The Marvel Toilet Paper Comic Book

Back in the late 1970s the folks at Marvel must have been thinking they’d licensed Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk on toothbrushes and bubble bath, so why not toilet paper? And so, in 1979, along came The Incredible Hulk/Spider-Man comic book on a roll of toilet paper.

The story is told over several sheets of toilet paper, and then repeated across the roll’s 325 sheets.

An eBay seller is selling these in sheets that tell the completely story (rather than the whole roll) for $19.99. I bet Jack Kirby would have liked to wipe his ass with Stan Lee on occasion, but otherwise this is a bit like the Hello Kitty vibrator (um, I mean massager) — just a little too out there.

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible HulkI’m not sure what all of those negative reviews of The Incredible Hulk were thinking. Sure, I guess if you went into the theater expecting the next Paths of Glory you might have been disappointed. But come on, this a summer blockbuster where the point is special effects and explosions, and The Incredible Hulk delivered plenty of both with a decent story. In some ways it was even better than Iron Man — at least the final battle in The Incredible Hulk actually made sense, as opposed to the obvious continuity errors in the Iron Man vs. Iron Monger battle.

It was also nice to see director Louis Leterrier include references to the TV and comics version of the Hulk, as opposed to Ang Lee’s film where the director seemed embarrassed that he was making a film about *gasp* a comic book character.

Unfortunately, the bad blood between Edward Norton — who wanted a more Ang Lee-ish film filled with tender character exposition — and Marvel means that it is unlikely he’ll be back as Bruce Banner for the inevitable sequel. But who cares as long as they stay on course for this Avengers movie that they’re clearly aiming for (as long as it doesn’t revolve around trying to guess which one of the Avengers are really Skrulls).