sábado, 19 de novembro de 2011

Vale a Pena Ver de Novo : Trailer de Planet Hulk e World War Hulk.

"Planet Hulk" Comic Book Trailer - directed by Greg Pak

Trailer for Marvel's "Planet Hulk" comic book storyline, written by Greg Pak with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Ladronn, Gary Frank, and others. "Planet Hulk" ran through "Incredible Hulk" #92 to #105 and was later adapted into an animated film that was released on DVD in February. This trailer was originally created in 2006 to promote the comic book series. Directed and edited by Greg Pak with music by David Libby.

Marvel Comics World War Hulk Trailer


An epic story of anger unbound! Exiled by a group of Marvel "heroes" to the savage alien planet of Sakaar, the Hulk raged, bled, and conquered through the pages of last year's "Planet Hulk" epic, rising from slave to gladiator to king. Now the Hulk returns to Earth to wreak his terrible vengeance on Iron Man, Reed Richards, Dr. Strange, Black Bolt - and anyone else who gets in the way! Stronger than ever, accompanied by his monstrous Warbound gladiator allies, and possessed by the fiercest and purest rage imaginable, the Hulk may just tear this stupid planet in half!

First in a new series of fan-made motion comic videos, from the Marvel Comics series, featuring a fully dramatised vocal enactment by myself and completely enhanced with music and sound effects.


The Hulk's war against the world rages on! As he and his Warbound battle The Avengers and The Fantastic Four, Reed Richards launches a last, desperate attempt to stop him!

Second in a new series of fan-made motion comic videos, from the Marvel Comics series, featuring a fully dramatised vocal enactment by myself and completely enhanced with music and sound effects.


With The Avengers and The Fantastic Four defeated, The Hulk and his allies have taken out every member of the secret super hero cabal that shot him into space...except one. As General Thunderbolt Ross and the American military hammer The Hulk's body, Doctor Strange attempts to reach the man inside the monster!

Third in a series of fan-made motion comic videos, from the Marvel Comics series, featuring a fully dramatised vocal enactment by myself and completely enhanced with music and sound effects.


The Hulk has conquered everything the Marvel Universe has thrown at him, but can he defeat the last member of the secret super hero cabal that shot him into space, the demonically possessed Doctor Strange? And waiting in the wings is the one force in the universe that can stop the Hulk, a force with the power of a million exploding suns, if he could just summon the strength to leave the house...!

Fourth in a series of fan-made motion comic videos, from the Marvel Comics series, featuring a fully dramatised vocal enactment by myself and completely enhanced with music and sound effects.


The Hulk and Sentry square off in the final round of The Hulk's war on the world! Will The Hulk fulfill the Sakaarsan prophecy and become THE WORLDBREAKER?

Last in a series of fan-made motion comic videos, from the Marvel Comics series, featuring a fully dramatised vocal enactment by myself and completely enhanced with music and sound effects.

Avengers Classics: The Beginning

Avengers Classics: The Beginning
The original Avengers assemble to combat The Hulk and Namor the Sub-Mariner

“And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth's mightiest heroes and heroines found themselves united against a common threat. On that day, the Avengers were born—to fight the foes no single super hero could withstand!”

Each Friday Marvel.com will present a different column focusing on the one and only Avengers. From line-ups to costumes to villains to classic stories and beyond, we’ve got you covered on the history of Marvel’s most prolific team of heroes!

So let the call go out: Avengers Assemble!

By Jim Beard

It’s an oft-told tale, but with good reason: In 1963, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby set out to tell a tale of titans coming together for the good of the world, and, in doing so, crafted a first issue that made comic book history and stood the test of time. The meeting of heroes in the classic AVENGERS #1 began a tradition that continues to this day, seen in recent issues of the modern AVENGERS title, the upcoming AVENGERS ASSEMBLE and 2012’s “Marvel’s The Avengers” feature film.

But that first AVENGERS #1 exists as only the first part of a story arc that rolls on through the following two issues, a story of the team’s inaugural adventures, but also of perhaps one of their greatest failures: the Incredible Hulk. One need only look at the recent membership of the Red Hulk and the Avengers’ long-standing tumult with the original to realize that the two legacies will always intertwine. That destiny began in those long-ago days of 1963.

You know the story: Loki, the God of Mischief, bristled with seething anger for his half-brother Thor after a recent defeat, and so, in the opening pages of AVENGERS #1, sketched out his revenge. Remote-viewing the bounding figure of The Hulk, the trickster led the green behemoth into a clever trap designed to once again draw the Green Goliath into the crosshairs of humanity. The call went out: The Hulk must be stopped!

Thor, Iron Man, Ant-Man and The Wasp all joined forces to track down the gamma-spawned giant at, of all places, a circus where The Hulk hid under the disguise of a robot clown. The band of heroes attacked, but the God of Thunder began to sense his evil sibling’s mind behind the Hulk’s actions and sped off to confront Loki at his prison on the Isle of Silence. There brother captured brother and returned to Earth for a reckoning. Loki, always thinking, made himself radioactive and endangered all, but a quick response from the heroes saved the day and stopped the mischief-maker in his tracks.

