Heavy, Bulky, Lean?

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#1 Edited by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio

Heavy

Stocky, muscular, more body fat, built like a pro wrestler or an oldtime strongman

Bulky

Exaggerated muscle mass, like by an extreme steroid abuse

Lean

Smaller waist, less muscle mass, thinner legs, more of a sporty physique


What is the right physique for the Hulk?

#2 Edited by Backflip (2286 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky, followed by Lean.

#3 Posted by JonSmith (4231 posts) - - Show Bio

Somewhere between heavy and bulky. The Avengers leaned more towards the heavy side, and I quite liked that. The Hulk is supposed to be big, monstrous, to some degrees, grotesque. Having him look like a lean and mean body builder or Arnold Schwarzenagger painted green just doesn't sit right with me. When he looks like that, he's just a big green dude running around. When he's heavier, like in Avengers, he doesn't run, he CHARGES. Seeing something that big suddenly bolt from zero to sixty is a lot more alarming and conveys 'this thing will hit you like a freight train' a lot better: A lean, super ripped Hulk, like 2008, okay, he's athletic, he's muscular, this LOOKS like it's built to move like an olympic athlete, and on a similar scale. I can recognize this appearance, and how it conveys the ability to do this. I can understand this.

A heavier Hulk? HOLY CRAP THAT THING'S FAST HOW IS THAT FAST IT'S BUILT LIKE AN ELEPHANT OH MY GOD. A good Hulk should startle and surprise you. It should be monstrous, in that it's just a bit beyond what you can understand. The Heavy style does this better than the ripped body builder look.

#4 Posted by Veshark (9326 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky - Heavy looks too ugly and Lean looks too superheroic and not enough monster.

#5 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (14747 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Joygirl (20854 posts) - - Show Bio

What JonSmith said, verbatim.

#8 Edited by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Edited by dum529001 (2527 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonsmith said:

Somewhere between heavy and bulky. The Avengers leaned more towards the heavy side, and I quite liked that. The Hulk is supposed to be big, monstrous, to some degrees, grotesque. Having him look like a lean and mean body builder or Arnold Schwarzenagger painted green just doesn't sit right with me. When he looks like that, he's just a big green dude running around. When he's heavier, like in Avengers, he doesn't run, he CHARGES. Seeing something that big suddenly bolt from zero to sixty is a lot more alarming and conveys 'this thing will hit you like a freight train' a lot better: A lean, super ripped Hulk, like 2008, okay, he's athletic, he's muscular, this LOOKS like it's built to move like an olympic athlete, and on a similar scale. I can recognize this appearance, and how it conveys the ability to do this. I can understand this.

A heavier Hulk? HOLY CRAP THAT THING'S FAST HOW IS THAT FAST IT'S BUILT LIKE AN ELEPHANT OH MY GOD. A good Hulk should startle and surprise you. It should be monstrous, in that it's just a bit beyond what you can understand. The Heavy style does this better than the ripped body builder look.

This^^^

Full, solid, and massive like a car is the way Hulk should be!

#11 Edited by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

bulky. ed mcguines bulky. PERFECTION.

#14 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@zardu: avengers movie hulk. followed by hulk 2003 movie. and my least liked version incredible hulk hulk. that was just ugly.

#18 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@zardu: it was decent but too stringy. and the face looked so cheap and undetailed. when i look at avengers hulk he looks like ruffalo. and it is awesome. all they need to do is make him a little less like an ape. and give him a movie already.

#20 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I don´t know. To me it looks like a caricature. But here he seems to be more muscular.

#21 Posted by Zardu (367 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: I found this Hulk sketch. I think this Hulk is bulky, but the human anatomy is still there. The more human the Hulk is, the more realistic he looks. (I know, he is not 100% human and he shouldn´t be, but the proportions - exaggerated or not - should still remain presentable.)

#22 Posted by joshmightbe (26343 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky but not flabby

#23 Posted by guttridgeb (4881 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't mind, as long as the art is good.

#25 Posted by Farkam (5834 posts) - - Show Bio

I like him bulky.

#26 Edited by Perethorn (4980 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky

#27 Edited by Night Thrasher (3807 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on the artist...I think Tim Sale did a Heavy Hulk and it fit his style. Dale Keown did a Lean Hulk and that was just right for his style. McGuinnes did a Bulky Hulk and for him it was best. As with most thing comic art: the style of the artist determines what works best for the character.

S/N: It should be mandatory that Spider-Man always have under-arm webs and Wolverine go back to the brown costume.

#28 Posted by w0nd (5051 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky. Not a fan of this lean hulk or what ever size you want to call it..

#29 Edited by Ministurt (89 posts) - - Show Bio

This for bulky becuse of that unstoppible behemoth factor.

Or this for lean to give into the whole savage beast.

#30 Posted by PowerHerc (86141 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky and ripped.

#31 Posted by Deranged Midget (18231 posts) - - Show Bio

Paul Pelletier and Ed McGuinness draw the best Hulk.

#33 Edited by Deranged Midget (18231 posts) - - Show Bio
#35 Posted by Deranged Midget (18231 posts) - - Show Bio

@theacidskull: AHA! Then we are both in agreement. As if that's a surprise to anyone ;)

#37 Edited by z1co80 (192 posts) - - Show Bio

Keown Hulk followed by Pelletier Hulk for me

#38 Posted by Oscars94 (2980 posts) - - Show Bio

Bulky.

#39 Edited by ImNemotheGemini (874 posts) - - Show Bio

Doesn't matter to me.. As long as Hulk looks powerful ! 2008 movie hulk looked like he could barely hit 50 tons ! 2003 and Avengers looked like they easily surpassed 100 tons at base ! In comics.. As long as he looks powerful.. I'm good !

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