BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #226

I think I bought this issue of INCREDIBLE HULK during that same trip to Heroes World with my grandparents. As I've related previously, I wasn't really all that interested in the character to start with, but my brother had begun picking up the book, spurred on by the live action television series that was then … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #226

The Incredible Hulk & The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gamma Gambit

For no discernable reason that I can figure out, there's been a sudden burst of interest in this obscure Marvel item from 1979--people are amazed that such a thing exists, and want to know more. Well, rest assured, those of us who were around in 1979 for its release were just as befuddled by it … Continue reading The Incredible Hulk & The Amazing Spider-Man: The Gamma Gambit

Lee & Kirby: The Mysteries of INCREDIBLE HULK #1

In the latest issue of the fantastic magazine THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR published by TwoMorrows Publications (and available at this link: ) https://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=98_57&products_id=1562&zenid=b1816d55c0c77183a6dd6e0571fa38f5 ...writer and comics historian Will Murray contributes a piece taking a closer look at INCREDIBLE HULK #1. Murray's contention is that the character of the Hulk originally had a different name, which … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: The Mysteries of INCREDIBLE HULK #1

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #216

This was another issue that came to me fresh out of a 3-Bag of nine month old comics purchased at a department store or a toy store. I had just transitioned over to buying INCREDIBLE HULK for myself--prior to that, it was a series that my younger brother Ken had been following for a while, … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #216

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK POCKET BOOKS

One of my regular stops whenever my family would make a weekend shopping trip to the Smith Haven Mall was one of a number of book sellers. It's hard to imagine today, when finding locations that are devoted to selling nothing but books is a difficult proposition in a lot of places, but in the … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK POCKET BOOKS

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #207

I was quite happy to find this issue of INCREDIBLE HULK, in one of those plastic-wrapped bundles of coverless comics my local drug store had been selling--in fact, it may even have been the reason why I bought the bundle in question. Because I already owned issues #206 and #208, and #206 had ended with … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #207

BHOC: MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #72

By this point, my brother Ken's interest in the Incredible Hulk had waned, as it typically did with his passing fancies for one comic book or another. But having read the most recent bunch of issues from his copies, and getting further and further into the Marvel books, I was hooked enough on things to … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL SUPER-HEROES #72

Lee & Kirby & Ditko: The Development of INCREDIBLE HULK

From the vantage point of hindsight, we view the Hulk as a super hero, the second in a string of new creations unleashed in the earliest years of the 1960s on an unsuspecting public, the building blocks for what would become known as the Marvel Universe. But that's really an impression that has been colored … Continue reading Lee & Kirby & Ditko: The Development of INCREDIBLE HULK

Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies: Inside Marvel Comics

Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies was a documentary comic strip that ran in the pages of the Village Voice for just over twenty years starting in 1974. Its creator and author, Stan Mack, created the strip by overhearing and transcribing conversations between real people and then dramatizing them on the page. And in this particular … Continue reading Stan Mack’s Real Life Funnies: Inside Marvel Comics

BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #224

Here's another new book that I picked up during my first trip to the Batcave comic book shop in the South Shore Mall, and it represents, I believe, the first issue of INCREDIBLE HULK that I bought for myself. My brother Ken had been following the series prior to this, but was beginning to drift … Continue reading BHOC: INCREDIBLE HULK #224