Monthly Archives: April 2009

New Page Debuting Friday!

SaleHulk31.jpg image by Comix4fun

Make sure to check back in on Friday – I am debuting a new page that I have worked very hard on – that I think quite a few people will find VERY useful!  Also, I am working on putting together a new Comics Page – but that’s not going to debut Friday – that’s going to be a lot longer… sorry.

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Sean Anderson – Planet Hulk!

Planet Hulk Custom by Sean Anderson

Planet Hulk Custom by Sean Anderson

With a lot of Planet Hulk merchandise finding it’s way to Hulk fans everywhere Sean, as always, took it upon himself to create a masterpiece.  This custom looks better than any figure created… ever!  I think real cloth goes a long way.  That’s why Mego’s are still so sought out – they look like they are made with the utmost quality – and part of that is getting the outfit right.

Turn to the Right!  His Right!

Turn to the Right! His Right!

You can see that Sean paid attention to the most minute detail to make this PH very accurate – including making the sandalls and toga from genuine leather.  Sean, you are severely talented!  Thanks for sending me the photos!  Be sure to send a link if you ever decide to sell these because I would tthink there are plenty of Hulk fanatics on here that want some of your incredible work!

GAH!  He lost his sheild!

GAH! He lost his sheild!

Hulk Cereal Bowl (2009)

Hulk Cereal Bowl

Hulk Cereal Bowl

A cereal bowl that I found while grocery shopping.  I have to admit – I didn’t even see it – my friend had to point it out to me.  I haven’t eaten anything out of it… yet.  It pretty much just went into the Hulk room storage.    Funny thing, I once ate cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner for an entire week.  Just to say I did.  I was probably in my early 20’s and I had a hankering for Honey Combs – but I did switch it up a little with some Raisin Bran and my personal favorite – Cinnamon Life.  Man, that stuff is delicious!  I know some people love the sweet cereals like Honey Smacks or Lucky Charms – but I just can’t handle those!  They are way too sweet.  You know how I have a distaste for candy – these cereals are like eating a whole big bowl of candy for breakfast!  Gross…

Rob Reilly Commissions – Part 2 (2009)

Joe Fixit - Shooting Up the Place!

Joe Fixit - Shooting Up the Place!

Here’s the second set of commissions.  Yes, I’m sure you’ve guessed – that’s fixit above there.  If you click on Fixit above you will be taken to Rob’s web site.  He’s always interested in commissions – so if you like what you see – the guy seems to be able to do any character.  Now I saved some of my favorite pieces for this post – mainly because it has some solid villians including,

The Leader:

The Leader - Who Can Tell Where the Quote is From?

The Leader - Who Can Tell Where the Quote is From?

Bi-Beast:

Bi-Beast

Bi-Beast

Wendigo:

A Very Graphic Wendigo!  One of the best commissions ever!

A Very Graphic Wendigo! One of the best commissions ever!

And I chose to get one of the most important, driving forces in the Hulk comics – one Miss Betty Ross:

Betty Ross Banner

Betty Ross Banner

And now a shot of all 10 commissions!

Can't wait to get a frame for these!

Can't wait to get a frame for these!

UPDATE: I just brought these to see what a frame would cost – they quoted me $485.00 – needless to say I passed on the framing.  I’ll see what I can do about maybe finding a cheaper way to display them.

A No-Prize Opportunity!

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Who can guess where the Hulk in the header is from?  What # and what series does this Hulk come from?  First to answer correctly gets the no prize – Good Luck to all!

Hulk #11 (2009) – The Review

Hulk #11

Hulk #11

I am convinced – anyone who is still in favor of this series thinking that the story is “fun” or “tongue in cheek” is just simply retarded.  I’m sorry – but after reading this I am SURE that Loeb has completely lost it.  What the hell happened to my favorite comic?  Loeb can’t even keep continuity from issue to issue – for example; the last issue ended with the Hulk excited about battling the Red Hulk to the death – this issue begins with the Hulk saying he doesn’t want to fight him… wait, WHAT?  That makes no sense!  Loeb owes McGuinness a hug for keeping this series going as the art is freakin’ fantastic – but McG owes Loeb a punch in the face for making him draw his ridiculous plots – if you can call them that!

Wait... what the hell is Namor doing?  Is that how he runs?  How uncomfortable looking...

