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LBCC '09: Jeph Loeb, Part 1 (Red Hulk Talk & More)

G-Man talks to Jeph about Red Hulk and War of the Hulks.

I got the chance to have a long chat with Jeph at the Long Beach Comic Con.  Since our talk went on for a bit, I decided to cut the interview into two parts.  Here is the first part mainly dealing with Red Hulk, Red She-Hulk, War of the Hulks and more.
 
 

  
Stay tuned for Part 2 dealing with Ultimatum, the New Ultimates and more.
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Posted by jdeluca2

cool 

Posted by Liam Bradley

That's was so awesome, G-Dawg. I'm jealous.

Posted by glforthewin

nice dude.  you shoulda asked him who the holiday killer was 

Posted by iLLituracy

As much as people bash Jeph Loeb, he has intriguing stories and ideas. Hopefully the Red Hulk mystery doesn't lead to disappointment when that reveal hits.
 
...There goes my hopes of ever having a blue Hulk in normal continuity, though. :(

Posted by erockus

well done, man
 
time to go out and buy  Incredible Hulk #141

Posted by DarcStorm

It will be funny as hell if Red Hulk was (or was related) to Phoenix.

Posted by Stormultt
@DarcStorm:
that would be retarded but then again it is in the MU hell, quicksilver could be related to ultron >.>
Posted by Media_Master

Nice looong interview!

Posted by G-Man
@Media_Master said:
" Nice looong interview! "
Aaaaand, there's still a part 2.  I'm so grateful that Jeph sat through all my questions right after his last panel of the day.  We even got to talk a bit afterward.  This is why I love my job.
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Posted by Decept-O

Nice job, G-Man!  How nice and awesome of the man to talk at length to you.  You had some great Q's, G, so a great job your way.  
 
Again and again I am tired of people griping about Red Hulk.  Man, I am digging this whole thing.  Its been a blast to me.  I am looking forward to more.   I am curious how Doc Samson's origin ties in to all this, interesting.  I am surprised regarding Doc Samson's role in this whole scenario, so this intrigues me even more, always thought Samson was quite a unique character in the whole Hulk line-up.   
 
THIS is what makes a good story and good writer.  The man also knows how to interact and use the artists and their varying styles,  and that's important.  
 Oh, PLUS we get some kick-ass artists for the following books---sign me up!!!
Posted by _brandon

Having read Hulk and not being totally on board with the pacing and stories since World War Hulk, Loeb always impresses me in interviews about what's next. He makes it sound like there is some excitement on the way. 
 
As dumb as it sounds I think I'd feel less annoyed with red Hulk stories if the price were $3 instead of $4.
Posted by dbluejays1990

Im kinda want to get on the hulk wagon,Red she hulk looks cool leather suit rip kinda cool,my ONLY PROBLEM IS THE 3.99 PRICE TAG EVEN WITH THE 10% PERCENT DISCOUNT I GET FROM MY STORE IF I PUT IT ON MY PULL LIST,3.99 IS THE ONLY REASON I HAVENT BOUGHT THIS TITLE BUT I GUESS I CUT MY CABLE TV SO THAT WAY I CAN AFFORD HULK TITLES SINCE I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN THE STORY.
Posted by Legacy_
@Liam Bradley said:
"That's was so awesome, G-Dawg. I'm jealous. "

What he said XD
Posted by xerox_kitty

Boo!!  xerox-kitty want Blue Hulk!! 
 
Nice interview!  He always seems like such a genuinely nice guy.  I don't know how people can't love him.  I look forward to seeing the rest :D

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Posted by War Killer
@xerox-kitty said:
"Boo!!  xerox-kitty want Blue Hulk!!  Nice interview!  He always seems like such a genuinely nice guy.  I don't know how people can't love him.  I look forward to seeing the rest :D "
Agreed (even the Blue Hulk part), Loeb is a great writer and I'm really looking forward to New Ultimates :D
Posted by goldenkey

love Whilce Portacio.  He gave Iceman rings around his wrists that cool as hell at first.  Then everyone did it and got old.  Wish somebody would bring back the Cyberais back X-factor too. 
Posted by G-Man
@War Killer: Good news, part two mainly deals with Ultimatum and New Ultimates.  Maybe I'll tease it for another day?
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Posted by War Killer
@G-Man said:
" @War Killer: Good news, part two mainly deals with Ultimatum and New Ultimates.  Maybe I'll tease it for another day? "
The Ultimates is probably one of my favorite comics of all time, and with all of the delays Ultimate Marvel has, I can probably wait...one more day (maybe)
Posted by .Mistress Redhead.

Jeph is the absolute MAN 
 
I just finished Hush and am in even more awe of him!

Posted by goldenkey
@G-Man said:
" @War Killer: Good news, part two mainly deals with Ultimatum and New Ultimates.  Maybe I'll tease it for another day? "

just bring it out damn it 
Posted by theboywholived

Seriously where is part 2? Part 1 was awesome!

Posted by Dr. Detfink

Nice work G-man. Keep on truckin' with those interviews. 
 
My heart goes out to Jeph Loeb ever since his son died. His various dark tones in Batman the Long Halloween to Spider-man Blue has some mind blowing moments. I don't mind his Red Hulk, I do however find the dialogue to be silly along with the dys-continuity. Words like "A-bomb"  come off as if the book was written by Jay (from Jay and Silent Bob). It just made the story that much harder to swallow.
 
If I could ask Loeb one question it would be, "How do you like the fact that Bendis just undid the death of Spider-man and Human Torch immediately after Ultamatum?" Pretty much spelled out what he thought of Loeb's catastrophe.

Edited by Grim

i love all of jeph's DC work, but i HATE the red hulk series. I hate it all. its not jeph either. its the Marvel way of telling a "Suspenseful" story. it blows. and he just happens to be the one who worked on it. and now She Red-HULk?
 
if Rulk really is a mainstay, im just waiting for Zombie Ape Rulk. waiting with a gun, a note, and one bullet...

Posted by Grim
@Stormultt said:
" @DarcStorm: that would be retarded but then again it is in the MU hell, quicksilver could be related to ultron >.> "
Rulk is an Ape Zombie-skrull. thats whay they look like. Red versions of normal heroes. with guns. and fire. who can PUNCH THE FREAKING WATCHER!
...im not getting over that....
Posted by Gregomasta

ya look like you're going to tackle loeb.

Posted by Colt

  so uh.. what ever happened to that captain america white series?