It’s been too long since my last Sal Buscema related update! Below is an advertising poster for Coca Cola from the bronze era of comics, 1980. Part of the Heroes origins series that included Fantastic Four and Spiderman, Coca Cola produced these to promote Coke to comic fans and vice versa. I don’t recall this specifically when it came out but I have long adored the poster due to the origin story being illustrated only like our pal Sal can do. And with Joltin’ Joe Sinnott inks, the art on this poster is as good as it gets. I ran across this at the Detroit Motor City Comic Con earlier this year. It was in really nice shape and already sealed up on foam board. Instant purchase!
Of all the things you will find while doing a Hulk search on eBay, this one if near the top weird-o-meter. The auction below is for a life-size coffin replica of a Hulk lunch box. Did you take your lunch to school in one of these? Now you can rest in peace in a jumbo version. The auction starts at a mere $7,000! Something tells me we won’t see a bidding war on this item.
Wow!!! The image below is a fan created piece. It is done VERY well and does a great job of showing what the new movie Hulk might look like in his Planet Hulk gear. I really hope the Marvel brass is giving the Planet Hulk story a good share of time on the new Thor movie. Enjoy!
Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell was announced by Marvel Animation for a Fall release last weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. No sneak peeks or plot revelations but who cares, it is more Hulk to fill the gap until Thor Ragnarok next year. With the Hulk being “killed” in the recent Civil War story I will take any real Hulk (not name Cho) that I can get. I am hopeful that they story will be well done – consider me anxious. The story will include Doc Strange which undoubtedly will be used to build up the hype for the Doctor Strange movie in November.
More news below via Marvel and Newsarama links:
“For fans of the meanest and greenest super hero in the Marvel universe, Hulk gets his very own animated feature, “Marvel’s Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell”! Hulk teams up with Dr. Strange and the Howling Commandoes to explore some of the uncharted corners of the Marvel universe.” Link
“And while the Hulk & The Agents of S.M.A.S.H. series is no more, a new Hulk: Where Monsters Dwell animated feature was announced for release this fall. The Green Goliath will co-star in the film with Doctor Strange the monster team the Howling Commandos. The movie is promised to be more adult-oriented than the Disney😄 shows Marvel is currently producing, with staffers there comparing it to DC’s recent animated features such as Batman: The Killing Joke.” Link
Hulk says “Quit eating my hamburger or I will smash!”
Or something along those lines. This is a piece Carlo is doing for me at the San Diego Comic-Con and a buddy was kind enough to snap a pic as Carlo had some fun with his lunch. I will post better pics when I have a proper scan but thought this was too funny not to share. Nom Nom Nom. Good stuff!
The latest additions to the Bob Larkin Hulk homage gallery are from Mike McKone and Tom Raney. Tom did his piece at the Cincinnati show last year and Mike did his for pick up at the Heroes Con show last month. They both did a bang up job and really delivered pieces that paid homage to the 80’s poster by Bob while retaining their very clear and distinct style. Also, very befitting to share these together as Tom and Mike almost always seem to occupy tables next to each other on the con circuit. Enjoy!