Superman vs hulk all parts
Batman vs. The Incredible Hulk by Len WeinBatman vs. The Incredible Hulk is a stupendous Len Wein 1982 offering that should delight comic fans and art critics alike. With its learned references, classic artwork, and deft dialogue this is truly a hidden gem that has retained its radiance some 30 (almost 40!) years later. I could never have imagined such an atypical dyad ensconced within two covers would be such an enjoyable read.
Intentionally or not, theres some definite Freudian stuff going on here. With Batman representing Ego (The rational), the Hulk - Id (The irrational), and Bruce Banner - Super-Ego (The third eyes middle-man), Im sure that coke fueled Viennese would have had a field day with this. And Im definitely sure that this adds an intriguing psychological dimension not usually seen in comics. All the more interesting is that Banner himself is a feeble Super-Ego at best, perhaps depicting the authors opinion on us hairless apes and our feeble attempts to control our reptilian hind-brains. Dismal or not, the addition of the Joker as well asks a lot of questions about this trifurcated model of human nature.
As great as the psychological questions this comic asks on a not-so-explicit level, so too are equally great and explicit interpolations of great art. I would never have expected to have seen such stellar reduplications of Dali (The ever famous, Persistence of Memory) and Picasso (Guernica) in such an otherwise plebeian work of art as a comic. The learned references are great, the classic depictions of the characters are great, and some words have to be definitely (d/r)eserved for the great paneling. In true comic book fashion, the omnipresent quadrilateral ensconces most of the action however, Len Wein made some great choices depicting numerous scenes within totally open fields unimpeded by the box, as it were. These freedoms of movement added a lot of fluidity to the story and really added another solid dosage of drama in certain scenes.
Overall I was very impressed with this cross-over. The sands of time have done little to detract from its veneer and given the more often than not deplorable state of comics lately, has almost served as a buffing. As above, the facade remains well - preserved at worst, and as below the currents that support it are intriguing. Intentional or not, the psychological underlays are obvious, and add a very thoughtful dimension to an otherwise ostensibly puerile art-form.
Two well preserved thumbs up
Superman vs Hulk - The Fight (Part 4)
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He has released 4 parts so far with one more in the works. Enjoy this in-depth interview where we dig into his process. I was always interested in drawing growing up, mainly my favourite characters from the movies and shows that I liked like Superman and Nina Turtles and so art was always my thing and once computers came around and you could draw using them I got into that as well. I took Digital Media arts in college and then a one year animation program and started out in modeling and rigging since I always preferred character work and wanted to make digital puppets of my favourite characters. When you started the Hulk v Superman series what goal did you have in mind? Did you know how many parts you were going to make? Originally I guess I wanted to make an epic 20 minute long fight scene.
In her apartment, Lois Lane is watching a news broadcast about the Hulk. Superman remembers is first encounter with Bruce Banner, and says he wishes he could've done more for the man. He realizes how similar he and Bruce are, and he begins to recount his first encounter with the Hulk to Lois. In his secret cave, Bruce wakes up from a nightmare, and Rick Jones runs in and tells hi it's alright. Bruce suddenly turns into the Hulk, and lumbers out of the cave into the sunlight. Despite Rick's pleading, Hulk leaps away.
A while back I modeled a suit based on the Man of Steel movie and thought it would be interesting to see how Christopher Reeve would look in the suit. Here are a few shots from Superman vs Hulk Part 4 with that suit. I had thought of rendering out all of Part 4 with this suit, and maybe an alternate Hulk version, maybe Avengers style Hulk.. I really wanted it done like last year but it wasn't meant to be.. More making of content to come in the near future.