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The W - Print - Comic Book Thread 09/09/2007
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
No Nova this week, hopefully it'll be out by the next time I hit the comic shop.

Wraith #3: Upshot, this book finally picks up the pace as Super-Skrull and Praxagora are set free by Wraith, and everybody runs wild on the Phalanx. The last chapter of this mini actually looks to be pretty good.

Incredible Hulk #110: Okay, I've read like three books already that've told me that the Hulk kills people. This book is basically 22 pages of "the Hulk never hurt anyone, ever." Marvel is sending me a pretty mixed message here.

World War Hulk X-Men #3: A good mini up to this issue, but the ending is seriously, seriously weak. Hulk sees how sad Xavier is about all the students who have dies, so he leaves. That's the end. Weak.

New Warriors #4: Here's where not being familiar with the cast of this book from earlier really hurts you. Somebody dies in this issue, and I don't have any idea who they are or what their deal is, and the first three issues of this book did nothing to clue me in.

Uncanny X-Men #490: Okay, now we're getting a book of prophecy of inescapable destiny that's always right. I don't think I like that. It ties into the stuff that's been going on in adjectiveless, but it's still pretty weird.

Modok's 11 #3: This is the issue where Modok's plan goes completely to shit. Puma looses his powers, the Spot betrays the team to the new Mandarin and gets eliminated for his trouble, and then the alien fortress crashes on top of the rest of the team. I'd like to see any of them get out of this one.

Atom #15: Apparently something related to this story went down in Countdown, but since I don't read Countdown I don't have any idea what it was. Anyhow, in this issue Ryan fights some giant monsters and then Dean Mayland convinces him that Ray Palmer only invited him to Ivy so that he could become Ray's sidekick.

Hellboy Darkness Calls #5: More solid stuff as Hellboy fights Koshchei the Deathless. This issue's pretty much just one big fight, but there's nothing wrong with that.

Lobster Johnson The Iron Prometheus #1: The Lobster Johnson special that's been talked about since way back. This series doesn't promise to reveal much about the Lobster, but it is a pretty dynamite story. Lobster and his sidekicks fight secret German agents to prevent the Nazi's from getting their hands on a "vril energy suit."
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.64
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    World War Hulk X-Men #3: A good mini up to this issue, but the ending is seriously, seriously weak. Hulk sees how sad Xavier is about all the students who have dies, so he leaves. That's the end. Weak.


Definitely agree with the weak ending sentiment, but everything up to that point was total awesomeness. I was really miffed about the Juggernaut's throwaway appearance in the second issue, but he comes back with a huge vengeance in this issue. Between that and Strong Guy's good showing against the Hulk, I thought this was a good issue.

And definitely agree with the thoughts on Incredible Hulk #110. It's a HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE stretch to think that the Hulk literally calculates every single smash so that it doesn't hurt any innocents. Weak...sauce...




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
    Originally posted by It's False
    And definitely agree with the thoughts on Incredible Hulk #110. It's a HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE stretch to think that the Hulk literally calculates every single smash so that it doesn't hurt any innocents. Weak...sauce...


Here's the thing, though. I WANT to believe that the Hulk is basically a hero. I'd accept it if you told me he never killed anyone on his crazy rampages. But to try to convince me that part of him is always looking out for the little guy, and that no one's even been seriously injured by him is way out there. And again, this is right after a bunch of other writers have gone out of their way to make the Hulk look like a murder machine. I'm just looking for some consistancy between titles that believably makes the Hulk look like a good guy most of the time.
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I never get too caught up on the whole debate of if the Hulk kills or not. The more you think about it, the harder it is to believe. I doubt the Hulk calculated anything when he was in the mindless, separated from Banner stage. But the Hulk is still the good guy, not necessarily a hero, so I can understand Marvel not wanting him to be a killer. And if you dig that style of Hulk, there is always the Ultimates.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
You really should be reading COUNTDOWN.

The Trickster/Piper storyline is well worth the price of the book.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.89
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    World War Hulk X-Men #3: A good mini up to this issue, but the ending is seriously, seriously weak. Hulk sees how sad Xavier is about all the students who have dies, so he leaves. That's the end. Weak.

You'd think Xavier would be used to it by now, since this is like the umpteenth time there's been a catastrophe and/or massacre at the school that's killed a bunch of his students. I'm also after all these years and all these deaths still wondering how parents can still feel safe sending their children to the school. It's like all the parents that kept sending their kids to Jackson's Neverland Ranch even after all the child molestation accusations - at what point do you not even take the chance?

It really doesn't bother me all THAT much, especially since I'm one of those who can suspend my disbelief to perhaps ludicrous levels when it comes to comics and other stuff. Just interesting to think about (or not).

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84

Maybe Xavier (or Jean) just mind-wipes people into thinking what a great school The Institute is.



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