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Hulk & Thing: Hard Knocks.



Tee-hee, they said “Hard”.



I don’t know where to begin. I’ll follow the White Rabbit and begin with the cover for issue 1. It speaks for itself.



So a Ben Grimm walks into a bar. But the boy he finds there is much too small for his tastes.




Then there are… butts. And… beefcake. So much beefcake.




What? Plot? Oh yes, there’s a plot. Ben is reminiscing on the past to a skeptic Hulk. He tells of that time he was battling a sardonic Doom and—the humanity!—it turned out to be a doombot. Hulk has the reaction we all had.



Then he tries to french-kiss Ben, but Ben tells him to take it easy ’cause they still got the whole night.



Ben keeps bitching about Doom, this time about how he was so meeean. Doom: “Is this misshappen clump of atoms the physique boys idolize… normal men envy…?” I’m not even kidding.



Sad Ben is sad.

Touched by his plight, Hulk reverts to Banner. “Peachy”, says the Thing (not kidding), “stop changing back!” WHAMMM! Only Hulk matters to Ben because, you see, Hulk is different. Hulk is like me. Hulk understands what it means to be a freak.

For our seventh scan, what about the part where an homophobic bigoted religious mom says they should burn in hell?



Banner tells Ben it’s his fault for lacking delicacy. Ben gets sad again. “Thought maybe a guy like you would understand…”. He pretends to leave, but really doesn’t, and of course Banner goes after him and say he’s sorry and they’re bff. Then Ben starts another story and slaps him again. And that ends the first issue of Hard Knocks.

I’m too tired to post the whole thing, so I’ll leave you with a better scan of the cover to issue 2:



It’s my first post, I hope everything is according to the rules.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:17 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Terra is Scared (TerraTerror)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
oh god... those two covers, i can't NOT see "rough sex" scene now that you threw in all that innuendo talk..... :(

Date: 2010-12-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
autumn_lily: yuki (gravitation)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
Ben's got tough skin, imagine that's the only way he can feel it...

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Date: 2010-12-01 06:44 pm (UTC)
recognitions: (my father and his family struggled)
From: [personal profile] recognitions
So wait, Ben is depressed and needs a pep talk from the Hulk because Doom called him a bad name? I like the throwback reference to FF #2 but that's thin.

Date: 2010-12-01 06:56 pm (UTC)
aelflar: (B-Fly shock)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
Well I must admit I do not have a dirty mind. I casually giggle when people see subtext that flies over my head like an unladen swallow.

BUT.

Even I could not overlook this. The cover. That is all.

Date: 2010-12-01 07:34 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"African or European?"

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Date: 2010-12-01 06:59 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
more like hard cocks

Date: 2010-12-01 07:05 pm (UTC)
punishermax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] punishermax
Terezei is delighted by your joke.

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Date: 2010-12-01 11:49 pm (UTC)
aelflar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
Ba-dum Tshh!

Date: 2010-12-01 07:52 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
While I'm not always a fan of this artist's style (look at the crazy evangelical thing's face), it really works for depicting the "inhuman" nature of the Hulk and Thing. (yes, I know this artist also did that Inhumans mini)

I really like depictions of Ben Grimm as just having a rocky callousing all over his body, but still being pretty human, with regular eyes and a nose. The hands, though, are always going to be awkward three-fingered mitts.

I love Ben Grimm. Great character, always with the hidden depths and people underestimating him.

Date: 2010-12-01 08:04 pm (UTC)
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A bigoted religious Mom who apparently was possessed by a character out of Little House On The Prarie. Seriously, I doubt even the most extremist Teabaggers talk that way IRL.

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Date: 2010-12-01 08:11 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
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Even the title has subtext. Not "Hulk vs. Thing", not "Thing-Hulk Teamup", but "Hulk/Thing"...similar to Reed/Sue, or Bat/Cat.

Date: 2010-12-01 08:43 pm (UTC)
liara_shadowsong: (evil)
From: [personal profile] liara_shadowsong
Or the Superman/Batman comic?

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Date: 2010-12-01 08:11 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Hulk/Caiera)
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
I really like the art, it's gritty ina GOOD way.

Also - OTP.

Date: 2010-12-01 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grimmbear
The art makes my sphincter bleed. When did Ben become made of Carrot?

Date: 2010-12-01 09:04 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
In the very early issues he looked more organic kind of like this and only developed into the familar rocky form over time. Why he looks like that again for this mini? I got no good answers but at least the design has some logic behind it.

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Date: 2010-12-01 08:30 pm (UTC)
morgana006: Avatar Roku and Prince Sozin laughing with the word quote unquote "Friends" (Quote Unquote Friends)
From: [personal profile] morgana006
....Wow.

That cover is just - I can't see it as anything but text now.

Date: 2010-12-01 09:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] k_red
Wow. I hadn't even read your captions before I saw that cover and I just thought "Damn, Marvel finally went there." They didn't, but I love that scans_daily has taught me slash first, story later.

Date: 2010-12-01 11:25 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Hope Silly)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
good so it ISNTonly me :D

Date: 2010-12-01 10:09 pm (UTC)
cherrybomb: (bbt:  yikes!)
From: [personal profile] cherrybomb
That's not even TRYING to be subtle!

Date: 2010-12-01 11:01 pm (UTC)
neev: (Spy - Whaaat?)
From: [personal profile] neev
I think I've seen this doujinshi before... :V

This art is fascinating to me - it's hideous and yet I'm sort of drawn to it.

Date: 2010-12-02 12:00 am (UTC)
aelflar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
Yeah, I know. It makes them look very 'squishy'.

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Date: 2010-12-01 11:56 pm (UTC)
autumn_lily: pervy face (perv)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
Sooooo.....who do you think is 'pitching' and who's 'catching' in this scenario?

Imagining that sex

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Date: 2010-12-02 12:58 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Flying saucer-I WANT TO BELIEVE (Default)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
Plumbers CRACK!

Date: 2010-12-02 03:56 am (UTC)
autumn_lily: yuki (gravitation)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
Given relative size, I think that's plumber's abyss at this point...

Date: 2010-12-02 02:58 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
My first thought looking at the cover was "Why is Ben eating J'onn J'onzz?"

Also, is it a deliberate joke that puny Banner's tan pants suddenly become plus-plus-plus sized bright purple ones?

Date: 2010-12-02 03:57 am (UTC)
autumn_lily: jason todd (Default)
From: [personal profile] autumn_lily
Gamma radiation: not only causes your clothes not to fit, but also not be in style!

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Date: 2010-12-02 05:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
Have I got this right? The Thing, one of the two strongest non-god heros in the Marvel universe, decides he wants the other one as a drinking buddy, so he smacks around non-superpowered, non-invulnerable Bruce Banner several times, and non-Hulk Banner still tries to talk to The Thing rather than putting as much distance as possible between the two of them?

Date: 2010-12-02 07:05 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
To be fair, Banner has a natural defense mechanism where is someone attacks him he auto hulks out. Which is the reason Banner hasn't committed suicide yet; whenever he tries he just Hulks out at the last minute.

I just assume Ben knows this, and Bruce also knows this.

Date: 2010-12-02 06:27 am (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Ben looks like that guy from Event Horizon after he went all evil.

Date: 2010-12-02 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fredneil.livejournal.com
Ben still gets in one punch before Bruce Hulks out and that punch is enough to knock Bruce across the room and destroy some furniture. Even if turning into the Hulk heals everything, I can't imagine Banner wanting to relive the experience.

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