Startling Stories: Banner

Marvel. Cover: glossy color. Guts: matt color on white. Story: Brian Azzarello. Art: Richard Corben. Color: Studio F. Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft's Wes Abbott. [id,whulk,wfortune]
The new imprint that lets the industry's top talents cut loose on their favourite Marvel heros.

Startling Stories: Banner #1

July 2001. $2.99. 32 pages. [id]
Appears also a version of signed by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Richard Corben.

"Hulk and Banner [#1]"
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.

Pg 34. "Starled!" by Axel Alonso about Startling Stories serial and Richard Corben's Hulk story "Banner".

Next Issue: "Hulk and Helicopters" (Front Cover Art)
1 pict: pg 34. a-Richard Corben. 1-19/20"x2-4/5". Color.

"Banner", Part 1(4)
22 pgs: pgs 3-7, 10, 12-16, 19-22, 24-26, 28, 31-33. Color. Reprinted in Startling Stories: Banner [TB], The Incredible Hulk vol. 1 (2002), and Mighty Marvel Must Haves #1 (2002).

When nerdy scientist Bruce Banner looses his coolness, the 98-lb. weakling transforms into a 1,000-lb., gren-skinned engine of devastation known as the Hulk. Pursued by an elite military unit headed by the enigmatic Doc Samson. Banner has nowhere to hide.

Startling Stories: Banner #2

Aug. 2001. $2.99. 32 pages. [id]

"Hulk and Helicopters"
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.

"Banner", Part 2(4)
22 pgs: pgs 3-6, 9-10, 12-15, 18-20, 22-26, 28-29, 32-33. Color.

Having located the green-skinned monstrosity in the New Mexico desert, Doc Samson prepares his troops for a High Noon showdown. With a 1,000 Blackhawk helicopters at his disposal, the mysterious government agent has a formidable arsenal, but he's brought along a secret weapon - just to be safe.

Startling Stories: Banner #3

Sept. 2001. $2.99. 32 pages. [id]

"Hulk Hits Doctor Samson"
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.

"Banner", Part 3(4)
23 pgs: pgs 3-7, 10-13, 16-18, 21-24, 26-28, 30-33. Color.

Startling Stories: Banner #4

Oct. 2001. $2.99. 32 pages. [id]

"Hulk's Shadow"
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.

"Banner", Part 4(4)
23 pgs: pgs 3-7, 10-12, 14-16, 18-21, 24, 26, 28-33. Color.

Startling Stories: Banner [TB]

Dec. 2001. $12.95. 108 pgs. Softcover. [wmars]

"Hulk and Banner [TB]"
Front Cover Art -Richard Corben. Color.

"Banner", Part 1(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #1 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.
"Banner", Part 2(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #2 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.
" Banner"
, Part 3(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #3 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.
"Banner", Part 4(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #4 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.

The Incredible Hulk vol. 1 [HC]

Nov. 2002. Marvel. $29.99. €40,50. 8"x11". 352 pgs. Hard Bound. [wmars,wcc,wbp,warren]
Includes also Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #34-#43 plus other behind the scene bonus material.

Trade Back version, Incredible Hulk vol. 1 [TB]: Return of the Monster (144 pgs. $12,99) does not contain Richard Corben!

Sketches of "Banner" covers by Richard Corben.

"Banner", Part 1(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #1 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.
"Banner", Part 2(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #2 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.
" Banner"
, Part 3(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #3 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.
"Banner", Part 4(4)
s-Brian Azzarello. a/r[Startling Stories: Banner #4 (2001)]-Richard Corben. Color.

Others: Bruce Jones (writer), Tom Palmer, John Romita Jr., Lee Weeks.

Marvel Poster Magazine #2

1st: Dec. 2001. $3.50 68 pgs. [ecm]
Entire book is double page posters of various Marvel characters.

"Hulk and Banner"
Poster -Richard Corben. Color.

More about HULK on Marvel.com web site. Banner Comic Story Trailer.

Copyright © 2001 Heart-Attack-Series, Ink!,
Created: June 17, 2001. Modified: November 13, 2014.