Hulk Comic (1979)
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Publisher: Marvel Comics UK (Marvel)
Publication Date: March 1979 - May 1980
Country: United Kingdom
Hulk Comic (1979) #46 continues to The Incredible Hulk Weekly (1980) #47
This weekly comic initially started out as a home for original, black-and-white strips featuring the Hulk, Nick Fury, Night Raven, Captain Britain and Black Knight. The artists providing the material were all headliners at Marvel UK, like Steve Dillon and David Lloyd. It was a home for British interpretation of some of the major characters in the Marvel Universe, and is sometimes used by observers today to help defiine a "British Marvel Universe" to distinguish from the main, American Marvel continuity.
One of the more interesting facets of this publication is the nature of the Hulk strips themselves. They feature the Hulk from the Bill Bixby television show. About midway through the run, though, original editor Dez Skinn left Marvel UK, (Edit - oh no he didn't!) and the magazine shifted focus into being largely a home for reprinted material from Marvel US. At this point, the original Hulk material was replaced by black-and-white reprints of the American strips drawn by Sal Buscema. (Edit - Only issues #1-6, #9-20 and #26-28 featured original Hulk strips.)
The only strips to remain original throughout the entire 63-issue run were those featuring Black Knight and Captain Britain. (Edit - Apart from when John Stokes injured his arm and they reprinted edited versions of Captain Britain and the Black Knight's origins for 11 weeks from #31 to #41.)
This comic ended not by cancellation so much as merger. It was folded into the Marvel UK Spider-Man anthology comic, which itself had largely turned into a home for American reprints. (Edit - The UK weekly Spiderman comic began as a reprint title was virtually always a reprint title.)
Special Title note:
This book is frequently referred to as Hulk Weekly.
Number of issues cataloged: 46