#13 Hulk - looking like he would fit well into the Disco scene!
# 76 - Hulk & Wolverine!
I have a bunch of extras of these cards! This series had some of my favorite artists, Larsen, Kieth, and there were 162 cards in the base set! Which seems like a lot, but this series showcases the heroes, villians, team ups, storylines, origins… everything! The Hulk in the set is the merged Hulk – in his brown jumpsuit – not my favorite Hulk to be showcased, but it was the most popular at the time.
#98 - Hulk & Thing
#101 - Abomination!
Abomination also gets a card – dressed in a trenchcoat living in the sewers – with his melted face. Classic stuff! There should be cards for the Secret Wars and the Infinity Gauntlet storylines in every series! As much as I like the Marvel Masterpieces lines I would’ve liked to see some cards like that!
#161 - The Origin of the Hulk
#187 - The Secret Wars!
My favorite card in the series by far is the “All Hulks Unite” card. It has an illustration of Banner, the Savage Hulk, Fixit – and right in front, the merged Hulk! Love it or hate it this storyline will remain one of the most memorable in Hulk’s history.
#189 - Infinity Gaunlet
As an early set goes, the chase cards were cool. There are just 5 holograms – Wolverine, Venom, Thing, Ghost Rider and Hulk. Funny thing is – I found a box of these in an antique store. I bought it – even though all I needed was the Wolverine Hologram. I went through each pack – there were something like 36 packs with 12 cards in each pack – and amazingly, I only found 4 holograms in the whole box. There were 3 Ghost Riders and a Thing. I was so mad!
#194 - All Hulks Unite!
Then, a bit later, I went into Bedrock Comics in Framingham. There was another man walking in behind me who the owner knew. He said “Hey, I have a hologram you might be interested in!” and he pulls out… you guessed it! The freakin’ Wolverine Hologram! The one card I needed to complete the whole set! I waited patiently, hoping the guy was going to pass on it and practically jumping out of my skin, but alas – the man bought it. Foiled again. I finally broke down and bought it off ebay. So, like I said before, I have a bunch of extras of these cards – including some of the Holograms – email me if you have anything to trade with any other sets.
The Sam Kieth Hologram! H-1