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Hulk is the strongest! Why? Because it’s hard not to be when you go from strength to strength with artists Herb Trimpe and Sal Buscema. Trimpe defined The Incredible Hulk in an artistic tenure stretching from 1968 to 1975. When Sal Buscema took over the reins, not only did the series gain a great talent, but one that, unbelievably, would have a tenure longer than even Trimpe’s. Add to that Len Wein writing some of his greatest Hulk stories—including the first appearance of Wolverine—and you better believe it’s good to be green! The adventures collected here include Hulk smashing his way through the Mole Man, the Gremlin, the Shaper of Worlds, Doc Samson, the Abomination and, of course, the never-ending military machinations of Gen. Thunderbolt Ross.
COLLECTING: Incredible Hulk (1968) 179-203; material from Giant-Size Hulk (1975) 1, Marvel Treasury Edition (1974) 5
Graphically experimental, narratively daring and visually explosive, Howard Chaykin’s Time2 was a work ahead of its time. Now, to commemorate the project’s 35th anniversary with the arrival of its long-awaited conclusion...it still is.
In addition to remastered versions of the long-out-of-print first two volumes, The Epiphany and The Satisfaction of Black Mariah, the Time2 Omnibus completes the trilogy with the new 48-page volume Hallowed Ground0, plus many never-before-seen extras from the project.
Few, if any, comic magazines have had such an abundance of amazing artists as The Savage Sword of Conan. This eighth Marvel Omnibus edition is proof positive with work by a host of talents including the iconic energy of Ernie Chan, the flowing beauty of Rudy Nebres, the airbrushed action of Dave Simons and the Conan artist of all Conan artist Big John Buscema, who illustrates the never before reprinted adaptation of Conan the Destroyer! New visual talents join as well with Gary Kwapisz crafting a new visual pace for Savage. Conan’s exploits in this volume include the return of Captain Bor’aqh Sharaq, the resurrection of the Devourer of Souls and all-out war with an undead army!
COLLECTING: Savage Sword of Conan (1974) 102-116; Marvel Comics Super Special (1977) 35