Monday 25 January 2016
FAVOURITE COMICS OF THE PAST - PART THIRTY SEVEN: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #141...
For someone who once prided himself on his memory, it's annoying to find myself forgetting things that I could once recall every detail about. Take this particular comic for example. I find myself associating it with a long-gone newsagent's at the far end of the Old Village quarter of my town. (Yes, it's my town, I bought it and I've got a receipt.) However, I also tend to associate it with one of two R.S. McColl shops that used to grace the town's shopping centre. Such uncertainty on my part is uncommon, but it seems to increase as I age. Maybe if I don't think about it, it'll come back to me.
It's possible that I purchased it in McColl's before going on to visit that other newsagent's - I used to go around various shops in my hunt for new comics - which might be why it seems to fit in with either place in my memory. H'mm, that's going to annoy me now, until I manage to conclusively sort it out in my mind. For the moment, the above possibility will have to suffice.
But you don't care about all that! The INCREDIBLE HULK #141 is the comic that introduced DOC SAMSON to the MARVEL Universe. Ace illustrators HERB TRIMPE and JOHN SEVERIN were the Marvel equivalent of DC's CURT SWAN and MURPHY ANDERSON, in that, great as both of them were individually, their collaborative efforts always resulted in even greater heights of artistic glory. However, don't take my word for it - see for yourselves in the spectacular pages that follow.
Hold it! It's suddenly come back to me! R.S. McColl's is the definitive answer (er, I think). Now on to the pretty pictures.
Posted by Kid at Monday, January 25, 2016