Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ratchet Photo #8

Ummm… Part 25

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Goodness!  Hulk’s nipples are as big as dinner plates!  That’s a bit disturbing!  And where did he get those Daisy Dukes?  Hulk slut.

A Grail to be Sure…

If you have enough scratch to purchase this now – then do it.  I can’t get it – but you NEVER see this piece on ebay – especially with the Banner bust with it.  Get it – get it now – but be prepared to spend thousands.  And do it quick becuase it ends in 10 hours…

Click on the image for the auction.

Hulk vs. Zzzax SHS (2008)

Hulk vs. Zzzax

Hulk vs. Zzzax

I have every wave of SHS.  Wave 2 at least made it to some specialty shops – but wave 3 was available only from ordering off the internet.  And it’s too bad too – because this is my favorite 2-pack.  Zzzax made his first appearence in the comics at issue #166 but my favorite issue that has a Zzzax story has to be #285.  Zzzax even fought the Rick Jones Hulk – which, who wouldn’t want to fight him? But, I digress.  The best thing about these figures is that Zzzax is made of translucent plastic – this is how I would envision him to look in live action.  I also like to imagine that every time I touch this figure it shocks me – wait, crap… did I say that out loud?  I mean – it’s just a figure! It’s not really made of electricity!  (I wonder how how hard it would be to connect it to a power source?)  The Hulk is the same Hulk that you get in the series with Spiderwoman -although this is a darker shade of green – but funny enough the Zzzax is so cool I don’t mind the recasting of this Hulk.

Hulk Magnet 3 – or 4 or… I forget (2008)

Another Hulk Magnet. yeah... I know... friggin sweet right?

Another Hulk Magnet. yeah... I know... friggin sweet right?

I had this from way back when I went to N.Y.  Got it at Mid-Town Comics.  I liked this magnet best because it has three images.  The Buscema Hulk is faded in the back – and an even fainter Bruce Banner pic behind that – can anyone even see it in the pic?  It’s there – I swear!  The Hulk out front in not Buscema – I don’t recognize the artist and there is too much on T.V. tonight for me to spend time trying to figure it out.  If anyone knows please let me know – otherwise it will have to be a mystery.  Much like the identity of the Rulk. 🙂 See you on Monday.  Have a Hulky weekend.

Hulk #6 – The Review

Green and Red Hulk variants for issue#6

Green and Red Hulk variants for issue#6

Well, I am as confused as ever.  As always if you don’t want any spoilers then don’t read any further than… HERE!  Because I basically go through the whole issue.  And since I posted 4 – that’s right 4! – times yesterday this will be the only post today.  I spoil you guys… 😛  Alright, here we go.

The story open immediately after the end of issue 5 with Iron Man, She Hulk, Ares, The Thing, The Human Torch and Namor all coming to help the Hulk take out Red.  Hulk refuses help and even calls Ares “Broom Head” (the whole exchange is pretty funny).  A-Bomb stares down the Thing in a face off of the uglies while She-Hulk tells the Hulk everyone thinks Red is Samson.  Hulk jumps off to fight Red and Iron Man questions how he even knows where to look.  So, the rest of the heroes start to clean up the damage done to the city – and that’s it for them.  By page 6 their contribution to the story is over. Man, it’s really good that they were used so effectively.  Nice writing Loeb.  That was a waste of our time…

Green Hulk finds Red who is still patting himself on the back from the fight with Thor.  They battle for a few pages – and just as it’s getting good Thor comes in with Mjolnir and starts to beat on Red himself – saying that he shouldn’t talk about his victory against him.  Hulk gets up to join in the fight again when A-Bomb points out that the Red gets hotter (temperature wise you freaks!) the madder he gets.  Wait, A-bomb can’t get through a sentence without saying his own name but he’s the one to figure this all out?  Okay, moving on…

Now, Thor is just to get the best of Red when Hulk steps back into the fight.  A-Bomb does a little butt-kissing to Thor and asks him to stay out of the fight.  Thor agrees. There is another Hulk/Red exchange of fists.  While Hulk is getting his ass handed to him Red finally notices that he is getting really hot.  Then this happens:

Green Hulk stops Red Hulk - get it?

Green Hulk stops Red Hulk - get it?

Hulk stands over Red boasting how the only real Hulk is green (which is what I’ve been saying all along!) and then Thor and Hulk make nice with each other.  Hulk walks off into the desert saying he is tired – while transforming back into Banner – just as A-Bomb, who is turning back into Rick Jones, is trying to tell him who the Red is.  He never gets to because he is shot, and knocked out by… Leonard Samson!  That’s right – and even more – he has long hair!  See for yourself:

No Shirt No Shoes No Service

No Shirt No Shoes No Service

General Ross stands over Red saying that he failed.  They gave him everything he needed to kill the Hulk and he still failed.  Then he says Red is on his own as he walks away.  The End.

Wait, what?!?  Who the hell is the Red Hulk?  Still, we have no idea!  And the story just got more confusing!  So the Red works for Samson and Ross – okay fine – but why did Samson have short hair when the story first started – and why did he kill the Abomination?  What was the point?  Wow, I feel like I’m reading an episode of LOST.  The ending is intriguing – and I have no idea where they are going with this – but seriously?  Could they draw out this whole Who is Red Hulk thing any longer?  Not to mention – issue 6 should have been out in June – and it’s September.  A more enjoyable issue than the last few – hopefully with more answers to follow.  I give it a D

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