So, I mentioned about the current Old Man Logan storyline in the last update about what I’m reading comic-wise. Well, one of the reasons I even bothered picking up the latest issue was because I caught a peek at the Chris Stevens variant (above). This was not an easy issue to find either – three comic shops later I was able to snag one! If you had an easier time in finding this issue – good on you – for me it was a bit nerve racking driving from place to place and being told they did not have the variant anymore. Lucky for me I did eventually find one.
Even luckier, I am FB with Chris Stevens and he posted what the original art looks like. How amazing is this guy, huh?
Whenever I see a DC and Marvel Treasury Edition of Batman Vs Hulk I have to pick it up! Not only is it pretty scarce but it looks bigger than life and is packs a visual wallop! Trying to find an affordable copy on eBay is always a crap shoot. Luckily, I walked into a shop that was going out of business (lucky for me – not the shop owner, obviously) and snagged a copy of this book for $15. It seems as though this larger formatted comic is one of the harder to obtain as copies on eBay are listed as high as $300 (realistically, they sell between $30-$50) Of course, this is not the only way to enjoy this read as you can also find this story collected in the easier to carry but harder to locate paperback book:
This little gem was found at a community yard sale for a very nice $3. First printing and everything! I believe there are at least two printings of this edition. Just curious of who of you out there also own this and have a second – or later – prints? Leave a comment below if you know how many printings this book has.
Now, if you’re worried about looking like a nerd carrying a standard old paperback around then never fear! The most affordable and easiest to find format is the special collector’s edition of this classic comic. Found for around $10 you can read this once in a lifetime match up just to watch the Joker trying to manipulate the Hulk and Batman boxing the Hulk’s ears – and it actually hurting him? What? Anyways, go out and find yourself a copy of this great story and read away – even if it is biased against the Hulk!
Time travel would be amazing – if there were restrictions on being able to travel only in your won lifetime I would seriously consider the later 90’s. Specifically, 1996 when Marvel decided to create a whole slew of new animated series including the Fantastic Four, Hulk (of course), and the Silver Surfer. None of these shows fared all that well with the Surfer’s show only lasting 13 episodes. If memory serves, I don’t think they even aired all 13. But some of the best figures came out because of these shows. This is the only remaining figure I have… but I am looking to get the others. Cosmic Surfer and Pip the Troll. While it is cool to see Pip in figure form neither figure is the classic characters so they aren’t all that exciting. I still love the packaging though!
I’m pretty sure I have yet to leave a plush Hulk sitting on a shelf. Something about figures, comics and plushes always get me the most excited. These two very different Hulk plush – or as my daughter calls them “softs” – also look a bit similar, especially the hair! The above Hulk is the friendlier looking, more classic colored Hulk but I think I prefer the Hulk below. Mainly, due tot he irritated look on his face. He’s not angry just slightly annoyed.
Both of these softs can be found at Toys R Us and for less than $10. The softer of the two is the one above – so if you’re into cuddling your plush then grab the little guy above and snuggle up. Just don’t admit it. Especially to your wife. She’ll look at you like you’re a weirdo.
There might be times where we are all a bit confused – and this year we will explore the times that the Hulk has no idea what is going on. Even the times when he isn’t sure what to do or where to go… It’s a year of confusion!
It’s never a good idea to lock the Hulk up – and it never ends well for the captor. Still, they try and try to confine the Hulk – but it usually ends how it usually ends:
People make fun of the 80’s a lot – and mostly for good reasons – but there is some amazing stuff that came out of the 80’s that we should cherish. I’m not talking about the seemingly endless barrage of characters from random shows that people are now clinging to in a desperate attempt at some nostalgia. *cough strawberryshortcake cough* Characters that have lasted through the test of time have some great pieces left over that any collector should consider themselves lucky to find.
Personally, some of the more gimmicky pieces are the ones that make me the happiest. Glow in the dark covers and pop-up books are easily in the top of the list of pieces I will always be excited to find. A month or so ago I was with my friend John, owner of Saturday Morning Collectibles, and saw this in his display case. I was psyched for two reasons – one, I needed to add this to my collection and two, it was super affordable.
I know there are a few of these that Piccolo released and I am on the hunt for the others. If you’re interested in the story check out this website. I was hoping for more Hulk popping up from this Hulk Pop-Up book but either way – glad this is now in a collection that really appreciates it!
I showed you a while ago that I had two of the green figures. I knew it was only a matter of time before I found the middle green. Luckily, my daughter loves these things and we were getting them for her as a treat and she found the middle one sometime in Jan. I just came across the Large Red Hulk one as well – and the middle Red came from a blind package. The background it comes with makes it easy to figure out which package it is without even opening it up!