I have a quest – one that I may never achieve, but I am a patient person, so I’ve got that on my side. My quest is to collect at least one piece of art from EVERY Hulk artist. Now, I would like to try to collect an original page from every Hulk artist – but I would be happy with just any art – as long as the Hulk is in it. For example, I don’t have a page from Hulk: Gray by Tim Sale – but I do have a fantastic commission from him that absolutely rocks in every way possible! So, if I never get an actual page, I’ll be happy with the art I have.
Here’s the thing though… I LOVE original pages! Darrick Robertson is an amazing artist who had this page on ebay for a while. I labored over whether to get it or not – I would have liked more Hulk on it – but the large image in the middle solidified my position and I bought it. His wife, who is the one selling the art on ebay, asked if I wanted it signed as well… and I said yes.
See, I have a definite position about autographs. Signing an original piece of art (by the artist) is a must but, for me, signing a published comic – especially a really old issue or a #1 issue – is like vandalizing a comic. You know how some people feel like a date stamp is a defect? Well, that’s how I feel about signatures. They are defacing a comic. That isn’t to say I don’t HAVE Hulk issues signed – I know, I am an enigma, I hate signatures yet I do have signed comics. That gives me an idea – I should do a “Week of Signed Comics” for you all… Anyways – I will be back tomorrow.