Wait... what the hell is Namor doing? Is that how he runs? How uncomfortable looking...

So, like I said, the story starts with the Grand Master (GM) informing us that each group of fighters have been split up and sent to an unfamiliar territory to duke it out to the death.  Ummm… – what the hell was the point of gathering a whole team together just to split them up to fight?  This is what I’m talking about – ridiculous!  Whoever reads that and thinks “Cool!” needs to be hit in the head with a tack hammer.  So, as I told you before, the Hulk tells the Red Hulk that he doesn’t want to fight him – instead they should team up and take on the GM.  The Red Hulk calls the Hulk a “milksop” (another diversion into thinking who the Red Hulk is – are we now supposed to think he’s Ross?  But the was there at the end of issue 6 looking down at the defeated Red Hulk!  What the hell?) and says he’d never fight side to side with him.  By the way, they are fighting in Namor’s kingdom.

Surfer fights Terrax – but the Surfer has no idea who he is fighting – he just wants to save the love of his life as they battle in the Microverse.  Whatever, this fight is boring… moving on, Namor is fighting the Tiger Shark (who has a new dentist and has fitted him with brand new adamantium teeth!) in the dimension of the Mindless One.  And, this is so beautifully illustrated!  Especially the splash where TS takes a bite out of Namor’s neck! 

Namor will have a hickey after this!

Namor will have a hickey after this!

The Surfer and Baron Mordo fight on Surfer’s home planet.  That’s all I have to say about that.  Anyways, back to Hulk and Red Hulk – they continue to throw punches as Banner tries to convince Red to fight WITH him.  The Hulk seems to be dominating the fight at this point.  The GM and his brother the Collector are watching in dismay as each battle seems to be too evenly matched.  They decide to spice things up a bit.  So, Galactus, angered by his missing herald, demands to have the Surfer back or he will not only eat his planet but he will also travel to Strange’s and Mordo’s planet and eat those as well.  TS and Namor have an unexpected guest as Dormammu demands that they take him back to their dimension so he can take over the Earth.  If you don’t know who Dormammu is then you need to read more Defender comics…  Alright, let’s not forget about Surfer and Terrax who is visited by the Psycho Man who is driving them insane.

Back at Namor’s kingdom we see that the Red Hulk has taken control of the fight with Banner.  The Red Hulk takes a trident and skewers the Hulk with it.  He announces “Mission Accomplished.  The Hulk is Dead.”  Can you imagine that IS it?  I wouldn’t put it past Loeb to kill off my favorite character at this point.

Hulk is dead?  I wish it was the Red Hulk... or Loeb...

Hulk is dead? I wish it was the Red Hulk... or Loeb...

Like I stated before, Loeb can’t write through an entire issue without contradicting himself.  I started reading at 2:31pm and I was finished reading at 2:33pm – that’s even harder to swallow when the comic is now $3.99.  Yeah, Marvel I noticed the price hike.  Thanks for finding yet another way to screw us over…  Oh yeah!  Don’t forget about the amazingly innocuous “Wolverine” variant cover.  That was sarcasm by the way.  Grade: D-

 

Hulk #11 Variant

Hulk #11 Variant

 

Rob Reilly Commissions – Part 1 (2009)

Rob Reilly Hulk

Rob Reilly Hulk

When I went to the Boston Comic Con I checked out a lot of artists there.  One of the more fun commissions I picked up was from a nice guy named Rob Reilly.  His cartoony style captures the eye and fits really well with the Hulk.  When I asked for a Hulk piece he said “No Problem”.  I came back a little while later and he had the Hulk above ready for me.  I LOVED it!  His style is unique and impressive – so I went home and visited his website here and then quickyl contacted him about getting a whole slew of pieces, all of characters in the Hulk universe.  So, I will show 5 in this post and then post the next 5 tomorrow:

Hulk Freakin' SMASH!

Hulk Freakin' SMASH!

So, including the Hulk above, we have – Thunderbolt Ross:

Thunderbolt Madness!

Thunderbolt Madness!

The Abomination:

Biggity-BAM - Abomination!

Biggity-BAM - Abomination!

Bruce Banner:

Bruce Banner

Bruce Banner

And Aquon, of course!  Did you think I would forget about my favorite chacter?:

Aquon - One of the best!

Aquon - One of the best!