Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Red Hulk's Offensive Line




I am a staunch advocate of the law of comics that states that for every super hero team, there must be an equal and opposite super-villain group (see Four, Frightful). Which is why I'm unduly delighted to see the Red Hulk and HIS new allies, the OFFENDERS set to make their debut in HULK #10 as an evil cracked-mirror counterpart to Hulks old non-team, the DEFENDERS. I have no idea where Terrax, Baron Mordo and Tiger Shark, not to mention the Silver Surfer, Namor and 70's-masked Doctor Strange are supposed to fit in with current storylines, but Jeph Loeb never let continuity or story logic stand in the way of what is, admittedly, wicked-kewl eye candy.





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15 comments:

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

New desktop wallpaper for me :)

Matt Largo said...

What the hell is with the mask on Dr. Strange? Does he think that after walking down the street for years with that cape and the Eye of Agamotto that suddenly he'll plop on a mask and people will not know who he is?

Anonymous said...

Do you have any examples of when Jeph Loeb has disregarded continuity or story logic? I mean, this picture doesn't really work as an example since we haven't read the story that goes with it yet. I don't think that you can really use anything "Ultimate" as an example either, since the very point of an "Ultimate" title is that it defy all continuity and logic. You're right one thing though--the art is awesome.

googum said...

Continuity or no, I am glad to see they're using the older-school Tiger Shark with costume; not the post-Bagley Thunderbolts drooling Street Shark look. He's a great-looking villain that unlike Namor or Aquaman, still seems threatening out of the water.

Anonymous said...

Here is an example of Jeph Loeb disregarding logic/continuity to tell a story....his entire run on Superman/Batman.

also the Red Hulk story line isn't in the ultimate universe is it?

Anonymous said...

Well, you're able to toss out a couple of titles, but I didn't hear any actual examples of *how* those titles disregarded logic or continuity. I read both those comics and neither one of them disregarded logic or continuity, so I'm assuming that you don't really *have* any examples. In fact, I would say that a lot of the time Loeb's comics are continuity-BASED.

Brian Hughes said...

Break it up, anonymous.

Brian Hughes said...

Okay, anonymous, this seems to have really upset you, so on the off-chance you're Jeph Loeb's mom, here goes:

I cannot cite any specific examples of Jeph Loeb violating continuity. Not because he hasn't, but because I haven't the time to research it, and if I did, I'd rather produce a new article. So you "win". Your full refund is in the mail.

Oh wait, no it isn't, because you're ANONYMOUS, and because I've never been paid a fucking penny for doing this. Never mind.

ComicsAllTooReal's Chris said...

Loebs is famous for disregarding continuity. It's not as if Brian made it up.

Anonymous, I'd suggest you do a little googgling on "Jeph Loeb" and "continuity problems", I did it and got plenty of results. You might want to visit those pages and rant some.

Grebo said...

Much as I love dorking out about continuity, I tend to agree with Warren Ellis' general attitude that continuity is for amateurs. I think any argument against Loeb is better served by pointing out just how badly Ultimates 3 sucks.

Brian Hughes said...

Now see, I noticed in this weeks Hulk #8, that Valkyrie is riding around on her winged horse ARAGORN, who was killed and eaten in Punisher War Zone #??? recently, but see, I LIKED Aragorn, so I'm GLAD Loeb ignored that particular bit of continuity. Yay alive-for-no-apparent-reason super horsey!!

LurkerWithout said...

Why was Silver Surfer hanging around with the Defenders again when he's got his old job back? I don't really care all that much since the odds of me ever paying money for a Loeb book are pretty damn slim...

camazzone said...

while I missed the punisher war zone event of the horse being killed, She-hulk does call this horse pegasus, don't know if that's just what she calls it or if it's not aragorn

Neil Patel said...

In my opinion, this arc is set during the 70s era. Its not going to matter anyway. In hindsight, i enjoyed the previous arcs by Loeb i think what many people are forgetting its just mindless fun go on ask yourself, when was it the last time you read a comic and you thought it was a good and entertaining read? Furthermore i'm not the only one here http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=19411

Anonymous said...

dudes, it's just comics. Chill.