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?
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!
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?
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+