So on we go with Bruce training Skaar to take on the Hulk… when the Hulk eventually returns. So, in preparation Bruce has the Juggernaut show up. Skaar shows no interest in fighting Juggy at first. Juggy turns his attention to Bruce and starts to pound on him – with only Bruce’s electronic shields to protect him. Skaar finally begins to fight Juggy – and Juggs gets the upper hand pretty quickly – but then, in a shocking turn, Skaar transforms into a child.
Juggernaut stops fighting – but that gives Skaar the opportunity to use his Old Power to knock Juggs into the air. Skaar transforms back and goes after Juggy. They land deep in the earth – into liquid magma where Juggs can’t use his power. He laughs it off saying he’s going to watch Skaar burn – but Skaar informs him that he was born in fire – right after the Hulk abandoned him. He uses his Old Power again to take the two of them out of the magma (I so like to say “magma” in a Dr. Evil voice – I can’t be the only one, right?) but tricks Juggs and at the last moment he hits Juggy so hard he knocks him right into space.
Reed Richards and Beast have been talking the whole time – questioning Bruce’s motives. Reed has been supporting Bruce but Beast has called in other help. The issue ends with Skaar and Bruce at a comic shop looking up Conan – to see why Juggy called him that – when Wolverine shows up…
Not a bad issue – although I can’t say I’m still so happy that these comics are Hulk-less – these issues are really good. I can’t wait to see where they are going with the story. Grade B-