Cosmic Hulk #045 Heroclix

You have seen him gray, you have seen him green. But I bet you never knew he was BLUE!

Yep, that is correct. There was a blue Hulk for all of one issue, and no it was not within the normal Hulk story run.

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During a five issues series titled ‘Captain Universe: Secrets and Origins’ the Hulk encountered a unique entity. This entity is known as Captain Universe, and is less of a person and more of a sentient energy. In any case it ends up on Earth and bonds with Bruce Banner for assistance. This leads to the creation of a Blazin’ Blue Hulk!

This rare transformation only lasts for the first issue and sadly has not reappeared at anytime after in the Marvel universe. This heroclix figure (released in 2011) is also the only representation of this Hulk form that has ever been made. I personally really liked the idea of a blue hulk (with white pants by the way). I wish they would bring that form back.

The figure is rather generic and seems to be re-purposing an older model. However, it captures the basic idea of the concept and I like they included him wielding two energy balls on his hands.

The figure is considered ‘Super-rare’ but it doesn’t appear to be highly sought after. Ebay prices seem to range around $5-10. If you are a Hulk fan trying to collect one of each different transformation, then this one is a no-brainer.

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Demofist: YOU can SMASH!

Lately I’ve been hooked on Kickstarter. Backing the coolest and unique projects. Well I just discovered a project that resonates with me as a Hulk fan. I invite you to check out, Demofist. A new project being currently funded on Kickstarter. The item in question is a solid steel fist that can be held with one hand and used for demolition purposes. The interior is foam covered with a cushioned bar. Is it practical? Perhaps not. But does it look fun to use? It does indeed.

I felt it was worthy to fund at early bird pricing. If you want this I suggest you hurry over and grab it soon. As a Hulk fan I cannot wait to SMASH things with this!

Get SMASHED!

Hulk-Fist Popcorn Bucket!

So it seems in further celebration (and to continue sucking every dollar out of us Hulk fans) of Thor: Ragnarok, a number of theatre concessions have been revealed. The highlights being the Hulk popcorn bucket (I want) and the Hammer drink cup (yeah I’ll have that too). The drink toppers are kinda cool too! I hope theatres near me get these!  Feast your eyes! November is still too far away.

Variant Alert: (She-)Hulk #1 (Ed McGuinness)

I am late in posting on this variant as it has been circulating online since about late 2016/early 2017. I say online cause this variant is made in collaboration with Hall of Comics and sold exclusively online. So you won’t be finding this at your local comic shop. hoc_hulk_cvr_a_1024x1024

This cover is an homage to the classic Incredible Hulk #181 cover which was the first complete appearance of Wolverine and of their first epic meeting. This cover takes that composition and substitutes the new Wolverine (X-23) and the She-Hulk (who is looking a bit different due to emotional/mental factors).

Admittedly I have not been a fan of this new (She-) Hulk series. The overall concept was interesting, but its execution has left a lot to be desired. I bought this issue for the cover and that’s it. I felt it was unique enough to be worthy to join the collection; and to have some female Hulk representation included. Also, I like McGuinness’ work.

I think it’s an attractive piece of art, but I do kind of wish Ed utilized the background a bit more rather then settle on a flat red background.

I would be remiss in mentioning that there are not one, not two, but THREE versions of this cover. One is as seen here. The second version (dubbed the popcorn version) includes Deadpool eating popcorn while riding on the back of the Wendigo. The third version is the popcorn variant, but in black&white (except Deadpool).

The issue originally sold for $65 and is still available as of this writing. Though it does seem to have a limited printing. Looking at Ebay any issues being sold have spiked to $85 or higher.

If you like covers, especially homage covers featuring Wolverine or She-Hulk then this one is for you. Otherwise you might just wanna skip it.

New Hulk/Thor Comic Coming Soon

In the wake of Thor: Ragnarok premiering  November 3, 2017 it seems Marvel is going to keep the fires of this movie’s hype…raging. Coming in September 2017 will be a digital exclusive series premiering Hulk and Thor. There will be six issues released monthly. And if I understand correctly, eventually being released to print as a whole collection.

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The series is titled ‘Thor & Hulk: Champions of the Universe‘. Not much is known of the synopsis other then an elder of the universe wants to fight Earth’s strongest hero. So, of course, Thor or Hulk cannot decide for themselves. This in turn compels them to complete a series of challenges to prove which is the strongest and worthy to fight.

The team responsible for this new comic are Jeremy Whitley, Simone Buanfantino and Alti Firmansyah.

Sure, a mashup with Hulk and Thor is great. I’m just happy I can get a new comic with the proper, true Hulk in it.