Absorbing Man: A Year’s Worth of Hulk 1st Appearances – Week 13

This year we will be delving deep into Hulk history to re-discover all the first appearances that the Hulk issues have given us over the years!  With 1st appearances being such a hot trend these days it only makes sense to highlight some of the best Hulk issues to invest in this year!  This week:Continue reading “Absorbing Man: A Year’s Worth of Hulk 1st Appearances – Week 13”

Marvel Legends Absorbing Man/Rhino/Hulkbuster Iron Man BAF (2016)

Marvel Legends have had a series of ups and downs in the recent past.  With the packaging changed and no inclusion of a collectible comic book and a price hike that’s almost double from when they offered such things I find it amazing that the action figure line is still thriving.  Let’s be honest –Continue reading “Marvel Legends Absorbing Man/Rhino/Hulkbuster Iron Man BAF (2016)”

Hulk Classics Absorbing Man + Variant (2003)

  Another quick look at the bounty that had befallen me this past weekend – Mike made me aware that there were actually two versions of the Absorbing Man figure from the Hulk Classics line.  I wasn’t aware of this before – the US version had a bulky Hulk arm while the European version herContinue reading “Hulk Classics Absorbing Man + Variant (2003)”

Something Special for a Monday

A lot the best reasons for keeping this blog going is the friends that I have been able to “meet” over the years.  Hulk fanatics like myself who not only like to collect but converse with like-minded fellows who share an affinity for the green goliath.  All stemming from the people who come here toContinue reading “Something Special for a Monday”

Hulk Classics’s Absorbing Man (2003)

This is one of the most sought after figures from any Hulk line… ever!  It’s not even a Hulk figure – and even more-so – it’s the Absorbing Man!  Who is actually, for all intents and purposes, a Thor villain.  But – this figure is WAY better than any Absorbing Man before OR after – andContinue reading “Hulk Classics’s Absorbing Man (2003)”

Dr Doom / Absorbing Man Secret Wars 2-Pack (2010)

I told you before that these 2-packs were done right by Marvel.  You get 2 figures – really well done figures – AND a comic to go with it?  All for $12.99.  Yes, thank you!  Now, I know Hulk really has nothing to do with this package – but let’s look at it this wayContinue reading “Dr Doom / Absorbing Man Secret Wars 2-Pack (2010)”

Absorbing Man Lead Figure (2008)

I’ve been playing a little catch up with all of the Hulk villains released, Creel here included.  One of my favorite things about the Absorbing Man items is that they use a real chain for the ball and chain.  It’s those little bits of realism that make a piece for me.  Creel is always aContinue reading “Absorbing Man Lead Figure (2008)”

Marvel’s Handful of Heroes (2009) – Part 2 – The Hulk Foes!

A few of the Hulk villains were also made into these little plastic figures!  Check it out!  Most notably the Abomination is in there – I only got the sparkly (or cosmic) Abomination right now – but there’s also Absorbing Man, Rhino, and Iron Clad. They’ve made some heroes – that are also some ofContinue reading “Marvel’s Handful of Heroes (2009) – Part 2 – The Hulk Foes!”

Absorbing Man Bust (2005)

How appropriate to end this week with a Bowen masterpiece of the spotlight character!  I know this is late – I didn’t think I was going to be able to even post tonight.  But this piece was one of the only Hulk’s foes that I was missing from Bowen’s busts –  I never picked itContinue reading “Absorbing Man Bust (2005)”

A Week of Absorbing Man – Thursday (TIH #261)

I just love this cover – I know there are a few issues between #125 and this one – but I freakin’ LOVE the placement of the characters on the cover!  And – maybe some of you can’t recognize the style – but the artist on the cover?  The one and only Frank Miller.  Yes! Continue reading “A Week of Absorbing Man – Thursday (TIH #261)”

A Week of the Absorbing Man – Wednesday (TIH #125)

I actually showed this comic before – almost 2 years ago… have I been posting that long?  Wow.  So the Absorbing Man actually gets the better of the Hulk in this issue.  He absorbs the Hulk’s power and Hulk falls – just as Creel is about to bury the Hulk under a mountain of rockContinue reading “A Week of the Absorbing Man – Wednesday (TIH #125)”

A Week of Absorbing Man – Tuesday (Journey into Mystery #114)

A mere two issues after the classic Hulk vs Thor issue a new villain appeared – The Absorbing Man!  Although he was given his powers by Loki and he was a powerful match for Thor – he became a major Hulk foe.  So perfect for the Hulk, in fact, that he’s had a spot inContinue reading “A Week of Absorbing Man – Tuesday (Journey into Mystery #114)”