Speaking of Terry Moore … you might remember the Hulk #1 cover project that I blogged about right before Wizard World Chicago. It was a fund raiser for the Hero Initiative, where artists were asked to draw original Hulk art to be auctioned off on eBay. Moore points out that Frank Cho’s piece for the event was rejected:
Catching up on Frank Cho’s funny forum recently I read his Hulk cover was rejected entirely. Something about his rendition of the Hulk and She-Hulk, doing something or producing something decent people have decided we shouldn’t see. I haven’t seen the art in question, but now that it’s banned in all English speaking countries, I am, of course, dying to see it. Naturally, Frank’s cover would have sold for thousands. Sober estimates (much more trustworthy than the alternative) run at $8,000. It’s a shame. That’s a lot of money for a charity to lose.
On his message board, Cho comments on why it was rejected:
C’mon. It’s me. It can only mean one thing – too risque.
Americans fear female nudity.