Thursday, May 10, 2012

More Rare INCREDIBLE HULK Newspaper Comic Strips! Larry Lieber! Marvel Comics!

You demanded it! I listened! Back by overwhelming demand, here are even more rare and wonderful INCREDIBLE HULK newspaper strips! As seen last time, this initial blast of strips ran in 1978, on the heels of the tremendous popularity of the live-action CBS HULK TV show, and were created by Stan Lee, his artist brother Larry Lieber, and even "earnest" Ernie Chan! Notice the Jack Kirby "homages" Larry drew in certain panels, all ripped from the early 1960s HULK comic issues! I included a few excerpts from the actual original comics below, but an you identify them all? Note the strip's very strict adherence to the feel of the CBS TV show, right down to the plots and direction! Click to enlarge!

That 2nd panel, in the last strip above, is an homage to a Kirby-drawn panel in INCREDIBLE HULK #1, from 1962! See below!

Does that last panel, in the 2nd strip above, look familiar? Look below!

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