Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Groove's Faves: "It's a Monster!" by Moench, Colan, and Wiacek

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Teen Groove (and a lot of other Groove-ophiles, no doubt) really, really dug The Hulk! color mag. Not only was the MarvelColor technique totally far-out (pointing toward today's computer coloring and heavier paper stock), but writer Doug Moench's stories took on the tone of the even more popular Hulk TV show of the day, with it's down-to-earth morality tales. The coolest part was that while The Hulk! had the realistic feel of the show, it featured the real Hulk who could smash stuff like no TV budget would ever allow! So in The Hulk #19 (December 1979), Moench gives us a cool, thoughtful story enhanced by the power-packed art of Gene Colan and Bob Wiacek! John Tartaglione's colors add greatly to the realistic feel. But that's my opinion about "It's a Monster!", your opinions may vary. 'Cause like the story poignantly points out, what we think about something is all based on our own individual perspectives...


  1. Another great yarn Groove! This time featuring everyone's favourite Green-skinned Goliath! Gotta love the irony here. Who really is the monster here?

    - Mike from Trinidad & Tobago.

  2. The color work is very good but somehow the piece seems a bit of a silly throwaway for me. And (I really hate to say this) Gene Colan (and Bob Wiacek) does/do not render the Hulk well. I love Colan but maybe Ol'
    Greenskin wasn't his thang. Oh forget me,Gene RULES! GROOVE ON!



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