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HARUKU SMASH!
May 27, 2009 2:26 PM   Subscribe

The Incredible Hulk, as told by Koike Kazuo, of Lone Wolf and Cub fame, and Yoshihiro Morifuji. More scans here.
posted by Artw (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
kiiiiiiinda wish I spoke japanese, now. huh.

also, did you know that in Japan, it's ok if you don't finish drawing a tank?
posted by shmegegge at 2:32 PM on May 27, 2009


What I like is that the logo still kinda looks the same. Sort-of. If you squint.
posted by Artw at 2:39 PM on May 27, 2009


Love it, even though I can't understand Japanese. Thank you.
posted by kisch mokusch at 2:42 PM on May 27, 2009


From the same blog, this made me laugh. Though "You ever read Marvel Ruins where instead of becoming a green-skin giant, the gamma bomb turned Bruce Banner into a mountain of tumors? If you haven’t, don’t. The comic sucks." is a bit harsh - it IS a terrible jumble of writing, and the art sucks, but there's some great ideas in there, including tumour hulk.
posted by Artw at 2:49 PM on May 27, 2009


Ooh, I've been looking for those! すごいね!
posted by martinrebas at 2:51 PM on May 27, 2009


Ogami Itto was basically an invincible superhero type, so Koike should be at home writing for the Hulk.
posted by ignignokt at 2:52 PM on May 27, 2009


I'm pretty sure Ogami Itto would be pretty vincible if you could get near the fucker before *WHOOSH* *HACK* *SPURT*

/head falls off.

Squee Squee Squee Squee ... ...
posted by Artw at 2:54 PM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


For another revision/appropriation of the Hulk (very short, very whimsical, and in English!), check out James Kochalka's Hulk vs. the Rain.
posted by DaDaDaDave at 2:58 PM on May 27, 2009 [2 favorites]


Scanlations STAT
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 3:06 PM on May 27, 2009


Wow - this originally ran in Weekly Bokura Magazine beginning in 1970, and not bound as manga, so this is fairly rare, according to this forum post.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:33 PM on May 27, 2009


And of course, wikipedia already knew about this, though there's no sources cited. But you can see © 1970 The Marvel Comic Group on this scan, giving some proof to the weird 1970s Marvel cross-marketing attempt. And there I was, thinking Koike Kazuo had some personal interest in The Hulk.

Surprisingly, Spider-Man: The Manga had some violent scenes edited out in the late 1990s US translation/re-publishing. I didn't realize that 1970s Japan was more open to violence in their main-stream manga than 1990s US in their mainstream comics. I'm sad Marvel used that font - you know, that one. It was edgy when you were 12 and you downloaded all those free fonts.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:06 PM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hulk vs. the Rain.

Wow. It's like Stan Lee and Charlie Brown had a baby, and it was delivered in some kind of Haiku Hospital.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 8:02 PM on May 27, 2009 [1 favorite]


Love the background on page 28.
Destroyer of civilization!
Hideous monster!
Giant of freakish strength!
His name: Hulk!
Seeking peace, he weeps alone—Hulk!
posted by No-sword at 7:38 AM on May 28, 2009 [2 favorites]


"I didn't realize that 1970s Japan was more open to violence in their main-stream manga than 1990s US in their mainstream comics."

Dunno when violence became OK in mainstream comics, but Legend of Kamui was pretty darn violent, and that ran from 1964 to 1971.
posted by Bugbread at 1:36 PM on May 28, 2009


Join me or die! Can you do any less?
posted by Eideteker at 6:14 PM on June 5, 2009


I am disrespectful to the military-industrial complex.
posted by Eideteker at 6:15 PM on June 5, 2009


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