Tag Archives: Hulk Commissions

Brent Peebles Planet Hulk Commission (2011)

Peebles PH Commission

I’ve had… OH HEY – HULK #1 COMES OUT TOMORROW – EVERYONE GET IT!  Now back to the post… this guy for a little while now – I really am not looking to get commissions – I am more interested in picking up published art these days.  If I see an artist offering a great deal sometimes I take the plunge.  Brent Peebles was giving a great deal to some of the members on Statue Forum and I jumped in with both feet!  I may start looking into getting different versions of the Hulk but mostly, these days, I am curious to see what people can do with either the Classic or Planet Hulk.  The one thing that grinds my gears is artists who don’t do any research on the character you ask for – I mean, it’s their job, isn’t it?  Well, Peebles obviously did his- because PH has the armor, helmet and the obedience disc – you would NOT believe how many artists forget the disc!

Close Up!

David Golding Hulk #340 Commission (2011)

Golding Hulk #340 Commission. Be Jealous!

Let’s all admit it – this is one of the best covers that McFarlane did – and he did some great covers!  I’d even go so far as to say that this is one of the best Hulk covers ever done.  It’s just so inventive!  I wonder if this was soley McFarlane’s idea or if it was a collaboration?  I do know that McFarlane gave the original piece of art to PD – as it was David who convinced the X writers to let him use Wolvie and McFarlane really wanted to take a crack at drawing the Canadian berserker.  I also know that David no longer owns the page – although if you find the original you can see at the top Todd wrote “To Peter – Thanks!”.  I don’t know the story behind what happened with this page – but I would LOVE to know!  I wonder of Gary has the low down?

The Hulk means business

People were not dissapointed, and as such, this cover has been re-done and re-drawn many times over.  Homage after homage appear – and while Golding gives McFarlane credit – his rendition reminds me more of Queseda’s homage that appeared on Wizard #157.

Wizard Wolvie/Hulk Cover

One thing Golding did was give credit to McFarlane – only… he’s obviously more of a fan of his art than the man himself – as he spelled his name incorrectly.  “Macfarlain” is close – but no cigar.  Not that I am complaining mind you – it sorts of adds a certain amount of charm to the piece.

Macfarlain? Is he related to Ford Fairlane?

One of the more impressive things to see on this piece is the title and number box at the top.  It is not cut and pasted on – but instead it is drawn and inked right onto the page.  I love the way he drew the Hulk in the little box too – and strangely – it’s very different from the Hulk that’s flashing in Wolvie’s claws.

75 cents... oh the good ole' days!

So, I guess it could’ve been worse…

Gaahh! Don't fart Hulk!

Gaahh! Don't fart Hulk!

Thanks to a frequenter to the site, Kevin, he put this commission into perspective for me.  Yes, the Leader grabbing Hulk’s naughty beans is better than his hand stuck up his brown eye…  Thank Kevin!

Tom Palmer Commission (2008)

Tom Palmer Commission

Tom Palmer Commission

Tom Palmer.  The name alone means so much to Marvel fans.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this list of Greatest Inkers of American Comic Books.  That’s right.  Also, I have one of the classiest and best friends ever.  Tom Palmer frequents Zapp Comics in N.J. where my friend, Corry, works.  Corry asked for a sketch of the Hulk to be done for a Christmas present.  Tom Palmer did so much more. 



 This is a full, beautiful, inked piece by an absolute master.  Look at the detail in this piece that screams classic Marvel.  Everything about this piece makes me giddy.  I would have never acquired such an amazing piece had it not be for my friend – so thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I have collected a lot of art at this point – but this one, even signed to me, is my favorite.  Check out this other blog if you want to see just how revered Tom Palmer is in the industry.

Signed - but even better - personalized.

Signed - but even better - personalized.