The last page of AVENGERS #1 presented a seminal moment; with the danger dissolved the heroes decided to remain as a team for the good of all. Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man and The Wasp see the sense in it and look forward to pooling their resources—but the Hulk’s motivations don’t quite match up with those of his colorful companions.

“I’m sick of bein’ hunted and hounded!” he grumbled. “I’d rather be with you than against you!”

With those words. The uneasy alliance between monster and heroes found root, but would soon wither and die on the vine.

AVENGERS #2 opened with bickering and back-biting. The Hulk’s presence among the Avengers seemed to rub everyone the wrong way, but the Jade Giant had done nothing truly wrong, save be his unconventional self. Alas, an emergency presented itself before the meeting could come to blows and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fell into the clutches of The Space Phantom, an alien with the incredible power to take the form of another living being and send his victim into an otherworldly limbo.

The Hulk became the Space Phantom’s first guinea pig in his bid to conquer the globe, and the alien wreaked much havoc while utilizing the hulking creature’s form. In fact, it fooled the Avengers and, thinking their new comrade once again a berserker, they attacked en masse. A wily game ensued, one in which The Space Phantom jumped from body to body until doing himself in by attempting to take on the form of the immortal Thor. Once the dust cleared, the Hulk’s anger bubbled to the surface and exploded in a tirade of harsh words.

“I never suspected how much each of you hates me, deep down!” he told the other Avengers. “I could tell by the way you fought me…by the remarks you made!”

Storming off, The Hulk shifted from founding member of the Avengers to one of their greatest foes. When readers cracked open the cover of AVENGERS #3, they found their heroes agreeing to hunt down the behemoth and bring him in. The climate had cooled and thoughts of a cohesive future in crime-fighting fell into plans of bringing all the world’s heroes together to confront The Hulk, but, in the end, only Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man and The Wasp stood ready to tackle the monster.

The egotistic Sub-Mariner found The Hulk first, and, after a brief battle, convinced him they should join forces against the world. “Maybe it ain’t such a bad idea at that!” replied the Hulk, and the two world-beaters ran off to the races and into direct conflict with the Avengers. The battle that followed would become the stuff of legend, but distrust sowed the seeds of defeat for the team of the Sub-Mariner and The Hulk, and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes won the day once again.

Their victory did not come with cries of celebration and elation, though. “And so, the Avengers return home, weary and sad of heart,” the final panel of AVENGERS #3 told us. “For they all sense that the adventure they have just concluded is but the prelude to a far bigger, a far more dangerous adventure to come!”

Avengers Features ‘Fresh’ Take on Bruce Banner, Joss Whedon Says

While Mark Ruffalo’s take on Bruce Banner in The Avengers will be a departure from previous big-screen depictions of the Hulk’s alter ego, director Joss Whedon reveals they turned to television touchstone to help them develop the character.

“He and I did the most character work of anyone, because we really were starting fresh, but we were starting with something that had been embodied several times,” Whedon tells Yahoo’s Movie Talk. “And both of us agreed upfront that the template for who we wanted this guy to be in his life was Bill Bixby, the TV [show character] who was busy helping other people. That was more interesting to us than the Banner in the first two movies who was always fixated on curing himself. We spent a lot of time talking about what makes us Hulk out, the nature of anger, how it feels.

“We even fought some,” the director continues. “I mean literally we actually got some pads out and did some tussling. Just to talk about the physicality, and also the physicality of somebody who has to control this thing, and the way he moves in space and the way he relates to the people and the objects around him. It was extremely fun. What we found was that he could be very bumbling and kind of awkward, but at the same time very graceful and in this almost transcendent control of himself.”

With more than six months until the film’s release, the interview is of course light on detail, with the questions touching upon Whedon’s experience working with the ensemble cast and veteran actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Samuel L. Jackson, and the challenges of directing large action scenes.

We’re not given any further clues as to the plot, but Whedon does indicate that The Avengers will shine a spotlight on Jackson’s Nick Fury. Just don’t expect that light to be too penetrating.

“Well, he is not going to be talking about his childhood, and you do want to keep a certain mystery,” the director says. “Also — and this is something that I was very pleased that Marvel actually mandated — they were very interested in keeping him, not just in the sort of a mystery of how the organization operates, but a real moral gray area where you really have to decide, ‘Is Nick Fury the most manipulative guy in the world? Is he a good guy? Is he completely Machiavellian or is it a bit of both?’ And that was really fun to tweak. I felt that in the other movies, they had been cameos and he had been called upon to come in and be Sam Jackson and bluster a little bit. And I told Sam upfront that my big agenda was to see the weight on someone who is supposed to be in control of the most powerful beings on the planet. The weight on somebody who has to run the organization and the gravity of it. Not that we don’t have any fun with Nick, but he definitely — it’s, I feel like a much more textured performance and at times really moving.”

Opening May 4, The Avengers stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as the Incredible Hulk, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill and Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Selvig.

Ruffalo vai focar bastante o que "Bill Bixby" (Banner do antigo
seriado televisivo do Hulk) fazia, onde ele segurava as pontas até o
momento do Hulk aparecer.

