This isn’t as vintage as I like my vintage stuff – in fact my idea of vintage is things made before 1980 – but what the hell, I live dangerously! So this Hulk annual is not the normal kind of annual you would see published by Marvel in the U.S.A. This was published in the U.K. in 1981 and it has a hardcover like most children’s pictures do. I love the uniqeness of this book. The cover is the Hulk vs. what looks like Mogol – but I am not sure. I do know the inside cover has a freaky Ferigno inspired Hulk illustration.
This story starts off where Bruce is actually HIT by that truck. Crazy beginning – but you can see the price tag in the corner there. 2.25 pounds. I would have made that symbol but I have no idea how to. That reminds me of a great story my friend Bill told me. He works in a movie theater – some woman came in with tickets she bought off the internet – but she had a problem with the machine, she couldn’t get her tickets and she went to the customer service to complain. Well it turns out that she had bought tickets for a movie theater in a town of the same name – except this town was in Europe. Apparently she didn’t see the pound sign next to the price. My friend Bill had to point it out. Try explaining that to your credit card company.