Daily Archives: November 17, 2014

Betty… Dead from Spite?

Betty’s death will always sit with me as a defining moments in comics.  I know that there is a lot of speculation on the what/why/who/where/when of Betty’s demise – not in the story line itself – but more on a question of why PD decided to off the long suffering wife of the Hulk.  Well, CBR has an answer of sorts.  It seems that Betty dies because PD didn’t have a cheerleader for her anymore.  His wife liked Betty, she left PD, PD was approached about a story arc where Betty dies and PD said “Sure”.  What he had a problem with was where they wanted to take the Hulk next… and Marvel won that argument by taking PD off the book.  Still one of the worst decisions that was made by Marvel to this day.  Anyways, click the image and read the full story on CBR.

Gamma Blastin’ Glove (2014)

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I can’t substantiate these claims because I can’t locate every last review out there – but when Hulk Agents of S.M.A.S.H. premiered it seemed to be universally panned.  There are a lot of problems with the cartoon and I can’t even tell you how many cringe-worthy moments that the cartoon created – but, I’ve said it before, my daughter actually loves this cartoon.  If it can help make her a Hulk fan then it can’t be ALL bad!  They’ve released a bit of toys and figures based on the short-lived show and I did pick up a few of them.  This Gamma Glove is actually really cool – even though it has nothing to do with the Hulk!  I can’t even remember seeing the Hulk use a “glove” to blast villains in any episode.

But hey, they don’t make a whole lot of dangerous toys anymore – and this is as close as we get to awesome toys that can take out an eye – so I’m all for this!  It says that these are a Toys R Us exclusive – and another reason I worry about the future of the toy giant – when you hitch your wagon to properties like this you are never doing your company a favor.  That being said – this piece is worth the pick up!

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