Daily Archives: September 11, 2009

A Week of Absorbing Man – Friday (TIH #348)

This is one of my favorite issues with the Hulk against the bald… absorbers.  Creel is the first super powered person to go up against the new and improved Hulk – the man named Fixit.  And Creel learned quickly, no matter what color, the Hulk will beat him!

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Absorbing Man Bust (2005)

Absorbing Man Bust

Absorbing Man Bust

How appropriate to end this week with a Bowen masterpiece of the spotlight character!  I know this is late – I didn’t think I was going to be able to even post tonight.  But this piece was one of the only Hulk’s foes that I was missing from Bowen’s busts –  I never picked it up four years ago and couldn’t find it for a good price.  The only set-back to picking things up off ebay is that you have to add in shipping to the final price that you paid for something – and I just wasn’t willing to shell out what people were asking… so I went without.

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Backside - I mean his back - not... you know...

Backside - I mean his back - not... you know...

That is until I took a trip to NJ this weekend and popped into a store selling this bust for %50 off.  Snagged it!  This really is amazing – and I have to say that a talented guy named Jim Maddox sculpted this – not Bowen himself – but man, oh man, I can’t see Bowen doing any better of a job with it!  My favorite part is the real chain connecting his ball – let’s not forget that Absorbing Man was a prisoner when Loki granted him with his powers of absorption!

Close your mouth man!  You gathering flies!

Close your mouth man! You gathering flies!

The expression on his face is even more impressive when you consider that I was actually used for this model!  Alright, that’s a lie – but it does kind of look like me.  Except that I am not half made of rock.  Yet.  Anyways, the great this about the Absorbing Man is, after the first battle, Absorbing Man never beat Hulk again.  Yet he keeps on trying…  why?  Just give it up bro!