s Hulk.  Even talks like him. 

Anyways, Red Hulk and A-Bomb fight.  For a bunch of pages.  Red Hulk finds out that this Abomination is pretty indestructible.  He even finds out he’s bullet proof, cause he tries to shoot him, yes, Red Hulk uses a gun again.  The fight is so destructive it starts an earthquake that shakes the Earth to the core – deep enough to start shaking Banner’s underground cell.  As Banner gets worried the gas fills his cell to calm him down.  But Banner – being really smart – HOLDS HIS BREATH!  AND BECOMES THE HULK!  AND BREAKS OUT OF HIS CELL!  Wait, that all it took?  Banner hold his breath and Banner can just break out of his cell?  No contingency plan in case the gas didn’t work?  Apparently not.  Wow Loeb, you are genius!

At this point a bunch of robot Harpies that look just like Betty Talbot (Banner or Ross, however you want to remember her – but at the moment in Hulk history when Betty was turned into the Harpy she was still married to Glenn Talbot) start attacking the Red Hulk and A-Bomb.  They carry A-Bomb off only to have him tear it apart in the air and crash down into an explosive blaze.  Red Hulk pretty much tears apart the Harpies as well – but then turns around and finds – the pay off in the end here – the Green Hulk!  Setting up next issue for an all out brawl. 

But a pretty sloppy execution of a comic I’m really trying to love!  Loeb is lazy in his writing and forgetting about his Hulk history (for example – Samson’s strength is equal to his hair length – but here Samson is still strong with a crew cut!)  I’m still waiting for it to get better – and it still hasn’t.  C+

I Love This Packaging!

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I love these new packages!  Click on the image and follow the link to see all the new packages – my favorite, as you might be able to tell, is Wendigo.  And the Fin Fang Foom looks just incredible!

World War Hulk Bust 2 (2008)

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Call me a sucker.  Go ahead.  I know I am.  I ordered the first bust I posted – choosing to get that one OVER this one.  Then I saw it in my local comic shop and just had to get it.  I’m a sucker.  But I actually think this bust might be better than the other – I really can’t decide…

WWHbust variant

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The base is sure better.  I like the crumbled rock look.  But the eyes on this one look a little off.  Like a slight lazy eye – but one you’re not sure that you can menton because you might be wrong – nd make yourself look stupid.  The sculpt is pretty much the same – except both arms are down here.  If you want to look at the other one I posted – go to the Staues page – but this is #766 out of 1000

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Entertainment Weekly… right now

The recent Entertainmant Weekly has updates on the Hulk movie, like – for example – it confirms the Tony Stark (Downey Jr.) will make an appearence!  That’s pretty cool.  A nice article appears – as well as a Superhero stat page where it basically says the Hulk would “whup” the other superheroes with ease!  Okay, it didn’t say that exactly – but they imply it!  In my mind they do anyways…