Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Couple of Doozies!

Here are some ebay auctions right now – that some fans here might be interested in!  They are some heavy hitters – if you have the spare cash lying around pick one of these up!

That’s right!  A Bowen Hulk bronze is up for grabs!  If you have the cash – snag this puppy!

And an auction featuring ALL of the original Hulk comics – already graded!  A nice find for anyone searching for these grails!

And here is an original page from superstar artist Gary Frank – still at a reasonable price!  I have a fantastic Frank page already – so I show this off to anyone out there interested in picking up TRULY rare collectibles!

Hulk #26 out tomorrow – make sure you pick it up!

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The Incredible Hulks #614 (2010) – The Review

Incredible Hulks #614

This is one of those issues that needs to be done – but before anything really good actually happens.  In reality, a lot happens in this issue – even if it doesn’t seem that way.  I mean, you’ve got the people of Earth trying to stop the planet of K’ai from coming – mainly with missiles – and Hiro giving a metaphoric roll of the eyes by ripping chunks of rock off the surface of the planet and throwing them at the bombs. 

The Hulk... using the old noggin'

Meanwhile Hulk is busy ripping apart all of the crafts ready to launch into space after Hiro and Co.  Valkyrie, War Mchine, Ant Man, Nova, Beast and the artist formerly known as Captain America are all trying to stop him.  Even when they do – it’s because Hulk let them – and then the Hulk releases his secret weapons… his Hulk Get-Along-Gang.  Everyone attacks – but before they can do too much damage they are threatened with being blasted into The negative zone.  The Hulk lets Banner come out to talk to Steve.

Let the Brawl Begin!

Bruce lets him know that Hiro is the reason K’ai is hurtling toward Earth – and Hiro is his son.  This whole time Skaar is using his Old Power to reactivate the Sakaarian Space craft.  The Hulk group jump onto the ship to meet up with Hiro – the rest of the heroes wait for Steve’s command to blast them into The negative zone – but it doesn’t come.  Steve admits that the Hulks are running the show now…

The Family sets out to greet the long lost son...

The art is a bit stale in this issue – maybe we’ve been getting spoiled with the fantastic art before – but this issue just doesn’t live up to past issues.  There is a small back story contained in this issue that explains why Bruce has let Skaar tag along on what’s going to be a very dangerous mission to stop Hiro – it’s fine but doesn’t add much to the ultimate story going on.  I mean we all know Skaar has the Old Power ability and that he’s pretty ruthless when let loose – so, like I said – this issue is meant as a set up to the whooping to come – and I still can’t wait!  Grade: B-

#614 Variant - not sure why the Red Hulk is on the cover...

New Hulk TV Show Coming!

Check it out – ABC is updating the old 70’s TV show!  Check it out by clicking on the image above!

Random Hulk Cards!

Impel Promotional Hulk Card

I will be posting my review of TIH #614 tomorrow… working on it now – but I have just a few things left to show you as far as the cards are concerned.  The card above is from 1991 from Impel and it is part of a set of 5 or so other cards.  The card below is from the Silver Surfer series from 1992.  It’s shiny!  A prism card as they call them…

Silver Surfer Hulk Card

Same Card - Different angle - not as shiny this way

Silver Age Hulk

The card above here is from the Silver Age series.  It’s one of the chase cards and it’s pretty hard to find.  The Metal cards below came in a few versions – these are the Gold and Rainbow version….

Marvel Hulk Metal Cards

That’s it for about now – I think I will be able to finish this “Cards” theme by next week.  And even better – I am planning on a really special Ultra-Rare month next month showcasing some of the most unique and extremely rare pieces in the collection!

Marvel Superheroes – First Issue Covers (1984)

Marvel Superheroes First Issue Covers

Avengers #1

I found a box of this set on the Cape.  It’s a pretty fantastic idea of collecting just covers to the #1 issues.  So, of course we have The Incredible Hulk #1 and Avengers #1 – also both first appearances of the Defenders – Defenders #1 and Marvel Feature Presents #1 (Yes Gary, I know – that’s not the correct title) but also the Marvel Premiere Featuring #1.

The Incredible Hulk #1

The Defenders First Appearance!

It’s interesting to me when these supergroups form they want the Hulk to be part of it, and why?  It’s obvious really – he is the powerhouse you want on your side when things get hairy!  But the real point is – the Hulk can’t be controlled – can’t be part of a team… yet they won’t stop having him join!  Anyways, this is a great set – everyone should seek one out!

Marvel Premiere #1

Defenders #1

World War Hulk Marvel Universe Figure ~ Coming Soon!

New Wave of MU figures - WWH and Doc Samson!

A shot of the WWH at NYCC

Here’s a few shots of the new WWH figure coming out – which looks completely bad ass!  There’s also a Doc Samson to keep an eye out for!  These look so great!

They have come a long way with these tiny little figures!

Incredible Hulk Topps Set (2003)

Some of the Byrne cards

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!

Some Garney, Kubert and Larsen

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.

Some of the Gamma Ray Cards

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!

These are my 2 favorite of the set of 5

The Whole Set