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Dollar Bin Finds IV

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There aren’t too many Black Panther Comics that feature the Hulk – this one has a great illustration right on the cover – even IF Deadpool co-stars in the book!

Deadpool Minimates (2016)


These have been out for a while hanging on the TRU pegs – a slew of Deadpool inspired minimates including the infamous Hulkpool!  I think anyone who has been reading this blog for a while would recall I have a special little nickname for this incarnation of Deadpool that expresses my feelings for that character.  10 no points to anyone who can comment below with the name!

A Savage Hulk comes along with Hulkpool – a very decent new head paint – and it’s always good to have a new Hulk.  I think it maybe time to post a list of all the Hulk minimates available – because there are A LOT!

Also available is another set with a first appearance Wolverine.  He comes with a debut Deadpool – another way of saying “first appearance”.  As everyone will remember Wolvie first shows up in the pages of the Hulk and I felt compelled to pick this 2-pack up as well.


Hulk #12 & 13 (2015) – The Review


Duggan finally did it – he made me NOT look forward to the next issue of his spectacular run thus far.  He put Deadpool in the book!  I’ll admit it though, Deadpool wasn’t all that bad – he did link it in so that it made sense to have him there AND he handled the one issue every Hulk reader has been asking about since the beginning of the Omega story line: Is Hulk really going to de-power the original and great Sensational She Hulk?

Hulk #12 & 13
W: Duggan
A: Bagley

Before we begin the actual review I am going to give a huge shout-out to Bagley for finally bringing back some artistic consistency to the Hulk title.  Not only does the cover art mirror the illustrations inside – the cover actually gives a snapshot of what happens!  This probably isn’t the biggest deal to many – but to me it really affects the overall reading experience.  So, thank you, Mr. Bagley, for not only providing some spectacular artwork to marvel at but also for providing the constant that the Hulk has been lacking in the past few years.

Here is the biggest hurdle in destroying the gamma-beings that litter the Marvel U: we actually LIKE some of them!  We want some of them to exist and to continue to be around!  This includes the original She Hulk;  Jen Walters is a bad-ass!  Not to mention, she has a long and fantastic run in the Marvel U as an Avenger and part of the Fantastic Four!  Wait, are we still allowed to mention the FF on a blog about Marvel?  Anyways, let’s not forget about the great gamma powered villains that we need – such as the Leader!  Sure, the last we saw him he was red – but I don’t want a Hulk universe without the Leader in it!  If my choice is a red Leader or none at all – I would crow “Give me red all day long!”  Thankfully, Duggan has written a clever way out of that debacle.


The rogue AI that Doc Green has created and then lost control of?  Well, it knows every step the Doctor is going to make – and while that’s scary enough – it has teamed up with the Leader.  When Greenie shows up to “cure” the Leader – after a quick battle and an even quicker injection – he leaves thinking ‘job done’.  It’s both true and not… while the cure does exactly what it’s supposed to and Sterns is reverted back to his vulnerable and of average intellect human self the change only lasts a minute as he begins to become the familiar hue of emerald.  The AI converses with the lunatic who is all but enthusiastic to be his large-headed and green self.

This issue wouldn’t be perfect without setting up the battle royal that the good doctor is in store for in the next issue.  Deadpool locates Ross and points Doc Green in the direction for what has to be the most anticipated smack down of this entire event!  Are we finally going to see Red de-powered?  Will the Hulk finally be able to pull off the one thing that every Hulk fan has cried out for ever since the Loeb series proved itself to be a crap shoot of misfirings and ill-conceived plot devices.  Grade: A (for both)


Also on the Stands…


Everyone on this site knows how I despise the Merc with a mouth – but this month he appears in Deadpool’s Art of War written by the Hulk zealot himself… Peter David.  I have this issue but I yet to read it so I can’t comment on the validity of the guest-shot – I will tell you this: the cover is one of the coolest I have seen in a while.

Catching Up With… Thunderbolts!


Thunderbolts #20-22
W: Charles Soule
A: Carlo Baberi & Israel Silva

My overwhelming “to read” pile was tackled last night – I caught up with Indestructible Hulk and Thunderbolts.  I will review the Indestructible Hulk when they finish this Inhumanity story line – but for now – I have time to review the Thunderbolts for you!  If you follow my blog then you know I have been enjoying this series – it’s not amazingly well written – but it’s a fun, enjoyable ride.  It’s most outstanding feat is that it is able to make some of the worst Marvel creations, like Red Hulk and Deadpool, and some of the more bland characters, like Flash Thompson Venom, and make them not just tolerable but actually entertaining!  I started reading this book for the lost Hulk rouges gallery that has been popping up in this series, ie; Madman, Leader and Mercy – and continued to read it because it readily amused me.  The most admirable thing about this team is that is seemed like an organic creation stemming from the terrible “Code Red” arc from when Red had his own title.  I say this mainly because we’re in a day and age when it seems Marvel isn’t interested in telling compelling stories that actually follow any kind of continuity and they seem to feel the only numbered milestone for any of their books to reach is #1 as they continue to reboot and renumber.

