”Herb Trimpe: We Love You!”

I’m a massive fan of Herb Trimpe. Ever since starting this blog I’ve made this clear over and over again, and although back in the day it was fashionable in some quarters to mock Trimpe’s art, I always stood by his work until the recent trend is to praise his work. Trimpe for me drew the definitive version of the Hulk. Kirby’s Hulk was fine, but Trimpe made his Hulk capable of more than just rage and angst. His work with Marie Severin is just wonderful.

I even loved his Captain Britain.

However Trimpe’s later work from the early 80’s onwards suffered because he was drawing everything it seemed as editors picked someone reliable and able to hit deadlines. By the 90s he’d drifted into doing whatever he could and became a bit of a lost figure amongst the Liefelds, McFarlanes and Lee’s.

So imagine my surprise to come across this from 1970 when Trimpe was well and truly in his prime. Made as part of a college project,”Herb Trimpe: We Love You!”is a fantastic bit of archive featuring not just Trimpe, but footage of the Marvel Bullpen in 1970.This is a piece of prime history about an artist who deserves greater acclaim than he got when he was alive.

1 thought on “”Herb Trimpe: We Love You!”

  1. Count me in as another big Herb Trimpe fan . His work on the Hulk with John Severin (and Roy Thomas) in particular. are still some of my all time favourite comics. One of my very first US comic memories (and first US Marvels) was of a Trimpe drawn Hulk comic (issues 137) which made a great impression on 10 year old me and was in no small part instrumental in why at the tender age of 50 plus (plus plus), I am still reading (and mostly enjoying) comics, For me the Hulks alter ego was not Bruce Banner it was Herb Trimpe. PS enjoying your Blog

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