I really miss Paul Pelletier’s Hulk. With all the “big” name artists that have come along to draw the Hulk since Paul left the book, none of the art since his run stand up to what he did on the series before they ended the issues at number 635.
His cover to 635 with the Hulk smashing Banner’s glasses is definitive Hulk in my book. A good friend was able to pick this cover up, much to my chagrin. Alas, if I was not to have it, it could not have gone to a better home. Click here to see where the cover landed. Make sure to stroll around his site while you are there, it’s one of the nicest Hulk sites going.
Although I missed on the cover to issue 635, the same friend who purchased the cover gave me one of the coolest Hulk gifts imaginable when he gave me the one-sheet that contains 4 different cover concepts, including the first time Paul drew the close up image of Hulk’s face and fist smashing Banner’s glasses. Thanks again Steve!
See below for the 635 cover prelim page and my favorite interior page in Paul’s run. I was able to buy this page from Paul’s art rep and feel very fortunate to have this in my collection.