I wish I could keep on with my Aaron hate but, amazingly, this is the second issue in a row that I thought was pretty decent! Although I am still reeling from Aaron’s last story arc – but this one, beginning pretty weak, has picked up nicely. Unfortunately, it is still a re-tread of the movie Crank – but at least the single issues are interesting enough!
This issue pits Hulk against some cybernetic bears in space… and the man who has sex with them. Nope – I am not kidding. It had a feel of my favorite issue – #165 – and the Hulk takes on a few robo-bears and the fat, sharp toothed man who has relations with said bears… I know I just said that – but I really can’t get past it. He does come to a timely and fitting end though.
It’s still Hulk killing without a reason to do so though… and seemingly enjoying it. Reading Aaron’s issues it’s really hard to find people to root for. Are we supposed to want the Hulk to take on Bruce… and win? Is Bruce really up to something sinister? We have no idea – we just know Hulk doesn’t want Banner to succeed because he hates him. As he always has. The twist, this time around, is that we are supposed to hate Bruce too – but all we know is that Bruce went a little wacky – and then the Hulk killed him.
Aaron’s Hulk is still a confusing and muddled mess of violence and bestiality but at least it’s somewhat more fun to read after the first disastrous arc. Grade: D+