In Honor of the First!

I love my TIH #1 – it is the jewel of my collection, I love it more than the air I breathe.  It’s true… But this is not the only #1 in the collection that features the Hulk – so here is a gallery of the #1’s that every Hulk fan should have!

That’s right – Avengers #1.  One of the best, classic and important books in the MU.  Now onto some covers you haven’t seen yet on this site!  First, a bit of history… 1999 was a desperate year for the Marvel heroes – and in an attempt to again grasp their once huge sales they re-numbered their titles – and here are the #1’s from that era.

Hulk #1 - 1999 - Regular Cover

Hulk #1 - 1999 - Sunburst Cover

Hulk #1 - 1999 - Dynamic Forces Gold Foil Variant

Now, there are a few other #1’s that deserve some notice:

Marvel Age Hulk #1

Hulk Unchained #1

Now – more kiddie friendly comics, I’m sure everyone is familiar with the Marvel Adventures titles – and here is the Hulk #1

Marvel Adventures Hulk #1

But before these hit the stands – back in the 90’s Marvel released the Marvel Adventures title before – but the Hulk wasn’t featured in each issue.  He did, however, appear as the first hero featured to launch the title!

Marvel Adventures #1

Now – Here’s a #1 that’s not a Hulk!  But Hulk plays such an important part of the series!  It’s Heroes Reborn: Iron Man #1 – the Hulk variant!  I love this cover – much better than the original, regular cover!

Iron Man #1 - Hulk Variant

Of course the heroes would eventually return to the 616 Universe – and the re-start of the Avengers had a variant “sunburst” cover that featured most of the original members… and Cap.

Heroes Reborn: Avengers #1 - Sunburst Cover

Speaking of the Avengers… and it’s original Members!

Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes #1

Or how about some reprints?  Marvel LOVES to reprint their older stories, for instance – Upper Deck had a re-print of TIH#1 (1962) with a pretty interesting cover:

Hulk #1 - Upper Deck Variant Cover

And last but not least – a re-print of the first 6 issues, collected in one book, re-coloring the original Grey Hulk as Green.  Released in 1982 – The Incredible Hulk:

The Incredible Hulk #1

 So, I hope you enjoyed the special treat I prepared for you Hulk fans!  Here’s to having a great 2010 – and I will be back on Monday with Hulk collectibles to make you guys drool!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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8 responses to “In Honor of the First!

  1. King Hulk Marco

    This is a lovely surprise to start the New Year with. Thank you very much Ratchet.

  2. King Hulk Marco

    No problem sir. Take it easy.

  3. Happy new Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hopeful no more Loeb hulk!

  4. how much is The hulk(1999) sunburst cover Mint Worth? cause I want to sale my spare issue.

  5. There’s 2 first ish that missing The Rampaging Hulk Mag and comic. To KHM, I read your remark on the Hulk movie bust and Happy New Year to you and your Family.

  6. Hipolito M. Wiseman

    I simply wanted to add a comment here to say thanks for you very nice ideas. Blogs are troublesome to run and time consuming therefore I appreciate when I see well written material. Your time isn’t going to waste with your posts. Thanks so much and carry on You’ll defintely reach your goals! have a great day!

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