Monthly Archives: May 2009

Taking the week off! See you in June!

So, here’s the deal – it was a long weekend and my birthday is Thursday so… I will not be posting anything this week! But no worries! I will be back next week – keep your pants on! See you in June!

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A Shot of my Alexandra…

STORK CONNECTION_11 - Copy

It’s like having my very own Skaar!  Here’s her cute little face – the right side looks strange because the umbilical cord was blocking the view.  Only a few months left!

Hulk Paddle Ball (2009)

Hulk Paddle Ball Game

Hulk Paddle Ball Game

How many hits can you get?  I can do about… 1 & 1/2.

I wish I showed you all the value items I found – but I ran out of time this week – so I’ll have to show them off another time – I promised that I would spend the next week showcasing the new statues and rare items I got – so get ready and pumped for next week!  Here comes the new SS dio, the Koto Hulk statue, a 70’s marvel poster – and more!  Don’t forget – Ultimate Wolverine vs Hulk #6 next week!

Smash Ball on Hulk's Face!  (That's what she said!)

Smash Ball on Hulk's Face! (That's what she said!)

Planet Skaar Prologue (2009) – The Review

Planet Skaar Prolouge

Planet Skaar Prologue

Skaar is coming.  I have to admit I was losing interest in this series – but it certainly picked up in the last few issues.  As soon as the Surfer came back it was a hard book to put down.  Let’s just say, Galactus put the “all powerful” Skaar in his place (boy, Galactus has been busy lately, huh?)  And Skaar learned that his father is alive and well on his home planet.  Now Skaar is coming to let his dad know just how he feels about being abandoned.

The issue begins with Bruce in a diner getting terrible service.  Skaar is coming closer and wants his father – suddenly Bruce Hulks out and starts running.  Jen Walters also Hulks out and just begins running too.  Reed Richards is in his lab and we read his unsent letter to Bruce.  He says that he did the calculations – that he figured out that his son had survived and has been trying to track him down ever since the events in WWH.  Suddenly a worm hole opens up and Skaar has arrived.  The FF head out and meet up with She Hulk – they tell her that the Invisible Woman is busy trying to slow down the Hulk so that he and his son don’t meet up.

She Hulk and the FF reach where Skaar is and try approaching him – but Skaar easily dispatches them.  He takes on the thing and a whole bunch of tanks – oh wait!  I forgot about the warbound!  Sorry, I’m doing this from memory.   The Warbounds powers are going a bit out of control and they feel Skaar is on Earth.  Norman Osborn send out troops to take Skaar out – but Skaar takes the troops on with his huge sword pretty easily.  Then they send in the bombs.  And as one of them touches ground right where Skaar stands a huge explosion goes off.  The Hulk stops running and snaps out of the trance he seemed to be in.  She Hulk says she can’t “feel” Skaar anymore.  The issue ends by showing a young boy standing on a hill – his eyes are glowing green.

All in all pretty interesting start to what I hope is a great series.  B-

Hulk Stickers/Tattoos/Sticker Album (2009)

Hulk Stickers and Hulk Tattoos

Hulk Stickers and Hulk Tattoos

Continuing with the “value product – I’ll give you an extra little post here.  This set of little Hulk goodies are found at Target.  The stickers are sparkly and they have the Hulk and a couple Abomination figures on them – stickers are good honest fun – unless you put them in your hair, like I did when I was a kid and they had to cut them out.  I was the kid with a constant buzz cut and not because my parents liked the look of it but because I was one of those kids who never learned from my mistakes.  In my opinion, fake tattoos are way more fun as you get older – mainly because you can apply them to your “naughty” areas when you go out on dates.  What a nice surprise for the ladies when things get more intimate!

Sticker Album

Sticker Album

Hulk #12 (2009) – The Review

Hulk #12

Hulk #12

So, apparently I offended some people in my last review – I will try to conduct myself a little more respectfully this time.  I – boy do I hate admitting this – I somewhat enjoyed this issue but their are WAY too many problems with this issue to call it any good.  But let’s begin…

The red Hulk has killed the Hulk – amazingly, he truly is dead  – and what has become Loeb’s calling card, the Hulk reverts back to his savage self.  He again uses a Hulk personality for a matter of panels for no real reason and then just changes back.  The Red Hulk says he wanted the Hulk to suffer “Suffer like I have for all the hell he put us all through”  But the Elders offer the Red Hulk the chance to join his “team” to defeat the other players.  So, as Psycho Man is torturing the Surfer and Terrax the Red Hulk shows up and just tears Psycho Man up.  Destroys him very easily.  Then he beheads Terrax saying he’s not impressed with him.  Surfer is ready to fight but the Red Hulk takes him by the throat and tells him that his “power” is based on absorbing other people’s energy.

