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Essential Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1 (Marvel Essentials) (v. 1) Paperback – September 20, 2006


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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (September 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785123741
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785123743
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,532,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. Nevertheless: Having begun his career with wartime Timely Comics and staying the course throughout the Atlas era, Stan the Man made comic-book history with Fantastic Four #1, harbinger of a bold new perspective in story writing that endures to this day. With some of the industry's greatest artists, he introduced hero after hero in Incredible Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men and more -- forming a shared universe for rival publishers to measure themselves against. After an almost literal lifetime of writing and editing, Lee entered new entertainment fields and earned Marvel one opportunity after another. He remains one of Marvel's best-known public representatives.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lawrance M. Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on July 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
Ol' Greenskin did not rake in as much green at the box office this summer as the movie moguls might have hoped, but there should still be enough interest generated by the film version of "The Hulk" to send a few people looking at Volume 1 of "The Essential Hulk." Collected within the pages of this trade paperback are the six issues from the original comic book of "The Incredible Hulk" and 32 stories from "Tales to Astonish" (issues #60-91). This becomes important because in the case of the latter we are talking 10 page stories because the Hulk shared space in "Tales to Astonish" with first Giant-Man and then the Sub-Mariner. Not that any Marvel superhero is particularly suited to this abbreviated storytelling format, but the Hulk certainly seems to be rather ill matched. After all, within each and every 10-page story Bruce Banner has to change into the Hulk (or visa versa), all without anybody getting a clue to the transformation ("Where did Doctor Banner go!"). That is why the original six issues of "The Incredible Hulk" stand out in such marked contrast.
But beyond that I think the idea of the Hulk is better than the stories. The combination of the Dr. Jekyll & Hyde transformation with the Frankenstein monster is inherently interesting. Those classic references also explain why the better stories seem to be those in which the army is going after the Hulk rather than the less than stellar super villains who pop up. Sure, the Leader would be rather ironic from the viewpoint of Dr. Banner, but the best conflicts with the Hulk involve not brains versus brawn but the one against the many. When "Thunderbolt" Ross has the U.S. Army go after the Hulk, then we are cooking with gas.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By EVIL Scientist Dude on September 11, 2004
Format: Paperback
Right now the Incredible Hulk is one of the most famous comic books of our time. But like the X-Men, it was not famous at first. Hulk's first series was crushed after only six issues. After that he was stuck in guest star limbo for about a year(but he got a major role in the early issues of the Avengers) until he was brought back in Tales to Astonish #60, but the stories were only half as long to make room for stories about Ant/Giant-Man (and later the Sub-Mariner), which were also halved. It wasn't until Tales to Astonish became the Incredible Hulk(Volume 2) with the 102nd issue that Hulk was back in his full-length comic. But I'm getting ahead of myself there- ah yes, the premise.

Dr. Robert Bruce Banner was an atomic scientist working at a New Mexico missile base when he was caught in the test-explosion of his very own invention, the deadly G-Bomb. Irradiated by the gamma rays, Banner know possessed the ability to transform into the Hulk under conditions which vary throughout the series. As Banner, he is an intelligent yet weak human. As the Hulk, he is a large green monster-like person with bulging muscles and a limited vocabulary. Unlike other superheroes, Banner often cannot control the Hulk or his transformations(except when Banner's mind winds up in the Hulk's body at times). As the Hulk he is also hounded by the military and General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, father of the woman Banner loves. His only confidant early in the series is Rick Jones, whose life Banner saved before he was caught in the G-Bomb's explosion. At times Rick is the only person who can control the rampaging Hulk except for maybe the beautiful Betty Ross.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mark twain on January 16, 2007
Format: Paperback
if you are a fan of the hulk, you can't pass this one up. there isn't a dvd-rom collection of the hulk yet, so unless you want to pay big bucks for the masterworks collections (which are a lot shorter) this is the way to go. i don't mind it anyway, it's kind of nice just to see the king kirby's pencilwork without color. lee and kirby= the greatest team ever in comics.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Craig A. Sissick on August 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
The hulk book is a great There is nothing better than sitting back and getting lost in the world of stan lee, and reading about alittle hulk smash, although not in color i think people forget about the wonderful story telling that stan lee can provide, in some cases i find my self getting lost in the story more than the picture, but jack kirby is a master artist.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on June 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
I usually don't buy Marvel comics,especially the graphic novels.I'm usually reading DC,such as Superman,Batman,and the Justice League.I thought I tired something different for a change so I decided to go with the not-so-jolly-green giant a.k.a. The Hulk.I got the Hulk because lately I've been interested with the whole concept of Robert Banner trasnforming into the Hulk.The movie I thought was lame,but this book is completley awesome.The only drawback from this book,along with the other Essential series is that the pictures are black & white.As much as I would've loved it to be in color,I got over it real quick and forgot all about it.It features classics like the 1st issue of the Hulk.I plan on buying more of this Essential series,but I would never switch over,leaving the likes
of Superman,and Batman.If you're into Marvel,especially the Hulk,you defentley should run out and buy this.
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