The Director’s Cut of the Immortal Hulk issues continue to roll out as issue #6 hit the stands! Also a pretty great Facsimile Edition of the Incredible Hulk #1 came out. Marvel is doing an amazing job with these releases as everything, including the ads, are reproduced.
I love this because I once owned a Hulk #1 and I remember vividly the back cover ad and the old man who stared at you as he was weaving an absolute masterpiece!
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- 1:25 Codex Variant
- 1:50 InHyuk Lee Variant
- NYCC Variant
- NYCC Virgin Variant
While I am enjoying the Absolute Carnage event the issue I have – which happens with most event comics – the tie-in comics really don’t do much or add any real content to the base storyline. This issue deals with a lot of behind the scenes of events that have occurred in the regular Immortal Hulk series. We get a deeper look at Bruce Banner in the hotel room with Betty and the groaning Rick Jones corpse. His moment he hears about Ross’ stolen body from the grave and a quick mention of the conversation he had with McGee out of the balcony. Mostly Bruce talks to us from inside of his head space where the Green Hulk, Joe Fixit and the Devil Hulk all wander around grumbling about the situation they find themselves in.
After telling Betty about her father missing the two set off to find the missing corpse. True to Betty’s word, she brings the Hulk to Ross’ body located inside of a mass grave.
Banner finds Spider-Man and Spidey brings him up to speed with what they’ve been dealing with concerning Venom and Carnage. Hearing about Knull – who Spidey calls a “Cosmic Satan”, and that rings a bell about the “One Below All” for Bruce – and the super smarty pants decides to help.
When finally confronted by Carnage – as seen in Absolute Carnage #3 – drastic steps must be taken! Meanwhile, inside Bruce’s head, Bruce convinces the many personalities running around his head to let in this new entity in – and that new personality? Venom! Welcome Venom Hulk!
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Yes, yes – I know this is obviously not the 1st appearance of the grey Hulk – but if you think about it, it actually is. While the Grey Hulk truly appeared in The Incredible Hulk #1 they had to change the color from grey to green and act as if that incarnation of the Hulk never happened. It wasn’t until 1986 when Al Milgrom decided to bring back the grey Hulk as if he always existed! So, while this is literally the second appearance, there is an argument to say that this is the first time the grey Hulk appeared with the intent to make him a new character.
1st (2nd) Appearance: The Incredible Hulk (1986)
I can’t begin to explain how excited I am that they are releasing a She-Hulk figure that looks this good! I can’t explain even further how disappointed I am that the She Hulk is in the innocuous color change she had for that one short lived series.
But the sculpt is downright brilliant! If the paint apps are anywhere near as good as they are on the display here then I am all in! Hopefully they are planning on releasing a green version – complete with cuts and scowl! I’ll keep my fingers crossed!
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!
Pics of this Hulk has been circulating around the interwebs for a few months now. Unfortunately, no one seems to have any information on when/how/or even where this will be available! Besides the random person saying it will be exclusive to Amazon Mexico (which just sounds ridiculous!) no one is saying anything. It makes me feel like this is not a real product. I really do hope I’m wrong as I would love to add this figure to my collection – but I am real skeptical!
If anyone has REAL info with links I would love to know! Leave it in the comments below!
Nothing creepier than a dead (or half dead) person who cap sap the life from you. You have to feel sort of bad for the guy. He is delusional thinking he can even take on someone as powerful as the Hulk. Ultimately, when the Hulk leaves him for dead we all know we haven’t seen the last of him… yet – we haven’t seen him since the late 80’s.
1st Appearance: The Incredible Hulk #334