Happy 81st birthday to the one and only, Sal Buscema – THE definitive Hulk artist! Big thanks go out to Sal for all the wonderful comics you helped to create over the years with your incredible artwork.
Want more Sal on his birthday? Check out this great interview done a few years back exclusively for JadeGiant.com.
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Check out these images for a preview of the newest Hulk sculpt in the works from Sideshow Toys. You can also see it in the video at the 1:09 mark. From what I can see this looks like an improvement from the previous busts released by Sideshow. Prices on SS items have jumped the shark in my opinion so I won’t likely be picking this up but I will stay tuned for the release information.
I love Chris Stevens art and seem to pick up a new piece every other year or so. The latest is below and blew me away. Chris does a lot of variant cover art so when he did this Hulk he had to call the biggest Hulk fan he knew. Thrilled to have this. Enjoy!
I am really enjoying adding new editions to my themed collection of homage pieces to one of my favorite Hulk images, the Hulk poster painted by Bob Larkin. The latest come from 2 of my all time favorite Hulk artists: Paul Pelletier and Carlo Pagulayan. Can’t wait to see what 2017 holds for this gallery.
The Hulk is back! Or is he? Apparently the Hand has acquired and resurrected the corpse of the “The Fallen” hero and now have control of the Hulk with a plan to use him to spread their dark influence. The story is playing out so far in The Uncanny Avengers issues 15 (Oct 12) and 16 (Nov 9) and looks to be the return of the Hulk. I can’t say I am surprised as I predicted 6 months tops that Hulk would be gone. I am anxious to see how the story unfolds and where the direction of the Hulk goes while under the control of the Hand. I think it could work if written well (a la evil Hulk as Maestro in Future Imperfect) so I am anxious to see where it goes! Below are images from the issues.
Slow day in JG’ville but I did stumble upon a fun interview with Stan (THE man) Lee and The Tomorrow Show on cinemablend.com. The interview is on the long side but worth it as Stan shares some knowledge about our favorite Jade Giant. At the 9:00 mark they talk about Hulk taking on the Thing and Stan gives a definitive (we already knew this) answer when asked who would win this classic battle.
“Oh, The Hulk would win. The Thing is faster and smarter, so he would probably find a way to turn it into a draw or save himself. He’d trap or trick the Hulk. But, in a fair fight, there’s no way the Hulk [would lose]. He’d win.”
I’m not sure that I agree with the Thing being faster but I’ll take Stan’s definitive answer. I know this is not shocking news, but hearing it from Stan is really fun. The interview also includes Stan talking about DC, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and a host of other topics that Stan weighs in on. Enjoy!
It looks like Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell launches today on several platforms just in time to build some hype for the Dr. Strange movie coming out shortly. At 70 minutes plus, the story appears to have Doc Strange summoning Hulk to help battle monsters in New York city. But not just any kind of monster — teenagers have been unwittingly transformed into monsters (any of us with teenagers know that this isn’t a stretch). The first review was posted at Screen Rant, click here to read. It’s Hulk so, of course, I will be watching and hoping for an entertaining hour or so this weekend if I can find it somewhere. Post your reviews if you see it!