Monthly Archives: August 2009

Clash of Furies (2009) – The Review

Lyra - really mad...

Lyra - really mad...

So, here’s the back-up story in TIH #601 – and I’ll be straight darned if it ain’t pretty dang good!  I mean, are we really going to have all these Hulk bastards running around?  And I mean the technical term bastard – not the mean spirited slang word…  so Lyra (Hulk’s child with Thundra) is looking for She-Hulk.  Her superiors tell her that they don’t know where she is – nor do they know when she’ll be around.  a young, puppy love sticken soldier named Alexander is out to impress and tells Lyra that he knows where Jen Walters was last (we also know thanks to TIH #600) and off they go to Death Valley.

Alexander copping a feel - what a dog!

Alexander copping a feel - what a dog!

As they head out, Alexander makes his move and slips Lyra the tongue.  Alright, maybe it was a bit more modest of a kiss – but all of a sudden a female Zzaxx shows up.  She takes the ship down and does major damage to Alexander.  Lyra asks Boudicca to get her and Alex out of there – but she says because of the electricmagnetic jamming – she cannot.  She tells Lyra that her 3 new foes are female versions of – get reay for this – Abomination, Zzaxx and the Glob.  That’s right – the freakin’ GLOB!  Remember him from issues #121 and, a great issue, #129.  Since it’s easier to tell you the rest of the story knowing the new foes names – I will tell you them now.  The female Abomination is called “Abberation” (I think I could have thought of a better name), the Glob lady is called “Morass” (Insert big ass joke here), and the female Zzaxx is Axon.

So, Lyra swears to get Alexander out of there safely – but Abberation attacks her from behind saying that Norman Osborn sends his regards.  Lyra, getting angrier, attacks.  But Morass surrounds her and traps her with her goopy body – wow, that sounds bad doesn’t it? – but while Lyra is distracted Axon kills Alexander.  Lyra swears she will kill them all.  The 3 foes are told to stop playing around by none other than… Gen. Ryker!  You read right – Gen. Ryker – who, it seems, is back to his old tricks because he tells Gamma Corp: Black to get Lyra back to base so he can start the genetic harvest – sounds like Ryker is back up to his old tricks!  Good stuff!  Grade: B

Ryker is back... man, this guy sucks as a human being.

Ryker is back... man, this guy sucks as a human being.

No Prize Results!

Fandango!  Avoid it like the plague!

Fandango! Avoid it like the plague!

So, yes, this movie is called FANDANGO made way back in 1985 – and that is Kevin Costner (Judd Nelson in the back seat) and the issue of the Hulk is… TIH #128 – Hulk vs. the Avengers!  A team he was once a member of!  Yet, none of those guys were members when the Hulk was on the team…

Anyways, congratulations to Hulk #465 – who I knew would come through and answer the question.  Nice job gammabro!

A Week of Cobalt-Man! – Monday (Defenders #43)

cobalt hulk 013

This will actually be a short week since I am in my Brother-in-law’s wedding this Friday.  So it will be a short Mon-Wed week – but it’s perfect to showcase a great character that I love!  Cobalt man!  I’m already switching things up here – not only is this NOT Cobalt man’s first appearance – but this isn’t even the first time CM (That’s what I call him – y’know, cause we’re good friends and all) and the Hulk even met!  I love this issue though so check it out!  Next up will be Hulk’s first scuffle with the blue guy!

Another Good Read!

Check out this article – it’s both funny… and sad!

And thanks to Bully’s blogspot for the great pic – I love the site!  Gwen Stacy is the Red Hulk?  Man, that would out of left field, huh?

Alright – who wants a “No Prize?”

Hulk Boo 001

I love bad movies – bad, bad movies – but boy was I surprised when I saw this image in the movie I was watching!  Alright – so here’s the No Prize opportunity:

  • Name the movie
  • Name the Actor in the front seat
  • Identify the issue number of the Incredible Hulk that is being read

Good Luck!  If anyone gets this – it will probably be Hulk #465… but we’ll see – I will be really shocked if anyone gets all the answers…  Answer posted on Monday!  As well as the review for Son of Hulk #13/14…

A Week of Valkyrie – Friday (Defenders #27)

Hulk Stuff again 006

Let’s end this week with a great cover featuring the one and only Hulk saving Valkyrie.  Because – well, heck, why not – Valkyrie may be a powerful, scary woman with a bad-ass attitude – but she still needs the Hulk to come to the rescue every once in a while – to which he answers that call!

This was a fun week – I have next week’s character all set – it will be interesting to try and get a full week out of a few of these foes!

Hulk #14 (2009) – The Review

Hulk #14

Hulk #14

I’m not sure I want to admit this – I’ll have a hard time even typing this – I didn’t think this issue was half bad…  Listen, if you take in account Mr. Gary Miller’s theory about the Red Hulk – which I think is pretty damn accurate – then this issue is a bit better.  If I wasn’t so sure he was correct I’d probably be just as aggravated with the whole, at this point ridiculous, “Who is the Red Hulk” storyline.  But theorizing you know what you know – the issue reads a bit better.  For example – every time you see Ross (MODOCK) speaking – just picture MODOCK (Ross-LMD) saying all that to Ross (Red Hulk).  It makes so much more sense… wait, does that make sense, what I just posted?

The Red She-Hulk Variant - also the most useless since she doesn't even appear in this issue

The Red She-Hulk Variant - also the most useless since she doesn't even appear in this issue

1 in 20 Variant

1 in 20 Variant

 So, this issue starts with Domino seeing something she’s not supposed to see – who the Red Hulk is!  He chases after her, ready to kill her off – but she gets away in the end.  As the Red Hulk argues about going after her with Samson and Ross (although – let’s just call him LMD for short 🙂 ) Ross – I mean, LMD tells Red Hulk to assemble a team together to take Domino out.  First up?  Deadpool!

Red Hulk taking down Deadpool robots...

Red Hulk taking down Deadpool robots...

Deadpool is busy fighting off a bunch of LMD’s of himself.  When Red Hulk arrives he starts taking all the robots out until he finds the real Deadpool.  He offers him money to join his team and Deadpool obliges (Look, I know a lot of people LIKE Deadpool nowadays – and he’s a character that’s funny and cool – but I don’t get the hype surrounding him – I really don’t!)  Next up is locating Castle – the Punisher.  Red Hulk offers him intelligence because money wouldn’t work with him – with Thundra and a Russian Iron Man knock-off, all they are waiting for is Electra to complete their team.  Wait, if the Red Hulk took down a Hellicarrier and faced off against 5 of the strongest women in the MU – why does he need a team to take down Domino?

The Punisher takes on the Red Hulk

The Punisher takes on the Red Hulk

Maybe because when they do find Domino she has a  team herself – X-Force.  I still think Loeb’s writing leaves a lot to be desired – and this whole “mystery” thing is wearing paper thin.  But – one of the worst things?  This issue has an ultra-rare 1 in 200 variant with Deadpool on the cover.  No, I didn’t get one – but I know the sales figures will be very inflated because of it.  Anyways, this issue gets a solid C+

Is this the kind of crap Deadpool fans laugh at?  Just asking...

Is this the kind of crap Deadpool fans laugh at? Just asking...