Category Archives: Hulk Comics

February Hulk Variants – Week 2

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Another round of Hulk variants came soaring into our stores this week.  I did not get a copy of the Old Man Hawkeye at my LCS but I have one waiting for me elsewhere.  I will grade it but I don’t have it to show off.  You’ll have to google the image to check it out!  Overall, another solid set of variants with just a few exceptions.  I love homage art – but I think the Deadpool cover falls short artistically.  Just my opinion – others may really like it.  The most solid addition is, of course, Deodato’s Maestro cover!  It is a thing of beauty!

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Old Man Logan #35 (2018)

Future Hulk and Banner by Steve McNiven

Grade: B+
Old Man Hawkeye #2 (2018)
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Hulk, Bruce and Betty by Terry Dodson

Grade: B+
Doctor Strange #385 (2018)

Maestro by Mike Deodato Jr

Grade: A
Despicable Deadpool #294 (2018)

Grey Hulk by Daniel Warren Johnson

Grade: C-
Marvel 2 in 1 #3 (2018)

Hulk vs Thing by Mike Hawthorne and Nolan Woodard

Grade: A
Captain America #698 (2018)

Hulk and Jarella by Bilquis Evely

Grade: C

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Keep an Eye Out For Cap!

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In the latest Comic Shop News we were served a sneak peek at the upcoming issues of #699 and the legendary #700.  Both seem to guest star the Hulk!  The original green bruiser!  Even better?  It seems we’re in for a classic throw down between the Hulk and Thing!  Issue #700 can’t get here fast enough!

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In Case You Missed It…

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It’s been known for a while that the latest Avengers book – No Surrender – will “spark” the return of the original (and only) Hulk!  The storyline is 5 issues in and we now know that the Grandmaster is playing one of his famous “games” pitting heroes vs villains.  This time he’s playing against another Elder of the Universe – one that the Grandmaster himself betrayed all those years ago.  Of course, the Avengers have tied things up in the game and while everyone knew they would the Grandmaster’s foe has a trick up his sleeve.  And then this scene ends the book:

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I’m pretty sure that little spark marks the return of our favorite Jade Giant.  While it’s been far too long without him I still won’t be happy until the imposter is taken out of his self titles book.

February Hulk Variants – Week 1!

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I was really hoping to do this sooner but time sometimes slips away from you!  Anyways, this week begins Hulk variant month!  With most of the titles offering a Hulk themed variant cover it can get to be kind of pricey!  Fortunately, what you get in return is some amazing cover art of our favorite jade jaws!  The real treat is getting some Hulk love when we haven’t had any for such a long time!  Since the real Hulk is still MIA in the comics (even though I know he will be arriving soon in Avengers: No Surrender) it’s a suitable alternative to getting some real Hulk stories!

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My LCS was able to get all but the Avengers variant – but luckily I was able to snag a copy at a different store the following day.  Below are the grades I give each of the variants.  Some are definitely better than others – but honestly, they are all pretty amazing!

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Daredevil #598 (2018)

Hulk vs Red Hulk by Marco Checchetto

Grade: C+
Venom #161 (2018)

Hulk with Mjolnir by Ron Lim

Grade: B+
The Amazing Spider-Man #795 (2018)

Tiny Hulk by Dale Keown

Grade: A
X-Men Gold #21 (2018)

Hulk vs Abomination by Adi Granov

Grade: A-
Rouge and Gambit #2 (2018)

Hulk with Statues by Mike McKone

Grade: B-
Avengers #679 (2018)

Original Avengers by Ramon Perez

Grade: B-

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Hulk Guest Shots Vol 22. – Galactus: The Devourer #2

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Another guest shot where it is literally just one panel long.  Issues like this are really for the true die-hard fans who really must have every Hulk moment in comics.  In this issue the heroes of Earth learn about Galactus’ arrival and his ultimate destruction of their planet.  The Hulk has a classic and hilarious reaction.

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Notice the Hulk is watching in T.V. in the shambles of what was most likely a Hulk rampage!

Hulk Guest Shots Vol. 21: Night Thrasher 15

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Night Thrasher was a real attempt at Marvel trying to create their own Batman – more than Iron Man ever was.  Night Thrasher also had the added bonus of making the Marvel landscape a little more diverse.  The problem was that it’s a little anti-climatic when the solution to a battle is “I’ll just buy my way out of it”.  Case in point, this issue!

A depressed neighborhood with a building and a group of scientists working on the cure for AIDS is being protected by the Pantheon.  Night Thrasher and his cohort Rage show up to also protect the building from the tenants being kicked out but a misunderstanding has The Pantheon – or more importantly, the Hulk – conflicting with each other.

After a barely impressive back and forth punches Night Thrasher finally reveals that he has paid all the back rent for the organization and everything is fine and that the fight in not needed.  The issue is quite the snooze-fest to be honest.  One of the worst Hulk guest-shots to completely honest.  What a way to start the year off!  Skip this issue unless you’re like me and what them all!

Thunder Clap No
Mind Control No
Funny Nickname No
Hero vs. Hero YES!
“Hulk Smash!” No

 

Baby, We’re the Same: A Year’s Worth of Hulk Confusion – Week 51

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When you piss a guy off as much as the Abomination has can you really blame the Hulk when he doesn’t want to hold hands and sing songs around a campfire?  You can try to tell the Hulk you don’t want to fight but hey – maybe you shouldn’t have been such a dick in the past, amirite?  Now that you’re all worried about your head going “Ka-Blooey” now is when you want to make nice?  Well, good luck explaining that one away…