This got me thinking. If Charles Addams had drawn The Hulk's comic it would have been a ver-r-ry different series. That area around the eyes got me immediately. Only Steve Ditko (in the early 60's) and Jim Starlin (in the early 70's) got the eyes just like that. Yet, both artists drew the Hulk again at later times and in different contexts without that shading and glower.
I wonder if that was brand/editorially-driven - by the mid-to-late '70s, Hulk was much more "misunderstood man-child" than "glowering badass". And Marvel were very brand-conscious in the '70s, I seem to recall - more so than now, if that's possible.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Roger. We also interviewed J. Bone this past Wednesday, the podcast of which is available here: http://wheremonstersblog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/episode-243-with-j-bone-and-mark-millar.html
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