Amph WORLD WAR HULK (Planet Hulk Spoilers - WWH Spoilers HTR)

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  1. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    This story looks to be better than "Civil War". I also like that Peter David got to do the setup, before Pak returns. A nice way to set things up and really get into Hulk's head.
  2. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    I think that I prefer the story to the Civil War story, but the art... uhg. I'll buy it, but I'm going to gripe and moan every issue. :p
  3. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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  4. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I'm reading the Prologue right now.

    Remember kids, "Blagbult" in the brood language means "she who urinates uncontrollably."
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  6. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Peter David is one of those few authors that can put humor into their books without making the book any less serious. Jim Butcher is another such author. In of itself, a comic aside does not in any way, shape or form detract from the seriousness of a story. Take Hamlet for example - in my opinion, that's by far the funniest of Shakespears plays. In particular, the scene where Hamlet explains that Polonius is at supper is brilliant black comedy.

    Comic asides are good, and Peter David is fantastic at them.
  7. gabe Administrator Emeritus

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    So far so good. David's prologue's fantastic. Gotta say that Amadeus Cho kid is wearing on me already though.
  8. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Grand Master

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    John Romita Jr. draws a great Spider-Man though. His work on both Peter Parker SM and ASM was great in my book.

    [image=http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b113/seanmaher1/0785111719.jpg]

    Maybe I'm just weird though.
  9. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    His Spider-Man is one of the few I like. However, his Mary Jane is bad, and too often around his Spider-Man. :p
  10. Jedi_Johnson Jedi Grand Master

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    Ha ha point taken.

    I take it you would hate this image then:
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  11. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Mary Jane looks like a post-op transexual.

  12. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Issue #1 is out. Quite good, though I get the feeling Black Bolt was playing possum. I don't think he was a supporter of the plan in the first place. If Hulk took out the most powerful Illuminati completely offscreen I'm very disappointed.
  13. rebelwookiee Jedi Master

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    I actually enjoyed WWH #1 more than I expected. I never really cared for JRJR, but this doesn't look bad. The story kept me interested in a kind of Hulk smash-ey sort of way.
  14. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    And really, when you buy a book called "World War Hulk" you shouldn't be expecting "Watchmen" level high intelligence stuff. You should want to see Hulk smash. And from what I could tell in store, it delivered that.
  15. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    The writing was fine, for the most part. Seeing Spider-Man and co. jump in and help is characteristic in one sense - they're heroes, doing their part. In another sense, it was annoying that they'd stop worrying about the entire civil war thing so fast. It wasn't even a retcon, it was a complete disregard for the past year worth of stories.

    But Iron Man vs. Hulk was cool, even if it could have been better drawn.
  16. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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    Frontline continues being horrible.

    I mean not evacuating Harlem? C'mon Jenkins.
  17. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    It makes sense that Iron Man and the New Avengers would call a truce, since the Hulk is a far greater threat and you'd need every able bodied hero to fight him. Note that Tony will forgive if they all stop the Hulk. It's obvious that won't happen.
  18. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Jedi Grand Master

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    How long till we don't have to see the image of Hulk holding black bolt in every single tie in.

    dkt
  19. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    Probably as soon as we stop seeing the WTC every time someone mentions 9/11.
  20. Soontir-Fel Force Ghost

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  21. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    This latest issue is a great example of why I dislike JRJR. I don't see how someone can look at Planet Hulk, look at World War Hulk, and not be annoyed at the drop in quality of art.
  22. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    I just picked up a few WWH related comics today:

    WWH: Iron Man - Director of Shield #19
    WWH: X-Men #1 and #2
    World War Hulk #2

    I like what I'm reading so far. I need to try and track down the prologue and the first set of Iron Man and Incredible Hulk comics for WWH. One thing that puzzles me though:

    I'm reading the X-Men tie in and since when does Professor X walk?
    :confused:
  23. Darth-Lando Force Ghost

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    It was two years ago so I'm not going to bother with blackout text. Prof. X has walked since X-Men: Deadly Genesis. When he lost his powers in House of M, Scarlett Witch also apparently gave him the use of his legs back. But he regained his powers in Uncanny X-Men when he was inside the M'krann crystal and is walkin' and telepathin' all over the place.
  24. jacemathem Jedi Grand Master

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    Got myself all caught up, and I must say: I really liked the Ghost Rider tie-in issues (#12-13)... Plus, I haven't been too much a fan of Iron Man lately and I'm anxious to see what happens to him. Again, he comes up with a ridiculous over-the-top plan to end the crisis (in Iron Man #20) by annihilating Manhattan and every civilian and superhero in it through the Negative Zone.


    By the way, I've seen some conflicting timelines around, and from reading all the tie-ins so far, here's what I've come up with:

    1. Incredible Hulk #106
    2. World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker #1
    3. World War Hulk #1
    4. World War Hulk: X-Men #1
    5. World War Hulk: X-Men #2
    6. World War Hulk: Gamma Corps #1
    7. World War Hulk: Frontline #1
    8. Ghost Rider #12
    9. Ghost Rider #13
    10. Heroes for Hire #11
    11. Iron Man #19
    12. Irredeemable Ant-Man #10
    13. World War Hulk #2
    14. Avengers: The Initiative #4
    15. Incredible Hulk #107
    16. Incredible Hulk #108
    17. World War Hulk: Frontline #2
    18. Iron Man #20 (not sure where to place it in continuity as of yet, so here's fine I guess)
  25. BartSimpson-SithLord Manager Emeritus

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    You might as well add WWH X-Men #3 after #2, as I believe that whole 3 issue tie-in explains what Hulk did with his time while NYC was being evacuated.
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