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.
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!
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.
Aaron Lopresti was one of two artists on the ground-breaking Planet Hulk storyline written by Greg Pak. I was lucky enough to Aaron to do a Planet Hulk sketch in my sketchbook at Baltimore Comic Con and I think it turned out great.
Katie Cook does these little quick con sketches of animals and such and I have been trying to get to a con where she is at for the last five years so I can get her to do a Planet Hulk piece in my sketch book. Was able to go to Baltimore Comic Con and was glad to finally get her to add to my book. Looks great!
Thanks to Gammabro JadeGiant, I am now the proud owner of Incredible Hulk issue 211 page 10 by Sal Bucema and Ernie Chan. Love how Sal handled the transformation from Hulk to Bruce.
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This page only has a tiny Hulk in the bottom corner but always happy to own a piece of Sal Buscema Incredible Hulk artwork, especially his earlier stuff. Need more in my collection for sure!
I am always on the lookout for Sal Buscema artwork from the Incredible Hulk comic book, especially the early years. That is what I consider Sal’s prime artwork time period. I was lucky enough to pick this page up recently from an auction, love the action shot of the Hulk in the top swimming through the water. I could look at his artwork for hours. This is page 7 from issue 233 and was of course drawn by Sal Buscema and inked by Chic Stone.
Publisher IDW starting a series of books a few years ago called Artist’s Edition where they reproduce issues of comic books with the actual artwork from the artists that were used in making the original comic books. As a comic book fan who collects original artwork, I have to say this is a really cool idea. IDW has finally gotten around to doing a Herb Trimpe Incredible Hulk edition with Incredible Hulk issues #127, 131, 134, 146, 147, 153, and 156. This includes some classic early Hulk comics like the trial of the Hulk and the Hulk in Jarella’s world. It is just so cool to see the pencils and ink and even artists notes scrawled on the side of some pages. If you are a fan of the Hulk, you need to get this book. I can sit and just look and stare at the artwork for hours. I really hope that IDW is planning on doing a Sal Buscema version because that would be even more awesome.