Above, we have page 19 from Hulk #166, by Herb Trimpe.
No, it's not Bruce Banner writing today's entry (it's Jon filling in today)... apparently, he decided to go for a walk in the neighborhood here, and unfortunately, a few of our neighbors don't keep their dogs in the yard. Right after Bruce stepped in some dog poop, one of said dogs came running down the street, barking at him. Now, Bruce has become accustomed to our dogs, but not the neighbor dogs... and, well, he got scared and upset... and you can guess what happened next.
It's risky enough having Bruce Banner walking around outside the house (not that anyone would recognize him), but clearly, having the Hulk in the neighborhood is not good, so Krypto gave him a faster-than-the-human-eye-can-see ride to the portal connecting our universe to the comic book universes before things got too out of control.
Why did I even think having the Hulk write blog entries was a good idea?
Bruce Banner here yet again! It's always odd for me to look at comic book art featuring my alter ego, especially since I rarely have any first-hand memories of what is being presented. In the case of the above artwork, done by Gene Colan for Rampaging Hulk #27 (it's page 17), it is apparently not part of what's referred to here as my "official continuity," making it an even odder experience!
Bruce Banner here yet again! The artwork you see above was done by Joe Jusko for the Hulk Magazine #27, which apparently featured stories not based on my actual adventures. It does appear to be a very well-done piece of artwork!
Bruce Banner here again! It's amazing how less stressful life is while visiting this part of the country -- Jon, who runs this blog, tells me it's because where I am while I'm doing this isn't actually the same reality in which most of my adventures (as well as my alter-ego's) take place, and that in this reality, most people consider me to be a fictional character! I've done enough readings on alternate realities to realize that this is a very real possibility -- certainly some of the comic books I've read here would seem to be proof of it!
Anyway... this Hulk towel seems to be fairly well manufactured, although my alter ego appears to be in a pretty good mood in the artwork!
Bruce Banner here again, having maintained my "cool," as the kids say these days...
I must say that, although I don't care for such representations of my alter ego myself, this kit was very well-assembled and painted, although perhaps some more detailing would have brought out even more. Still, a very nice effort!
Um, hello? I can never quite get used to doing this. Bruce Banner here... apparently the Hulk managed to calm down enough yesterday to change back to me, which normally would mean I'd look for an opportunity to cure myself of the curse of this dual life and end the menace I am as the Hulk forever... but apparently there's some kind of agreement that I'm obligated to honor in the event that I am available each day to provide a blog entry.
Anyway, these "Ice Pops"... they appear to be rather mislabled, aren't they? Obviously, they should have been called "Ice Pop Molds," and it is also extremely audacious of them to promise that any Ice Pops you make with this would be delicious, because that would depend entirely on what liquid you're using, wouldn't it?
Oh, sorry... apparently, the person who's actually in overall charge of this daily blog does not consider it entirely appropriate to completely nitpick everything about these items. Well, I suppose as long as nothing makes me angry, I should be returning here tomorrow to look at something else.
Man, I knew it was a mistake when I heard they'd asked ol' Thunderbolt to fill in here... I mean, that turkey's so jive it's not funny! I guess that's what happens when you don't check your messages often enough.
Oh, I guess I'd best be telling you who I am... Jim Wilson's the name, or as some people call me, "Hulk sidekick #2," after Rick Jones. Hey, it's all cool... I just don't understand why I don't get called in more often when the Hulk's not available to come over here. I also don't understand why there's some big white dog with a yellow collar and red cape giving me the stink-eye as I'm sitting here typing this. I heard from Rick that this dog wasn't being Mr. Friendly to him, either, so I guess I can't be offended!
So, what is it I'm supposed to be doing here? Oh, yeah, I remember now... talk about the Hulk stuff... so up there's a picture of a Hulk "fun poncho" -- are ponchos really that fun? At least it looks like a decent pic of Jade-Jaws on there!
Hey, just got a message that the Hulk's cooled down, and he should be back tomorrow... man, doesn't that just figure? Jones gets a few days filling in, and I just get one!
Ten-hut! Pay attention when I'm speaking! This is General "Thunderbolt" Ross addressing you. Now, I don't pretend to understand why there's a blog glorifying that mindless monster, the Hulk, or even why I've been pressed into service filling in for that gargoyle here, but I know my duty.
So, about this toy... apparently one could wind it up and it would walk. I'm sure that children who are unaware of how big a menace the Hulk is to the world at large would find this an enjoyable toy, but I would never allow a child of mine to play with such a travesty of toy manufacturing!
Hi again, Hulkophiles! Rick Jones filling in again for the Hulk, who's still hacked off about some of the Hulk toys he's had to talk about here. Now, I think the Hulk would dig this toy, because it's like one of those "movie viewer" toys, where kids get to look into it and see how the Hulk got to be... I guess over at the DC Universe, they call 'em "Secret Origins" or something like that.
I hope the Hulk is cooled off by tomorrow, because I've got a gig to play in Miami, Florida, and I've got to get bookin'!
Rick Jones coming atcha again, Hulkophiles! I see by the packaging that Imperial Toys made this absolutely ridiculous Hulk toy... I can't say that I blame Greenskin for getting annoyed seeing stuff like this! And how long can one kid play with something like this, for that matter? "Oh, look, it's spinning and lighting up... wow."
Sometimes I think toys like this were made to be sold to parents who were desperate to find some Hulk item for their kids but didn't want to spend much money!
Heya, Hulksters! Rick Jones here, filling in for my big green buddy!
Now, I'd heard that old Greenskin was pretty hacked off yesterday about some toy that featured him riding a motorcycle, and I can't say I blame him! But I don't think he'd be much happier with how he's pictured on the patch above -- sheesh! The logo patch is pretty cool, though!
Hulk thought Hulk had seen last of stupid Hulk toys that have Hulk driving car or boat... but Hulk was wrong! Hulk hates stupid motorcycle toy! HULK IS GETTING MAD!
Hey, why is white dog with cape barking at Hulk?
(a bit of tussle later)
Uh, hi... "puny human Jon" here... apparently, Krypto's decided to keep an eye on things when the Hulk comes by to do his blog entries, the better to keep my house in one piece. When the Hulk started getting upset, Krypto flew him away until he could get a chance to calm down.
I'm not sure if he'll be back for tomorrow's post or not... I suppose I'd best make sure I've got She-Hulk, Rick Jones, or Doc Samson on my cell phone still...
What? I'm sorry... oh, some of you don't read "Random Acts of Geekery" and didn't know that my dog was Krypto? He's got his own Facebook page and everything! Well, now you know...
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