zack_freeman's Hulk #29 - Scorched Earth, Part 4:Exit Strategy; Things Best Left Unseen Part II review

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Review: Hulk #29

As the Hulks draw closer to the Brain Cluster's weak point, General Ross learns something very important that Banner's been keeping from him.

The Good

M.O.D.O.K. Superior's introduction in this issue was spoiled a while back, but it still made for one hell of a creepy closing scene. I'm actually almost fearing for the Hulks now that this even-more fearsome monster's on the scene. Also, while the Hulk's fractured psyche has gone through many reinterpretations over the decades, I'm enjoying the novelty of the semi-partnerships these Gamma-powered monsters enjoy with their alter egos.

The Bad

The back-up story featuring the Watchers had some pretty, pretty art, but it felt like an obfuscating way to introduce a new villain for the Red Hulk, as the Watcher's levels of metaphysical talk seemed to just keep piling on eachother. Also, after G-Man's editorial, it's almost impossible to look at the cover and not feel like it's missing something important.

The Verdict - 4/5

I wonder a little if this book might benefit from actually being titled Red Hulk, as that's actually a pretty good hook for this that clearly delineates it from Incredible Hulks. This character's been around for so long that even the simple notion of giving Gamma power to a different personality, like Ross, is enough to get me intrigued about a story will play out.

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