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Thursday, 21 April 2011
HUGE HERO-WORSHIP FOR THE HULK'S HAPPY HERB TRIMPE - AND NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS...
Courtesy of Forbidden Planet
Okay, True Believers, pay attention -
legendary artist HERB TRIMPE (rhymes
with shrimpy), the man most associated with THE INCREDIBLE HULK after LEE & KIRBY, was due to appear at Glasgow's FORBIDDEN PLANET (at 168 Buchanan
Street, next to the subway) on MAY 19th
from 6pm to 8pm, along with CHRIS PROUSE and RENEE WITTER- STAETTER, to meet and greet fans
and sign autographs.
Unfortunately, however, he's had to pull out due to family illness
and will now NOT be appearing. (As far as I know, Chris and Renee
will still be there.)
When I was in FP on Tuesday, I noticed they had a sale on a shelf-
load of MARVEL MASTERWORKS editions, which doubtless includes
some of Herb's Hulk work - why not console yourself by buying a volume,
kicking back your heels and reliving those power-packed adventures
from the '60s and '70s?
And, even if you can't get Herb's name on your comics, you can
still always ask for proprietor Jumpin' JIM HAMILTON's autograph
instead - he's a well-respected legend in the Scottish comics scene,
and personal friend of quite a few industry superstars.