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Vidar

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Dana P.

Subj: Re: I don't know, to be honest. I read... Re: I'm still wondering what Hulk was trying to get out of fighting Zeus.
Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 at 07:25:41 am CST (Viewed 151 times)
Reply Subj: I don't know, to be honest. I read... Re: I'm still wondering what Hulk was trying to get out of fighting Zeus.
Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 at 09:23:17 pm CST (Viewed 161 times)

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    I know he wanted Zeus to fix everything. I think he knew he wouldn't stand a chance against him, but if he could put up enough of a fight Zeus might respect him some and honor his sacrifice. He may have thought Zeus would say: "Dang, this mortal isn't a bad fighter and if he is willing to get himself killed he must be pretty desperate. I do kind of owe him so I will fix things."



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    The problem I have with it is everything anyone knows about Zeus knows he is a colossal a-hole. He respects other gods like Thor, but not mortals. Hercules told him as much. Worse, storming his home and demanding favors would only piss him off. I suppose the Hulk may have even wanted to die or be punished.


I read the issue in which Hulk got destroyed, but I hadn't been following the title, so I'm not sure what the point was. If Hulk's point was self sacrifice, he was successful. But to what end I don't know.

It's still very strange to me, the whole group of freaks (Hulk, Red She Hulk, A-Bomb, and the the other members). The whole idea of a "Hulk Family" just doesn't sit well with me. I like the Hulk as a solo creature, to be honest, not a leader of a bunch of misfits.

It's still very strange to me, the whole group of freaks (Hulk, Red She Hulk, A-Bomb, and the the other members). The whole idea of a "Hulk Family" just doesn't sit well with me. I like the Hulk as a solo creature, to be honest, not a leader of a bunch of misfits.

EXACTLY Dana! Hulk writers are obviously struggling to create stories around an essentially one-dimensional character. Originally there was Betty, Rick and Ross as supporting characters but there's only so far you can go with this. The Hulk got all soapy under PAD, then Kermit Gladiator in space and now this 'family' nonsense. The Red Hulk story was probably the most moronic series of Marvel comics I've ever seen, but judging the Hulk fan's recent bleatings I'd say they were well satisfied LOL.

You look at Thor and he has a great supporting cast and a wide, extensive canvas. he is the stuff of myth and legend, but can also travel into space and probably still across time.

If I were writing Hulk I would focus on building up an arch nemesis and making a hero of the character once again. The misunderstood misanthrope is old and tired and yeah, I too find that whole smirking tough guy routine mildly revolting.
Vidar