When I first started reading and collecting comic books, my brother brought home an issue of the Incredible Hulk from school — and the Hulk was gray!
Blew my mind.
From there I went on to the local comic shop and bought issues of Hulk, Iron Man, Quasar etc.
As I read more on the gray Hulk, this eventually led me to Wolverine, as well as Todd McFarlane, who right around the time was drawing Spider-Man.
I remember coming across Todd McFarlane's Incredible Hulk #340 cover — and was simply awestruck. Of course back then, it was a pretty hot comic and out of my league, so saving my lunch money each day would have taken a couple months and was out of the question.
Now McFarlane is back drawing Hulk Vs. Wolverine - of sorts - with the following December cover of Spawn #226, which is a tribute/homage/parody to that classic cover.
We see the Violator as Wolverine with Spawn as the Gray Hulk.
Check it out, Todd tweeted the following. Brings back some good memories.
story TODD MCFARLANE
art SZYMON KUDRANSKI
cover TODD MCFARLANE
32 PAGES / FC / T+
“DE-PROGRAMMED,” Part Two
The SECRET ORIGIN of the PROGRAM!
The RISE of Jason Wynn!
NEW TODD MCFARLANE cover!
Jason Wynn, Al Simmons' old mentor and superior, and one of the Spawn universe's greatest villains, returns to shed light on the dark realities of Jim's past. But Wynn, ever the puppet master, has motivations beyond simply filling in the blurred gaps in Jim's memory. What happens when Wynn finds himself to be nothing more than another pawn in the endless war between Heaven and Hell? Witness the early days of Wynn's rise to power, and the unbridled ambition that made him one of the most powerful men on the planet as “DE-PROGRAMMED” continues with this special two-part chapter entitled, “The Life and Death of Jason Wynn!”