There is nothing I love more than some of the offerings from yesteryear with new ways to read our favorite character! Wile I have posted about these books before I did pick up a few more and thought it would be fun to show them off! The best part about this reprinting of the first 6 issues is that #1 is re-colored from grey to green!
I have a few books that don’t JUST feature the Hulk – one of the classic matches: Batman vs Hulk is collected into pocket size and while this isn’t the best showcase of the Hulk’s powers it is a beautifully drawn story that really rocks! If you’re looking for a collection of stories with a plethora of different heroes then Marvel Novel Series #9 is your answer! It has an Avengers, Daredevil, X-Men AND Hulk story! Fun fact: the story in this book was originally published as a comic in issues #197 & #198.
Moving on, more novelization Hulk stories in these two: a Harlan Ellison story AND one called Cry of the Beast. Both of these copies are fantastic fun and if you have yet o pick them up then get your act together and order them today!
If your taste only lies with the comics then you can still buy the two below to have your comic fix! The only downside for the book on the left is that it is in black and white – but some people have no problems with that!
I did pick up a couple more early marvel books including the first two volumes of Amazing Spider-Man and also volume 1 of Fantastic Four and finally an illustrated version of the original Star Wars!
The Incredible Hulk: An Origin Story
Anyone out there looking to find ways to get your young children into reading comics? Well, Marvel is making it easier and easier to do so – they released a few of these “Origin” stories that have very simplistic and wonderful art – as well as a sort of “quick” version of how they came to be who they are. The Hulk book has some Banner childhood stuff – him being bullied, not the “abusive father” angle – and also has plenty of Hulk smashiness. Worth picking up – especially if you have little ones to share it with!
A Ten Cent Book - this is what it looks like!
When the movie came out they released the 4 or 5 page board books for kids. Originally priced at $5.99 – I found this earlier this year when I walked into a CVS and it was just sitting there amongst the other books! I was so excited because when it was released I never picked it up – and here it was! Years later! Just sitting in a random CVS that I walked into! But the best part is that when the cashier rung it up it came up as – ready for this? $.10! Yup, a whole dime! And there is no tax on reading material in MA – so it came up as… $.10. I paid for this with 2 nickels. 🙂
The Hulk rescues the small town and captures the Leader - hope I didn't ruin the end for you
This is not the easy reader one – and not the adult adaptation – it is the one that is right in the middle. I think it’s the perfect thing to give to kids that you are trying to give an appreciation for books. I found this at Toys R Us in Dartmouth – which is strange becasue I haven’t found it anywhere else! I do have EVERY adaptation of the movie now – which is awesome – or sad, whichever way you want to look at it!
This is a starter book and a great introduction for young ones to be introduced and thrown into the Incredible Hulk world – a great jumping on point for the movie! I found this at Stop and Shop along with a coloring activity book that had a grow a hulk figure along with it… I will post that later along with pictures of the grow hulk and the stages while it grew…