Daily Archives: June 15, 2009

My Weekend…

 Hulk Pictures, Images and Photos

So, I found a few shops around Scarsdale, NY and visited Zapp! and another shop that my sister in law told me about called Joker’s Child.  I will be adding each shop to the STORES page – see my reviews there – I found a few gems at Zapp! as well as a very rare silver age Hulk appearance at the last shop I mentioned that I will be posting this week.  All in all it was a great trip – I also met a constant visitor to the site – Gammapup –  who was chillin’ with my friend Corry at Zapp! when I showed up.  It was nice to meet you pup!

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Marvel Fanfare #7 (1983) – The Review

Marvel Fanfare #7

Marvel Fanfare #7

Marvel Fanfare has some original Hulk stories that absolutely rock!  This is a great story that pitts the immovable Blob and the untouchable Unus against the strongest living mortal on the planet!  The story starts with the Hulk being attacked by some army men – the Hulk dispatches them and jumps away.  Meanwhile, the Blob has taken to running a traveling circus and Unus is with him, which makes sense since the Blob is the only one who can actually get near him.  The Blob has been taking care of Unus – so much as he even feeds him – Unus, meanwhile, is depressed because his powers have grown so much that he’s doomed without the Blob. 

The Hulk touches down near the circus and is a little hungry so he sets his sights on a hot dog vendor.  As each of the circus performers attacks the Hulk he dispatches them easily until the Blob comes out to play.  The Hulk attacks – but the Blob laughs off punch after punch – the Hulk remembers the last time they met and it only makes him angrier.  The Hulk picks the Blob up off the ground – ripping the Earth up right with him – and Hulk tosses him right into the tent that houses Unus.  Because of the force field, the Blob goes shooting right back at the Hulk and gets punched and knocked right out.  Unus threatens the Hulk and tells him he has no chance against him in a fight – the Hulk doesn’t listen and charges Unus.  This doesn’t go well though… the Hulk goes flying backward – but only for a moment – the Hulk gets up and attacks again but is surprised by the Blob squishing him between his mighty weight and the force field.  As the Hulk begins to move forward he actually pushes Unus backward.

The Hulk tries to jump away because he’s getting bored with these two buffoons but the Blob grabs onto his ankle and takes off with him.  Unus, knowing the force field was only going to get stronger with every step he takes, decides to rescue his friend.  When the Blob and Hulk land they trade blows over and over and then realizes that he’s going to beat the Blob that he has to use his power against him.  The Hulk punches his big gut and keeps pushing his fist harder until the Blob is sent flying backward and knocked unconscious.  Unus arrives and heads toward the Hulk.  The Hulk takes him out in one punch.

Hulk Can - and Does Smash Unus!

Hulk Can - and Does Smash Unus!

A great match up that fans at the time were clamoring to see – and silencing the mutant fans and especially the Blob fans that tried to claim that the Hulk can’t move the immovable Blob.  Well, this comic put that right to rest, didn’t it?  Grade: B+