Heavy, Bulky, Lean?

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#1 Edited by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio

Heavy

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Stocky, muscular, more body fat, built like a pro wrestler or an oldtime strongman

Bulky

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Exaggerated muscle mass, like by an extreme steroid abuse

Lean

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Smaller waist, less muscle mass, thinner legs, more of a sporty physique


What is the right physique for the Hulk?

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#2 Edited by Backflip (2287 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky, followed by Lean.

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#3 Posted by JonSmith (4501 posts) - - Show Bio

Somewhere between heavy and bulky. The Avengers leaned more towards the heavy side, and I quite liked that. The Hulk is supposed to be big, monstrous, to some degrees, grotesque. Having him look like a lean and mean body builder or Arnold Schwarzenagger painted green just doesn't sit right with me. When he looks like that, he's just a big green dude running around. When he's heavier, like in Avengers, he doesn't run, he CHARGES. Seeing something that big suddenly bolt from zero to sixty is a lot more alarming and conveys 'this thing will hit you like a freight train' a lot better: A lean, super ripped Hulk, like 2008, okay, he's athletic, he's muscular, this LOOKS like it's built to move like an olympic athlete, and on a similar scale. I can recognize this appearance, and how it conveys the ability to do this. I can understand this.

A heavier Hulk? HOLY CRAP THAT THING'S FAST HOW IS THAT FAST IT'S BUILT LIKE AN ELEPHANT OH MY GOD. A good Hulk should startle and surprise you. It should be monstrous, in that it's just a bit beyond what you can understand. The Heavy style does this better than the ripped body builder look.

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#4 Posted by Veshark (9458 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky - Heavy looks too ugly and Lean looks too superheroic and not enough monster.

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#5 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (16436 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by Joygirl (21019 posts) - - Show Bio

What JonSmith said, verbatim.

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#9 Edited by dum529001 (3988 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

Somewhere between heavy and bulky. The Avengers leaned more towards the heavy side, and I quite liked that. The Hulk is supposed to be big, monstrous, to some degrees, grotesque. Having him look like a lean and mean body builder or Arnold Schwarzenagger painted green just doesn't sit right with me. When he looks like that, he's just a big green dude running around. When he's heavier, like in Avengers, he doesn't run, he CHARGES. Seeing something that big suddenly bolt from zero to sixty is a lot more alarming and conveys 'this thing will hit you like a freight train' a lot better: A lean, super ripped Hulk, like 2008, okay, he's athletic, he's muscular, this LOOKS like it's built to move like an olympic athlete, and on a similar scale. I can recognize this appearance, and how it conveys the ability to do this. I can understand this.

A heavier Hulk? HOLY CRAP THAT THING'S FAST HOW IS THAT FAST IT'S BUILT LIKE AN ELEPHANT OH MY GOD. A good Hulk should startle and surprise you. It should be monstrous, in that it's just a bit beyond what you can understand. The Heavy style does this better than the ripped body builder look.

This^^^

Full, solid, and massive like a car is the way Hulk should be!

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#12 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

bulky. ed mcguines bulky. PERFECTION.

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#14 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
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#16 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@zardu: avengers movie hulk. followed by hulk 2003 movie. and my least liked version incredible hulk hulk. that was just ugly.

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#18 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@zardu: it was decent but too stringy. and the face looked so cheap and undetailed. when i look at avengers hulk he looks like ruffalo. and it is awesome. all they need to do is make him a little less like an ape. and give him a movie already.

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#20 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I don´t know. To me it looks like a caricature. But here he seems to be more muscular.

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#21 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I found this Hulk sketch. I think this Hulk is bulky, but the human anatomy is still there. The more human the Hulk is, the more realistic he looks. (I know, he is not 100% human and he shouldn´t be, but the proportions - exaggerated or not - should still remain presentable.)

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#22 Posted by joshmightbe (27412 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky but not flabby

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#23 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't mind, as long as the art is good.

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#25 Posted by Farkam (7726 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him bulky.

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#26 Edited by Perethorn (5639 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky

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#27 Edited by Night Thrasher (3815 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the artist...I think Tim Sale did a Heavy Hulk and it fit his style. Dale Keown did a Lean Hulk and that was just right for his style. McGuinnes did a Bulky Hulk and for him it was best. As with most thing comic art: the style of the artist determines what works best for the character.

S/N: It should be mandatory that Spider-Man always have under-arm webs and Wolverine go back to the brown costume.

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#28 Posted by w0nd (6599 posts) - - Show Bio
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Bulky. Not a fan of this lean hulk or what ever size you want to call it..

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#29 Edited by Ministurt (89 posts) - - Show Bio
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This for bulky becuse of that unstoppible behemoth factor.

Or this for lean to give into the whole savage beast.

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#30 Posted by PowerHerc (86164 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky and ripped.

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#31 Posted by Deranged Midget (18345 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Pelletier and Ed McGuinness draw the best Hulk.

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#35 Posted by Deranged Midget (18345 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: AHA! Then we are both in agreement. As if that's a surprise to anyone ;)

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#37 Edited by z1co80 (192 posts) - - Show Bio

Keown Hulk followed by Pelletier Hulk for me

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#38 Posted by Oscars94 (3099 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky.

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#39 Edited by ImNemotheGemini (874 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't matter to me.. As long as Hulk looks powerful ! 2008 movie hulk looked like he could barely hit 50 tons ! 2003 and Avengers looked like they easily surpassed 100 tons at base ! In comics.. As long as he looks powerful.. I'm good !

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