Hulk Wooden and Metal Signs (2014)

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Saw these  signs a while back at a hobby store and just had to pick them up.  The Hulk room has had little to no wall space for a long time now but that never stops me from getting new posters and signs.  They then go into storage until I can have a bigger space – or take over another room in my house.  There are a few things I really like about these signs, though – I have a few metal signs already – but the new ones are quite different with some classic images.

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The wooden one above is my favorite because of it’s obvious nod to the corner box of comics from the 60’s – 90’s.  The only thing being that this particular image was never used in any of the corner boxes – at least as far as I can remember.  I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong… and then I will have to edit.  I would have enjoyed an actual corner box image with the header and footer – even a price and issue number.  That would be cool – but this is extremely cool too.

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The #181 recreation is embossed – Wolvie and Hulk are both literally jumping out at you from the classic cover.  Again, I would much rather it had the original coloring of the Trimpe art – there is something about the original colors that really pop and catch your eye.  In a sea of books hung on the wall – this book seems to manage to grab your gaze.  The recoloring is just fine – but it’s certainly not as eye-catching.

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The last sign, my least favorite, is a cutout of just the Hulk.  I am a little perplexed with this image.  It looks like a Byrne reference – but he’s not in the purple undwear… so that can’t be it.  This may actually be the original image – but I haven’t been able to locate it.  So again, I go out to the masses of Hulk fans out there to try to identify the artist of this piece.  What say you?

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4 responses to “Hulk Wooden and Metal Signs (2014)

  1. That last one is actually a Sal Buscema image from issue 223. You know it’s Sal’s by the hair really. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk180/HoldyourfireAl/Comic%20Books/The%20Incredible%20Hulk/0c83ea0d.jpg

  2. Sal inked by Joe Rubinstein 🙂

  3. I love the fact that they’re using all these old retro images for marketing and merchandise (especially the Sal images), but I really hate the colors they use. The colors aren’t retro at all. The late 70’s early 80’s Hulk was a yellow-green and his pants were a pinkish-purple. Today, they always make him a dark blue-green and his pants are a stark, blue-based purple. Just compare the image of the sign to the original page and you tell me which one looks better: http://s280.photobucket.com/user/HoldyourfireAl/media/Comic%20Books/The%20Incredible%20Hulk/0c83ea0d.jpg.html

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