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He’s Just Not That Into You: A Year’s Worth of Cringe Worthy Hulk Moments- Week 31

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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To understand the relationship between Marlo Chandler and Mr. Fixit is to delve into insanity.  Fixit was not a nice person.  Every foe was ridiculed and every friend was turned away.  He only tolerated Berengetti because he kept him in the lap of luxury and paid for XXXXXXXL pinstriped suits.  While Fixit still enjoyed a lady’s company – it wasn’t like he turned into a puppy dog for a short skirt!  Enter, Marlo.

Marlo, from her introduction, seemed like a smart woman who didn’t take any guff from anyone – which is odder on why she fell so hard for Joe Fixit.  In Web of Spider-Man we see just how touchy Ole’ Joe can be when Marlo shows up unannounced:

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Of course, things only get worse after Marlo gets caught in the Warzone’s crossfire:

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And of course, Fixit responds in the most appropriate manner:

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What was so great about Fixit was also what made him such a bastard and unlikable.  Fixit was all action, didn’t really mince words, was crass and rude and we loved it all – which is what made his treatment of Marlo that much harder to take.  We liked how he humiliated his opponents but Marlo didn’t deserve such an abrupt shutout.  She certainly did deserve someone to care about her – which is why it was so nice to see her land with Rick Jones years later.  Not that that ended well for her…

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Mrs. Bates Has a Date: A Week Worth of Cringe-Worthy Hulk Moments: Week 17

Let’s have a little fun and discuss some of the more graphic, violent, sad, or just plain awkward moments that have plastered the Hulk history.  Be it a passing meeting between spouses of a gruesome scene that nobody saw coming – this year I’ll have you squirming in your seat!

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Joe Fixit will remain one of my favorite personas of the Hulk to ever be created.  Of course, it’s not always memorable when he does make an appearance.  After the Hulk’s 2000 reboot the personas of the Hulk were all taking turns being in control.  When the Grey Hulk’s moment comes he decides to take a trip to Chicago to collect on a debt from a mobster named Joe Sr.

No one in Joe Sr.’s crew seems happy to see Fixit – but that doesn’t deter the Hulk from going to see the old man to collect his money.  Of course, when he gets there he comes face to face with the man behind the curtain… and it isn’t pretty.

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Bowen Designs Mr Fixit (2012)

BD does Fixit!

I am really going to try to get things back on track here!  I will start with my review of the Mr. Fixit statue served to us by Bowen Designs.  As of late BD has been facing some terrible set-backs.  Paint flaws and weight issues seem to plague the statue company.  First, the Thanos on throne statue was riddled with unfortunate, sloppy paint applications (some of the better ones subsequently were put onto ebay for triple + the money) and then the new Thing statue came in weighing next to nothing.  Even the re-paints like the Faux Bronze Thanos were noticeably lighter.

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All of these factors were making me nervous about the Fixit release.  Now, in the past, I would have recommended becoming a collectors club member – but I never took the plunge – always preferring to support my local LCS and buying from them – as long as I could SEE it in person first – then make my decision.  But my LCS has slowed down on ordering BD products – they didn’t get either of the new releases in.

Fixit needs a tailor – STAT!

I was pretty much figuring to go ebay – but then I walked into Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Franklin and I was ecstatic to see they had him!  Now, I am not saying this was a no-brainer pick up – there were certainly things to factor in – such as: Fixit, although not feather light, is still a step in the wrong direction as far as weight is concerned.  It has a substantial feeling to it – but earlier releases are leaps and bounds heavier!  If weight is not a concern – then good on you – as the statue itself is pretty top-notch.

Spit shine!

The only other minor complaint I have is that the base is so small – tiny in fact – and I am not sure what it’s supposed to represent?  A casino floor?  How great would it have been to have Fixit standing on a pile of poker chips?  At least something with a little pizazz!

A comparison Shot

Now, the sculpt is pretty perfect – taking inspiration from the cover to Wolverine #8 – this is the Fixit straight off the cover!  I do hope BD decides to make a Patch companion piece!  More impressive is the little details like the ripping suit jacket.  I think a pin-striped suit would have worked well, if not better, but since you know where this version is based from – I don’t think it takes away from the overall greatness of this piece.

In his new home!

BD really out did themselves with the sculpt – now if only they can work out the other issues with the production of these pieces.  If they come out like Fixit did – then they should be okay – but with the 2 other Hulk scuplts heading our way (the Savage Hulk – and the website exclusive variant) I am hoping BD works out the kinks.

A face only a mother could love!

Steven Sanchez Commissions (2011)

Fixit Head Shot

Steven was offering up $15 head shots – and I took part in the madness that soon followed as a lot of the SF residents took a spot on Steven’s very long list!  This artist is amazing and showed his skills as he took on almost every character imaginable!  Seriously – if you can think of a character he probably drew it!  Check out his Deviant Art Page if you don’t believe me!  I love some of the pieces – but mine are the favorites, of course. 

The Fixit is based off the Keown/Green Fixit back in issues #395/396.  I actually would have preferred a Purves  – which he actaully has coming up for someone else (I couldn’t believe someone else asked for Fixit – let alone got a better Fixit than I!)  but this Fixit is fantastic.  And the Planet Hulk – just a head shot – showing so much action is incredible!

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I really hope this happens!

Yup - Fixit FS

Bowen has posted some pics on his facebook account of a digital mock-up – an early version – of a FIXIT FS!  That’s right!  A Fixit FS!  How did we get so lucky to actually have a chance to get a Fixit FS!  The colored version below was obviously not done by a Hulk fan because for some reason they colored him Green… and not Grey…

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The Incredible Hulk #23 Pg#18 (2001)

Holz's dark lines and moody scenes make this an issue to remember

A lot of very unique artists have lent their talents to the pages of the Hulk.  Kyle Hotz is certainly in that category.  His style is unique and fantastic – this storyline was an interesting one.  I can’t say it was my favorite, but the great thing is that we did get to see Fixit after a long hiatus.

The grey Hulk has always been the “softer” of the Hulks – but only in terms of strength – his attitude is the fun part of reading him.  He’s no slouch as a bruiser – but he certainly is getting his ass handed to him on this page.

Fixit doesn't go down that easy!

Marvel Comics Presents #26 (1989) – The Review

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Fixit is on the job!

Another Fixit story by Purves and David.  This little tale follows Fixit as he arrives to collect some money from a guy who owns a Sea World type amusement park called Maritime or something… anyways, the guy doesn’t have the money for Fixit so he offers up the park.  The Hulk asks why he’d want the fish factory and the guy shows Hulk the Whale show.  Suddenly the whale begins to get out of control – coincidentally this is part of the show that Fixit likes  – but when the rogue whale starts to head for the crowd the Hulk springs into action and beats the whale up and sends it back into the sea.  There the Hulk encounters some fish people who had been controlling the whale – I think… it’s been a while since I read it – but hey, I remember it as being one of the best little Fixit stories in the MCP series.  Grade: B+

Who knew Fixit was a Sea World fan?

Hulk - taking care of business!