Ultimate Origins #4 of 5 ships on September 10th and TC Games has a sneak peek!
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Penciled by BUTCH GUICE
50/50 Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO & DEAN WHITE
50/50 Variant Cover by ALEX MALEEV Read more
Shipping next week on August 27th is Skaar, Son Of Hulk #3 and TC Games has an early look at the issue.
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RON GARNEY & BUTCH GUICE
Cover by RON GARNEY
He’s the Son of Hulk, born in fire, raised by monsters, and destined to smash. She’s the Hero Protector of Imperia, claimant, and the deadliest and most beautiful warrior of the battlescarred wastelands. Will Skaar and Princess Omaka join forces to protect the refugees fleeing from Axeman Bone’s merciless barbarians — or will they tear each other to pieces in the radioactive swamps? Plus: A shocking second story pencilled by star artist Butch Guice! Read more
Shipping next week is the much anticipated Hulk #5 featuring a clash between the Red Hulk and Thor. TC Games has a sneak peak at the first few pages of this epic brawl.
Superstars JEPH LOEB & ED MCGUINNESS continue their historic epic! With the entire West Coast in peril, who can stop the battle of the Century when Two, count ‘em TWO Hulks, get to brawling? How about everyone’s favorite Thunder God — THE MIGHTY THOR!? Read more
The guys over at Worth Playing have a review of the new video game, “The Incredible Hulk” by Sega. Here’s a little snippet:
Marvel’s roll call of films continues with “The Incredible Hulk,” and right on its massive heels is the almost inevitable console adaptation. Sega’s new game is pretty fun for a sandbox beat-’em-up, but a slew of problems make much of the game feel as if it had just left the lab without having been tested.
Sega’s third-person city buster roughly follows the film while embellishing it with a few extra twists. To add a few more challenges to the main story, new enemies crop up as things unfold, including the scientific cabal known as the Enclave, a rogue Army officer, some new guy who is always giving missions to Bruce Banner, and a band of superpowered mutants. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll be in for a few surprises. If you haven’t seen the movie but are just a fan of the Hulk, The Incredible Hulk game manages to succeed in turning you into an unnatural force that nature and science can do little to stop … aside from the bugs. Read more
Hulk Versus Hulk Smashes To A Second Printing of Hulk #4!
Marvel is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Hulk #4, featuring the titanic clash between Hulk and Red Hulk, has sold out at Diamond in less than 24 hours! To meet the overwhelming demand for this issue, Marvel is going back to press with Hulk #4 Second Printing Variant, featuring the interior art of Ed McGuinness on a new wraparound cover as Red Hulk takes on the Watcher! The smash-hit superstar creative team of Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated scribe Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3) and incomparable artist Ed McGuinness take the Hulk mythos where it’s never been! With sell outs of multiple printings of all Hulk issues released thus far, 2008 truly is the year of the Hulk!
“Whahooo!” said Loeb. “Ed and I and Jason and Rich are thrilled that the newest Hulk in the marvel universe has made red turn to green for our retailer friends! And just in case anybody thinks we’re slowing down, next up is the Red Hulk vs. THOR in Hulk 5 and then in Issue 6 it’s GREEN VS. RED — The Rematch of the Century! And we can promise you, there’s more and more surprises galore!”
McGuinness said, “This book is about making impossible things happen….selling out again was not part of those plans!!! Thanks to all that continue to make this ride what it is. Excelsior!”
Plus, if you missed the first three red-hot issues, make sure you don’t miss Hulk: Red Hulk, collecting Hulk #1-3!
With Hulk on everyone’s minds and Hulk continuing to sell out quickly with each issue—and subsequent printing—Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on one of 2008’s hottest new books- HULK!
Source: Comic Book Bin
Broken feet in the air. Face down in a ditch. Green skin pock-marked and scratched.
Sure, it looked like the aftermath of a 24-hour bender.
But it wasn’t the Hulk’s fault.
Purloined from outside the Outpost 12 comic store on State Street Thursday night, the 7-foot papier maché sculpture met an ignominious end in a drainage ditch at the bad end of 36th Street.
Following what one of the Hulk’s owners, Ray Egusquiza, described as a “semi-anonymous” phone call Friday night from someone claiming to work for “the highway department,” the shattered super hero was hauled from the muck.
He’s currently in seclusion in the Outpost 12 game room.
“His arm is sitting on a table all by itself. Yeah, it’s kind of depressing,” Egusquiza said.
Egusquiza, who has an art degree and crafted the Hulk, is upset. He had planned to start a new project, a life-sized papier maché Supergirl, intended as the Hulk’s companion.
But that will have to wait.
Egusquiza believes the Hulk can be repaired, but estimates the job may require “two or three weeks of dedicated work.”
Healing the emotional injuries might take more time.
“At first I was mad. But at the same time, I thought it was kind of nice that someone thought the Hulk was good enough to steal,” Egusquiza said. “But then, finding out they dumped him in a ditch. That was crushing.”
