The Passion of The Hulk

§ April 2nd, 2004 § Filed under hulk, this week's comics Comments Off on The Passion of The Hulk

“Hulk smash puny Romans!”


Some notes about the comics that came out this week:

JLA #95: To everyone giving Claremont and Byrne a bad time about the “Crucifer” vampire villain in their JLA story…I’d like to see you make fun of the name “Crucifer” to these guys. Besides, how can you not love a villain named “Crucifer?” It made me laugh, anyway.

Avengers/JLA #4 – cover to cover mayhem, lovingly detailed by George Perez. The plot can give you a nosebleed, but the plot’s sorta secondary anyway, what with all the superhero fight/team-up goodness in this here funnybook.

Punisher #4 – so the Punisher spends the entire issue tied to a chair, and he still comes across as the most dangerous person in the story. Garth Ennis is so right for this comic.

Oh, and by the way, this week was apparently “Dead Galactus Week” in new comics. Just thought you should know.

I still need to read the new Comics Journal Special…unpublished Jack Davis newspaper strips in this issue, folks, so check it out if you haven’t yet!

I did read the preview copy of Swamp Thing #2, due next week…whereas the first issue felt like some weird combo of Alan Moore’s and Mark Millar’s runs, the new issue opens up with a sequence that could have come straight out of the Rick Veitch issues: very creepy, but pretty goofy at the same time. Nicely done.

If I were to use my three-word-review format for the Hellboy movie, those three words would be “shoulda been animated.” Okay, I cheated a little. That’s okay, because I haven’t seen the movie, either. But those trailers don’t exactly fill me with confidence. So much of Hellboy‘s appeal is in Mike Mignola’s art that the characters seem to lose something in being translated to live-action. Maybe I’m wrong, but if I’m not compelled to see it, I’m not going to put up with the usual misery of the theatre-going experience just to see a film I’m lukewarm on.

I do very much enjoy the Hellboy comics, though, so if you haven’t run out and bought the 25-cent Hellboy comic at your local comics emporium…well, go do so already.

Sorry…today’s post is a little disorganized…still trying to get back into the swing of things. In the meantime, please enjoy this Return Donna Troy petition.

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