Monday, November 27, 2006

I Want My Incorrigible Hulk!

Peter Bagge is one of my favorite cartoonists, and his Fantagraphics series HATE ranks up there with my all time favorite comics. A few years ago, Marvel commissioned Bagge to produce the Megalomaniacal Spider-Man, which ended up being possibly the weirdest Spider-Man title ever printed. Sales were fair, and a follow-up Hulk comic was commissioned. Bagge spent months working on The Incorrigible Hulk, only to find Marvel suddenly had cold feet about putting it out, as if one offbeat comic could possibly damage the "integrity" of the Hulk character in any way. The story is finished, but remains unpublished. Marvel has published all kinds of crazy crap over the years, and there's virtually nothing in the inventory drawer that doesn't eventually see print, so why not this??

Dammit, Marvel, I want my INCORRIGIBLE HULK!

UPDATE: If you want to read The Incorrigible Hulk, leave a comment - even if it's as simple as "Yeah, me too!" or "Grunt! Hulk comic funny good now!"

17 comments:

RAB said...

Bagge's Spider-Man was not only the weirdest Spider-Man title ever printed, it was also the single best Spider-Man comic published in decades. I was expecting the humor; I wasn't expecting the warmth and humanity. It's a proper story with depth and character growth and a surprisingly touching conclusion. I'm totally serious when I say that if Marvel had continued the growth curve in sophistication and maturity it showed from the early Sixties to the mid Seventies...stuff like that comic is what they'd be publishing today.

Whether this Hulk book has the same curiously mixed vibe or goes more for the funny, we need to see it. In other words:

"Yeah, me too!"

Anonymous said...

Yes, please!

R-Lex said...

I asked Pete about it when I met him a few years back when I met him at Emerald City. He said he was promised it would eventually see print.

I would kill a man (or at least rough him up a little)to read that book.

Spencer Carnage said...

Didn't Joe Quesada say something in last week's joe fridays about us seeing this soon?

Brian Hughes said...

He said:

"We work in mysterious ways, D George, so keep your eyes on the sky."

He meant:
"I have no fucking idea what you're talking about, so I'll give you the same blow-off, catch-all type of answer I just gave GAmbitfan2099, 62Hobbittman, and 69SHEHULK69! Marvel loves you! Give us money!!"

Anonymous said...

I WANNA READ IT!

Felt Club said...

MUST HAVE BAGGE HULK!!!

Mike Baehr said...

This needs to be published if for no other reason than for the line "Slutty girl not afraid of Hulk?" to be committed to ink and paper.

Anonymous said...

GORAK WANT BAGGE HULK BOOK NOW! OR ELSE GORAK CRUSH PUNY MARVEL WEAKLINGS! GORAK ALREADY GOT BAGGE SPIDER BOOK! NOW WANT HULK!

- GORAK

Anonymous said...

MI WAN FI READ IT!

-Ösztek

E.P. said...

Sure... why not. I'd buy it.

Jacob said...

Oh yes please very much so.

Rasmus Mølgaard Mikkelsen, Denmark said...

I order it from Previws in Nov.-03

If Marvel prints it I will buy 10 copies.

Rasmus Mølgaard Mikkelsen, Denmark said...

Fuck it.

I will boycott Marvel until they print it.

Max said...

HULK FUNNY.
WANT LAUGH.

Jesse Zbikowski said...

I'd buy that for a dollar.

moustachedotorg said...

Can I still get it 2 and a half years later? I'll take one please!