Thursday, May 06, 2010

Fall of the Hulks - Red Hulk #4 - Marvel

To me, this seemed like the most ingenious part of Bruce's plan. Back at the Leader's headquarters, Sam keeps going through scenario after scenario, but in each one of them, just when they think they've been assured victory, the Hulk comes back and kills him. He's gone through this over 400 times, and it happens each and every time. The systems seem to be working fine, but . . we don't know for sure, but it looks like the Red Hulk may have mucked with the programming. Anyways, without a clear outcome here, they decide to go in search of Lyra's time machine. You remember, the one hidden out in the desert. Well, the reason they want it is because they want to look a year into the future and see what the outcome of their struggle is. What they find is an image that's very thorough and convincing that they will achieve everything that they hope for. The world will truly be their oyster. However, what they don't know is that this whole thing was programmed by Bruce. He and the Red Hulk played them, knowing that they wouldn't enter into any battle without assurances that they would be successful. And the purpose of his little ruse . .'We just planted a self-destruct device . . overconfidence.' I thought it was brilliantly played by Bruce. I just got on Jeff Parker for his story in Hulked Out Heroes, but . . I thought he did a great job with this one. I liked the way he had Bruce, rather than attacking the Intelligencia head-on, picking away at them from the sides and the edges. Overall I thought it was a good issue, and an interesting part of this Fall of the Hulks story-line. I also enjoyed Carlos Rodriguez' art. Now I'm really looking forward to Hulk and Incredible Hulk in May.

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