Daily Archives: June 5, 2008

Marvel Comics Presents: Hulk vs. the Entire Universe (2008)

HULKVSUNIVERSE

Within these pages contains four stories.  The first story that features the Hulk is the second story that has Machine Man being beaten by the Hulk who is looking for a woman.  The Hulk thinks that Machine Man knows where she is.  He doesn’t.  But Hulk doesn’t take no for an answer.  The ending is surley one of those that feels like a classic Hulk story.  Hulk, as angry as he gets starts smashing things about everywhere.  A woman gets caught in all the demolition and the Hulk saves her – only to have her call him a monster.  Then, in a twist of fate, Machine Man is also called a monster by the same woman he was trying to reassure.

Ed McGuinness illustrates the third story that shows an entire planet torn apart by Gamma Radiation.  A figure that looks like the Maestro defies an order by a person that looks like the Leader who demands surrender.  Faced with a mighty army of Gamma Irradiated People the Maestro turns his army into Hulks as well and the two armies fight.  The Maestro’s army wins and to save everyone on the planet he sends the army of Hulks into space to be destroyed.  Pretty sad but good story.

If you enjoy the Hulk this is a good comic to pick up – it also features stories with Vangaurd and Weapon Omega.  B-   

Meet John Cleary

cleary\'s Wendigo

This amazing sculptor designed a lot of the upcoming Marvel Legends Hulk line coming up.  He has some pretty unique sculpts and a bunch of familiar characters done really well.   Check out the site by clicking on Wendigo above! 

Marvel Hero Stand-Ups (1978)

Stand-upds

This is a package of cardboard cut-outs that you can display… and that’s it.  I won these off ebay and when they arrived I was somewhat unimpressed.  I wish they were a bit bigger.  The only real great thing about the package is that they display Spiderman on one side – and the Hulk on the other!  Classic art by what looks like Buscemma art.  The other Heroes represented are Iron Man, Cap and Thor.