Daily Archives: June 18, 2009

Marvel Comics Presents #6 (1988) – The Review

Marvel Comics Presents #6

Marvel Comics Presents #6

This issue was harder to find than I thought it would be – and I was a little surprised to hear the Hulk was in it because he’s not on the cover – no, instead he’s on the back cover – and you can tell by the image it’s the grey Hulk, not just the grey Hulk, but it’s Fixit!  And it’s Purves who’s illustrating it!  I know people give Purves a lot of guff for his run on the Hulk but I still contend that I think his run is one of my favorites! 

Back Cover - there's the Hulk!

Back Cover - there's the Hulk!

The story is a very quick one entitled Risky Business.  The story opens with the other Casino/Mob bosses talking about taking out Berengetti new bruiser – the one they call Fixit!  They send an army of men who explode into Fixit’s room, destroying it, but Joe easily dispatches them, throwing them out the window.  As the rest of the men retreat Mr. B. shows up and pays for Fixit’s new suit and his date with Marlo.  Fixit and Marlo go to the other casinos on the strip and threatens them into letting him win at roulette.  Not a bad little story – but it also didn’t make a lot of sense… Grade C+

Purves - the guy really is pretty darn talented!

Purves - the guy really is pretty darn talented!

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The Hulk and Doom Mini-Mates (2009)

Hulk and Doom Mini-Mates 2-Pack

Hulk and Doom Mini-Mates 2-Pack

Let me tell you – Doom knows the power he’s dealing with when he tangles with the Hulk.  As evident as his first encounter with him in the now classics Incredible Hulk #143 and #144 – Doom wanted to harness the Hulk’s power for is own greedy needs – but this isn’t the last time the two tangled.  Hulk also had to suffer through Doom trying to mess with him when in Incredible Hulk #350 and Fantastic Four #320.  But this Mini-Mate 2-pack combines the 2 enemies, and I have to say, I was a bit surprised.  Nicely surprised – because how many times are they going to package the Leader, Abomination, the Thing and others with the Hulk!  I like to see more of a change when Hulk toys are packaged with another character.