Did I need another McGuiness page? No. In fact there’s probably only one other page I would get – but it’s a little out of my price range right now… But I did pick this page up for one reason – it displays the Defenders. Sure it had the Defenders from one of the worst Hulk writers ever – but the pics are so pretty! Also, this is the page that we discover it’s the Grandmaster’s Brother – The Collector – who is playing a game to get the team back together.
I love the look of the Surfer in this shot. Looking over his shoulder and seeing the Grand Master he almost seems bored. With good reason of course – he does work for Galactus. But it’s the shot of the Hulk in a rage at the bottom of the page that I freakin’ LOVE! It’s the kind of shot that they make posters out of! I remember when Adam Kubert was drawing the Hulk and he drew a close up of the Hulk’s face for the cover of Wizard – that was such a great piece – and this reminds me of that.
UPADATE: I sold this page in April of 2010 – mainly because I had 3 Hulk pages and I kept the one I liked the most – but I got myself the Bowen Smackdown Hulk – the grey version – with the sale of this page. I wanted that statue for so long! Now I have it!