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.
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