The first work of Herb Trimpe's I noticed was on Incredible Hulk No.115 in May 1969. A striking cover and interior art that grabbed my attention on the shelf of my corner shop and which I eagerly bought for a shilling (5p).
I've admired his work ever since. It was the beginning of a great era for the Hulk and it became my favourite American comic at the time.
Many of those strips were of course reprinted in the British weekly The Mighty World of Marvel.
He drew other strips as well of course, putting his love of aircraft to use by drawing The Phantom Eagle one-off in Marvel Super-heroes, the early issues of Captain Britain, various Western comics, and a long stint on Marvel's Godzilla comic in the 1980s, to name but a few. In recent years he wrote and drew a new strip for digital comic Aces Weekly.
A book on the artist's work, The Incredible Herb Trimpe, was already scheduled to be published soon by Twomorrows:
|From the Twomorrows website.|
Interview with Herb Trimpe:
All images on this post (except the Twomorrows book cover) are from my personal collection.