Monthly Archives: October 2010

Talking about Rare Hulk stuff…

Not sure if this auction is worth it or not – click on the pic and make up your own mind – but the upcoming November will be my Ultra Rare month!  I have some really sweet Hulk pieces to show off and I’ve chosen November to do it!  So – I think I will be posting Mon-Thurs.  At least that’s the plan.  If you’ve followed this blog long enough then you realize I just kind of do what I want – but I am going to try to stick to this schedule!  Who wants to make bets I can’t even make it through November?  Alright – Happy Hulkyween!  Here’s a shot of my daughter in her home made Wonder Woman costume:

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Also on the Stands!

Enigma Force #2

Enigma Force #2 is out and the Avengers #6 with the older Hulk.  I haven’t even looked through these yet – so I can’t tell you if they are a good read – but I did also find…

Avengers #6

This!  Hulks just on the cover – but it’s a great illustration… so pick it up!

Draw! Magazine

The Incredible Hulks #615 (2010) – The Review

The Incredible Hulks #615

I have been seeing the new Hulk/Valkyrie 2-packs on ebay – so I am going nuts trying to find it around here… so far – nothing!  Anyways, I actually am posting the review for the comic on the day I bought it!  Kudos to me!  So, the Marvel Heroes have put their faith in the Hulk to take care of his long lost son  not that the Hulk has given them much of a choice right now…

Hulks = Monsters

They give the Hulk as much info as they have – which is virtually nothing that the Hulk didn’t know already – except that they do see an image of Hiro.  Steve tells the Hulk to make sure he takes care of the situation and if that means “smashing” that means “smashing”.  Hulk doesn’t want to think about that scenario – in fact, it angers him.  He turns to his new family – his team of “Hulks” – and tells them that Hiro is also a Hulk but Skaar interjects.  He says the real problem is that Hiro IS a monster. Hiro is full of hate.  Hulk silences Skaar and tells everyone to get out.

With an hour till touchdown Skaar takes Betty and Korg with him into the shadowforge.  He tells them that he is separating them from the “humans”.  Betty argues that she is in fact a human – and even Korg agrees that Betty would do what needs to be done is need be.  That’s why she’s with them.  The Hulk stares at the image of Hiro and a Banner simulator comes to tell the Hulk it’s time to let him out.  Hulk doesn’t want to – but finally agrees.  Banner gave everyone their assignments for when they reach K’ai.

Knocking would be a whole lot more polite Jen...

First up:  To destroy all of the ships leading the planet.  As the Hulks do that they realize there are people in the ships – Bruce thought that they were empty.  He was wrong.  After that they regroup – K’ai is still heading toward Earth.  Bruce sends Betty and She Hulk after the power source – he sends Skaar, Korg and Rick to the other side of K’ai where there is a volcanic area – he wants Skaar to use the old power to send K’ai off trajectory and save the Earth.  Skaar refuses to go – he wants to go with Bruce to meet up with Hiro.

Bruce sends Skaar with Korg and Rick anyways – much to the chagrin of Skaar.  Betty and She Hulk find the power source – only, it’s pretty scary.  Bruce lands on K’ai and is met with hostile, armed natives.  Bruce takes them out only to have the children attack.  Bruce fights back but Hiro comes with his old power and destroys the children.  Bruce is face to face with Hiro… Bruce tells him that he is Hiro’s father.  Hiro isn’t so sure – and then Bruce Hulks out.

Father and Son... who's going the throw the first punch?

So – the battle is coming – and I am excited about it.  Not as much as I thought I would be.  Maybe it’s the artwork – I’m not all that jazzed about Bary Kitson’s stuff.  The Hulk family so far is still interesting – but I am already waiting to see the Hulk back to his solo adventures.  The pacing of this story isn’t as quick as I would like it to be but I am still waiting to see how this pans out.  Grade: B

The back up story is about the Red She Hulk first meeting up with the Punisher.  Not too shabby.  There is no variant for this issue. 😦

Hulk Walkie Talkies (2003)

Hulk Walkie Talkie

It’s funny – when these were in the stores I couldn’t find hide or hair (or is it “hide or hare”?) of them.  Almost all of the Marvel Heroes had thier own walkie talkie and all I wanted were the Hulk ones, but like I said, I couldn’t find them anywhere!  So, this past Summer, i was frequenting any Yard Sales I saw and sure enough I saw a sign for a yard sale that said “Comics + More” so of course I stopped in.  The comics were kind of bare – just full of mid 90’s Captain Americas and Spiderman – but there was a whole table full of toys.  The kid at the table saw my shirt – yes, I was wearing a Hulk shirt, – he said he had a Hulk toy.  He took these walkie talkies out and I saw a sheet of Hulk stickers.  “How much?” I asked.