The Hulk only spent about a week and a half on the job before his assault. But in that time he had already begun to develop a following.
“We had whole families coming in. Kids would pose with the Hulk, parents would take pictures,” Egusquiza said.
“We took him in and out every day with a handcart,” Egusquiza added wistfully.
Outpost 12 co-owner Jeff Doyle was helping a customer about 8:30 p.m., Thursday, when he saw two men in a white pickup truck leave the smokeshop nearby.
They threw the Hulk into their pickup and drove away.
Egusquiza believes the Hulk will reassume his post outside the shop after he recovers.
“But he’ll be secured with a nice, big chain,” Egusquiza said.
Source: The Idaho Statesman
Hulk movie could mean big business for comic sellers.
Coming to a big screen near you-The Hulk. Comics aren’t just for kids these days-and comic book movies can mean some big bucks for comic book shops around Houston.
“We definitely see the parents bringing the kids in. A lot of times it’s the parents who pick up the comics and say ‘oh, yeah, I remember reading these when I was a kid,” Adrian Newman at Bedrock City Comic Company here in Houston. But whether or not the new Hulk movie generates a big bump in business depends on one key point according to Newman-whether what’s on screen matches what’s on the pages of the comic books.
“Hulk, I’ve not seen a whole lot on-They’ve been kind of tight-lipped about it more so than the last one. I think the last one kind of missed the mark to a large degree,” Newman said. “What I have seen so far looks like it’s going to be a lot more like the comic than the previous one.”
“It’s kind of hard when it’s off and people come in and want to pick up a comic and you say ‘well, if you like the movie, you may or may not like this because there’s not a lot of relation to it,” Newman said.
We’ll find out in the coming days just what movie goers think.
Louis Leterrier has come clean and told us that the scene between a suicidal Bruce Banner and Captain America will take place in the Arctic somewhere, but that it was cut from the movie. We here at CBM are theorizing that Bruce will find the frozen form of Cappy stuck in ice–just like in the comics.
As readers of Marvel Comics know well, Captain America is alive today only due to a freakish miracle. During World War II, he was involved in an accident involving an airplane. He plunged into icy waters where his body was frozen, only to be thawed out many decades later when the original Avengers find him floating in the ocean. Or at least, that’s the way Stan Lee and Jack Kirby presented it in the comics. (See comic screencaps to the left for the whole story)
Here is what Leterrier actually said:
“There’s a point when Bruce Banner gives up on his quest for the cure and decides to kill himself. So he travels far North and reaches the Arctic Circle. You might have seen bits of it in some of the promos. The result was a very dark and strong scene, which Marvel, me and everyone else considered to be too hard to young audiences to take, so we’ve cut it. Having that said, when Bruce arrives at his destination he meets up with Captain America! At some point this week, we will make it available on the internet – but I cannot tell you where or when – and the material will definitely be on the DVD.”
So now that we know Bruce and Cap “meet up” in the frozen north, more than likely the cameo will basically be Bruce finding a block of ice with a body in it. When you think about it, it’s brilliant! Not only does it make sense that Bruce would try and off himself via hypothermia, where his anger/stress levels wouldn’t be thwarting his intent by changing him into the Hulk, but an ice-to-face meeting (instead of face-to-face) meeting with Captain America incased in ice won’t entail Marvel choosing the actual actor who will play him in the movie–since it is still in the planning stages and no actor has been chosen. Like I said, BRILLIANT!
At the world premiere for Universal Pictures’ The Incredible Hulk, ComingSoon.net/Superhero Hype! briefly talked to director Louis Leterrier about whether he would be on board to make a sequel.
“I’ll do another ‘Hulk’ movie any day of the week. I love it! I love the character, I love the TV show. I love that he’s an anti-hero,” Leterrier told us exclusively.
“It starts with a great story and great cast. If you like movies, you’ll like ‘Hulk,’” he added.
When asked how this movie is different from Ang Lee’s 2003 big screen version, he said, “It’s very different, [but] not because it has to be different because I love Ang’s movie. I think Ang’s movie is a superb movie and I felt comfortable taking on the task. At first it was really daunting and I was really afraid because Ang is an amazing director. I wanted to do the compliment of what Ang has done so it’s faster and more action.”
In addition to wanting to direct another “Hulk” film, Leterrier would be up for The Avengers as well.
“I’ll direct anything that Marvel puts out. I’m going to be camping out at the Marvel office to direct anything they want,” he said.
The Incredible Hulk opens in theaters on Friday, June 13.
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils & 50/50 Cover by RON GARNEY
50/50 Variant Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Variant Cover by BORIS VALLEJO AND JULIE BELL
Born in fire. Raised by monsters. Destined to smash. On an alien planet shattered by war, no one is stronger than Skaar, the savage Son of Hulk. But as a Fillian warlord, an Imperial princess, and a mysterious Earthman spread chaos through the wastelands, will Skaar save the puny survivors — or eat them?
Another epic fever dream from Greg Pak, writer of “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” — featuring the return of fan-favorite Hulk artist Ron Garney!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory