We have just one issue left to finish Aaron’s Hulk opus – thank goodness – and we are no closer to having a coherent story that makes one lick of sense. It would be quite amazing if he pulls off a mind-blowing finale that fills every plot hole and answers all questions. I can pretty much guarantee it won’t happen… but I’ve been wrong before. I still don’t get how Doom became the big bad here – as he only did what he was asked – he didn’t even offer his service, the Hulk sought him out. As bad as the story is I don’t think I can offer a great synopsis… instead I’ll offer some of the “great” moments this issue offers:
There is a moment where Victoria Von Doom tortures a Doom-bot – and the robot actually feels fear and “wets” himself. Isn’t the idea behind having a robot is that all it does is follow its directives without emotion clouding it’s decisions? Apparently not – Doom, one of the smartest men in the MU, would create robots that could be tortured to give up all his secrets, of course! Would it not have made more sense for Victoria to say her team has hacked into the Doom-bot’s database or something?
Or the good ole’ Hulk saying:
I really feel embarrassed reading this series – I can almost see Aaron trying to alienate fans (or comic readers in general) seeing if he can put the most ridiculous plot points into the story and who will keep saying he’s a great writer. Anyways, Doom has hired a company called Brain Damage Inc. to try and kill the Hulk subconsciously. Yeah, that will go well… the story gets a grade of: D-