February 7, 2013 - Whoa.
Hulk has taken some leaps forward.
But it's still the Hulk.
This was a pretty good comic.
I don't know why the comic took so long in so many circumstances to get to this kind of a character. Looks like the mess in Birthquake actually did have some rather redeeming characteristics. This Rampage character is just what the title really needed.
Bloodshot looks back onto himself - and the dark side of himself - and re-grows himself. From the covers of many of the upcoming issues, we know that Rampage will be coming back - OFTEN in many of the upcoming books.
It felt a lot like the current Bloodshot issues - and wondering if the writers looked back here at all to see some of the current characterizations. The emaciated Bloodshot, along with his re-growth, in particular.
The Sub-Mariner is still good.
Excellent forward planning in the writing. Nice to see all of the stuff referred back to the Fantastic Four #4, again. One of the best from that tough era of Fantastic Four.
The recollection, and then re-attempt to put Sub-Mariner back into the lost memory state is a pretty good move. While the long tale leads up to it - and frankly doesn't get there quickly - it is an interesting one.
Hulk takes a step backward in the comic - he's quite a bit dumber here. But this pace is one that could be sustained in the comic. It's an interesting take. While I wouldn't run out to read it often, much of the story seems to be the basis for the Hulk show during the seventies - this benevolent monster - and the title - more than man. Less than monster.