Alright… Stay Angry ends where the Hulk failed to stay angry in EVERY issue – and United begins. Stay Angry ends with one of the worst endings I could have imagined – and United begins even worse – if that’s possible. And it is. Here’s a time line:
- Hulk goes to Doom and asks him to separate his other personality
- Doom does it
- Banner goes nuts
- Banner dies. But doesn’t
- Banner collect mystical items to kill the Hulk who was born from science (huh?)
- Instead of using the “cure” he wants to team up and take down the real enemy… Doom
Wait – what? How did Doom become the enemy? What did Doom do other than do exactly what the Hulk asked… and of course get something out of the deal… because this is Doom we are talking about. Doom is a lot of things but trustworthy is not one of them – and Hulk knew that! But he’s the bad guy now? How does that make sense?
Let’s talk about the back story in this issue – Banner uses his connections in Vegas and wins a hefty bankroll. Then again… Banner has no connections in Vegas. Fixit does – and not great ones at that – but did everyone completely forget that Fixit was a 8 ft., grey behemoth? Not a 6 ft, scrawny white guy? It’s like someone’s daring Aaron to write as many plot holes as he can into every issue!
People have said that Aaron is leading somewhere – and they said the same thing about Loeb. Loeb told his followers that everything happened for a reason and that there will be a big payoff in the end… and then he wrote more crap and people figured out that Loeb was full of – well, his own writing. I have a feeling that Aaron fans are going to be led down the same road. Amazingly, you can’t blame Marvel for dropping Aaron so quickly – his readers dropped by 50% from issue 2 to 3 and keeps trickling down. At least, for once, it seems that comic readers are not blindly following creators when they are writing a character they have no business writing. Grade: D