Merc With A Movie: The 16-Year Odyssey of the "Deadpool" Film
Although fans are gearing up for the release of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel licensees have yet to finish with their Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise. Case in point: This impressive Hulk statue from Sideshow Collectibles.
Based on the Green Goliath’s appearance in the blockbuster sequel, the highly detailed
statue maquette stands 24 inches tall, and boasts a body rippling with muscles … and rage. Also: purple shorts.
George Pérez, beloved for his work on “The New Teen Titans,” “Wonder Woman,” “Avengers,” “Crisis on Infinite Earths,” “JLA/Avengers,” and “Infinite Crisis,” must be in the giving spirit, because the artist has taken to sharing rarely seen images birthed by his pen on his Facebook page, including this gorgeous one featuring the Incredible Hulk squaring off against the Fearsome Man-Thing.
Pérez said in a post that the image is from six years ago, and shows the illustrator at the height of his intricately detailed powers. Seemingly set in Man-Thing’s home turf–the swamp–while the image is uncolored, the characters and backdrop evoke green so strongly you can practically hear Kermit’s ode to the hue.
Pérez has recently taken to sharing little-seen art to fans via his Facebook page–last week releasing comic artwork that featured the world of “Star Wars”–while including personal insights into the work.
“I must admit that even I’m a bit awed with my detail work here. Those were the days before my eye surgeries and general downturn with my vision. While I’ve proven to myself that I can still do some pretty intricate detail work now, somehow, I can’t help but remember just how much easier it was then,” Pérez noted in his Hulk/Man-Thing post.
This “Absolut x Marvel” line isn’t real, but part of me — the large part that likes vodka, comic characters and graphic design — desperately wishes it were.
It’s a concept by Indonesian designer Krizia Soetaniman uses the iconic Absolut bottle as a vessel for minimalist, yet instantly recognizable, portraits of such Marvel characters as Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, the Hulk and, yes, Iron Man.
A reddit user’s twin daughters wanted a Hulk princess cake for their fourth birthday, so by gosh that’s exactly what he made them.
It’s not fancy, and it’s probably not going to earn this dad a spot on Food Network, but it has won him a place in our hearts. From the lavender skirt to the purple bodice to the red tiara, it’s undeniably awesome. Or should that be totally awesome?
You may not like Bruce Banner when he’s angry, but you’ll undoubtedly love this BMW X6 when it gets wet.
It’s the work of German graffiti artist Rene Turrek, who used a blue paint that becomes transparent when exposed to hot water, revealing the (very angry) Incredible Hulk beneath. Think of it as a life-size Hot Wheels Color Shifter.
When Electronic Arts shuttered EA Chicago in late 2007, the plug was pulled on an unfinished Marvel fighting game that had languished in development for some time. The big selling point of the game, as Polygon recounted in this 2013 overview, was the ability for players to wreak havoc on their surroundings, bringing down buildings, statues and elevated trains as the characters exchanged blows. It was so big, the rumor was that the game would be called Marvel: Destruction.
If exposure to gamma radiation just seems too risky, you can still have the body of the Incredible Hulk without running onto a government test range (stupid Rick Jones).
Flex Design Costumes offers a series of full-body muscle suits that includes the Mega Muscle Suit that can give you that hulking physique, if not the associated super-strength. Anger-control issues, presumably, are sold separately. The suit comes in a range of colors, but I imagine green is the big seller, even at a wallet-smashing $3,499.
Those impressive life-size Marvel Cinematic Universe statues will soon be available in North America, for the right price.
Bluefin Distribution has announced an exclusive agreement with Taiwan’s Beast Kingdom Toys to offer a lineup of 1:1-scale fiberglass replicas that includes the Hulkbuster, Hulk, Iron Man Mark XLIII, War Machine and Thor from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man Mark XLII and Iron Patriot from Iron Man 3.
While the Incredible Hulk may be well-suited for battling alien invaders, gamma-irradiated rivals and the occasional Army battalion, he’s not really equipped to handle the day-to-day tasks that even those of us without anger-control issues find frustrating. Like a lengthy to-do list.
It’s been said the Hulk acts like a baby as he reverts to his base instincts, but now one artist has actually transformed the Green Goliath into one.
Artist Ron English recently completed a mural in New York City called Temper Tot that depicts Hulk as a baby — or a baby as the Hulk, depending on how you look at it. Behind the baby Hulk is an American flag collage that English calls his Propoganda series. An earlier version of the piece can still be seen on the Lower East Side on Mulberry Street.
By and large, people outside Japan can’t fully understand how big Mobile Suit Gundam is. In some ways, it’s a cultural equivalent to American superheroes — and now one artist has melded the two.
Aburaya Tonbi created renditions of Marvel’s Avengers (including Spider-Man) in the style of Mobile Suit Gundam, albeit in a chibi style. Robot versions of Avengers have been made before — even ones loosely inspired by Gundam — but Campbell’s renditions hit at authenticity, while also being cute.
After revealing the first series in its new line of Avengers: Age of Ultron Cosbaby bobbleheads last week, Hot Toys is back to tease the next two waves, which, yes, include Black Widow and Hawkeye.
There’s still no sign of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, however.
Hot Toys has unveiled its Avengers: Age of Ultron 1/6th-scale Hulk figure, which features a new head sculptures to reflect changes to the characters design in the upcoming Marvel Studios sequel.
The Hulk Deluxe Collectible Set boasts two newly developed angry and screaming head sculpts with rolling eyeballs, a specially painted muscular body with more than 20 points of articulation, an interchangeable non-articulated “Hulk smash” pose upper body, and two pairs of interchangeable palms.
Ever wonder how superheroes stay in shape? And more importantly, ever wonder how you can get into superhero shape? Well, now we have some tips from the fitness enthusiasts of the NR Project.
Headed up by Neila Rey, the NR Project describes itself as an “independent fitness resource” to make fitness accessible and fun. To that end, they’ve created visual workouts themed after 29 superheroes, including Superman, Captain America, Batgirl and The Hulk.
Striking a tone somewhere between Napoleon Dynamite and Revenge of the Nerds, Ari Fararooy’s short film “The Incredible Hulk Hands” follows a nerd who turns the tables on his tormentors after he discovers a pair of magical items discarded in an alley: toy Hulk Hands.
That’s the entire plot, but I haven’t really spoiled anything, as the fun is in the execution. Everything from the cinematography to the music to the acting (by members of the sketch-comedy groups The Jasons and Momma Outta Bullets) works perfectly here, resulting in a fun — and funny — little film.