I will be honest – if this guy didn’t make his first appearance in the Hulk comics then I wouldn’t have bothered getting it. Not because of how it looks – because it’s a beautifully sculpted bust! Looks just like him! I won’t even insult you readers by asking when he first appeared – because everyone knows it was TIH #3 – even dressed the Hulk up like a clown. How insulting. Even worse – he made him juggle elephants. That’s just wrong… but I would totally pay to see that!
The base showcases the Ringmaster “pitching” a tent – HA! – you guys can totally use that – It’s okay – but yeah, the base is a circus tent. As you might remember the Ring Master – he’s the one responsible for the merged Hulk – most commonly called the “Modern Hulk” – but that title makes absolutely no sense – the modern Hulk? Modern means now – and most people mean the “Smart” or “Merged” Hulk – I prefer Merged mainly because it explains that Hulk persona perfectly. Now I’m just waiting to see a Merged Hulk from Bowen… anytime now.
Speaking of Bowen – I cannot wait for the Planet Hulk and Maestro statues to come out – but man oh man – they are taking their sweet time, huh? I predict that the Planet Hulk statue will be the statue of the year – no matter what year it comes out!