“I don’t know… $3 to $5?

I said to him “$3 TO $5!  You mean I got to pick?”  After I finished joking with him I gave him $5 and walked away with my loot!  I’m glad I finally found these – had them for months now and I haven’t checked if they work yet… man, I hope they work!

Hulk #26 (2010) – The Review

Hulk #26

Vampire Variant

I know, I know – I was supposed to post this a while back – give me a break!  Here we go, Parker has a whole lot of fixing to do.  I know this – and I knew this was going to be an issue when he took over the reigns from a writer who seemed like Alzheimer’s set in after he started writing.  This means Red needs to meet up with all of the Marvel Heroes that he beat during Loeb’s tenure and Parker needs to not only explain that Red is on the right side now – but also set things right and make the heroes that SHOULD’VE kicked Red’s ass the first time getting there just desserts.  This i where the problem arises… we just had a showdown with Iron Man – and now, in the very next issue, he has another showdown, but with Thor this time.

Banner - with a verbal bitch slap to Ross 🙂

I felt like the original storyline could have gone at least another full issue.  Instead, Parker completes it in half an issue and onto the next “Scorched Earth” plan to dismantle.  This time it’s a pair of meteors heading toward earth.  Am I getting ahead of myself?  Sorry – let’s try this – Iron Man was not eaten by the people in the last issue – instead Tony got out just in time and remotely uses his machine to fight the people off.  Stark realizes Red is there to help and gives him instructions to the main power source and tells him to destroy it.  Red does what he needs to – and even saves a woman there – but it turns out she is infected too – but Red jumps off before anything is done – which means we will be revisiting that at some point.

Red gets to smash!

When Red rejoins Banner and Rogers – there is Thor – and Thor isn’t happy about seeing Red.  So he beats the hell out of him – but Red doesn’t fight back – he lets Thor know they are on the same side – but Thor lets Red know he doesn’t give a crap and shoves a lightning bolt up his a$$! 

Hulk and Thor go at it!

... and Thor with the knock out!

Banner sends a hologram of Galactus to break the two up – and then Not Cap tells them about the two asteroids and the black hole.  Red and Thor head out and destroy the asteroids – but Red gets a bit too close to the black hole and begins to get sucked in… as told to him by the Watcher.

Red - doing his job!

Like I mentioned before – it would have been nice to let the original storyline develop a bit more but Parker really knows how to end on a cliff hanger!  We’ll see how this pans out – but maybe the Watcher is still holding a grudge over the sucker punch Red landed all those issues ago.  I know he’s just supposed to watch and all – but damn – you don’t let a punk ass get away with smacking you when you’re not looking!  Grade – B

Great Site – Great Interview!

I’ve was emailed about a great new site -and they have just posted a cool new interview – with Hulk inker Dexter Vines!  Check it out:

And yes, the Hulk #26 review is coming… keep your pants on!

Marvel Heroes – Assortment 2 (2010)

Marvel Heroes - Assortment 2

I’m calling foul!  Damn you Marvel!  I was about to showcase this sets card/sticker when I saw this in Toys R Us today!  Truth be told, I was seeking the Thanos MU figure – turns out many other people are too – but I saw this and became enraged!  See, these figures first came out last year in silver packs.  They came with 5/10 stickers and 1 figure – as far as I can remember.  I had the hardest time finding the Hulk figure until I saw boxes of this set in Target.  I picked up 2 and both came with a Hulk.  All this is fine and good – except that I spent all this time collecting all the stickers and figures only to have Marvel then turn around and package them together in 2 assortments!  They also come with a sticker inside – but I will get into all of this on Monday when I post the sticker set.  But man, am I steamed!

Hulk

By the way, I will post the review for Hulk #26 tomorrow…