Daily Archives: March 2, 2009

Bowen Designs Abomination Statue (2009)

Abomination Statue

Abomination Statue

Welcome March!  It’s freakin’ snowing!  Anyways, it must be so difficult there days to sculpt  a classic character and make everyone happy with the outcome.  This is the pressures that BD faces every time they announce a new Full Statue coming out.  So many amazing artists out there have done excellent versions of each character that every fan wants to see specific details in their sculpts.  With the Hulk – some fans want the ripped seething merged Hulk – and others are always looking for a classic 70’s style Buscema Hulk.  Trying to please everyone must be really aggravating some days…

Abomination - Full Shot

Abomination - Full Shot

Bad-Ass Profile

Bad-Ass Profile

But Bowen has hit the ball out of the park so many times with his statues that he has quickly become my favorite sculptor working out there today.  His company seems to strive in delivering a product that even the most die-hard fan will appreciate.  This, his latest Hulk universe release, is one of the most amazing triumphs to date.  While the new Hulk sculpts coming out are looking good this version of Hulk’s #1 villain (and that pains me to say being a huge Leader fan) is far and away one of the best things I’ve seen!  Take a look at what an incredible job Bowen did at capturing every classic detail on this character.  It’s a huge leap forward from the bust he did a years back.  While that bust had mixed reviews of looking too much like an under water creature – this statue has had NO complaints from even the harshest critic.

This piggy ate roast beef - and this little piggy is wondering where the rest of the piggies went...

This piggy ate roast beef - and this little piggy is wondering where the rest of the piggies went...

Abomination doesn’t just pair up well with the 2007 Hulk FS – but also the 2003 FS – and believe me I have plenty of pics to showcase the greatness that is this new addition to my collection.  A lot of statues have that static pose, that (for the lack of a better term) grandiose homo-erotic pose, that don’t “work” with other statues when displaying them.  But now we have sculptors working to make their sculpts work well together.  We saw it with the Action Wolverine and Hulk pics – and now we have these:

2009 vs 2003

2009 vs 2003

The smack down begins...

The smack down begins...

I have to give a quick shout-out to my friend Corry and Ben, the owner of Zapp Comics in New Jersey, who have always been able to provide me with anything I ask for.  The shop is certainly one of the best places to get anything comic related.  Check it out if you’re in the area!  Thanks Corry – as always – you’re a good friend!

Hulk's ready punish!

Hulk's ready to punish!

 I know Sideshow has announced the release of their PF Abomination.  I can tell you with all certainty that I will NOT be picking that up – because, let’s face it, Bowen’s is far superior – and the Thing is a better companion for the SS Hulk.  Let me know if any of you out there have picked this up – and what you think!  It’s totally worth every penny!

Two against one!

Two against one!

Tables are turned!

Tables are turned!

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