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Best Marvel Legends Hulk?

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« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2017, 09:14:58 am »

Definitely the FO Hulk.





That's a great classic Defenders. I only wish a good classic Valkyrie had been made -- and that we'd get a 6-inch Nighthawk finally. Thought we were close when Hellcat got released, but nothing is apparently in the works!
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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2017, 06:29:57 pm »

yeah,considering the defenders of today are Jessica jones,daredevil,iron fist and cage  Roll Eyes bet I do predict a nighthawk  by the end of next year.(a gargoyle BAF would be icing on the cake).
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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 04:08:05 pm »

FISH, It's ridiculous that you were banned for pointing out an actual comic book fact, but we all know how 'sensitive' some of these boards can be. 

SPIDER-BEN made a good point about the artists.  Do you guys ever look back at some of your 90s comics?  Jesus....it was the decade of drawing heroes with pin heads, bulging veins, and ridiculously massive bodies.  Soooo much excess!!

Like I just mentioned in the Marvel thread, there used to be a continuity person at Marvel that kept things aligned. That includes things like the height of characters. Remember when Marvel and DC used to produce those character sheets for artists to reference? It showed you exactly how Peter Parker's hair should be drawn so that he looked like Peter Parker. Remember the John Byrne one that showed that The Thing is only 6' tall, but very wide. Now artists "have license" and the Hulkis always 10' tall just because it's "teh awesome" to draw him imposing.
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« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 04:49:47 pm »

Like I just mentioned in the Marvel thread, there used to be a continuity person at Marvel that kept things aligned. That includes things like the height of characters. Remember when Marvel and DC used to produce those character sheets for artists to reference? It showed you exactly how Peter Parker's hair should be drawn so that he looked like Peter Parker. Remember the John Byrne one that showed that The Thing is only 6' tall, but very wide. Now artists "have license" and the Hulkis always 10' tall just because it's "teh awesome" to draw him imposing.

You guys remember the MARVEL UNIVERSE series back in the 80s?  They were basically comic book encyclopedias.  I learned 95% of what I know about characters from staring at those for hours and hours.  Nowadays, as FISH said, it's basically up to whoever is writing or drawing a story.  You want SPIDER-MAN to pick up and throw a greyhound bus?  Just do it.  You want Logan to be 6'5"?  Just do it.  Now, it's all about movie versions, video game versions, and Marvel Wiki.

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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2017, 06:27:35 pm »

Like I just mentioned in the Marvel thread, there used to be a continuity person at Marvel that kept things aligned. That includes things like the height of characters. Remember when Marvel and DC used to produce those character sheets for artists to reference? It showed you exactly how Peter Parker's hair should be drawn so that he looked like Peter Parker. Remember the John Byrne one that showed that The Thing is only 6' tall, but very wide. Now artists "have license" and the Hulkis always 10' tall just because it's "teh awesome" to draw him imposing.

You guys remember the MARVEL UNIVERSE series back in the 80s?  They were basically comic book encyclopedias.  I learned 95% of what I know about characters from staring at those for hours and hours.  Nowadays, as FISH said, it's basically up to whoever is writing or drawing a story.  You want SPIDER-MAN to pick up and throw a greyhound bus?  Just do it.  You want Logan to be 6'5"?  Just do it.  Now, it's all about movie versions, video game versions, and Marvel Wiki.

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I love those series. I've read them again and again and even enjoy the binder versions they did much later too. I have this weird habit of picking up single issues of OHOTMU when I see them in dollar bins, etc, because I'm conscious of how ratty my old ones are and want to replace them so it's not unusual for me to have duplicates and triplicates of some issues.

Remember when the only heroes to have Superhuman Class 100 strength were Thor, Hulk and Silver Surfer? Even guys like Abomination and Juggernaut were less. Now they're giving out Class 100 ratings like hot breakfasts.
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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2017, 10:03:25 pm »

My yardstick was the old Marvel Super Hero game from TSR.  Thor had Unearthly strength.  Hulk did too, but could get up into Shift X when angry.
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:39 am »

Remember when the only heroes to have Superhuman Class 100 strength were Thor, Hulk and Silver Surfer? Even guys like Abomination and Juggernaut were less. Now they're giving out Class 100 ratings like hot breakfasts.
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I remember reading an issue that displayed stats and showed that characters like Spider-Man and Colossus were at the same strength class. This was over 20 years ago when I was in grade school so unfortunately I can't recall which issue it was. I know that at that time the X-Men animated series was in full swing as well as the 90s Spider-Man cartoon and I was in disbelief that they were at the same power level.  In Colossus's first guest appearance he brought down an entire building on a construction site and Spider-Man can barely lift a Volkswagen.  Apparently they weren't portrayed at the same strength level for very long despite it being printed in the comics.
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2017, 11:31:20 am »

I remember reading an issue that displayed stats and showed that characters like Spider-Man and Colossus were at the same strength class. This was over 20 years ago when I was in grade school so unfortunately I can't recall which issue it was. I know that at that time the X-Men animated series was in full swing as well as the 90s Spider-Man cartoon and I was in disbelief that they were at the same power level.  In Colossus's first guest appearance he brought down an entire building on a construction site and Spider-Man can barely lift a Volkswagen.  Apparently they weren't portrayed at the same strength level for very long despite it being printed in the comics.

Wow.  I've seen early appearances of Spidey where he was shown to have superhuman strength, but nowhere near Thing-level.  Haven't read any early Colossus appearances to have seen him around Spider-Man's strength level.  I thought he was always just below Hulk/Thor level.  I liked the OHOTMU stuff, and the trading cards from the early-mid 90s were a big help, as well.  Typically they "set in stone" what the characters' sizes and power levels were, even though some stats got adjusted occasionally. 
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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2017, 12:54:00 pm »

Very interesting, guys. Thumbs Up 

The last I knew, SPIDEY had a bench press of 10 tons, and COLOSSUS had one of around 80 tons or so, but who knows nowadays?   And yes, there were not a lot of characters with Class 100 strength, but hell....LUKE CAGE probably has that at this point. 

Does anybody remember when mutants were all the rage, so MARVEL made the FALCON a mutant?  Is he still a mutant, or did that concept get dropped?

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