This writers who tackle this series seem to know how to make Thunderbolts work – even if it’s not a chart topper – it is a fun read.  I think this sort of allows for them to just dip back into Marvel history and pull some classic villains out who can whale on the members of this “non-team”.  These characters grouping together remind me very much of classic Defenders stuff – where the members not only don’t like each other – they don’t care to keep working together past their agreed upon promise to do one thing for each member.  I’ve also been impressed with the seamless integration into the forced Marvel events that have littered the stands.  The Infinity side story was well done and didn’t feeling like a waste of time.  It pushed the story forward as well as dealt with the major event happening in the MU.  So, while I have been voraciously reading each issue I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of Ghost Rider coming riding into the fray.


I like Ghost Rider, don’t get me wrong, but each of these character’s personalities bounce of each other so well thus far, to add in a new character could be disastrous.  Like, Chrissy being added to Growing Pains disastrous.  We start off catching up with Johnny Blaze trying to pick up the pieces of his life after his failed movie career by doing Evil Knievel type stunts.  Of course, he isn’t successful so why not go with Red Hulk and his crimson cronies to do some sketchy voodoo to rid the Earth of Mercy.  As things always do though – the plan does not go off without a hitch and it lands everyone – sans Punisher and Elektra – into Hell.  They run into Mephisto who, since being booted off the throne of Hell, is not as intimidating.  Enlisting the help of the Thunderbolts (with Leader drawing up the particulars) he asks that they boot the current resident out of the chair so that he may once again reside as the #1 in Hell.  Turns out though – the guy on the throne is Strong Man.  Yeah… THAT Strong Man.

Here is where I was thrown for a but of a loop in this series – with how much the writers have been faithful to bringing back the Hulk foes of yesteryear I was sure they were gearing up for a re-match with Ross and the Abomination.  I was truly disappointed that Guido was the man on the throne and not Emil.  This was a wasted opportunity to have the creature responsible for the death of Ross’ daughter confront his killer on a bigger, massive scale.  We all know Blonsky is in Hell – thanks to Pak’s Incredible Hulk #618 (tie in with the Chaos War) – so it would have made the most sense to have him there.  But not a word.  This was the biggest misstep I think this series has taken.  Otherwise it’s been a blast.


I won’t say much more – the finale of this arc is a bit predictable but still worth the read – and when Ghost Rider decides to stay and join the group, and to fit in turn his flaming head red, I did laugh out loud.  Overall, if you’re still not reading this series that’s a darn shame – because you’re missing out on the Red Hulk actually utilized in a decent way.

As it is, I have to accept that the Leader will continue to be red – but one of the major issues with the Red Hulk in general is that he was not fleshed out as a character before he hit the printed page and ignored the basic rule that has been standing since the Hulk’s inception – which is that the Hulk was an anomaly – one that hadn’t been able to be reproduced… ever!  All of a sudden Sterns figured it out and turned EVERYONE into a Hulk – but we were told in the earliest stages (with the creation of the Leader, mind you) that gamma rays affect everyone differently.  Let’s even say that the Leader did unlock the key to making a Hulk – and realized how to make a more powerful Hulk by combining the power cosmic with the gamma rays – so why didn’t Sterns get those powers?  I am talking the unexplained “absorbing” power and more that Red showed off in the beginning – but has seemed to lose for no reason – since.  These are the things I have to over look, major plot holes from the beginning that were never explained, insulting additions contributed by Loeb that were never really corrected, while reading this series.  And I am able to because it’s so good.

Grade: B+

This Just In… Deadpool Still Sucks

Deadpool Kills Off the Marvel Universe… really?

I was just curious how Deadpool was actually going to kill the Hulk.  Unfortunately, not only did it suck – it was also ripped off.  The original “(Fill in the Hero) Kills the Marvel Universe” was The Punisher Kills Off the Marvel Universe and in the story Frank Castle kills the Hulk the only way he can… he waits for the Hulk to revert back into Banner and then shoots him.

Oh Gee… he kills Banner… how original

Sure enough – Deadpool does the same thing – although the Hulk ripped him apart first – and DP got… better.  I freakin’ hate when characters can just heal from being ripped apart – seems like really lazy writing.  Anyways, skip this mini-series because this character is terrible and it’s creator is a douche.

Also on the Stands…

The Hulk will also be in the next issue... I'd be more excited if it weren't Deadpool

Is there a more glorious way to die than death by Hulk?  If there is – I can’t think of one… although, I don’t read Deadpool – so someone who does might be able to help me out here.  Wade has a healing factor, right?  I mean the Hulk kills him in this issue – but not enough to make it stick… ugh, wait – another side bar here – Healing factors are one thing – but when they actually stop the character from dying it’s not a healing factor anymore – it’s invincibility.  And who doesn’t have invincibility in comics these days?  It’s really pathetic!  Alright, back to the non-sense: Doesn’t Wade have a hideously disfigured face?  How does his healing factor not cure that?  Again, I know we’re dealing with comics – but try to make them make sense at least!