An Entertaining Look Behind the Scenes
Customer: DWIGHT KEMPER
VESTAL, NY US
-- December, 24, 2011
Jankiewicz's book gives you a complete history of The Incredible Hulk, beginning with its inception as a comic book, it's incarnation as the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno TV series, and on through the feature films and even gives us the lowdown about the incomplete She-Hulk pilot (For instance, I never knew that footage was actually shot with Bill Bixby in Hawaii. Why has New World Pictures never released this raw footage as a bonus feature to the DVDs of The Incredible Hulk relaunch shows?). Overall the book is very informative, but suffers from a lack of editing. The same information is often repeated, but slightly reworded, sometimes in the same paragraph. For instance, in the section concerning one of my favorite Hulk episodes, "The First," we are repeatedly told that Frye's Creature is "a monster and a killer," "a berserk green killer," and "he's angry and murderous." [We get it, already! Frye's creature is an evil Hulk that likes to kill.] There is also the occasional typo, but being a writer myself with a small publishing house, that sort of thing happens all the time. On the whole, though, this book will tell you just about everything you ever wanted to know about the Incredible Hulk and then some. It's recommended.