I hope that's energy coming out of the Surfer's face...

I hope that's energy coming out of the Surfer's face...

 

Red Hulk tells Surfer that he’s looked through Reed Richards extensive files and he found out about the time that Doom stole the Surfer’s power.  He kills him off.  The two teammates are dead – and here’s my real problem, real quick here, they’ve made the Red Hulk so powerful that no one should be able to beat him.  He beat the surfer with such ease – I’m not sure if that is supposed to show how powerful he’s supposed to be or if it cheapens the Surfer.  Cause before – and later – the Hulk knocked him out and knocks him around.  So he kills the two and this is what we see:

Have you ever rode on a star - carried moon beams off where you are!

Have you ever rode on a star - carried moon beams off where you are!

Come On… really?  Whatever, I guess I’m wrong for thinking this is just ridiculous.  My eyes hurt from rolling so many times from reading this issue.  Every encounter pretty much goes the same – the Red Hulk fries Tiger Shark and decapitates Namor.  I think he kills Dormammuu – but who knows – he just flies through his head.  He also shows up to fry Strange and Mordo and faces Galactus.  I was ready for the worst here – but for once it looks like Loeb decides there is ONE character that’s more powerful.  But Galactus takes back the cosmic power and gives the Red Hulk a smack down.  He says that the Elders should have known he was not one to be trifled with and that because of the Red Hulk insolence that he is going to eat the Earth next.  The Red Hulk reappears with the elders

Yeah - you're going to hurt Galactus...

Yeah - you're going to hurt Galactus...

Now, this is where I have an issue – Galactus was in the time when the Surfer was first created – so how is there an Earth for the Red Hulk to return to?  Galactus should have eaten it!  This is why Loeb can’t write a story like this – because in the end – IT MAKES NO SENSE!  It’s not even fun to read because there’s just too many plot holes and inconsistencies.  But let’s finish this here.  The Red Hulk brags that he won but the Elders chastise him for messing with Galactus.  They tell him he has messed things up so his Offenders have been returned to their times, alive and well, as well as the Defenders who have now been resurrected.  Red Hulk gets pissed at the Grandmaster and beats him to death – but the Hulk comes along and smacks the Red Hulk into the side of a mountain. – See what I mean?  The Red Hulk just killed an Elder – but the Hulk just slapped him away?  Does this not seem really stupid to these “fans”

Take that you crimson a-hole!

Take that you crimson a-hole!

Hulk asks for Jarella.  The Elder gives her to the Hulk – a dead Jarella.  The Red Hulk comes out of nowhere saying that he’s leaving the Hulk broken hearted – just as Banner left him. 

Either the Surfer is emarrassed or he's trying to hide the fact he's laughing...

Either the Surfer is emarrassed or he's trying to hide the fact he's laughing...

Now, I highlighted certain things the Red Hulk says because they’re obvious clues to who the Red Hulk is – and I think those people who have been saying it’s Glen Talbot are spot on.  There’s no one else it can be!  Anyways, the issue itself was a waste of time – it basically did nothing but raise a whole bunch more questions that Loeb didn’t answer and tell a story that had no point.  Shocker.  Grade – C- (And I think I’m being generous here)

Hulk #12 variant

Hulk #12 variant

Hulk Water Gun and Light Up Yo-yo (2009)

Hulk Yo-Yo

Hulk Yo-Yo

Here’s a couple more Hulk toys for you to find – the yo-yo is at Target while the water gun is at the Dollar Tree – also, the Yo-yo lights up when you use it.  I love yo-yos, I even know a guy who has made a living off his yo-yoing talents.  He goes around to the schools and spreads positive messages all while playing with his yo-yo.  That sounds dirtier than it really is…  Anyways, the water gun is a simple little toy – but mine leaks like the dickens  – so, not as fun as it should be.  Water guns are supposed to get other people wet while keeping you bone dry.  This soaks you and an added bonus is that if you slip it into your pocket it makes it look like you’ve had an accident.

Hulk Water Gun

Hulk Water Gun