Everyone knew this one was coming – Rocket Raccoon! This is technically not the characters first appearance but as an introduction into the Marvel Universe you really can’t get much better! This issue introduces us to quite a few of the crazy characters we get in Rocket’s world and it’s so worth the read!
1st Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #271
Scouring through $1 bins I have had some luck in the past. When I picked up this sketchbook I wasn’t expecting much but I found this early concept of Hulk 2099 towards the back:
I was so bummed to realize that we could had THIS as the 2099 character! Instead of the unfortunate design we were delivered. I even like the sharp Dracula type teeth!
I have had to do this little series more and more! The Hulk is certainly a popular guy and has been littered all over the New Release Rack these past weeks! Above is the Young Guns cover to Absolute Carnage #3. That is the Hulk covered in the Venom Symbiote! Here are the final shots of A.C. #3 where Venom-Hulk is first seen!
Also, the True Believers are continuing on this month with first appearances of Joe Fixit, Professor Hulk AND Immortal Hulk:
Finally, there was a 2nd print of Fantastic Four #13 with a cover depicting the knockout punch the Thing threw!
Ferigno really knew how to emote anger!
I was able to snag all of them – but some of these figures are getting harder and harder to acquire! All I want to do is buy it – why make it so hard Hasbro?
If someone made me this balloon Hulk I don’t know if I would feel more sorry for him or the balloon Hulk itself…
A brand new Director’s Cut Immortal Hulk hit the stands as well as a couple of new prints of #20 and #23
A couple of new True Believers:
Even a Fantastic Four #12 2nd print with an amazing new cover!