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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Marvel Comics April 2017 Incredible Hulk Solicitations

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #18
GREG PAK (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
Cover by STONEHOUSE
“BIG APPLE SHOWDOWN” CONTINUES! When a new alien race comes to Earth… …HULK, MS. MARVEL, SILK, SHANG-CHI and JIMMY WOO are her last defenders… Plus: A hostile takeover of THE OLYMPUS GROUP!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

HULK #5
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) •NICO LEON (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
RESURRXION VARIANT COVER BY PAULO SIQUERA
A HULK UNLEASHED! Ever since the tragic events of CIVIL WAR II, JENNIFER WALTERS has done everything she can to avoid transforming into her heroic other form. When a string of murders point to her newest client, Jen finds that she might be in over her head without her super-strong alter ego. But who is this new HULK? And, more importantly, can Jen hope to control her once she’s let loose?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #7
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
RESURRXION VARIANT COVER BY MARCO CHECCHETTO
THROWDOWN WITH THE FREELANCERS!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel Comics March 2017 Incredible Hulk Solicitations

HULK #4
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • NICO LEON (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
VENOMIZED VARIANT COVER BY EMA LUPACCHINO
HAUNTED BY SPECTERS OF THE PAST!
Trying to rebuild her own life and law career, JENNIFER WALTERS is determined to help her newest client, MAISE BREWN, a woman on the verge of eviction and a massive nervous meltdown. Once an outgoing yoga instructor, a brutal attack changed Maise’s life forever. Now a reclusive shut-in, Maise wants Jen’s help…More than that, she wants a promise, that Jen will help her keep her home. And if Jen can’t, Maise has another plan, a menacing force of her own. What happens when a fear is so strong, it becomes a destructive force in its own right? Jen is about to find out.
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1.MU
BRYAN EDWARD HILL & LEAH WILLIAMS (W) • TY TEMPLETON (A)
Cover by RAHZZAH
Gwenster Unleashed Variant Cover by Alex Kropinak
A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN! FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO PUNCH THEM!
Amadeus Cho is summoned to South Korea to assist White Fox’s investigation into the mysterious disturbances across Seoul. Their first clue? The GIANT FOOTPRINTS all over the country!
PLUS: Maddy Cho doesn’t trust her brother to get anything done right these days, so she’s turning to an unlikely ally: THE INTERGALACTIC MONSTER HUNTER THEY CALL LADY HELLBENDER!
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #17
GREG PAK (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
Cover by STONEHOUSE
VENOMIZED VARIANT COVER BY MIKE CHOI
“BIG APPLE SHOWDOWN” CONTINUES!
A tale too big for the Big Apple! Extraterrestrial action how you like it! Hulk and his new friends Ms. Marvel, Silk, Shang Chi, Jimmy Woo and Jake Oh take the fight into space!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #6
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
VENOMIZED VARIANT COVER BY MIKE DEODATO
Versus their counterparts, the Freelancers! And you’ll be surprised to see who’s left standing at the end of the battle!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

U.S.AVENGERS #4
AL EWING (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C)
Do you HATE tie-ins with a fiery passion, True Believer? Well, this isn’t one! It’s a COMPLETE EPIC EVENT — IN 20 PULSE-POUNDING PAGES!
In the wake of Monsters Unleashed — EVEN MORE MONSTERS!! Because you probably will have demanded it! RED HULK! AMERICAN KAIJU! VANDOOM, the man who made a creature! And wouldja believe — DEDD-PUUL, THE MERCENARY THAT WALKS LIKE A MAN?!?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

February 2017 Marvel Incredible Hulk Solicitations

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #16
GREG PAK (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
Cover by STONEHOUSE
“BIG APPLE SHOWDOWN” CONTINUES!
• Who’s behind the gathering of Asian and Asian American heroes? It’s not who you think!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

