Friday, October 3, 2014
Poets' Gamma Corner!
While the Frankenstein Monster still likely holds the top spot as most famous and quickly identifiable monster, I'd have guess that Marvel's green-skinned Hulk has closed in on that vaulted status. I was reminded of that relative fame when I chanced upon this clever trade collecting up the Green Behemoth's British adventures mostly from the late 70's and early 80's.
One true gem hidden in this book is a few-page story set between Avengers #3 and Greenskin's next American story. This "new" tale is a trule untold yarn which pits the Hulk against a matador. It's not really a very good story, but it is reasonably well drawn and competently told, a real hidden treasure from the 1960's if only for its cultural significance.
Also included in this volume are some prose stories (properly illustrated) from the pages of 1967's Marvel Story Book Annual and elsewhere.
The bulk though of the contents are short (by American standards) stories featuring the Hulk in his TV mode (lesser strength and more mundane enemies) trudging through his own self-titled comic.
Here are few covers from the run.