I really enjoyed Adam Kubert’s interpretation of the Incredible Hulk when he was on the book but Adam does not sell much of his artwork from any of the books he is on. I would love to own a Hulk cover he did but I don’t think I will ever be to afford it so this freaking amazing double page splash is the next best thing. This piece is simply incredible, I love the sheer emotion that is coming from the page with the Hulk cradling Betty in his arms when she falls ill and he busts out to get her to somewhere safe. Love this page. Pencils were of course by Adam Kubert and the inks by the very talented Mark Farmer.
In case you have not been to your local Target, they have put out some really cool advertising in the toy section to highlight the Avengers movie toys. On the floor near the toys are Hulk footprints in the ground with cracks eminating from them. Very cool. Hanging from the ceiling is an Incredible Hulk cut-out which looks great. Go to your Target and take a look!
Hulk Smash Avengers issue #1 hits stands next Wednesday but here is an advance look at the first four pages. Hulk Smash Avengers is a five part limited series exploring the Hulk’s relationship with the Avengers over the years. Issue 1 features the 60’s Avengers. Enjoy!
The Handful of Heroes figures actually came out over a year ago or so but I am still trying to finish the Wave 2 Incredible Hulk and related figures. It was amazing how many different incarnations of the Hulk that they made!! Each figure came in three versions: solid plastic, clear plastic, and clear plastic with glitter in it (also known as cosmic). Here are the latest ones I have gotten. They didn’t released just Hulk figures (althought that would have been cool. They also did Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, and others but there were by far more Hulks than any other figures. You can still find some of these packages at Wal-Mart and Toys-R-Us stores.
Handful of Heroes World War Hulk Solid Figure
Handful of Heroes Maestro Solid Cosmic Figure
Handful of Heroes Mindless Hulk Solid and Clear Cosmic Figures
INCREDIBLE HULK #11
JASON AARON (w) • RENATO GUEDES (a)
Cover by CHRISTIAN NAUCK• Banner continues to torment the Hulk as the STAY ANGRY arc continues!
• A lost city of Sasquatches!
• Featuring the world’s deadliest hunter, Kraven!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99
HULK: SEASON ONE PREMIERE HC
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Penciled by TOM FOWLER
Cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
New York Times bestseller Fred Van Lente (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (VENOM) retell the beginnings of the green goliath for a new generation! This is the definitive origin of the Hulk — as well as Betty Ross, now Red She-Hulk; and General “Thunderbolt” Ross, now the avenging Red Hulk! Plus: Gamma Base, Rick Jones and the introduction of a new Hulk villain that will continue to haunt both him and his alter ego, Dr. Bruce Banner, in present continuity! Also includes INCREDIBLE HULK (2011) #1.
136 PGS./Rated T+ …$24.99
Trim size: standard
JEFF PARKER (w) • DALE EAGLESHAM (A&C)
• The hands of the doomsday clock race towards MAYAN RULE!!!
• Former Avengers arrive to help stop the end of the world as more Mayan gods return.
• Rick “A-Bomb” Jones falls in battle!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99
Marvel Universe AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES #4
CHRISTOPHER YOST (W) CHRIS JONES & RAMON BACHS (a)
Cover by Khoi Pham
• The writer of the hit Disney XD series brings the Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from the TV to your home!
• It’s the Heavyweight Championship of the Universe as The Hulk takes on the Thing!
• Next, it’s science-fiction at it’s finest, as Ant-Man enters the Microverse!
32 PGS./All Ages …$2.99
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (w) • WALT SIMONSON (a/c)
• The last stand of the Red Hulk…?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #5
Brian Michael Bendis (w) • Mark Bagley (A&C)
• The secret behind Avengers Assemble is revealed but what does it mean for the future of the Marvel Universe?
• PLUS: The return of the characters you demanded!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Matt Fraction (w) • Jamie McKElvie (a)
Cover by Terry Dodson
• INTO Z’GAMBO to face the menace of John Aman, Prince of Orphans!
• What secret is Aman hiding worth killing so many for so long? What is he protecting?
• And just HOW is the BLACK CAT going to STEAL IT?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Zag Toys has released a new series of blind toys featuring mini figures, pens and light-up projectors. This is the very cute looking Hulk mini figure standing on a steel beam and not looking very happy.
Chibis is a style originated in Japan where a person is recreated in a smaller look. Bulls I Toys has released a series of these toys for the Avengers movie. They have all the characters from the movie, including Bruce Banner. They come three to a sealed bag so it is a mystery which one you get until you buy the package and open it. I was luckily enough to find the Hulk but now I need to find the Bruce figure too. They are real tiny, about as tall as a quarter. Found the packages at Target so if you have one near you, go out and try to find one for yourself!
On the Aintitcool website, they were showing some behind the scenes footage for the upcoming Avengers movie and they showed Mark Ruffalo standing next to an unfinished Hulk statue that looks exactly like the Hulk in the movie. Sideshow Toys has since released a confirmation that this is indeed a Legacy statue that they will be releasing. The statue looks HUGE and looks like a pretty good likeness for the movie version of the Hulk. Judging from the size, this will probably be in the $800-$900 range. Little pricey for me so would anyone care to donate one to me?
There are a bunch of Avengers related toys coming out right about now and Legos has come out with some cool items. Similar to their DC version, this is a build a figure Hulk. There is also a Captain America and Iron Man figure and you can interchange the parts with each other.