Last we left the gruesome two-some they were in a comic shop and Wolverine came up ready to fight (how many places can Wolverine be? He’s in Hulk with his dark costume – in TIH in his yellow/blue costume – how many Wolverine’s are there?) And we begin with Skaar flattening Wolvie into the ground. He then jumps off and meets up with Daken , Wolverine’s son – now I don’t know too much about him – haven’t followed the character – but he seemed a bit redundant and kind of bored me to hell. The entire issue was a fight between these two – but some interesting things happened. For example, Skaar and Daken discuss how they are alike – “You were raised by Monsters – I was raised by assassins”) it was kind of silly – but at that point Skaar transforms back into the small child that he did in the last issue. As this happens Daken uses this moment to try and kill him – Banner comes to the rescue.
Actually, about Bannner, Pak has really re-established Banner as a no nonsense guy not to be messed with. I mean, if you look at the original comics, Banner was a nice guy – but he seemed all business and cold. There was a time when Banner was written as a scared, bumbling side to the personality – but Pak has shown the side of Banner that I think has been missing for years – and I like it! Some of the best parts of this issue is Logan and Banner sharing a beer watching their kids “bond”. What about you guys? How do you feel?
But like I said – Banner comes to the rescue. Or more like he throws Wolverine through the window at Daken. Skaar comes back and the battle continues between Skaar and Daken – and Daken is winning. His claws actually take away healing factors – and right as Daken is going to go for the kill Bruce holds his Old Power gun to Wolverine’s head. He Daken that he will shoot and kill Wolverine – and when Daken scoffs Bruce goes into how he thinks the Hulk was created to protect the world from him.
The heroes part ways and and as the story closes we see that the father and son are being monitored… by the Leader! Hulk*gasm!
As much as I like Pak’s writing, I really want to know where this story is going – after just 3 issues the story already feels a bit stagnant – I just don’t want to see a monthly “Skaar vs ….” title. I am certainly enjoying this more than the other title – and think that it’s crazy that this title doesn’t outsell Hulk – but I have to remember that most people are idiots and choose flash over substance 🙂 no offense to the idiots out there! Now, the other thing is that this issue has a few different artists working on the same issue – it’s a bit distracting. I’d like one artist on each issue. Having different styles from page to page takes you out of the story – at least it does for me. Anyways, still interesting and great – just still missing the Hulk. Although… that is until I read Hulk: The List! Review coming soon! Grade B-