Showing posts with label Hulk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hulk. Show all posts

Animated Hulk series set for Disney XD - Eliza Dushku to voice She-Hulk

Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. is an upcoming American cartoon series based on the superhero character by Marvel Comics. The series is set to air on Disney XD in early 2013. Paul Dini, who is currently working on fellow cartoon series Ultimate Spider-Man, is slated to be part of the creative team of Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.. The series will feature appearances by the Green Hulk, the Red Hulk, A-Bomb, and Hulk's female counterpart She-Hulk. Hulk's son, Skaar, has been announced to be featured in the series as well.

Lost Jack Kirby art surfaces in Kirby vs. Marvel lawsuit

The estate of comics great Jack Kirby is suing Marvel Comics over rights of the many character he co-created while freelancing for the company and, as a byproduct, we're getting a look at some story pages that Kirby created but Marvel chose not to buy.

The online Jack Kirby Museum has posted a number of these, including several lost pages of a Hulk tale that were literally saved from the dustbin by Marvel scripter (and Marvel publisher Stan Lee's brother) Larry Lieber.

In his testimony, Larry says:

"... Jack Kirby came out of Stan's office from -- and from the direction of Stan's office. He may, probably, he had come out of Stan's office, and he seemed upset. And he took the drawings, he had these drawings, he took them and he tore them in half and he threw them in a trash can, a large trash can.

"And I, since I was such a big fan of his, I knew that at the end of the day, they would be discarded, you know, and would be trash. And I -- I saw it as an opportunity to have some of his originals to keep, to look at and study, and so I took them out of the trash can.

"And there were other people in the office, but nobody else seemed to have noticed this, which I was glad about, and I just took them, walked over to where I was sitting and put them in my case. And I took them home and I taped them together, you know, I taped them all, and I kept them and I've kept them all these years to look at them and, as I say, to study them."

Live-action Hulk TV series in the works

Marvel Comics and ABC are in the early stages of planning such a thing, according to reports. The Hulk also will figure in the upcoming Avengers movie, so we may be seeing his big, green face everywhere.

I can see the Hulk working well on TV. After all, he's already had one long-running live-action series. The small, not the big, screen may be a better venue for him. Following Bruce (or David, I suppose) Banner's struggle to contain his destructive alter-ego week after week can make for good serial drama.

Hulk Vs. straight-to-DVD cover art

Here's the cover art for the straight-to-DVD animated film "Hulk Vs.", due out Jan. 27 and available for pre-order now from Amazon for $14.99.

The disk features the Green Goliath squaring off against both Thor and Wolverine.


See Hulk vs. Thor animated trailer

Marvel has posted a trailer for it's upcoming, direct-to-DVD "Hulk Vs." movie, which features the green goliath squaring off against various folks, such as, in this clip, Thor.

The movie is out in January.



Early Incredible Hulk review

Variety weighs in:

What seemed in theory the least necessary revival of a bigscreen superhero emerges as perfectly solid summer action fare in "The Incredible Hulk." Revisiting the character put under a psychological microscope in 2003 to mixed results by Ang Lee and James Schamus, Marvel, Universal and several of the same producers have repackaged one of their better known stable stars in a straightforward actioner that delivers the goods with no unnecessary frills or digressions. Happy to give the intended audience what it wants, this loud and quick-moving production will shake loose ample coin in all markets.

...It's not especially exciting or surprising, lacking the cheek and sheen of "Iron Man" and the opulence and star power of the "Spider-Man" and "X-Men" series. But it's better than the "Fantastic Four" pictures and "Daredevil" and manages to shift the title character from a hopelessly conflicted Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to a wannabe good guy.