Sunday, October 2, 2016
And I think the main problem is that they keep getting in the way of their own stories.
Today's example is Totally Awesome Hulk, which has given Bruce Banner a break from the curse of being the Hulk, and transferred the title (and the green tint) to the young genius Amadeus Cho.
The series offered a fresh take on the Hulk - a light-hearted, smartly-written, action-oriented look, courtesy of writer Greg Pak, with powerful art, courtesy of Mahmud Asrar.
But with the last couple of issues, the focus has been thrown aside to deal with the effects from Civil War II - a dark story that runs counter to the feel of this series.
On the plus side, the issue features a battle between the Hulk and the new, improved Black Panther - and it's not as one-sided as you might expect.
Now comes word that the "Hulk" comic will soon be turned over to a savage version of She-Hulk, which begs the question: what about the Amadeus version? What about Banner - how long until he's revived? (Come on, you know he'll be revived eventually, right?)
I've been enjoying this series and would hate to see it all tossed as Marvel throws another idea against the wall to see if it sticks.
Or here's an idea: the original Hulk is a great character. How about telling stories about him?