Just recently a friend was reading through his Captain Marvel issues and text me when he came across a familiar face:
That’s right – it looks as though the Hulk appears in Rick Jones flashbacks in the issue. When my LCS acquired a new collection this was part of it so I snatched it right up!
I think if I had to put the collectibles in a list of the pieces I like the most the Hulk glasses and mugs would be in the top 5! This is like half the Hulk’s head – almost as if you were to cut the Hulk’s skull in half and then get to drink from the head of your victim! I found this on a late night trip to Wal-Mart. It’s a very inexpensive but unique enough piece that you should seek out for your collection!
There have been only a few real loves of Hulk’s life. Caiera The Old Strong being one of them Their brief love affair was still one of the most memorable in Hulk history. In the annals of Jarella and Betty Ross Caiera is among the best Hulk love interests. Also, she is unique as the only significant other to give the Hulk a child.
1st Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #92
There has been quit a few different issues on the racks – some apparent that feature the Hulk – others that are a bit more incognito! Let’s begin with the more obvious. IDW released a Hulk Classics reprint (above).
Another reprint comes straight from Marvel containing 3 different issues:
There’s also a recent issue of Doctor Strange that the Hulk makes a couple of quick appearances – one, a defeated Hulk in the wake of a powerful Dormammu:
And another where the Hulk is part of a resistance fighting back:
And just this week we are given an amazing villains variant to Venom: Acts of Evil Annual #1 featuring some of the most notable Hulk villains:
This piece is another case of talking to the right clerk. When I called Barnes and Noble originally the gentleman who answered told me flat out that unfortunately he would not be able to put this set aside as it was limited. I understood and didn’t push the issue further. A week later I went into Barnes and Noble and discussed this set with a woman who worked there and she said they did not have the piece in yet but she would set it aside for me when it did. She took my name and number and wouldn’t you know it, she called me not even an hour later telling me they just arrived. They also said they could hold it for a week so I didn’t have to head right back there. It just goes to show you that some of these “rules” that they apply are arbitrary and change from worker to worker!
Be on the lookout for the WalMart variant cover to Hulk: Last Call. It’s subtle but also not at all. Above is the original cover and below is the new variant:
If you still can’t tell the difference here is a side by side shot:
So make sure to get to your local Wally World to get your variant today!
You’ll also want to go to your LCS for the 2nd print that came out:
An interesting article that addresses the Hulk rules. Fun read – click the image!