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Nathan Greno
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Many of you already know this -- but in case you don't...

If you can track down Amazing Heroes 76, you'll be rewarded with a JB interview on his Hulk series. JB gets pretty descriptive on where he plans to go with the series -- far beyond anything we all got to read! Be warned: if you are a fan of JB's Hulk run, this interview may break your heart! So many great stories we'll never get to read :(

Here's the issue...


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Greg Kirkman
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I snagged that issue a while back--amazing interview. Again, reading about JB's unrealized plans saddens me greatly. 
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Robert Bradley
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I really don't like the direction the Hulk was taken in after JB's run - they seemed to take every effort they could to over-complicate an already popular character.

I'm looking forward to getting this as a trade.  :)

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Michael Arndt
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Simply a terrific way to begin JB's Hulk run. Things I loved:

*Doc Samson and Betty

*Using chapters for the issue. Reminded me of the early Hulk issues.

*All the villians present. Yeah, I know they were the Hulk's imagination but I loved it.

*That punch to the Hulk. WOW!!!

Simpy fantastic. Hey, can anyone elaborate on what JB's plans for the Hulk were going to be from that Amazing Heroes interview.

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Makes me yearn for the days of the long-headed Leader.  *sigh*
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Greg Kirkman
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By the way, did anyone else notice the other homage to the original six-issue run?

During JB's recap of the Hulk's origin, there's a panel of Banner transforming where he's tearing his shirt open. It's definitely a visual reference to another flashback to the Hulk's origin from The Incredible Hulk # 3. 

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Really thought I was settling in for a long run on this series.

The switch from ALPHA FLIGHT happened after a long cab ride with
Shooter, during which I told him what I would do with the Hulk if I had
the chance. "That's GREAT!" he said. "You should do the Hulk!" But I
already had a very full plate, and the only way I could take on THE
INCREDIBLE HULK was if I dropped one of my other books. As it
happened, tho, I was starting to run out of steam on ALPHA. So a few
days after that cab ride I called Bill Mantlo and proposed a swap. He liked
the idea, and we made it happen.

Then I turned in my first couple of issues and a overview for the year,
they went to Shooter for approval, and he said "What's THIS?? You can't
do THIS!!"

It was exactly what I had told him in the cab, but I had forgotten
something about Shooter. Whenever I'd told him story ideas, he'd
approve them, then go off and completely rethink them in his head, and
expect the rethought version to be what I would somehow magically give
him. Happened on CAPTAIN AMERICA. Happened on X-MEN. Now, on
INCREDIBLE HULK.

It also happened at a time when I was tired of fighting Shooter. So I just
threw up my hands and said "Okay, if I can't do what you AGREED I could
do, I have NOTHING to do." And I left.

(Later, much the same thing happened with DeFalco on AVENGERS WEST
COAST. Shooter trained him well, I guess!)
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Jason Ditzel
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This issue is one of my top 5 favorite comic books by JB.
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Eric Joseph Hernandez
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My favorite Hulk art followed by Trimpe. 

Reading this back then, I was like "Why the hell did we have to suffer through the cross roads crap, couldn't they have gotten Byrne sooner?" 

I was so happy to see JB there on the Hulk, I was about to give up on the character altogether.  So in other words sir, to me you saved the character.

I second Micheal's request, if  anyone elaborate on what JB's plans for the Hulk were going to be from that Amazing Heroes interview. 

JB, has enough time passed and such, if you could tell us other details that you wanted to do with the title if you'd remained?   



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Geoff Gibson
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JB:

How long after the second discussion with Shooter did you agree to do Superman?  Or am I mixing up time frames?

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Aaron Smith
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What a trip back in memory it is looking at those pages!

That issue was my introduction to the Hulk and to JB's work.

That punch is still my favorite punch ever, more than 20 years later.

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it's known as "the punch heard 'round the LCS"

 

 

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