I have been searching for a Sal Buscema page – I had to have one – just HAD to! I mean no self respecting Hulk lover would turn down the chance to own a Sal page! The only real issue at this moment is that original art is at an all time high. Artists and Reps are both asking premium prices even for sub-par pages. And you can pretty much forget about splash pages and covers unless you’re looking to spend an easy couple grand. Even for some no-name artists it’s hard to find published pages for less than $100.
But Mr. Sal Buscema here – his pages are harder and harder to find for good prices – which is why while I was at the Boston Comic Con I met a local dealer with this page – and he was asking a pretty decent price! The only issue is – I spent almost my entire budget for the con already… and had only $25 left. I had to tell him this is all I have as a down payment for the page. Luckily, he was fine with it – I gave him the $25 and then later went back to pick up one of my new grails now received!
I love this page because not only is the Hulk on every panel – but he dressed so spiffy on most of the page! And we see Hulk mention a College fling of Banner’s named Sally! I don’t think Sally ever made another appearance – but she was a little hottie! And she liked nerds! As you can tell from her affection for Bruce… bonus! But that last panel… CLASSIC BUSCEMA! I was so psyched to get this page… I could probably die happy now 🙂
Lastly, please return on Monday for the review of Fall of the Hulks: Alpha – which I just finished now. I’ll give you a bit of a teaser by saying this… I liked it!