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.
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.
I dare say this is one of the oldest Hulk figures I own. Dating back to 1996 this figure was released in Series 1 of the Comic Book Champions Pewter lineup. Each figure was crafted out of actual pewter and placed on top of an open book in front of an iconic cover from their history. The figures for these series were a one time production which came complete with a certificate of authenticity detailing their limited run and a specific number.
The figure stands about 3 inches tall and is made of fine pewter. He stands on a metal book which may also be pewter. The base and comic display is plastic. It has some decent weight to it too. Since I bought mine used and loose online I sadly do not have my certificate of authenticity, but it does have its unique serial number written on the bottom. The figure itself isn’t exactly the ideal form of Hulk, at least in compared to the faithful renditions of other figures in the series. But it is another metal Hulk for the collection. I think he is a nice addition to any faithful Hulk collection, but I really wouldn’t pay too much for him. I managed to get mine for around $10, but remember I had no certificate or box.
Avg. eBay prices:
- $10-13 loose / $20-30 in-package (7/19/17)
- $10-20 (5/9/16)
- $10-20 (4/16/15)
- $12-25 (4/18/14)