Tag Archives: 1982

Three Ways to Read

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Whenever I see a DC and Marvel Treasury Edition of Batman Vs Hulk I have to pick it up!  Not only is it pretty scarce but it looks bigger than life and is packs a visual wallop!  Trying to find an affordable copy on eBay is always a crap shoot.  Luckily, I walked into a shop that was going out of business (lucky for me – not the shop owner, obviously) and snagged a copy of this book for $15.  It seems as though this larger formatted comic is one of the harder to obtain as copies on eBay are listed as high as $300 (realistically, they sell between $30-$50) Of course, this is not the only way to enjoy this read as you can also find this story collected in the easier to carry but harder to locate paperback book:

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This little gem was found at a community yard sale for a very nice $3.  First printing and everything!  I believe there are at least two printings of this edition.  Just curious of who of you out there also own this and have a second – or later – prints?  Leave a comment below if you know how many printings this book has.

Now, if you’re worried about looking like a nerd carrying a standard old paperback around then never fear!  The most affordable and easiest to find format is the special collector’s edition of this classic comic.  Found for around $10 you can read this once in a lifetime match up just to watch the Joker trying to manipulate the Hulk and Batman boxing the Hulk’s ears – and it actually hurting him?  What?  Anyways, go out and find yourself a copy of this great story and read away – even if it is biased against the Hulk!

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Hulk Pop-Up Book “Trapped” (1982)

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People make fun of the 80’s a lot – and mostly for good reasons – but there is some amazing stuff that came out of the 80’s that we should cherish.  I’m not talking about the seemingly endless barrage of characters from random shows that people are now clinging to in a desperate attempt at some nostalgia.  *cough strawberryshortcake cough* Characters that have lasted through the test of time have some great pieces left over that any collector should consider themselves lucky to find.

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Personally, some of the more gimmicky pieces are the ones that make me the happiest.  Glow in the dark covers and pop-up books are easily in the top of the list of pieces I will always be excited to find.  A month or so ago I was with my friend John, owner of Saturday Morning Collectibles, and saw this in his display case.  I was psyched for two reasons – one, I needed to add this to my collection and two, it was super affordable.

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I know there are a few of these that Piccolo released and I am on the hunt for the others.  If you’re interested in the story check out this website.  I was hoping for more Hulk popping up from this Hulk Pop-Up book but either way – glad this is now in a collection that really appreciates it!

Hulk vs. Quasimodo (1982)

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Couldn’t they think of anyone else that Hulk would fight?  Quasimodo?  That’s like fighting a cripple isn’t it?  Hulk is used to fighting entire armies with tanks and guns – is a shut-in with a posture problem really going to give him a fight for his money?  Ridiculous.