My Favorite Projects: Planet Hulk

It seems like a life time ago that I worked on the Planet Hulk story line but it is the gift that keeps on giving.  Even 7(or so) years later it is still a top selling trade paperback.   There is even talk of Marvel making it into a live action flick.   An Incredibly well-written story by Greg Pak made this a real joy to work on.  Admittedly, I only drew 6 issues of the 14 issue storyline (plus the prologue which appeared in Giant Size Hulk) with Carlo Pagulayan doing the lions share of the design work and the other 8 issues.

But even though Marvel for some reason left me off the credits list on the animated movie (something that I must rectify) I feel I contributed significantly to the project.  Now I will prove it by showing some of my favorite pages from the series.

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This is actually page 7 from the Prologue story called “Banner War” which appeared in Giant Size Hulk.  Danny Miki eventually did the inks on this page (this is just my pencils, of course).  Who doesn’t love the Hulk ripping Iron Man in half?

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This is page 8 from the same story.  The Hulk and the rest of the Planet Hulk gang battling the Marvel Universe.  As an artist, you don’t get opportunities like this very often.

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This is from Incredible Hulk #96 page 4 ( my first issue on the storyline).  This is a nice page of the Hulk and Korg (one of the Stone Men from Saturn who fought Thor back in JIM #83) watching a bad guy get fried in an explosion.

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One of the easiest things to write is “hundreds of soldiers run down a hill and engage in battle with hundreds of enemy soldiers”.  Not so easy to draw.  It took some time and that’s why I love this page.  This is issue #97 page 10.

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There were some epic splash pages in this issue with Hulk fighting Meek and Hulk vs. Caiera but I kind of like this panel page of Hulk and Caiera.  It has a nice flow and balance to it.  Issue #98 page 13.

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Perhaps my favorite page from the entire story.  Hulk gets infected with the deadly spores!  The horror!  Issue #99 page 4.

That’s all for this post.  Next time we will explore the epic issues #102 and #103!  Hulk Smash, baby!