Wednesday, 22 October 2014

A kick up the eighties…

Is an expression which could be used to describe what She-Hulk does to Marvel Editorial in this next recreated page of she-hulk:-

As this comic is one of the last ones that John Bryne either wrote or drew for Marvel before going over to Dark Horse for quite a few years, there could be quite a lot that could be read into this and the proceeding page where Marvel editorial are portrayed of being much more interested in a target audience than the actual story per se…

We can already say with a fair degree of certainty that She-hulk is speaking for John Byrne in the rest of the comic as well

So I guess its very fortunate that Jim Shooter was not around when this comic was made, not that it would have even made it to print

For everything that is or isn’t said or inferred by featuring Marvel editorial interference in this comic, it still got approved by Tom Defalco himself

Still after kicking out the Adam Hughes pages and the Editorial team (who she literally gives the boot to) for being too “obvious”, she-hulk moves right onto suggesting to cancel her comic…

Renee however still has some pages of samples to show her and this time its a writer who is going to try at being an artist…

This will make for a rather interesting artistic experiment NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

What does it all mean, She-Hulk?

Is a question that Janet Van Dyne (AKA The Wasp) eventually asks near the end of this next recreated page - originally drawn by Adam Hughes…:-

Before we get to that, we continue from last week where She-hulk herself clarifies that the wasp is indeed naked (well okay, she clarifies a lot further than that) before the invading Atlantean horde (who also just by coincidence are all women) are repelled and retreat after seeing She-hulks .....


If you ask me someone else is more likely to be seeing She-hulks fist pretty soon…

That aside, She-Hulk gives The Wasp a bubble gum wrapper to cover herself with while she declares the whole thing to be a “machiavellian” plot…

Which if credulity had not already been broken a few panels back, this finishes it completely, as the plot, such as it is almost completely obvious and as far from “machiavellian” as you can possibly get

So, the question is how will She - hulk react to the Marvel Editorial story choice…

Find out NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

You’re my best friend in the whole room…

Is what She-hulk says to Janet Van-Dyne AKA The Wasp in this next recreated page of She-hulk:-

This time from the hands of none other than Adam Hughes

An exercise in subtlety is one thing this page certainly is not, with she-hulk purchasing and wearing into a a ridiculously small bikini which is okay as long as she does not do “anything strenuous” to the Wasp somehow forgetting to treat her new clothes with unstable molecules thereby becoming naked when she shrinks to Wasp size when they both receive the call to action…

I think we can safely guess what might await us on the next page, also by Adam Hughes

see this NEXT WEEK!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Super Spidey-Man! Issue 10

Super Spidey-Man! Issue 10

Sorry I made a mistake last week - She hulk returns next week - I was in a foreign country last week, That is my excuse and i am sticking to it!

This month its the “Super Scary Halloween Issue”!

In honesty the scariest thing about this comic is that it was actually published

Still this month there is at least 5 pages worth reading, firstly the always fantastic Avengers Uk advert 

and as extra special bonus especially for my growing french audience..

I present to you all a 4 page Batroc mini comic, which features language that is best described as “Baroque” French from the creative genius of Fred Andrieu

All this plus it’s not really a letter from Brian Micheal Bendis… what more could you ask for?

Okay She-hulk returns NEXT WEEK - fair enough?!

You know who Spidey should have called, right...?

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Editorial Interference…

Is what appears to be happening in this next recreated She-hulk page:-

Firstly She-Hulk reacts to Terry Austin’s “Popeye” page by saying “Close but no Segar.”… (in reference to the creator of Popeye…) (and Jb sneaks in a "Thanx Terry!" just below the first panel)

Next Tom Defaclo and Mark Grunewald make an appearance- yet another indication that the meeting between She-hulk and Reene in this comic is taking place in a Marvel Universe where "The Sensational She-hulk "is a comic that is licensed by the real she-hulk that attempts to portray her real life experiences (subject to artists interpretation) which somehow happens to be available for purchase in the real world in which we live

Anyway - way back when this comic was made, before Bleeding cool even existed, before Dan Didio was even heard of - and Bob Harras was just a up and coming editor at Marvel we have a demonstration of “Editorial Interference” with apparently Tom dictating to She-hulk via Marks overly loquacious translations what Editorial says her comic has to be…

Tom is portrayed as I guess a New Yorker of Italian descent unable to express  much more than a few words

Whereas Mark is almost the complete opposite

Of course these are exaggerations (as far as I know) done for comedy effect so Tom and Mark are a true Comedy duo, chalk and cheese…

All this is down I guess to suggest or imply that neither really know as much as they think they do about comics, ability to vocalise this notwithstanding

Lets see how right I am on on this as they foist onto She Hulk pages drawn by a “babe artist” asked to make a comic for “proto-adolescent teenage boys”…

Sounds like the next few pages might go further than Howard Chaykin did…

We will find out, beginning NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

It is what it is…

Is an expression which applies to this next recreated page of She-hulk, this time provided by Terry Austin:-

This page is dedicated to Fred Andrieu with much respect

Terry Austin is best known as John Byrnes inker throughout Johns very sucessfull run as penciler / co-plotter on the Uncanny X-men, with Chris Claremont

In this page Terry is clearly poking fun as the mega cross over events that Marvel had done even way back when this page was drawn in the 90s by comparing the story elements (and the fights) directly to classic “Popeye” strips as created by Segar

She hulk seems to have gained a horn pipe and a tattoo of a anchor on her arm, not to mention popeyes infamous method of speaking…

Having J Wellington Wimpey take the place of “Galactapus” is clearly very inspired, - I can almost imagine him saying “I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a planet today…”

Fun aside, She-Hulk dispenses will all the villains in one punch in the first panel only then to apply similar treatment to all the heroes leaving them all “layin’ amongst the daisies”

If Terry Austin thought this about cross overs back then, I would not even want to guess what he thinks of cross overs now

Still, What’s She-Hulks reaction going to be to this page?

NEXT WEEK:- A Visit from Marvel Editorial - seriously

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Comics Code Authority…

Is what prevents She-Hulk directly addressing the innuendo of the previous page by Howard Chaykin, according to She-hulk herself in this next recreated page:-

Firstly She-Hulk addresses the fact that there was only one drawing that Chaykin drew which was just resized and moved around a bit to fill a page, before she break sthe fourth (and maybe even the fifth?) wall by agreeing with what she said on her own answer phone in the last speech ballon on the Chaykin page

In case you missed it- She-hulk says “no way is this becoming a talking head book”

And this is taken yet another level by having the panel that she-hulk says this to be literally a talking head panel, with nothing other she-hulks head featured!

Leaving aside the meta-meta-meta commentary

She-hulk throws the pages aside on the basis of something she can’t speak about because of the Comics code authority - its left up to the reader to decide what she means here….

Next up Renee Witterstaetter offers pages done by “someone best known as an inker”…

Now who could that be?!

NEXT WEEK: It is what it is…