Sideshow Collectibles a new limited-edition variant art print by Paolo Rivera based on the classic clash between two Marvel Comics titans. The Hulk and Wolverine: First Appearance Variant Premium Art Print recalls the time the two characters did battle in 1974’s “Incredible Hulk” #181.
Written by Len Wein and drawn by Herb Trimpe, the issue marked the first full appearance by Wolverine as he interrupted a fight between the Hulk and Wendigo. Wolverine was able to subdue Wendigo, but subsequently turned his attention to the Hulk. They were knocked unconscious by a chemical concoction, but awoke to resume their fight, with the Hulk eventually emerging victorious.
Signed by Rivera, the print is 24 inches by 18 inches, and will receive a limited run of 350. Rivera is an Eisner Award-winning artist best known for illustrating Marvel’s “Mythos,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “Daredevil.” The print was produced using cotton, acid-free matte paper and archival inks. It includes an embossed seal of authenticity.
“Incredible Hulk” #181 is a highly sought-after issue, with copies fetching between $1,500 and more than $3,500. Shipping sometime between June and August, the Hulk and Wolverine: First Appearance Variant Premium Art Print is available for $250 .