There are recent event comics that were put together better than Heroes Reborn – but that’s not saying much. The Heroes Reborn catalogue was handled by 90’s superstars Jim Lee and Rob Liefeld. This was about the time when people realized just how untalented and what a hack Rob Liefeld truly is. While this poster is actually quite cool looking upon closer inspection you have a to ask what the hell is wrong with Thor’s arm? His shoulder is bigger than his whole freakin’ head! What’s with the pose? Thor is going to double fist Mjolnir’s handle and stand there holding it just above his head? Humans don’t do that!
If you’ve ever read the stories you know that Iron Man and FF read better than Cap and Avengers but the entire experiment goes down as an embarrassment to not only Marvel but the artists who were involved. I think we should all be thankful that they used this Cap rather than the appalling Big Boob Cap that has become infamous across the internet!
I had been thinking about getting this figure for a long while. Buying these very large and fantastic figures is never an easy purchase due to the price tag that accompanied them. Most of these 12-14″ figures are $50-$75. I loved the Hulk that was released – even with the slightly too large head – and I kept on trying to figure out if I should pick up Thor. It really is fantastic – especially when you consider the fact that it has the switch out head to make a bearded (or movie) or clean shaven (classic comic) Thor. Even if that doesn’t sway you, the fact that it comes with a regular and mystical Mjolnir might push you over the edge into buying this great figure.
If there was one thing I was excited about in the new Avengers movie it has to e the appearance of Stormbreaker! The legendary hammer/axe belonging to one of the greatest Thor characters of all time! The horse looking alien wields the Stormbreaker and I can’t even begin to compare which Asgardian weapon was cooler. Mjornir or Stormbreaker? I know seeing this new weapon forged for Thor in Avengers was a highlight of the movie – and to see Groot actually lend a hand (pun intended) was pretty fantastic! Either way though – Thanos was right… he should have gone for the head.
Hulk and Thor have battled many times – dating back to the formation of the Avengers – but Thor has bested the jade beast hardly ever. Hulk is just too strong! This does not mean Thor is a slouch in any way – it just means that the Hulk is better! Of course, when the Hulk has to remain in control and can’t let loose on the golden-haired hero… well things don’t go as smoothly for the beast.
At a time when the Hulk’s raging anger turned him back to the 90-pound brilliant weakling the Hulk knew he couldn’t rely on his full anger to bail him out this time. This is one of the rare times the Hulk is actually totally in the right. With Thor stuck in “Death City” with Hela and Thor’s friends unable to help it is up to Hulk to make his way to Hel and save goldilocks.
The two tangle for most of the issue with the Hulk restrained from letting loose but Thor unleashing his full affront. While the Hulk doesn’t quit and Thor being immortal Hela is inclined to take a trade: Thor for Malekith and Kurse (apparently there was a two for one special going on) releasing Thor from the promise he hade to be Hela’s slave. Of course, the Hulk and Thor decided to team up and take a second before leaving Hel to beat the heck out of one of Balder’s pup. Nothing like abusing a Hel puppy for real male bonding.
|Hero vs. Hero
Thor / Hulk / Odin 3-Pack
The new Thor toys are making their way into toy stores these days. Of course the Hulk is not going to show up too many times in anything to do with the Thor movie – but they did make this 3-pack with Thor, Hulk and Odin (Hehe – let’s thank goodness they didn’t decide to put Zeus in this 3-pack!… I know, I know – not the same mythology) but the thing that really burns me is that they used the Hulk figure they just released! The SHS figures are released and re-released over and over again – but this figure really only looks good in one stance… and they could have SOMETHING different! Man, that burns me! But, yeah – this is out now…
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Hey Hey! It's Odin!
Abomination and Thor SHS
Abomination in Package
I just picked this up yesterday! I was pretty psyched to snag this because I wasn’t even aware it was out yet! I have been waiting for a classic Abomination SHS figure since the FIRST Hulk came out. We now have something like 7 different Hulks – one Leader, a Zzaxx – but no Abomination to speak of… until NOW! I love how big he is *that’s what she said* and think that this figure certainly is in scale with the whole line. To pair the Abomination with Thor is pretty perfect – since it reminds me of one of my favorite Thor covers ever:
Thor #178 - The Abomination takes on a God!
I hope they make another version with Abomination broken face – that would rock! I don’t actually think it will happen – but how awesome would that be? But what would be better – Abomination with the broken face when they fought in TIH #25 or Abomination with the melted face from when Hulk threw acid on him in TIH #364? I want the broken face – cause I enjoyed that issue a whole lot more!
Hulk vs one of his best enemies!
Another day another Hulk
The Leader and the Abomination... oh the horror!
Back of Book
Any self respecting Hulk fan will of course have the Avengers MM in their collection… of course any self respecting Hulk fan would also have the Defenders MM in their collection – but, like I said earlier, I WILL get them! Anyways, the above is the First Edition gold foil cover – Volume ___ while below is the Thor MM silver cover. The greatest part of the Hulk vs Thor is you see a different perspective of the Avengers #3. That is why I have shown these 2 together. Besides – the JIM MM has the first appearance of Absorbing Man – one of the better MU villains – never mind the better Hulk villain!
Journey Into Mystery MM
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