Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The REAL First Appearance of the Red Hulk

Well, okay not really. But it is the first appearance of a Red Hulk in a Marvel publication, predating the "Rulk's" first appearance by fifteen years. I was going through some old magazines earlier, and look at what I found in Marvel:Year in Review "93:


The page is from the article "Bring on the Bad Guys!" by Tom Brevoort and Mike Kanterovich, which concerns itself even then with the darkening of the Superheroes. Running with the article were lighter sidebar illustrations of the "Good" "Better" and "Best" versions of various Marvel chracters, with the best in each case being a wacky made-up version that was even more extreme than the most extreme version. You can imagine the character progressions that lead to "Bile", "the Patriot Missile", and "Clawjaw". Anyway, the "Red Hulk" pictured above is a red-colored Hulk 2099, if you didn't know.

9 comments:

Phillyradiogeek said...

Actually, there is a red hulk from the early 1960s.

http://thatsmyskull.blogspot.com/2007/05/world-war-hulk-1961.html

Brian Hughes said...

Cool. I dunno,though, Xemnu was more "burnt sienna" than "red".

Mego Thor said...

Not a fan of the "Rulk" storyline, but this pic of a red She-Hulk is hawt!

http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/3/33806/889721-hulkthe016_cov_super.jpg

Totally SFW, I promise!

Sea-of-Green said...

So, that's supposed to be a "Dark Hulk" ...?

I always did think it was odd that Phoenix wore green and Dark Phoenix wore red. Green means go and red means stop ...? Yeah, I guess red really IS an evil color then. Yeah. Right. :-P

Phillyradiogeek said...

I'm not as sure the Red She-Hulk will be evil as everyone expects, but I could be wrong.

That now makes three She-Hulks in existence: Jen Walters, the Hulk/Thundra offspring, and the Red one (whom I predict will turn out to be Domino).

werehawk said...

"Bile" the better symbiote/Spiderman in the 93 Year in Review also is a ringer for Toxin.

Kid Kyoto said...

Oh post the rest, please please post the rest!

NeoKefka said...

Yes. I'd love to see more of these.

Paul C said...

Why did anyone ever think it was a good idea to put Hulk in a vest?