I found these at Target – they collect a lot of the Marvel Adventure stories – which are the more “kid friendly” Marvel Comics. These are original stories with original art that really rocks! Written by Paul Benjamin, these stories have quite the line up of heroes – Silver Surfer, Dr. Strange, Namor (Did someone say “The Defenders?”) which is smart of Marvel, especially if they are trying to turn the young kids out there into comic fans. I hate to say it – but not a lot of kids that I see read comics. They know who the characters are but some have never even held a comic book! That’s a scary thought. If we want these comics to survive we need to get kids into reading them! Here’s an idea – next Halloween give out comics rather than candy! Of course – the Hulk DVD’s that come out tomorrow won’t hurt either! I will be posting my reviews this week!
Not only will the parents enjoy the fact that you aren’t rotting their kids teeth – but the kids may be exposed to something that they will begin making a habit out of! I know comics are starting to become a little more expensive – but let’s face it… these comics are not really going to retain value. Comics now are not like the silver-age comics. They really aren’t going to be worth… well, anything. But that doesn’t mean we should enjoy them! They are still great stories that should be treasured forever!
Even this little TPB is awesome! It collects some of the older stories such as Tales to Astonish #’s 92 & 93 starring the Silver Surfer. The classic Incredible Hulk #181 starring… seriously? You need me to tell you? The Incredible Hulk vs. Fin Fang Foom one-shot, and the Marvel Adventures Hulk starring the Fantastic Four. The moving cover is pretty sweet. From one angle you see the Hulk and turn it slightly and you will see Dale Keown’s Bruce Banner.