September 2, 2013 - What a change!
Pretty easy call.
Bloodshot is a better comic.
Love this combo.
The upgrade of this comic - building itself from very little - and a mess at the end of Valiant - has created a beautiful new look at the Frankenstein's monster. In truth, much of the new VEI Valiant - it really parallels much of the Acclaim one. The cat scene - far more brutal than the demise of the cow at this phase - fan-flipping-tastic. I especially loved the lightness - and the real reasoning - that he employs when using the cat.
It really has a beautiful wisdom about itself. The use of the quotes - depth - and the drive, combined with the real crazed violence. The panels are a bit too crazy for my taste. They seem to move everywhere. Also, Chainsaw as a set of villains - seem to have some of both sides in them. Not at all flat. Not a bad comic.
The Mandarin attacks.
Somewhere in the darker parts of my memories, I can recollect some shop having a copy of this in a bin somewhere. Let me say that I am glad that I passed on it that day. This one is dull. Halfway through the comic, I started wondering, "How many times can the Hulk possibly be mis-interpreted as attacking the wrong place, or an enemy when he is a friend, or some pathetic group of locals trying to fight the Hulk?
Well Mandarin attacks with his seemingly endless groups of the old sims and whatever else. How many robots that look like other things are there?
Finally at the conclusion, he uses something that I could think might ACTUALLY hurt the Hulk. Quicksand. But it takes until five panels before the end. Man, this will be painful if it stays like this. How did this survive so LONG?