Sunday, June 27, 2010
Incredible Hulk #610 - Marvel
We've had some great 'ah-ha' moments in the last few chapters of this story. We found out that the Red Hulk was actually General Ross. Actually not a big surprise. Although they did their best to steer us away from that assumption. Also, the Red She-Hulk is actually Betty. When we thought she died of cancer, her father had her put on ice . . literally. Until he came into contact with the Leader and MODOK and they performed some experiments on her. But at the end of last issue Skaar had stabbed her. Hey, it wasn't his fault. He didn't know who she was, and he was trying to save Bruce. She appears to be dying . . refusing to switch back to her other form. That is until Leonard Samson shows up, which really pisses her off. And you know what happens when any of the Hulks get pissed off. So anyways, in all of this confusion . . the attack of the Gamma radiated heroes, Bruce releases 4 of the 8 brilliant minds from their mind-jails, as created by the Leader. They figure out a way to reverse the effects of the Cathexis ray, as it will cause all of the recipients to go brain-dead within 24 hours. But the problem is, in order to suck off that much energy . . as it's also been combined with gamma-rays, they don't know if the ray can contain that much energy without exploding. So Bruce has to sacrifice himself. 'It was the only way, Reed. My body's the only thing on the planet that can absorb all this energy.' But once he absorbs it, you know what's going to happen . . right? The Hulk is back. But right before that happens we see Leonard sacrifice himself also, as even with Bruce's help the machine is coming apart. Anyways, with the Hulk back, the only one that seems really happy is Skaar. Remember, his mission is to kill the Hulk. He pulls out his knife, and with a big smile across his face says . . 'Finally!' He's finally going to get to do what he's been trained to do. What a cliff-hanger ending. We see the re-emergence of the Hulk, literally on the second to last page of the story. Aarrgghh! Where's the next chapter? Give it to me! NOW!! This was a fantastic issue by Greg Pak and Paul Pelletier. Now that everything has been revealed . . it's all been revealed . . right? . . now we get to see just how they're going to wrap all of this up. Unfortunately I don't want to buy all the World War Hulks cross-overs next month. There's 4 of them, where the Hulked out Heroes battle one another . . Spider-man vs Thor, pts 1 & 2 . . and Wolverine vs Captain America, pts 1 & 2. So I'm going to try to go without, and see if I can still comprehend the story. Unless of course I can find them on E-bay . . cheap. I guess we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime I can't wait for Hulk #23, and issue #611 of this book. They should both be great chapters. But come on . . you knew what was going to happen by the cover . . right?