Daily Archives: March 24, 2020

Incredible Hulk #750!?

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What makes me more confused than anything else is the way that Marvel handles the numbering of their series.  They want to benefit from the re-numbering, and the sales bump that comes with it, but they also want to keep up with DC’s original numbering when they have a celebratory milestone.

With Wonder Woman reaching the #750 Marvel felt a little left out and tried to think of which series they could inflate the numbers with and celebrate a phony milestone with.  It turns out, 11 years after they celebrated #600, they decided to release a Hulk #750.  This time they didn’t even bother trying to show everyone a collection of covers to try and excuse the celebration.

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This is because the numbering really makes no sense at all!  If the Hulk reached #600 11 years ago and they released an issue a month that would be 132 issues.  I do know that since the Immortal Hulk became a huge seller they began releasing the series bi-monthly but with the Immortal Hulk hitting issue #33 the numbers just don’t add up!

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Not to mention, they won’t be continuing the legacy numbering.  The next issue released will be #34.  This proves that this issue is, if nothing else, a weak attempt to celebrate a milestone issue.  Of course, they released 4 cover price variants, a 1:25 variant, a 1:100 variant, a 1:200 variant and even a 1:500 variant.  I chose not to go for the higher priced variants and stuck with just the variants up to 1:100.

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Anyways, which ones did you pick up?

Funko Pocket Heroes (2019)

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When I saw this advent calendar at the store before Christmas I was intrigued as I wanted the Hulk figure inside.  I weighed my options and decided that $30 was just too much!  I decided to pass and left the package.  Well, as luck would have it, it seems as though many people had the same idea to pass on this product.

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The week after Christmas I entered the store and saw this advent calendar on the shelf, scanned it out of curiosity and saw that it was in fact just $10 now!  $10 seemed worth it to me so I brought it home and had my kids help me open this bad boy.  While I would grab the Hulk related figs the kiddos were able to snag the others.

I was left with the Hulk, She Hulk, Rocket and Groot!  Groot may not be immediately linked to the Hulk I just couldn’t break the pair up.  Especially since the Groot figure looked so exceptionally cool!  Overall, I was happy to snag these little guys for the Hulk collection!