Mike McKone Variant Hulk Cover Featuring Hulk’s Friends Through the Years

Mike McKone released the original art for an upcoming variant cover for mycomicshop.com . The very cool image not only features Bruce Banner turning into the Incredible Hulk but also many of the Hulk’s friends through the years. They include Bereet, the original Defenders, Betty Ross, Glenn Talbot, the Triad from the Crossroads, the Warbound from Planet Hulk, She-Hulk, and Cho. Very cool image.

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Meeting Dale Keown at Fan Expo Toronto

Dale Keown has always been one of my favorite Hulk artists, heck he is right behind Sal Buscema. When he was on the book, he brought a dynamic and energy and hugeness to the Hulk. I own the original artwork forpage 6 of issue 390 which is the bunny slippers page with the big guns. Since I started my Planet Hulk sketchbook back in 2009, one of me “get” goals has always been to get a Dale Keown sketch in the book but since he only does cons in Canada, I figured it would never happen. When it was announced that Dale was doing a pre-list for Fan Expo, I jumped at the chance and was lucky enough to get on the list. My gamma brother Dave from jadegiant.com was also lucky enough to get on the list so we decided to make the trek up to Toronto for the show It was a 14 hour drive for me (split into two 7 hour days) but it was an incredible experience to meet Dale and watch him work. I got to watch Dale as he drew multiple commissions during the weekend(including a few Hulks) and talk to him a bit while he worked. Dale is an extremely nice guy and is beyond talented. The amount of work and detail he puts into every piece he does is a site to see. It was a really cool experience to meet an artist that you grew up amazed at his artwork and someone you have a tattoo of on your chest. He will be working on my sketchbook after the con and I can not wait to see how it comes out. I of course got him to sign my page 390 and my gammabro Dave got his page signed. Fan Expo was a great con as I got to meet up with other comic art collectors and talk to a number of other artists also. Looking forward to going back again (and hopefully getting more artwork from Dale 😉 )

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Official Thor Ragnarok Movie Poster

Marvel has released the official Thor Ragnarok movie poster and it prominently features the Hulk on the top! I like the look of the poster, looks pretty darn cool.

Planet Hulk Sketches From HeroesCon

My annual pilgrimage to HeroesCon and got some amazing sketches for my Planet Hulk sketchbook. I was able to get on Terry Dodson’s sketch list as this was his first time at Heroes. He always gets requests to do women characters so of course I had him do a Planet Hulk. Sean Galloway aka Cheeks has a cool animated style so got him to do a sketch in the book. Alan Davis is comic book royalty and I waited in line for 4 hours to get a sketch by him and it was so worth it. The prize is a sketch by Nick Bradshaw, also his first time at HeroesCon. The amount of detail he puts into his sketches is incredible. I can look at this sketch for hours.

Incredible Hulk 474 Cover Original Artwork by Pete and Rebecca Woods

I am very lucky to be the owner of the original artwork to Incredible Hulk 474 by Pete and Rebecca Woods. This was the last issue of the book before they rebooted it and is a great homage to the first issue of the Hulk comic book. In a weird turn of events, I now own both end of run covers when they rebooted the book, this one and the cover to issue 635. Also, issue 474 came out on the news stand on March 10, 1999 which happens to be my birthday.

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Happy Birthday to Sal Buscema

Today is a great day for Hulk fans! It is the extremely talented Sal Buscema’s birthday, he was born January 26, 1936. While my first few Hulk books were by the talented Herb Trimpe, it wasn’t until I saw Sal’s artwork that I fell in love with the Hulk comic book. He was able to perfectly capture all the emotions of the Hulk along with showing just how huge and powerful he was. There have been many talented artists on the book but Sal will always, always be my favorite artist. Happy Birthday Sal!

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Paul Pelletier Planet Hulk Comic Convention Sketch

Paul Pelltier quickly became one of my favorite Hulk artists when he began his run on the Hulk comic book. When a great friend told me he was going to be at Baltimore Comic Con and invited me up to attend, I could not pass up the opportunity. This is one of my favorite commissions I have ever gotten. Paul did an amazing job and is also a great guy to talk to if you ever get the chance.

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