Nothing new to report on the Kotobukiya Hulk statue but in some cases a picture tells a story unto itself. Just looking at that image it is easy to see that shipping appears to be eminent for this wonderful Erick Sosa sculpt. Wow!
I noticed yesterday that JadeGiant.com was nearing the milestone of 100 posts so this thread is nothing more than a thank you to all the visitors of the site. I appreciate the comments and views and look forward to the next 100 posts. Thanks!
It must be Koto Sunday with new images surfacing for the Hulk statues that are in the works. Marvelous News released these images for the 2014 release of the Hulk as part of the a Kotobukiya Avengers ArtFX series. I have posted about this series a few times (here and here) as a nice looking series of vinyl statues based on the art of Adi Granov. I think this is a great looking statue, especially considering that it is made of vinyl. If the production version of this statue looks as good as this prototype and the price is reasonable I will definitely pick one up. The paint application looks really great on this!
A new image of the Koto Hulk Avengers statue has surfaced recently. This statue looks great and the scale looks to be even larger than I had initially expected. Not much more to say than wow on this one. Erick Sosa really delivered a great looking sculpt with this one. I would expect that we will see these showing up in the next month or two.
I recently posted a podcast interview with Sal Buscema that included a great art commission opportunity. I have heard from a lot of collectors that took advantage of the chance to get some original art from Sal and I am very anxious to see how they turn out.
I also commissioned Sal to do some artwork for me and asked for an homage to the well known Hulk painting done by Bob Larkin. I am a huge fan of the painting and have started a themed commission collection based on the original art.
It’s no secret that Sal is my favorite artist and to be able to add his art to the homage series is something special. When contemplating the commission I really wanted to get something done in the style Sal drew with in his early run on the Hulk so I provided some sample pages as reference.
Sal met and exceeded my hopes and expectations and I couldn’t be happier with this piece. I am one sky high gammabro right now.
A big thank you to Sal and Al Czarnecki (Sal’s art rep) for all the help in setting up the commission.
Go get your Sal commission today!
I have always been a fan of the corner box artwork on comic book covers. They are part of the signature of a comic for a specific era and/or artist duration on a book. As such, I just had to share this animation that was put together to show a transformation scene of the Hulk that was played out in the corner box from issue 292 to 300.
The transformation was pretty subtle with a new image coming out each month way back when but the change is much more dramatic when played out in rapid sequential progression. Kudos to whoever put this together – it was a great idea that came together perfectly.