LEGENDARY HULK ARTIST UNLEASHES NEW GREEN ECO MONSTER
HERB TRIMPE’S ECO WARRIOR BATTLES TO SAVE PLANET
Eco Comics has today announced the launch of a new character drawn by the late, legendary artist Herb Trimpe. Artwork by Trimpe has also been unveiled.
It will see Trimpe – renowned for his art on Hulk and Wolverine – help bring to the world a second, huge green behemoth, this time in the form of Eco Warrior.
“We needed a big strong hero to represent Eco Comics, and of course, like our approach, he had to be green. We considered several superstar artists of the comic industry before it dawned on us the perfect and obvious choice had to be Herb Trimpe,” said the publisher.
But any similarities that may exist with that ‘other’ green monster associated with Trimpe are only skin deep says the award-winning publisher.
“Eco Warrior is a face for our environment. The fact that he also utilises technology shows that he is a real contradiction. But added with a touch of Viking warrior, a glove for pounding, and boots for stomping, you can bet he’s not here to give sermons.”
“He is driven to protect the Earth’s endangered environment and eco system, bringing him into conflict with corporations and vested interests who hold the resources to allow them to battle him head on.”
Writer Chris Bunting adds: “It was a blast working with Herb Trimpe, a legend in the comic book world. Herb’s enthusiasm was evident right toward the end of his illustrious career. It’s just a shame he’s not here to witness this, as I’ve no doubt that he’d be thoroughly enjoying it.”
Bunting and Trimpe worked closely over a long period to create a classic-style comic book hero facing 21st Century climate change. Eco Warrior was perhaps the final character created by the artist who died on 13th April 2015.
“Like many of Herb’s finest characters, Eco Warrior is full of pathos and Greek-style tragedy. By sucking pollution from the atmosphere to fuel Eco Warrior’s godly strength, eventually it could all be removed and Earth saved, thereby sacrificing himself.”
Eco Warrior is set to play a pivotal role in many other titles by Eco Comics before featuring in his own, a tribute entitled Herb Trimpe’s Eco Warrior, including art by Trimpe himself. More Trimpe art will be unveiled by the publisher soon.
Exclusive Eco Warrior artwork by Herb Trimpe is available to view on the publisher’s blog: blog.mohawkmedia.co.uk
*ABOUT THE WRITER AND THE ARTIST:
Herb Trimpe worked on almost every major Marvel name, including Spider-Man, Captain America, The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and Thor. He also drew Indiana Jones, Transformers, Godzilla, Star Wars, and Rolling Stone magazine’s Hulk cover.
His time at Marvel saw him illustrate the writings of Stan Lee. With writer Chris Claremont, Trimpe created Captain Britain (rumoured to be next for the TV show treatment).
He is perhaps best known for his seven-year run on the Incredible Hulk. It was during this run that Wolverine (of the X-Men) made his first ever appearance. Trimpe’s unique style arguably helped define the public perception of the Hulk more than any other artist. This was, in part, due to his illustrations of the character adorning much of the merchandise released throughout the 1970s and 1980s (and some still appearing up to the present day).
Trimpe’s contribution to, and advancement of, the comic book, like the wealth of characters that he helped create, is far too vast to be summarised here.
Writer Chris Bunting is recognised for making literary and cultural giants accessible to a new generation, while simultaneously pleasing established fans. Such legendary names on his CV include Dracula, Action Man, Robin Hood, Mr. T, and Jekyll & Hyde. He is also responsible for numerous original titles, including recently-launched fantasy-adventure series,
How to Break into Comic Books and Graphic Novels. His work has been featured by the Howard Stern Show, Channel 4 television, the BBC, the Telegraph, and many others.
*ABOUT ECO COMICS:
ECO COMICS is a comic book and graphic novel publisher committed to a two-fold approach:
1) producing the most environmentally-friendly titles possible.
2) producing the most entertaining stories possible.
All titles are of top print quality and format, yet remain exclusively paperless and digital (including iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Windows 8).
Eco Comics has received two major environmental awards, including the gold standard Green Apple Award 2013-2014. A few of its ‘green’ titles include: “Tough Guy“; “Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde“; “Englishman“, and official mascot of Eco Comics, the “Green Man“. Further information: blog.mohawkmedia.co.uk/about-eco-comics