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Doubleshipping Gone Good: Jeff Parker on Hulk

Posted by on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 07:39:21 PM

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As I mentioned
last week, I’ve been doing some research about Marvel’s recent headlong dive into doubleshipping many of their titles. As has been discussed elsewhere, the accelerated scheduling is most often noticed when it derails a book someone is enjoying with an inconsistent revolving door of creators. But if you’re not a regular Weekly Wednesday Shopper, it’s easy to overlook situations where everything falls into place.

Assuming no last minute derails in the production of the final two issues, Jeff Parker will have written thirty-four issues of Hulk before the title switches over to She-Hulk in October. By the time the final issues ships (scheduled for August 29) there will have been twenty-three months between the first and last issues of the run. That’s eleven extra issues above and beyond the standard monthly output.

This sort of frequency is increasingly less unusual at Marvel, but what does seem unusual is the consistency at work: every single issue has shipped with the solicited artist on board, and the changeovers between artists has occured at logical storyline endpoints. With only a few exceptions, even the inkers, colorists, and letterers have remained consistent and worked on all the same issues as their associated pencillers. And to top it off, there have only been six pencillers — Elena Casagrande, Dale Eaglesham, Gabriel Hardman, Ed McGuinness, Carlo Pagulayan, and Patrick Zircher — across nearly three dozen issues. The recently relaunched Daredevil hit that number within twelve issues, Ultimates had EIGHT artists on itsfirst dozen issues.

All of the creators and editors involved deserve kudos, and beyond simple logistics and work ethic, Hulk has continued to be an entertaining read, performing the seemingly impossible trick of taking an incredibly goofy and gimmicky Jeph Loeb “creation“/murder mystery and turning it into a compelling story I look forward to reading.

All joking aside, I am still pulling together information on the doubleshipping, and I wanted to work on my chart making. More to come!

NS0-157  
9L0-066  
70-487  
2V0-620  
70-487  
SY0-401  
C_TFIN52_66  
200-355  
400-101  
500-260  
MB6-703  
300-115  
OG0-093  
1Z0-804  
70-417  
70-486  
000-089  
350-030  
LX0-103  
000-080  
70-347  
070-461  
70-347  
1Y0-201  
C_TFIN52_66  
2V0-621  
9L0-066  
70-533  
c2010-652  
200-125  ,
700-501  
NSE4  
000-017  
LX0-104  
70-462  
70-462  
350-001  
VCP550  
70-461  
70-480  
SSCP  
AWS-SYSOPS  
300-320  
642-732  
SY0-401  
100-105  ,
70-411  
200-101  
70-178  
000-106  
ADM-201  
c2010-652  
350-050  
350-060  
HP0-S42  
200-310  
EX300  
70-533  
640-916  
PMP  
CAP  
PEGACPBA71V1  
CAS-002  
NSE4  
210-260  
70-483  
640-692  
210-060  

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