Daily Archives: October 2, 2009

A Week of the Thing – Marvel Feature Presents #11

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You might remember Marvel Features as the comic that introduced the world to the Defenders in its first 3 issues – but the other issue of interest is this little guy here – #11 – also the issue included in the Marvel Legends Masterworks!

Hulk #15 (2009) – The Review

Hulk #15

Hulk #15

I wasn’t even going to bother reviewing this – wasn’t even going to post it – because, and stick with me here, this comic book is a joke!  Do the “fans” of this comic realize just how ridiculous this story is?  All flash – no substance!  I swear I could walk into any Elementary School and ask any of the students there to tell me a Hulk story – and they could do a better job!

Apparently, when you have an all-powerful being - you send in Wolverine.

Apparently, when you have an all-powerful being - you send in Wolverine.

Why?  Why, you ask?  Why am I being so harsh?  Alright, follow me here… Since the Red Hulk was introduced he has handled every heavy hitter that Marvel has – even killing an Elder – but in this issue we are treated to the biggest insult so far…

The Red Hulk is blind - and beaten...

The Red Hulk is blind - and beaten...

The Red Hulk beat Thor – he beat the Hulk!  He beat Silver Surfer!  The freakin’ Surfer!  A cosmic being!  But who gets the better of the Red Hulk in a fight?  Wolverine.  Yup, Wolverine.  Wolverine hasn’t even bested the Hulk – and the Hulk isn’t anywhere near as powerful as the Surfer!  Wolverine tangling with the Surfer?  Don’t make me laugh… yet – a character who beat the Surfer in ONE PANEL was hurt by Wolverine.

The Red She Hulk... Ho-Hum

The Red She Hulk... Ho-Hum

I can’t even begin to review this drivel… oh, wait – here it is… the X-Force battles the Red Hulk’s team until Deadpool and the Punisher blow the Diner up – then the Wolverine is knocked out by the Red She Hulk who finally makes her appearance… – oh wait, I forgot – Wolverine sliced the Red Hulk’s eyes, blinding the guy… and the Red Hulk’s inner monologue reveals he’s starting to feel bad about his actions in the last few years of comics – this is the set-up for the Red Hulk to become the Anti-hero… excuse me while I yawn

*yawn*

Hulk #15 Variant

Hulk #15 Variant

I feel like I was ripped off.  Even before when I bought these comics I felt like it was going to go somewhere – I was waiting to see what happened – but I think I have finally lost all interest in this crap that Loeb continues to put out.  Grade: F

Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Volume 1 – Hard Knocks

Fantastic Four DVD

Fantastic Four DVD

This was Marvel’s attempt to cash in on the Manga mania that was taking the world by storm.  The animation is very different than the 2005 cartoon.  It starts with Sue and Johnny discussing the mystery man that showed up and disappeared into Reed’s lab with him.  They’re about to go spy on them when a huge explosion has them running in to see what happened.  There they are met with the Hulk and an unconscious Reed.  The Thing and Hulk begin to battle.

The Thing - doing his best "Carrie" impression!

The Thing - doing his best "Carrie" impression!

The Hulk takes on Thing pretty easy and then handles the Torch.  But Sue holds him inside a force field until Ben wakes up.  Then, Ben tackles the Hulk right out the wall and they fall to the street below.  The Torch goes after them to see what he can do – but when Ben gets up he sees the Hulk still ready to fight.  Reed wakes up and asks where Bruce is.  Sue says that she thinks the Hulk ate him.  He tells Sue to get down there and help Ban and Johnny and he will be there in a second.  Meanwhile, Grimm face plants the Hulk into the ground.  For that the Hulk throws a mailbox and a popcorn vendor’s cart at him.  Then the two behemoths throw cars back and forth while Johnny makes wise cracks.  Only until the Hulk smashes the Thing with a van and then extinguishes Johnny with a fire hydrant.  Sue comes to the rescue again.  She tries to end the fight with a force field around the head, cutting off his air – but it’s Reed with a device that affects his inner ear and knocks him out that ends the Hulk’s rampage.

The two Monsters battle!

The two Monsters battle!

They four team members watch as the Hulk turns back into Bruce.  Reed gives them the rundown of the Hulk’s origin.  A slew of Helicopters are heading right toward the Baxter Building.  Meanwhile, the Thing begs Bruce to give him a rematch but Reed comes him and tells him that he doesn’t have a cure.  Bruce says he needs to leave because “they” will becoming for him.  They ask who THEY is – but they learn soon enough as a whole army of soldiers infiltrate the building.  Reed and Torch try as they might to hold them off but ultimately they are caught.  As well as Bruce and Thing.  The leader tells Bruce that thanks to him they will have 5 weapons at their disposal rather than one.

The REAL enemy!  Agent Pratt!

The REAL enemy! Agent Pratt!

While the soldiers are loading in their new cargo they tell Agent Pratt, the leader, that they can’t find the Invisible Woman.  And there is a reason for that – because she’s invisible.  Sue has been watching the whole time and breaks her family free.  She buys them enough time for the FF to wake up and start fighting.  But the team still gets Bruce loaded into the helicopter and takes off…

FF to the Rescue!

FF to the Rescue!

The FF goes after Bruce – but as they close in Agent Pratt calls in reinforcements to take care of them.  Sue and Johnny takes care of the jets while Reed and Ben cover the ground and try to break Bruce free.  They get him out  – but huge tanks with huge guns are right there ready to fire – until Ben tells Bruce to get mad and let out the Hulk.  He does and hits The Thing first.  Go figure.  But the Thing uses this to his advantage and antagonizes the Hulk into trying to get him – while destroying the tanks and soldiers at the same time!

The Thing sliding into first...

The Thing sliding into first...

The Hulk destroys everything – and even tells Pratt to leave him alone – to which Pratt replies “okay” in fear.  Before Hulk jumps off Ben tells him that one day they need to have a re-match – only in arm wrestling.

Hulk being caught red-handed!  Or green handed!

Hulk being caught red-handed! Or green handed!

I’ve got to say – this show was great!  Not only the is the mix of computer and classic animation amazing – but the humor in the story was great!  This is a episode – and the show is pretty darn entertaining!  Grade:  A-