Zilla and the Comics Junkies

Thursday, November 10, 2005



Incredible Hulk #88

Hmmmmm. Not quite what i was hoping for but not all THAT bad either.

Exit PAD, enter Daniel Way and Keu Cha. Way's using this issue to reboot a bit, and we find Banner holed up in the mountains somewhere doing his best to play the loner and stay as far away from society (and people in general) as possible. His only outside contact is via a food-stuffs delivery guy who flies into his location (this is how remote it is) and drops him supplies month-to-month. This guy eventually convinces Bruce to head into town for a ho-down (and mingle a bit since it's so "unhealthy" to be such a loner). Oh and you just know what happens when Banner "mingles" w/ society - pretty soon thereafter we'll hear "HULK SMASH!".

So - the story is a bit "meh" but i'll cut Way a serious break since this is his first issue and i'm sure he's ramping up a bit. There is an interesting last panel where Fury (Nick) finally tracks down Bruce in his mountain hideway and requests and urgent meeting... So i'm sure #89 wll take us somehwere.

The art in here is a bit... unusual. Kind of a realistic approach w/ water color style inks. Not sure how i feel about it quite yet - even though i dig the Hulk w/ a beard (first time i can remember seeing that). He's still green, big, and mean so no real worries.

In an unprecedented move here at Zilla's, I'm withholding grades until #89 due to lack of immediate info/opinion. Anyone else have one?

It was all over when... (click to enlarge)

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2 Comments:

10 November, 2005 10:35, Blogger Mark Fossen said...

Hmmmm .....

I can only remember one other Hulk w/ beard. Maestro.

Hmmmmmm ....

Zilla ... did you read any of the Peter David TPBs? Like Future Imperfect?

 
10 November, 2005 18:21, Blogger zilla said...

I read and LOVED both of the HULK VISIONARIES: PETER DAVID books (those are from back in the day tho). What other PAD HULK can't miss books are there?

 

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In no particular order:

Criminal, The Goon, Daredevil, Exterminators, Punisher, Hellboy/B.P.R.D (All), Powers, Godland, Usagi Yojimbo, The Walking Dead, Invincible, Conan, Ex Machina, DMZ, Desolation Jones, Fell, 100 Bullets, All-Star Superman, Ultimates 2, Loveless, and Fear Agent.

I'm recently back reading after a 15 year comics hiatus.

Zilla is not my real name.

I'm from Tejas living in VA. I'm married w/ 2 dogs. I'm an IT security consultant cranking the wheel for a big consulting firm in "real" life.

I watch the History Channel, Nat'l Geo, TLC, Mil Channel, ESPN and NFL Network, CourtTV (forensic files, etc.) and the Cartoon Network (love Genndy T's Samurai Jack and Clone Wars Adventures). My taste in movies: Gladiator, Last Samurai, Braveheart, Godfather, Tarantino (whatever), Kung-Fu (whatever), Westerns, Top Gun, Big Lebowski.

I love the outdoors and bs'ing around w/ my dogs.

In addition to being a comics junkie, i'm also a sports junkie especially when it comes to the Texas Longhorns and the Dallas Cowboys.



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