Daily Archives: May 6, 2008

King Size Hulk #1 (2008)

king size hulk 1

This King Size Hulk is on sale on May 28th (that’s also the day I turn 32 – Happy Birthday to me) and looks really interesting.  From the pics above it looks like She-Hulk can hand out an ass kickin’!  And is the Red Hulk bleeding yellow?  Weird.  To read more just click on the image and find out more!

Movie Abomination (2008)

movie abomn

I can’t really tell you that this is a must have.  The Abomination just looks SO different.  The figure does look like it would be a great Hulk foe!  If they didn’t call it the Abomination and called it something else that would’ve been better.  But to call THIS the Abomination is a little too much to swallow.  I know the Director said he had reasons for changing it – but I think his reasons were a bit of a cop-out.  If you want to change it – just say so – but don’t say the origin didn’t make sense to you – that it wasn’t realistic – because since when did getting exposed to radiation turn you into a huge, muscular, green man?

Kirby: King of Comics by Mark Evanier (2008)

Kirby King of Comics

What an amazing book this is!  Not onl does it follow the late, great Jack Kirby’s life and the early days of Marvel but it also gives you a TON of amazing pictures and older sketches from the master himself.  The book also calls into question exactly how much writing Stan Lee did – and how much the illustrators added to the stories.  It’s a very interesting read.

Hulk page of book

The saddest story of the book is this page where they re-count when Marvel commisioned Kirby to draw a bunch of posters for a series of superhero posters.  When they got the initial drawings they worried that maybe there were too many Kirby drawings and asked Herb Trimpe to take Kirby’s Hulk poster and re-do it.  Trimpe did as he was told and basically took Kirby’s drawing but changed the head to match with the style that Hulk had adpoted around that time.  That was the final nail in the Marvel coffin for Kirby.

hulk poster story

Actually, I do like the Trimpe drawing better – but it’s hard to after reading this…  Check out this book if you have the chance.  Pick it up and enjoy a mighty fine read.