When ever my dear friend and Toronto/CDN ex-pat Jason Gray comes to visit from Japan, he brings me the latest issues of Eiga HiHO Magazine, the "Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Chicks and Rock & Roll! Movie Magazine for Guys". Filled with articles on obscure Japanese films (in Japanese, of course!) and full of wacky stills, there is always something for the film fan to learn just by flipping through the pages.
In the May 09 issue is this little pop cult nugget: the 1970 manga adaptation of The Hulk published in Weekly Bokura Magazine and written by Kazuo Koike of Lone Wolf and Cub fame. Love to get a copy of the whole manga. Looks like the Hulk is more of a sympathetic character than when originally introduced by Marvel as a thoughtless rampaging monster in the 60s. Look at those streaming tears! Now if only there was a Japanese TV series like there was for Spidey!