Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Hulk Vs. Groo the Wanderer


With each movie appearance, the effects to create The Hulk keep improving.  I just watched Thor: Ragnarok again, and was really impressed with the motion capture work, he looked great.  That said, while I like that Mark Ruffalo's facial expressions can be used to create a more emotive Hulk, I happen to like the design from the Edward Norton-starring Incredible Hulk a little better.  Yes, the CGI isn't nearly as polished as the new movies, but the appearance of The Hulk looked just like a Sal Buscema comic illustration to me.  Buscema art was featured on many of my favorite Hulk stories growing up, so that really worked for me and I wish they had stayed closer to that look.

14 comments:

AirDave said...

Awesome cover!!!
Respectfully, I must beg to differ with you. I liked the Norton The Incredible Hulk "creature"; but I like the motion capture of the Ruffalo Hulk more. The Incredible Hulk is probably one of my favorite Marvel films. I really hope that one day they come back around for a sequel - with The Leader and Doc Sampson.

Rob Cline said...

Although I like Mark Ruffalo as an actor, he has never been a good Bruce Banner, in my opinion. Both Norton and Bana looked and acted more like Banner.

Emsley Wyatt said...

Or at least more like Bill Bixby.

Mike Shirley said...

I enjoyed the Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok and look forward to seeing him in Infinity War
How about Gladiator Hulk vs Conan?

Bob Greenwade said...

I love these one-artist covers, Ross. Seeing Sergio Aragones in particular makes me smile. I remember his work not only from Mad magazine, but also from the similarly marginal -- albeit, in this case, animated -- moments in Dick Clark's TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes.

I, too, really liked The Incredible Hulk; and, like AirDave, I'd love to see another solo Hulk movie with the Leader and Doc Sampson (or, at least, I'd like to see a live-action Doc).

But I don't quite think that any of the actors to play Banner have really captured the comic-book versions (mainstream or Ultimate). Bana came closest, but I keep thinking that someone like Dennis Christopher would be ideal.

jackel said...

Hey Ross, anther great one artist crossover cover...
...as usual it got me thinking...
how abour Groo (the Wanderer) and (Mister) T meet Groot???

Anonymous said...

To jackel: How about also Luann DeGroot (comic strip) meets Groot.

Bob Buethe said...

I keep seeing "Ruffalo" in the comments above and reading it as "Rufferto." Groo's canine companion should be on this cover. Or on a sequel.

Sonofjack said...

Brilliant team-up idea and cover!

I would love to read this story. It would be interesting to see how Groo managed to take down the Hulk.

Joe Carey said...

Your the only other person I have seen recognize that the Hulk in the Norton movie looked like Buscema's artwork. All my friends I said that too just didn't get my reference. Sadly I don't think any of them knew what I was comparing it too. Buscema was one of the best!

Anonymous said...

OK! I was wrong, yesterday.


TODAY's cover surpasses the delightfully offbeat team-up of Plas and Medusa (lol).

Simreeve said...

Bob Buethe said...
"I keep seeing "Ruffalo" in the comments above and reading it as "Rufferto.""

Whereas I keep reading it as 'Gruffalo'...

^_^

Anonymous said...

@Dave and Bob: What many don't realise is that Doc Sampson already appeared in the MCU in The Incredible Hulk (2008), played by Modern Family's Ty Burrell.

-RC

Anonymous said...

They should use CGI of Ah-nuld wearing a green wig when they want to simulate Lennie _after_ his gamma ray treatments (if and when there's a new Hulk solo sequel).

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