This set – released at the same time as the Hulk movie set – is one of my favorite sets! The images on the cards cover a lot of artists and span the Hulk’s history. Byrne, Garney, Keown, Kubert and Larsen – and some of the most classic covers are in this set. A lot of the images from the 70’s Hulk magazine also find their way into this set. If you don’t have that series – it strarted out as Rampaging Hulk and then turned into the Hulk – you should pick it up, even for the artwork alone!
This is an impressive base set – but the chase cards are even better! I really like the 2 chase sets – and one of mine is still incomplete, if you can believe that! I will talk about that set first. They are called the Gamma Ray chase cards – and each card has an image of the Hulk behind a shiny green backround. These are great – the only problem is – they aren’t easy to find! These is one set on ebay – but all I am missing is #7 – and I can’t find it ANYWHERE! If anyone has it I would be willing to trade or whatever.
In fact, I have a few extra of the next set right here – the Crystal Clear Hulk set – this has some of the most classic images from the Hulk ever – that encapsulate most of the card – the edges are green brick and other than that it’s see-through. This was a hard set to complete – I had #1 and #4 – and then found a #2 – I was looking for #3 and #5 for a good price when I was lucky enough to snag an entire set from a international seller for about $5.00!