Talking Comics with Tim | Greg Pak on Bill Mantlo

Greg Pak's first Bill Mantlo comic

Greg Pak‘s Afterword tribute to Bill Mantlo in the final issue of his Hulk run (The Incredible Hulks 635) genuinely gave me pause (and as I said as much in that week’s WAYR). Then last week when Kevin Melrose made us aware of LifeHealthPro/Bill Coffin‘s devastating profile of Bill Mantlo’s life since 1992, which clearly struck a chord with many Robot 6 readers. Once I saw Pak’s comment in the thread, I realized I wanted to talk to Pak about Mantlo. While I have long respected Pak as a writer, his decision to set up a donations page for Bill Mantlo’s care is the reason why I admire him. My thanks to Pak for the interview and for scanning the cover to the actual copy of his first Bill Mantlo comic (Micronauts 3), which we get to discuss also.

Tim O’Shea: At what point in your run on the Hulk did you realize that you wanted to write the Afterword, partially about Bill Mantlo?

Greg Pak: I’d cited Bill Mantlo as a big influence many times over the years in press and publicity for my various Hulk storylines. So it was a natural for me to focus on him in the afterward to Incredible Hulks #635. And it was a huge pleasure to be able to formally dedicate the run to Mantlo on that final page.

O’Shea: Was an issue of the Micronauts the first Bill Mantlo-written comic you ever read?

Pak: Yep. Micronauts #3. I read and reread that thing approximately six trillion times. Man, you’ve got me pulling it out again now… check out that tattered cover!

It’s just a fantastic issue — with the Micronauts’ crazy dogfight in the streets and skate parks of Daytona contrasted with Steve Coffin’s suburban angst, that creepy old lady requesting Prince Argon’s body back in Homeworld Body Banks, exiled prince Acroyear hacking that traitor’s spaceship IN HALF, nonstop quippage and banter and romantic tension, and the eerie image of the battlecruiser and dead baddies in the shoebox on the final page. LOVE.

O’Shea: You wrote an entire column for Newsarama detailing your respect for Mantlo’s writing and its influence on your Hulk run. But can you elaborate further on what it is about Mantlo’s storytelling that has always appealed to you?

Pak: I love Mantlo’s dedication to emotional story and his total embrace of completely loopy, big ideas. See the “Micronauts” #3 description above. So much crazy fun, and yet Mantlo always has his thumb on his characters’ emotional pulse. We’re thrilled ’cause it’s so insane — and because he’s made us care about the characters.

O’Shea: Did your Marvel editors ever push back when you wanted to work Mantlo homages into your own Hulk run? Speaking of all the homages, which one were you most pleased to have worked into your Hulk run?

Pak: Marvel editor Mark Paniccia, my big partner in crime on my Hulk run, is also a big Micronauts fan. So I think he got a kick out of all the little homages I tossed in. I gave my insectivorid Miek a recurring “kik” in his dialogue — a tip of the hat to the Micronauts’ Bug and his “tik.” I had several characters in “Planet Hulk” check out with big screams of “GLEEEARGH!” — one of Mantlo’s favorite exclamations. But I’m probably most happy with the way we worked flashbacks to Mantlo’s Incredible Hulk #312 into the Skaar/Hulk confrontation in Incredible Hulk #611. It made the whole issue resonate on about three more levels. Thanks again, Mr. Mantlo.

O’Shea: In acknowledging Mantlo’s influence did you initially hope to be able to bring his current plight back into current day discussion, or was that just a happy coincidence?

Pak: Every time I talk about Mantlo I try to mention his condition and give people an indication of how they can help out with his daily care. When someone gives you so much joy, it’s important to give back if you can. Amazing folks like David Yurkovich and Jason Leivian set the stage for this with their hard work on their Mantlo benefits; I’m just happy to have the chance to follow their lead.

O’Shea: For folks who have never read Mantlo’s Hulk issues, where would you recommend that people start?

Pak: If you want to plunge into the action, I’d recommend Incredible Hulk #297-300, which tell the story of a mindless Hulk going on an insane rampage that leads to a massive showdown with a huge number of Marvel heroes in New York City. And then the Crossroads saga, which spans from Incredible Hulk #301-313, during which Doctor Strange exiles the Hulk from Earth in hopes of finding him a dimension in which he can be happy. That run includes the amazing Incredible Hulk #312, which had such a huge influence on my own exploration of Banner’s relationship with his father and mother.

O’Shea: Were you surprised when Mike Mantlo reached out to you with a note, after you wrote of Mantlo’s influence?

Pak: I actually tracked down Mike through Jason and asked if he’d like to send me a note to include with that Newsarama column. Mike has done so much for so many years for his brother that I thought it would make a big difference if folks could hear from him directly how their notes and support have helped.

O’Shea: Are you proud that you have been able to indirectly use your run on the Hulk to partially bring Bill Mantlo’s life into present day focus, and encourage fans to donate to his care?

Pak: You bet. It’s so easy to feel helpless when you read about something as tragic as what happened to Bill Mantlo. But there are always things we can do to help, and I’m very happy to have the chance to help point people in the right direction.

And thank you, Tim, for doing the same by writing this article! Much appreciated.