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: Starhawk!
1st Appearance: The Defenders #27 (1975)
Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975
Here is a classic piece of Hulk history! Sure, it’s a Marvel calendar – but these classic calendars are the best! I wish they made them like this nowadays… but alas – they hardly have the same charm. The Hulk seems to always be featured in December – I guess the old saying is correct – “You save the best for last!”
Hulk in December... he almost hit Santa!
And the Hulk ‘s month is littered with great Hulk tidbits – like the layout to Gamma base! My favorite thing is at the very end – you can see the Hulk being carried by a stork – and the Hulk is wearing a diaper, bringing us into 1976 (the year I was born – suh-weet!) Now, there are a few really great calendars that I want – the 1976 one is a must for me – but I also need the 1978 calendar.
Click on the image to see super sized! Hulk Month!
This should really be with the Huge comics I found. This reprints a lot of the old stories in a huge comic – the Origin of the Hulk is reprinted with the Hulk colored Green. Found this today at New England Comics in Brockton – the cover is by John Romita. Classic Hulk. Just great.
I have these folders that I bought off ebay. I really like the one with the cover to #189 (thats the older one coming out in ’75) – it has small excerpts from the comic on the inside.