We try and make it right but it’s nowhere in sight It’s somewhere in the brain and you know who’s to blame You know he keeps smashin’, still we keep on playin’ Head games! At the risk of seeming like an old fogey who isn’t up with the times, I’ve seen many Marvel titles over the last several years re-launch themselves and start over with issue #1. It’s very rare nowadays for a comic book to reach into the triple digits.
HIT ‘EM WHERE IT HERTZ! (or… Amped-Up Battery Above the Loop) Dear reader, I could converse about The Incredible Hulk all day and night long. This is not exaggeration in the slightest, for my love of the green goliath has spanned 30 years and spurred a silly audio podcast production about the Hulk which earned me the nickname “Smash”. But even before I began reading the adventures of ol’ mean and green, he was stomping across the Marvel Universe, putting fear in the hearts of citizens and evil-doers alike. For 25¢ in January 1975, you could join Bruce Banner and his alter-ego for another monthly adventure courtesy of Len Wein, Herb Trimpe and Marvel Comics Group. Grab your favorite hot beverage mug and join me for “Fury at 50,000 Volts!”. As with most Marvel titles during the Bronze Age of Comic Books, the characters of note are presented in quick, detailed clarity. The Hulk appears on the very first page and within a few frames, his completely avoidable confrontation with a passenger train ends badly … for the train. In one page, however, we see not only the simple-minded Hulk threaten the safety of a train full of passengers, but […]