The Marvel Universe wasn’t always as glitzy as it is now.When Lou Ferrigno starred as the titular creature in 1978-launched TV series “The Incredible Hulk,” his toenails would stay green for six months from full-body makeup applications the role required. Working out at the gym to keep pumped to gamma-ray levels, Ferrigno sometimes saw green sweat oozing from his pores.In 1976, after Jim Shooter was hired to be Marvel Comics associate editor, soon to be editor-in-chief, a president of the company told Shooter, “Your job is to preside over the death of Marvel Comics. And to try not to lose too much money until I get us out of that business. There’s no future in this.” Ferrigno and Shooter, icons before geek-chicness and superhero movies ruled the mainstream like Dr. Doom rules Latveria, will appear at the Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture Expo. The fourth-year event is set for 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. March 9 and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 10 at Von Braun Center’s South Hall, address 700 Monroe St.Special guests range from comic-book talent like Marv Wolfman (“The New Teen Titans,” characters Blade, Bullseye, Black Cat, etc.), to voice actor Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh,… Read full this story
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