The Hulk was one of the major Marvel characters who never received his own Giant-Size book back in the1970s. Marvel has given old Greenskin his just tribute in this month's Giant-Size Hulk #1. The cover is by Gary Frank, I like it a lot. I think he must have done this before his Marvel contract expired? The lead story is new, written by Roger Stern, who did a lot of terrific Hulk stories in the past. It's a lot of goofy fun with the dumb Hulk interacting with everyday people. The Hulk chows down at Burger King!
The second half of the book reprints one of my favorite Hulk stories, from Hulk Annual #7. Written by Roger Stern, artwork by John Byrne and Bob Layton. It brings a lot of great X-Men elements into the Hulk's world. Angel and Iceman are hanging out at the pool with a bunch of babes when Master Mold, the Sentinel Supreme, decides to attack. The Hulk gets involved and winds up fighting Master Mold. Really good, classic stuff. I liked how Layton's inks looked on Byrne's pencils.
We've got even more giant greenskin goodness to look forward to: next week King-Size Hulk #1 arrives in stores. The title is another tribute to Marvel's past; in the 60s/70s they called their annuals "King Size Spider-Man Annual #1". This brand new King-Size Hulk will have artwork by Art Adams and Frank Cho, stories by Jeff Loeb. I'm sold! Nuff said.