HULK #3
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • NICO LEON (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
CORNER BOX VARIANT COVER BY JOE JUSKO
VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• Jen’s life is finally settling into a rhythm: She wakes up, goes to work, helps her new clients, goes home, watches a cooking video, and goes to sleep.
• But when a murder rocks the life of one of her newest clients, how will Jen react? Is there more to the situation than just Jen Walters, lawyer, can handle?
• Will she need the HULK to get herself out of this jam?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #1.MU
JEREMY WHITLEY (W) • RO STEIN & TED BRANDT (A)
Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
GWENSTER UNLEASHED VARIANT COVER BY DAVE JOHNSON
A MONSTERS UNLEASHED TIE-IN!
• An endangered habitat! A peaceful protest! And a team of freelance troubleshooters determined to end the work-stoppage at any cost!
• Sounds like a job for the Champions, right? Only, nobody mentioned anything about GIANT MONSTERS FALLING FROM THE SKY!
40 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T+ …$4.99

GHOST RIDER #4
FELIPE SMITH (W) • DANILO BEYRUTH (A)
Cover by FELIPE SMITH
TV VARIANT COVER BY FELIPE SMITH
“FOUR ON THE FLOOR” CONTINUES!
• That purple monster from space is STILL wreaking havoc across the West Coast…
• Even the combined efforts of the Hulk, Wolverine, and Silk can’t stop it!
• Time for the Ghost Rider to clean up their mess…
• Guest-starring the AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

January 2017 Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk Solicitations

HULK #2
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • NICO LEON (A)
Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by ELIZABETH TORQUE
HOW CAN YOU FIGHT THE MONSTER WHEN THE MONSTER IS YOURSELF?
As JEN continues to struggle with the HULK (and anger) within herself, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets.
What happens when a terrified recluse is forced into the world against her will? When fear is pushed into the light?
Can Jen reconcile the two halves of herself in time to help her client?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #14
GREG PAK (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by BERNARD CHANG
GUEST-STARRING BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR JEREMY LIN!
Jeremy Lin and Amadeus Cho have to stop QUASI/MO/DO from creating a cybernetic hive-mind out of the world’s robots!
Plus: Kegger’s big moment!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #15
GREG PAK (W) • MAHMUD ASRAR (A)
Cover by STONEHOUSE
VARIANT COVER BY Mukesh Singh
CLASSIC ARTIST VARIANT COVER BY TBA
STORY THUS FAR VARIANT COVER BY TBA
“BIG APPLE SHOWDOWN” STARTS HERE!
Amadeus Cho is slowly learning how to become a team player, but he better learn fast when Ms. Marvel, Shang Chi, Silk and a host of other heroes come to town!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #4
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A/C)
Dead set on proving themselves, the Champions are faced with their first no-win scenario — and how it plays out will reveal a whole new side to certain members.
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

U.S.AVENGERS #1
AL EWING (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C)
50 STATE VARIANT COVERS BY ROD REIS
CANADA, WASHINGTON D.C. & PUERTO RICO VARIANT COVERS BY ROD REIS
SECRET VARIANT BY DANIEL ACUñA
VARIANT COVER BY RYAN STEGMAN
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT COVER BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
YOUNG VARIANT COVER BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
HIP-HOP VARIANT COVER BY OMAR CASANOVA
XCI VARIANT COVER BY TBA
BLANK COVER VARIANT
In a world beset by danger, the United States of America needs a team of heroes they can rely on. Welcome to… American Intelligence Mechanics! A.I.M. will dare any danger — no matter how awesome that danger might be — to save their nation from the wildest, weirdest threats of all! The most patriotic super-group ever is here to save the day. And they’ll do it all looking tried & true in the red, white & blue! Can you live without…the U.S.Avengers?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

U.S.AVENGERS #2
AL EWING (W) • PACO MEDINA (A/C)
Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Welcome to the $kullocracy! The Golden Skull launches his takeover bid — and it’s so crazy it just might work!
How do the U.S.Avengers respond to the looming threat? Tuxedos. Really well-fitted tuxedos.
Plus! Where were you on Zero Day — the day Captain America died?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Marvel Comics Incredible Hulk December 2016 Solicitations

