Heroes Con 2015 – the best comicon out there!

Last weekend marked my third trip down to Heroes con and it was an amazing time. The show is one of the longest running cons and they put on a show that is fun, family friendly, and packed with all kinds of comic goodness (none of the aisle-clogging traffic for media guests here). I took my son this year and he had a blast and told me I am not allowed to go to this show again without him. One of the highlights include amazing cosplay as people really do it right at this show – there are just a few pics below of some of the better Hulk themed cosplayers.If you enjoy comic art, this is the show for you and I always enjoy hanging with my regular comic artsits friends like Lee Weeks, the creaturebox guys, Skottie Young just to name a few. Hanging with my good friend, and fellow Hulk enthusiast, Steve Yarish always makes for a good time and some great gamma related conversation. I have also met some others regular attenders at the show that have developed into good friends. On Saturday night we got to see an all out bidding war that saw a Mark Brooks piece for for $15,000 – a new Heroes auction record! My son scored a ton of sketches and I scored a great Maestro commission from an artist that was previously unknown to me: Alessandro Micelli. Alessandro is a great artist and I really enjoyed visiting with him at the show – highly recommend him if you are looking for some new artwork.

Oh, did  I mention that we got to meet Stan Lee? Mark that one off the bucket list! Excelsior! ‘Nuff Said! It was nice for Stan to wear a nice Hulk colored sweater for the photo op.
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New EAGLEMOSS Hulk statue/figure from the Marvel Fact Files series

I was able to pick up this great looking Hulk mini statue produced by EAGLEMOSS. This is the 4th piece I have been able to pick up and they keep getting better with the sculpting and paints. See below for an image with all 4 that have been produced. In addition to the figure, you also get a great magazine jam packed with great Hulk imagery and facts. I highly recommend this piece.

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New posters, fatheads, and movie images surfacing for the Avengers Age of Ultron movie.

The few months before a big movie comes out is always fun as we get more previews, commercials, and images coming out to promote the film and associated merchandising. Check out these links from jposters.com and slashfilm.com for some really nice imagery for the upcoming movie. I have included a few of my favorite Hulk images below (click thumbnails for larger images) but there are even more that can be found at the two sites. They are really hyping the Hulk vs. Hulkbuster clash so I am anxious to see how this turns out – hopefully they didn’t spare any expense on the CGI budget for this epic tilt. C’mon May – get here!

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New Avengers: Age of Ultron statues from Kotobukiya: Hulk vs. Hulkbuster!

It looks like Koto is releasing a statue diorama of the scene in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie where Hulk squares off against the Hulkbuster armor. While we don’t know the story yet (is that Tony in there or has Ultron taken over?), the imagery in the trailers looks amazing and you just knew that someone was going to reproduce the battle in 3D form. I personally think that Hulkbuster is primed to be turned into scrap metal but we will have to wait and see how the fight turns out. At 1/10th scale this will not take up a ton of space and hopefully comes in at a reasonable price. It also looks like you will have the opportunity to buy just the Hulk and display him alone. Check out the images below and click over to Marvel’s web site for more information. May 1 can’t come fast enough!

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Happy Birthday to Sal Buscema!

Happy birthday to the greatest Hulk artist to ever pick up a pencil, our pal Sal Buscema. My appreciation of Sal’s art is a well that runs deep so here’s hoping that Sal had a smashing 79th birthday! Please feel free to check the ‘our pal Sal’ link above for some good reading on Sal and,(if you haven’t already) be sure to check out the incredible podcast that was posted in 2013.

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Hulk looks great in the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron

The new Avengers trailer is amazing. It looks like there is a dark element that takes over the Hulk. Is it Scarlet Witch? An infinity stone? Has Loki returned? Time will tell but the end result is what appears to be a truly savage, mindless Hulk in fully enraged smash mode. Tony will get to deploy his Hulk-buster armor and the battle scene looks really good. I have captured a few stills of the Hulk that shows Hulk initially confused and struggling to recognize Natasha and then after he has lost control. One of the images puts me in mind of Sal Buscema and Gerry Talaoc’s Hulk – see the image below. I am really stoked to see this movie – May 1 can’t come soon enough.

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Hulk running amok in someone’s back yard!

This great! Check out the video below of a story of some local flooding when the newscaster noticed a giant Hulk movie statue in someone’s back yard. At that point the owner of the home comes out and does a pretty good Lou Ferrigno flex pose for the camera.

So … the real question is … is this one of the Hulk nuts around here? Fiddy – I know you have one of these!

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