Ask Chris #47: How Not To Be Bored By The Incredible Hulk



In this week’s installment of my comics culture Q&A, someone writes me with the idea that the Incredible Hulk is boring, and I do my best to assure them this is not so by highlighting a long career of psychological drama expressed through the medium of breaking things.

Plus, we learn a very important lesson about me and this column: If you write me asking if you are a jerk, I will probably say yes.

If you would like me to call you a jerk have a question for me, just tag it on Twitter with #AskChris or send it via email to comicsalliance at with [Ask Chris] in the subject line.

Friday Night Fights: Mantlo Style!

Today is Bill Mantlo‘s 56th birthday, and in celebration of a guy who characterizes the two-fisted comics of Friday Night Fights more than anyone else (with the possible exception of Bahlacus), the ISB proudly presents this sequence from Deadly Hands of Kung Fu #19, starring Mantlo and a little-known artist called George Perez:





And now, this week’s Friday Night Fight, from the same:






Nobody brings the ruckus like Mantlo!
And That’s REAL!


Sadly, the stories of DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU have never been collected, but you can celebrate the career of Marvel’s face-kickingest writer in the pages of The Champions, The Essential Peter Parker: Spider-Man, The Essential Marvel Two-In-One, and the upcoming (and sadly ROM-free) Essential Power Man and Iron Fist among others.