Hulk Fan Webcomic

A Hulk fan has put up his own webcomic with the character, created using 3-D figure software.

The Hulk model is impressive, but we don’t see nearly enough of him. After his short appearance in the opening, he disappears until late in part 3 (of 3), when he doesn’t even destroy much of anything. I’d rather have seen much more of him, since he doesn’t look as creepy as the people do, given the artificial smoothness of the software’s creations.

The story has its flaws, many of them common to beginning writers. For one, it doesn’t seem particularly Hulk-specific. By theme it seems better suited to the X-Men characters. Although the preliminary antagonist is extrapolated from the Hulk’s situation, for all that the Hulk’s powers matter, he could have been Wolverine instead.

For another, some of the text is overwritten, and the dialogue of the alien beings gave me a headache while trying to figure it out. The challenge of the story is very talky, especially when explaining another way of being. This could have been a text story, not a comic, as easily — it’s not visual enough in most key sequences.

That said, this is no worse than some of the material that appears in Marvel’s try-out titles. I’m more impressed by the opportunities this creates for fans to get closer to mimicking their favorite comics. Instead of fan fiction with no pictures, if someone released character models, there could be fan-written comics much more similar to the published product. Maybe that’s already happening and this is just the only one I know of.

4 Responses to “Hulk Fan Webcomic”

  1. Charlie Says:

    I think it’s a great story…very reminiscent of the old Hulk stories in the 70s that showed how tragic a figure the Hulk is. The visuals helped a lot, especially near the end where they showcased emotions on the Hulk’s face that wouldn’t easily be transfered into a text story.

  2. StaR Says:

    I also loved this story. The established characters were captured perfectly, and the spot-on savage Hulk dialogue was refreshing after witnessing Marvel’s own writers reducing it to Tarzan-speak in recent years. For the first time in awhile, the savage Hulk is portrayed as he should be: a simple, childlike brute with a gentle soul and a bad temper, not some mindless gamma-irradiated bulldozer. As for this not being a Hulk-centric story… the aliens’ multi-faceted nature couldn’t be more akin to the Hulk’s own condition (several personas in one form), as Bruce points out to Samson (though he doesn’t need to… I got the connection immediately). And in a time where too many comic writers waste space with no dialogue trying to stretch the story out to that good ol’ trade paperback length, I enjoyed having something to read instead of just look at. And, as it often goes with some of the most affecting Hulk stories, the conclusion is appropriately tragic, as it seems the curse of Brian Banner has cast it’s shadow on another innocent soul. Brian who? Go read some Hulk comics if y’all don’t know. :)

  3. Edward J. Cunningham Says:

    I liked this story, too. True, there is not a lot of “smashing”, but this guy understands Bruce Banner and his alter ego better than many Marvel writers today. You don’t see the old Savage Hulk from the 70’s much for one basic reason—most people don’t know how to write him. This guy does.

    As far as the dialogue goes, I enjoyed the challenge of figuring out what the alien was trying to say. And if you read the last scene very closely, you will see why this could only be a Hulk story instead of a Wolverine story. Bruce Banner hoped that by interacting with this alien who was part of composite wave of multiple different beings, he could achieve peace with his own alter ego. Instead, he did the opposite, creating an unbridgable gap between “white-eyes” and the rest of his kind, sowing the seeds for another Hulk…

    Oh, one more thing. I liked the cameo appearance of She-Hulk, even if it was only for one panel. Hopefully, Hungry Ghost or another talented CGI artist will create an on-line She-Hulk comic that is as good as this!

  4. Lance Eason Says:

    Overall, I’d say that I enjoyed this story more than a good portion of the Hulk stories I’ve read in the last 21 years. I agree that the dialogue of the otherdimensional beings was hard to follow, almost to the point of being distracting. But that’s the only real complaint I have. As most of the other posters said, I thought the author showed a real understanding of the character and tied the story in well to the dynamics inherent in the Hulk/Banner relationship.




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