Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Playing Catch-Up

I've shamefully fallen behind on my blogging duties. Here are a few items I've wanted to comment on, in breif:

Red-Faced: Okay, so my Red Hulk Theory was dead wrong. On the other hand, I did presage Glenn Talbot returning. It didn't help that they dragged the story on two years past that original post. I actually had a real sick feeling it was General Ross when Red Hulk and Banner agreed that Ross had to die, then Red Hulk "killed" Ross in the Redeemer armor later. That screamed "LMD fakeout" to me. Lots of questions remain to be answered, not the least of which is, where does Thaddeus' gigantic walrus mustache disapear to when he Rulks out?

Arrow-Pology: I sure hope that my recent article about Green Arrow didn't encourage anyone into buying the Justice League: Rise and Fall Special or any of the rising/falling/dead cat junkie-beating follow-up hijinx. I've been reading them in the store, and my, is they crappy. I guess the whole point with Green Arrow was to get him back to his unmarried, urban hunter status, while at the same time, setting him up in a magical forest of mystery. His killing of Prometheus was swept under the rug so quickly, I can't image what the point was in the first place. And I guess the point with Rise Of Arsenal was to put the Arse back in Arsenal.

Swamped: I kind of hope this rumor is true. I mean, I have wanted to see the Swamp Thing return to the DC Universe, but the quality of the DCU has been iffy lately,and if they bring the whole stable of Vertigo-ized DC characters back at once, someone's liable to stick Shade, the Changing Man into that Titans: Villains for Hire piece of shit. A real "be careful what you wish for" case, to be sure.

Serious: Speaking of fecal particulars, I am so glad Deathstroke and his band of bad ass Titans killed temporary Atom Ryan Choi, in their crappy debut "special", or I wouldn't have known they "meant business".  Yes, this sure to be cancelled-within-a-year group of assassins needed a major kill to cement their rep, and now that they've bagged an Atom, the rest of the DC Universe is gonna...ZZZZZZZZzzzz
... Wha? Huh? Sorry, I dozed off. Anyway, good thing Ryan Choi won't be around to serve as a useful character in the future, or be re-used by another writer. Not like he had any utility or potential, now that the white guy is back, right?

Heroic: So far, I am digging the Heroic Age. I still can't wrap my head around the idea of Spidey and Wolverine as Avengers, but I am old, and here we are. Still too many Avengers books, though, and damn them for putting the Thing and Stuart Immonen on the one that would otherwise be most disposable!


MetFanMac said...

Not following the Heroic Age personally, but weren't Spider-Man and Wolverine already Avengers? (This was around "House of M" time when I first began to get into comics...)

Mego Thor said...

At least they're not Dark Avengers!

Kyle said...

According to Wikipedia, Spider-man was a reserve member back in 1991. I also thought Wolverine was previously a member, but I can't find any reference to it. He did join the New Avengers in 2005.

Brian Hughes said...

To clarify, both have been Avengers for years, and I don't even mind, but it still seems odd to me.

SallyP said...

Heh. Putting the "arse" back in Arsenal. It is SO very very true.

Phillyradiogeek said...

I have a feeling that Talbot was originally to be the Red Hulk, but when he became an early suspect, they decided to switch gears.

Brian Hughes said...

Sounds about right. Clearly, the last two years of Hulk stories have been a Jeph Loeb plot to undermine and destroy my credibility!