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Catching up (Part 1)

30 Apr

by Mike Hansen

Zoe Bell I'm Okay

The last few weeks have been wonderfully busy for me, and for comics.

I moved into a new house, which is the main reason for the recent lack of posts (THIS time).

I had an incredibly successful WonderCon, establishing/re-establishing contact with a number of fellow comics pros. Now for the final push to get my new comics project going in time for Comic-Con: so I can finally share details with you. (It was easily the best WonderCon I’ve ever attended: at double the size of last year, it’s well on its way to becoming the next Comic Con.)

One of the pros I met at WonderCon was artist Rob Liefeld. I was a fan of his energetic work at Marvel and Image in the late ’80s/early ’90s. I found a few items in my collection that I scanned for Marvel’s recent X-Force Omnibus, so I decided to introduce myself to him. It turned out he was about to take a break from his booth, so I think the quick impression I gave him was as more of a fan than a fellow pro. Oh, well…

During my move, I apparently missed out on some more freelance Marvel books research. Well, maybe next time. But hey, at least the first of the books I’ve researched has finally been announced:

Venom: The Enemy Within

by Carl Potts, Ann Nocenti, Bruce Jones, Peter David, Tom Lyle, Kelley Jones, Bob McLeod, Jim Craig

After turning over a new leaf and vowing to protect the innocent, Eddie Brock and his alien symbiote stalk the streets of San Francisco looking for trouble as Venom – and boy, do they find it in these action-packed tales! It’s a veritable who’s-who of Spider-Man’s deadliest foes as Venom goes toe-to-toe with the Punisher, Juggernaut, Demogoblin, and Morbius the Living Vampire! But when Eddie Brock bonds with yet another parasitic life-form, will he succumb to madness – or can he conquer the enemy within? Plus: Venom takes on the ever-incredible Hulk, in a rare and never-before-reprinted tale written by legendary Hulk scribe Peter David!

COLLECTING: Venom : Funeral Pyre 1-3, Venom: The Madness 1-3, Venom: The Enemy Within 1-3, Incredible Hulk & Venom 1

I’m officially getting new professional comics credits! Hooray! I’M BACK, BABY.

More soon…

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

16 Nov

by Mike Hansen

Thor JITM 112 crotch attack

from Journey into Mystery #112 (Jan. 1965)


May 4, 2012


4 Nov

Hey guys, Mike here: I was telling Jeff when he sent this to me that I FINALLY got him beat on a series: my first three comic books included Incredible Hulk #215, which I still own to this day. Although Jeff wasn’t a huge fan of this issue, this title had a number of good issues in 1982-1983; my personal favorite is #278, in which the Hulk (with Bruce Banner‘s mind) receives amnesty from the President for his past crimes. Good stuff!


My First Issue of Hulk

Incredible Hulk 270 cover

The Incredible Hulk #270

April, 1982

by Jeff Polier
            This is one of those situations where my wife just can’t believe the kind of things that I remember. The first Hulk comic I can remember was at the barbershop my dad has gone to since before I was born (and still does). Never mind that it is on the opposite side of the city. Dad would still travel back to Milwaukie (Oregon, that is) where he grew up just for his haircut. If I was lucky, I was allowed to go with Dad. Not that his barber was my barber but it was pretty rare to have the opportunity to do something with him. In addition to the usual barbershop waiting room magazines there was a single comicbook. This comicbook.
            “The Goliath, the Gargoyle, and the Galaxy Master!” was Continue reading
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