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The Incredible Hulk by Herb Trimpe

Artist: Herb Trimpe (All)

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The Incredible Hulk by Herb Trimpe Comic Art


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Herb with the Commission (sort of)

Incredible Hulk #140



Artwork Details

Title: The Incredible Hulk by Herb Trimpe
Artist: Herb Trimpe (All)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Commission
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 3,634
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Comments: 15
Added to Site: 12/26/2008
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My favorite Hulk stores are those that take the Hulk away from his battles with the US Army and his angry father-in-law. The farther away the better. For this reason, I really enjoyed the Plant Hulk saga by Greg Pak.

But long before Greg spun his tale, Harlan Ellison (plot) and Roy Thomas (script) sent the Hulk to the heart of the atom - the planet of K'ai where he met and lost his true love - Jarella.

Illustrated by Herb Trimpe, the Jarella stories made me a Hulk fan:

I recently contacted Herb about a commission and discovered that these stories were among his favorites as well. We quickly converged on the following description of the commissioned piece - something based on Hulk 140, but not a cover recreation.

Kathy - my ever loving wife - took it from there and for Christmas 2008, I got my piece. The Hulk seems to literally leap from the cover to protect his love. I love it (and my bride).

I got to meet Herb a few times after the commission. He was a great guy.

PS. The additional image is from the Grand Comicbook Database.


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michael dunne 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 12/26/2008

You have a wonderful, thoughtful,wife. Merry Christmas indeed!

Ben Herman 
Member Since 2003

Posted on 12/29/2008

Fantastic commission. It's always great when you can get a piece of art that reminds you of the stories you really enjoyed in the past.

Will Mongeau 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 4/1/2009

A great piece from one of my fvorite artists!!!

Michael One Minute Later  
Member Since 2005

Posted on 4/9/2009

Herb, Hulk...what more need be said..stellar

JEff G 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 4/17/2009

Incredible piece Alex, no pun intended. Trimpe's hulk is iconic!

Mario B. 
Member Since 2004

Posted on 8/27/2009

absolut hulk-fantastic..bombastico....

Damon Owens 
Member Since 2005

Posted on 12/25/2009

An outstanding piece which I'm glad to see in the hands of a fellow Houstonian.

Crees Tyler 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 2/24/2010

Wonderful cover... WoW, Congrats, and thanks for sharing with us ;)

mark depolito 
Member Since 2008

Posted on 3/15/2010

Great commission! IMO Herb's Hulk is the gold standard!

T Shen 
Member Since 2009

Posted on 11/10/2010

Stunning commission! Trimpe's Hulk is classic!!

JEff G 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 5/21/2011

I love this piece! It's hard to make the Hul look like the underdog....but MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Dave W ( 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 9/24/2011

Herb is one of my favorite artists as well - this is a stunning commission. She's a keeper for sure. Congrats Alex!

larry clay 
Member Since 2006

Posted on 1/4/2012

Great artist, great commission! Herb's Hulk is top notch, and dealing with him is as well!

D Sugar 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 11/25/2012

This commission came out great and I have to read some Hulk stories. Eventually I will try to get something from Herb. Congrats!!

John Braun 
Member Since 2011

Posted on 1/6/2014

Great commission! I'm also a big fan of Jarella. Congrats!

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