Daily Archives: December 5, 2008

Hulk Family – Green Genes (2008) – The Review

Hulk Family - Green Genes

Hulk Family - Green Genes

Who picked this up yesterday?  Pretty darn good issue.  It’s nice to have some good old fashion Hulk stories after the crap they have been shoveling at us this year.  The first story, titled Your Lucky Day, takes place right after the events in The Incredible Hulk #344 – Ground Zero – my favorite Hulk story.  So, She Hulk is having her class reunion (Hey!  The old ’96 cartoon had an episode where Jen Walters went to her class reunion!  Weird.)  Anyways, she sees Mr, Fixit stroll through the casino and recognizes him as her cousin.  Fixit tells her she has the wrong man – he still doesn’t want to be recognized – she says she knows it’s him.  Two mutants come to Las Vegas – they say fate brought them there – and start causing trouble.  She Hulk takes Discordia while Hulk takes on the guy whose power is transforming fear into power.  It’s pretty sweet.  As they tangle Fixit starts to hear Banner’s voice inside of him.  He begins to take out his anger on the mutant.  He gets angrier and angrier when he believes Banner is calling him an accident – and Hulk says it was fate.  Just as he’s about to lose control and beat this mutant to a pulp She Hulk stops him.  She says she knows he’s not her cousin – because her cousin wouldn’t be so mean.

This story is such a refreshing change of pace from the drivel we’ve been served lately.  It’s violent, and funny (I like Hulk’s new name for She Hulk – which is She-Me) and each of the characters actually act like the characters they are supposed to!  B

This comic also features 3 other stories – each featuring a different Hulk member – Pak writes the Skaar story, which I wish I liked better but I just can’t get into it.  The Daughter of the Hulk story is okay – turns out Hulk’s bastard daughter has some compassion for males – which she attributes to her Dad.  But if you want to hear about these stories you should get the comic and read it.  I’m just going to give a review of the first story – but what did you think of it?

Marvel Legends Red Hulk BAF (2008)

 

Red Hulk BAF

Red Hulk BAF

It’s funny, you know, I said I had no interest in getting this figure – and I didn’t – but I had a friend give me both arms one leg and the head.  She had bought the figures for her son but thought the body parts they came with were too morbid.  I told her they weren’t just body parts but you collect all the pieces and it creates a whole new figure.  She couldn’t care less – so I went to Target and was very lucky to find the torso and other leg figures still there.  Needless to say I now have the Rulk figure – which I have to say – it’s pretty nice.  Too bad for the color 😉

Close Up of Rulk

Close Up of Rulk

The figure really captures McGuiness’ art really well.  He even towers over most of the Hulk figures I have.  I just got notice that the Marvel Select Red Hulk figure is on its way.  I have to say that I am kind of excited to get that one.  I’m almost sure it will be better than this one…

Profile

Profile

How is the weather up there?

How is the weather up there?

The thing is, about these BAF’s, they are really easy to pose!  Look as Hulk and the Rulk fight.  This is the way it should have gone down in the comics – right here, baby!  One punch!  Actually 2…  Hulk hitting Rulk, Rulk hitting the floor!  Bam!  It’s like 7th grade taunting all over again!

The wind up...

The wind up...

Stuff IT!

Stuff IT!

I will also take this opportunity to plug a great website – one that I like to frequent – check it out here – it’s the Captain Toy website that features a lot of great reviews.  The one in the link is the one he did for the Red Hulk series.  He’s usually pretty good and spot on.  I don’t always agree with everything he says but I don’t think anyone really agrees 100% with everyone.  For example, I agree with ALMOST everything my Dad says – except when he calls me ugly.  I am one humongous stud.  Everyone knows that.

How you like these apples!

How you like these apples!

Biggety-BAM!  Winner and Still Champion!

Biggety-BAM! Winner and Still Champion!