Greg Pak and Frank Cho were at the Baltimore Comic Convention this weekend and discussed the upcoming Totally Awesome Hulk:
“Amadeus Cho is the new Hulk,” Pak said as he recreated the call the first time he found out. “Sign me up!” Pak continued by saying, “Amadeus is a cocky kid. Where Bruce hated being the Hulk, he sees it as an opportunity,” and that being the Hulk “is the best thing ever” for Amadeus. “You’re also going to find out how Amadeus got this power in the first place,” added Pak. Bruce Banner was also mentioned in the panel with Pak saying that he loves the character because he wrote him for so many years. “What is interesting about this new status quo is that it opens up very interesting story for Bruce Banner,” Pak said. “What happened to Bruce is a mystery, but the upcoming arc takes his story to another level. You’re going to see what also happened to Bruce in ‘Totally Awesome Hulk.’ There’s definitely some cool stuff in the works.” Cho also recalled when he was called to do ‘Totally Awesome Hulk.’ “I just wanted to work with Greg and the Hulk.” Cho continued that drawing this version of the Hulk is very different from previous versions. “It’s a slippery slope. You can’t go ‘too much’ when you draw Asian characters, especially with the physical characteristics, it almost becomes a stereotype caricature. So I actually use myself, my face as reference a lot. I took a lot of selfies.”
The latest wave of Marvel Legends by Hasbro is out and it has some great Hulk related characters plus each figure comes with a piece of a big a figure Hulkbuster and that thing is HUGE! I wasn’t sure if I was going to pick up Thundra at first. She is more of a Fantastic Four character but given that the Hulk and Thundra had a daughter together, I figure I should pick her up. She is a really good sculpt but like all the women Legends figures, she is hard to stand up. Still worth picking up for Hulk fans.
The latest wave of Marvel Legends by Hasbro is out and it has some great Hulk related characters plus each figure comes with a piece of a big a figure Hulkbuster and that thing is HUGE! There is a new version of Dr. Strange in his current uniform in the comics. I am an old school comic kind of guy but I have to say I really like his new look a lot more than his traditional look. Makes him look a bit more badass. The figure comes with two rings you can put around his hands to show him casting spells. Really worth picking up for a newer version of the Defenders.
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Walgreens seems to be getting more and more into toys with some other exclusive Marvel Legends action figures. They will also be getting an exclusive wave of Minimates figures which will include a different colored version of the Hulkbuster (which I will need to get of course). As a warm up to that set, they have a 2-pack exclusive set with Captain America and a new Hulk. Hulk looks great of course, comes with a change out head that features a smiling Hulk. Of course that smile looks a bit not trustworthy to me. The box says mix and match parts so not sure if they are wanting the kids to mix the Captain America and Hulk parts or what? Maybe trying to show how fun the figures can be for little ones? Anyways, as always, very glad to get another Hulk minimates figure!
Marvel will be doing a series of variant covers where artists use Marvel characters and re-do hip hop album covers. The cover for The Totally Awesome Hulk is being done by Mahmud Asrar and was inspired by “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” by Raekwon.
With the wave of Avengers Age of Ultron figures from Minimates, there was a Toys-R-Us exclusive which featured a new Bruce Banner figure. It comes with his lab coat of course but also comes with a switch out head where his eyes are green as if he is just going to change into the Hulk which is a pretty cool add for the set.
One of the best scenes in the Avengers Age of Ultron was when Hulkbuster Iron Man fought the Hulk (although the ending was not quite accurate). Minimates released a set with the Avengers wave with a very cool looking Hulkbuster Iron Man figure which features the top that opens to reveal the smaller Iron Man head underneath. Very cool.
This is the second Hulk from the Minimates Avengers Age of Ultron wave of figures and this is for the scene where the Hulk is enchanted by the Scarlet Witch and starts rampaging. If you notice, his skin almost looks grey in color, along with the red eyes. Marvel actually said they were considering the Hulk to turn actually grey during that scene but decided against it. Maybe the figure was finalized and put into production before they changed their mind. This Hulk came with the Hulkbuster Iron Man figure who he fought in the scene.
It’s a little bit late after the movie but Minimates has released a set if Avengers Age of Ultron minimates figures including two Hulks!! This is the standard Hulk, another great looking Hulk minimates figure to add to the collection! Keep them coming!