Archive for the 'Previews' Category

08
Jul
08

Red Hulk Must-Have #1

Coming out tomorrow is Red Hulk Must-Have #1, it will combine (Red) Hulk #1-3 with a new cover! If you haven’t gotten into the book yet, or missed out on those first few issues (SOLD OUT!) now is your chance. At $4.99 the price is right, and the cover features the Crimson Colossus going at it with A-Bomb, check it out for yourself below.

Also coming out tomorrow is something I haven’t mentioned before, Hulk Chronicles: WWH #1. If you didn’t get to experience the World War Hulk event, or missed out on some of the crossover issues (like me), this is a real treat. I’ve said it before, I like Savage Hulk the most (as far as Green goes at least…), it’s just the image that comes to my mind when I think “Hulk”. However, Greg Pak did an amazing job with the Planet Hulk/WWH event, his writing is extraordinary, and the tale of the Hulk being sent to another world, becoming everything he wasn’t on Earth, losing it all, and then coming back to Earth for revenge was something indescribable. I just never quite understood how the Hulk become what he became (a general, politician, almost Professor like intelligence if you ask me…). Anyway, my opinion certainly isn’t the norm, so I definitely suggest you all check the new WWH #1 out if you didn’t catch it the first time around, don’t let my comments dissuade you, it really is an epic story.

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06
Jul
08

Hulk #6 Preview

Due out September 24th, this is looking to be the final showdown between Red Hulk and Green Hulk. As usual I’ll start with the covers, it will be another 50/50 print, similar to Hulk #4, check it out below. Once again I think EDEX have done a fantastic job here, I tend to like the smaller heads of the McGuiness Hulk, and the facial expressions are great! Aside from the color alone, you can really see the difference between the two characters in their faces.

According to the official Marvel site, in this story “one side wins‚ĶFOREVER!!!” – just seeing that is a little bittersweet, I’m really going to miss not having more stories with Rulk after the summer, but what can you do? I’m sure he will turn up in a future “What If?” or similar one-shot if he’s completely taken out of the picture. I have a feeling that if it does turn out to be Samson, he will be depowered somehow in this issue, all we can do is wait and see.

04
Jul
08

Hulk #5 Preview

Hulk #5 will be hitting stores July 23rd… it feels like it’s going to take forever (sigh). Anyways, I thought I’d throw up a quick preview of the issue.

Thor missed the whole World War Hulk arc, but he’s back and ready to throw down with the Crimson Colossus. Hulk #4 ended with “to be continudeth” (continudeth? I know your joking Jeph!) so we don’t really know if this will be the Olde English speaking Thor, or the current one, either way though, I’d put money down Mjolnir isn’t enough to stop the Red Hulk. Two covers will go on sale at the same time, one being a Coipel variant cover (very cool). Check them out for yourself below.

There’s been a lot of chatter about this fight on several message boards, one of the leading theories I have to agree with… is that Red Hulk will battle Thor (of course) but it will end abruptly (similar to several other battles in this series) when the Green Hulk wakes up and comes charging back in (possibly in his “raged” up, more powerful state) – ending issue #5 with a good setup for the final showdown between Green and Red in Hulk #6. What do YOU think?

UPDATE: 7-7-2008

Just came across an interview over at IGN featuring Marvel editor Mark Paniccia. The article is a little dated but he did happen to mention this…

“all I have to say about the Thor fight is that it’s going to be brutal. When I first read Jeph’s script my jaw fell to the ground and rolled down the hall. The art is coming in and Ed is drawing the $@#% out of it.”

Sounds good to me!