HULK #1
MARIKO TAMAKI (W) • NICO LEON (A) • Cover by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by Dale Keown
Young Variant Cover by SKOTTIE YOUNG
Artist Variant Cover by Pia Guerra
Classic Hulk Artist Variant Cover by Dale Keown
Hip-Hop Variant Cover by TBA
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
ICX Variant Cover by TBA
Blank Variant Cover also available
JENNIFER WALTERS has survived the Civil War…barely…and having risen from the rubble, she re-enters the world a different kind of hero. Fueled by a quiet rage, she is determined to move forward, to go on with her life, but the pain of the past and all she’s lost is always there – an undercurrent, a pulse, waiting to quicken and trigger Jen’s transformation into the one thing she doesn’t have control over…
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #13
GREG PAK (W) • LUKE ROSS (A)
Cover by BERNARD CHANG
DIVIDED WE STAND VARIANT COVER BY TBA
GUEST STARRING BROOKLYN NETS’ JEREMY LIN!
Amadeus Cho can calculate parabolas all day…but can he hit one from downtown?
A classic Hulk villain returns, but not like you remember: Meet QUASI/MO/DO!
Hulk’s on fire! Boom Shakalaka!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

CHAMPIONS #3
MARK WAID (W) • HUMBERTO RAMOS (A)
COVER BY HUMBERTO RAMOS
VARIANT COVER BY ART ADAMS
Classic Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
Marvel NOW! Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
XCI Variant Cover by TBA
What began as an idea and an ideal has now become a movement! But the problem with movements is that not even the Hulk can control them!
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

New Hulk Book In December Stars Jennifer Walters

From ComicBookResources:

Jennifer Walters’ new status quo has been revealed — and it proves it’s still not easy being green or gray. As announced by AV Club, the new Marvel series will launch this December. Writer Mariko Tamaki (“This One Summer”) and artist Nico Leon (“Ms. Marvel”) will guide Jennifer through the next phase of her life, one that sees her shed the She-Hulk name and star in a series simply titled “Hulk.”

The series will follow Walters as she tries to go back to her life as a lawyer and superhero following this summer’s “Civil War II,” which saw her near-fatally wounded in a battle with Thanos. The decision to shift from the She-Hulk moniker to the Hulk one was intentional and indicative of the emotional state Jennifer is in post-“Civil War II.”

“The title ‘She-Hulk’ evokes light-hearted stories about a Jennifer Walters who is at peace with herself and in full control of her powers,” Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso told AV Club. “This isn’t that book. On the other hand, the title ‘Hulk’ implies all of the baggage that comes with that comic’s 50+ year history — the ongoing battle with the monster within — and that’s why it’s more appropriate for this series.”

Tamaki, the Eisner Award-winning author of “This One Summer,” spoke to Jen’s emotional state going into her new ongoing series. “Jen is absolutely shaped by the trauma she’s experienced,” said Tamaki. “Much of it was inspired by thinking about how different people deal with the hard things that happen in their lives, how memory, trauma, can infuse our whole being, be a physical presence in our lives. I was really into the idea of a Hulk, of the ability to transform into something close to monstrous, that’s still human, and heroic. It was interesting to think about what’s human about Hulk and vice versa.”

Nico Leon, who worked on an arc of “Ms. Marvel” earlier this year, said he looks forward to capturing Jennifer Walters’ internal life in his art. “I think one of the most interesting and unique challenge in drawing her in this series will be to share with the readers her inside struggles,” said Leon. “All heroes have their own internal struggles, but in this series, Jen will be dealing with something new and huge that is happening inside her own mind. The great challenge will be to share that feeling with the readers. It is a serious topic and it needs our most careful approach.”

The new “Hulk” #1 launches from Marvel this December.

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