Woo Hoo! Peter Bagge's Hulk Finally Came Out!

On the week that Disney bought Marvel, something I'd given up hope ever happening happened - Peter Bagge's Incorrigible Hulk came out. Woo!

But first...

Spider-Man Tries To Fit In In The Land Of The Spider-People!

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Ahahahaha! Stupid Spider-Man!

So, yeah, Bagge's The Incorrigible Hulk was the follow up to his The Megalomaniacal Spider-Man, that never came out because Marvel thought it was too fucked up, or something. But no longer! Times and tastes have shifted a little, and the first part of it came out last week, as part of the Marvel Knights title Strange Tales #1, which also features ace strips like the aforementioned Welcome To Spider-Town, by ace indie comix folks like...

Paul Pope! Peter Bagge! Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt! Junko Mizuno! Dash Shaw! James Kochalka! Johnny Ryan! Michael Kupperman! Nick Bertozzi! Nicholas Gurewich!

Yes indeed. Gurewitch did Hulk and Wolverine. Look!

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Oh Logan! When will you learn?!

Anyway. Hulk. Bagge. Yes. It's being serialised over the three issues of Strange Tales we've been promised, which will be collected in a handy trade paperback, Strange Tales Max TPB in March 2010. Which seems ages away, but actually isn't. Yikes.

And was it worth the wait? Well, first off, I read every other strip in Strange Tales #1 first, like a small boy eating around his steak cos he knows how awesome its going to taste. They're all brilliant, perversely enough. From Johny Ryan's Marvel's Most Embarrassing Moments...

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...to Nick Bertozzi's pathos infused mini-masterpiece My Lover Modok...

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...shit remains thoroughly fly, throughout. Hell, by the time I got to Hulk, I thought, well, even if it's a massive disappointment, this has still been a thoroughly excellent comic book, and I can't wait for issue 2.

But guess what?

PETER BAGGE'S HULK WAS NOT A MASSIVE DISAPPOINTMENT!

IT WAS ACE!

IT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD TILL A BIT OF WEE CAME OUT!

(Yeah, it made me LOLTABOWCO. Yeah I just invented an acronym. Yeah, you wait till you hear that on a bus coming out of the mouth of a hot person and you get to go, "I totally know the guy that invented that amazing acronym!" and they're like, "wow, have all my money and my loving.")

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AHAHAHAHAHAHA! Funny Hulk! Hulk say make healthy lifestyle choices from now on or HULK SMASH!

Thank goodness for that, eh?