Daily Archives: November 23, 2009

The Eternals #14-16 (1977)

The Eternals By Jack Kirby - Book 2

Jack Kirby wrote and drew this inventive series about immortal superheroes – and funny enough – they never fought the Hulk. The cover above may be misleading – or confusing you – but it’s true. See, at the Maryland Institute of Technology, 2 students are creating a Hulk robot as a mascot, but when the Uni-Mind enters the area anything electronic begins to go on the fritz – including the mechanical Hulk.

The Eternals #14 - Cosmic powered Hulk Robot!

Now, wielding a cosmic power, the Hulk robot begins a rampage.  The Eternals try to stop it, mainly Ikaris, – but do not have much luck.  See, the Eternals can’t die – which they remind you many times in this series – but they can be hurt and can remain disfigured for the rest of their life.  So, this Hulk robot continues to destroy the town – one of the Eternals , Sersi, uses mind games… on a robot.  Mind games?  On a robot?  But hey, who am I question a genius like Kirby.  Can I admit he’s a genius AND say that this story doesn’t really make a lot of sense?  Because that’s what I’m sticking to…

The Eternals #15 - Kind of cheating on the guest star, huh?

How many Hulk robots has there been anyways?  I’m going to have to do a little research to figure this one out – I know Iron Man has fought a Hulk robot – as did the Hulk himself… and how many Hulk robots did the Hulkbusters create over the years?  Anyways, this is the only Hulk robot that I know of who was infused with Cosmic energy – which allows it to do things that the actual Hulk could not – it’s only until the eldest Eternal – Zuras – arrives that the Hulk is taken down.  All he does is touch the robot and it begins to release the Cosmic Energy.  The Hulk robot runs away into the sewers and blows up. 

The Eternals #16 - Robot Hulk goes KA-BLOOMY!

It’s a pretty entertaining storyline – if you have the chance pick it up!  They’ve also collected the issues in a TPB – The Eternals by Jack Kirby Book 2.  So yeah – here it is.  And if you can remember specific issues that featured a Hulk robot then let me know below – we’ll try to get a list together!  There’s another Hulk robot in the new Ultimate Avengers #3 as well!

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A Week of the Defenders! Defenders #1 (1972)

What a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving week!  I will showcase one of the most dysfunctional group to ever grace the pages of a Marvel Comic!  A team that changed members more than I change my underwear… I mean – forget that last statement.  Here is the Defenders #1 – but keep in mind that this is not the first meeting – and I will showcase their first meetings this week… as well as this week being dedicated to comic reviews of some the most memorable Hulk stories – some of my favorites and some of the classics!