Whats your favourite era of Hulk?

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Poll: Whats your favourite era of Hulk? (24 votes)

Silver Age (62-70) 4%
Bronze Age (70-85) 0%
Peter David era (80s to late 90s) 25%
Planet Hulk and Grek Pak era 63%
Mark Waid current era 13%

...Just wondering which era Hulk fans like best....

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#1 Edited by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

Oops, posted twice, apologies, I got a "404" error and didn't think it had posted,

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#2 Posted by worldbreakerhulk (378 posts) - - Show Bio

Just look at this, my friends. Odin's beard.......all voting for planet hulk era. Bring back grek pak..

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#3 Edited by Extremis (3794 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted current era because I'm a fan of the dichotomy of Banner and Hulk that Waid has highlighted. Plus, I'm fairly new to Hulk but I have read some Pak and David stuff too.

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#5 Posted by longbowhunter (9425 posts) - - Show Bio

Never been much of a Hulk fan. But I loved Planet Hulk regardless. Read a lot of the Peter David Hulk stuff at one point. It was ok. Enjoyed Waid's run a great deal when Yu and Scalera were on art.

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#7 Posted by GreenScar1990 (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

Greg Pak, Peter David, and Bill Mantlo.

Those are my favorites.

'Nuff said.

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#8 Posted by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't read any David Hulk yet, I am a bit off by the whole "professor hulk" thing...for me its Grek Pak.

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#10 Edited by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull:

Well, I am continually on the look out for the "hulk visionary" books. I got one through the post today, for John Byrne's run...so I will look out for a Peter David one too. There are 7 volumes I believe, could you recommend a really good one (one without the professor if poss!!).

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#12 Edited by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull:

Ok, as you were right about Mantlo, I trust your judgement on all things Hulk and will give it a try, so do you say just buy Volume 1 of the David Hulk visionary books? I have been looking out for a cheap copy of Crossroads on Ebay or Amazon, but none have come up yet...

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#14 Edited by Bezza (5019 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull:

I will get onto it! I like biding my time and buying "as new" copies for buttons. Paid less than a fiver for my copy of past perfect - bargain! I am building up quite a nice Hulk library now, with 10 graphic novels in it covering Mantlo to Pak.

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#15 Edited by TheIncredibleSuperHulk8642 (4667 posts) - - Show Bio

@greenscar1990 said:

Greg Pak, Peter David, and Bill Mantlo.

Those are my favorites.

'Nuff said.

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#16 Posted by Verotikryptonite (390 posts) - - Show Bio

David's run is the best followed by Pak and Jenkins

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#17 Posted by canuckdad (136 posts) - - Show Bio

Hands down Planet Hulk!

I must ask though, was there a reason the LOEB and ED MCGUINNESS era from 2008-2013 was not included? the Red Hulk story Arch was my second fav for sure. On many other forums and articles about Hulk the Red Hulk Story arch is considered some of the best writing in Hulks history. Again I prefer Pak's Planet Hulk but Loeb's Red hulk arch is a close second.

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#18 Posted by GhostRavage (14945 posts) - - Show Bio

@canuckdad: Jeph Loeb wasn't writing Hulk but Red Hulk. Those are 2 different characters, one is Bruce Banner and the other one is Thaddeus Thunderbolt, Betty Ross's father.

Regardless, the best writing came from Peter David, his character development and consistency with portrayal was exceptional, let alone creating a concept other writers took as a way to widen Hulk's character spectrum. Followed closely by Greg Pak with Planet Hulk and Incredible Hulks issues. Personally, i really liked Mark Waid's run, i loved the fact he focused more on Banner than Hulk yet didn't fail to write the Green Goliath as the true powerhouse he is.

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#19 Posted by canuckdad (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@canuckdad: Jeph Loeb wasn't writing Hulk but Red Hulk. Those are 2 different characters, one is Bruce Banner and the other one is Thaddeus Thunderbolt, Betty Ross's father.

Regardless, the best writing came from Peter David, his character development and consistency with portrayal was exceptional, let alone creating a concept other writers took as a way to widen Hulk's character spectrum. Followed closely by Greg Pak with Planet Hulk and Incredible Hulks issues. Personally, i really liked Mark Waid's run, i loved the fact he focused more on Banner than Hulk yet didn't fail to write the Green Goliath as the true powerhouse he is.

oh trust me after 30+ years of reading Hulk I absolutely understand that Hulk and Red hulk are two different characters. I guess to me this was still a story about the big green guy. In the end it was all about Hulk defeating Rulk. Although most may not include the Red Hulk story arch with the Hulk story lines I sure do. Hulk was in those comics almost as much as Rulk lol. But yeah if your not including the Rulk story then Peter David is second on my list. I have been a Hulk fan since I was a kid and I ma 41 now bit Peter David is the man that really got me sucked in and Pak was simply a God to me .

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#20 Posted by GhostRavage (14945 posts) - - Show Bio

@canuckdad: Fair enough. I thought you were confused because Greg Pak actually wrote Red Hulk's tie in issues which really touched Hulk's character as both Banner and Hulk. Jeph Loeb focused on developing Red Hulk and his relationship with other characters as well as him discovering his potential since he was a new compound in the mix.

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#21 Posted by canuckdad (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@canuckdad: Fair enough. I thought you were confused because Greg Pak actually wrote Red Hulk's tie in issues which really touched Hulk's character as both Banner and Hulk. Jeph Loeb focused on developing Red Hulk and his relationship with other characters as well as him discovering his potential since he was a new compound in the mix.

ghostravage how do you feel about Totally Awesome Hulk? I really didnt think I would like it but I have actually come to LOVE it.. I feel its fresh and new yet seems to pull me back to my early Hulk fan days.. Love watching the Big guy beat down monsters. I also have come to love how Cho enjoys being the Hulk. I feel the Cho Hulk is exciting and fun. not as gloomy. I get the same feeling reading TAH as I did reading Planet Hulk just turned down a few levels .

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#22 Posted by Schwarz (584 posts) - - Show Bio

@canuckdad: How much did they pay you to "LOVE" TAH ?!?!?! Just kidding you have the right to like it, I'm just being an ahole :p

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#23 Posted by canuckdad (136 posts) - - Show Bio

@schwarz: lol yep some will love it some will hate it. Trust me I was shocked how much I love it.

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#24 Posted by call-me-sam (56 posts) - - Show Bio

wow silver age and bronze age are at 0% that's ridiculous. Peter David era is my favourite. although 60s to the 90s is all great. late 90s until now is mediocre.

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