THE INCREDIBLE H (erc, ulk, son of, and she)

BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Graphic Violence
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This my friends, is the most underrated new series of the year.

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This my friends, is one of my most anticipated titles.

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Peter David's run is completely different from Slott's, but it's still rad.

Also I guess they all kinda have something to do with this guy, but his book isn't as good.
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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    This thread brought to you by the letter H.

    Also, Yes Hercules is amazing go buy it.

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited March 2008
    why are red hulk's hands attached where his elbows should be

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hey, did they ever explain where Hulk got that giant gun?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    He stole it from a SHIELD armory or something.

    You know whats way better than that Hulk book though?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Why does Shield have Hulk sized guns?

    And yes, that is awesome.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The next page is even more badass.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Why does Shield have Hulk sized guns?

    And yes, that is awesome.

    I dont remember if there was an explenation or not. Honestly I dont pay much attention to the words in that book, I want to see McGuiness drawing the Hulk smashing shit.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator mod
    edited March 2008
    Slott's She-Hulk got pretty bad when he stopped trying to be funny and turned it into obscure continuity porn.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Herc is so good.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Has #2 of Red Hulk come out yet? It seems like it's been ages since #1 but I can't recall seeing 2 in stores. The cover for #3 looks so awesome, I really want to see some action in this book.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    yeah the 2nd issue came out last month I think

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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Golden Yak wrote: »
    Has #2 of Red Hulk come out yet? It seems like it's been ages since #1 but I can't recall seeing 2 in stores. The cover for #3 looks so awesome, I really want to see some action in this book.

    #2 had quite a bit of action in it. The proper monster-slugfest though kicks off in #3.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hellfire and damnation. I was in the store today, I wish I'd checked the backshelves.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hulk #2 was even more terrible than #1.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hulk #2 was even more terrible than #1.

    OH.

    THE.

    HUMANITY.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    A-bom!

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Do we know what Skaar, Son of Hulk, is actually going to be about? Like, is it going to be about Skaar hanging out on his broken home planet, going for milk shakes with his buddies, debating about which girl to ask out to the prom, and lamenting his lack of a car? Is it going to be about him barreling through space and time to bring the pain to the people responsible for his planet's current state? Is it going to be a young man's search for his father, trying to understand why daddy left him?

    Mostly, I'm curious as to when it's going to take place. Is it concurrent with the rest of the Marvel universe (which, admittedly, is sort of running piecemeal as far as chronology is concerned)? Or is it a decade or two in the future? If it's in the present, why is Skaar looking like he's an adult - wasn't he conceived like not too long ago?

    I didn't finish reading WWH and related material, so maybe that's why I'm confused.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    There's an interview here with Ron Garney talking about the series. It takes place on the ruins of Sakaar, and as far as I can tell takes place in current continuity. They don't go into detail in the interview but it sounds like he looks fully grown because of the combination of his hulk/alien dna+ being incubated in a world shattering explosion.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hulk would be a terrible dad.

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  • DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    it sounds like he looks fully grown because of the combination of his hulk/alien dna+ being incubated in a world shattering explosion.

    So, we're talking about a person who is essentially at the peak of physical maturity but almost completely devoid of any mental maturity (due to absence of experience [dude was born like a week ago], possibly a lack of guidance [unless he has parent-figures], and due to the fact that, well, dude was born like a week ago), Hulk-level strength (or, at the least, a very very high level of strength. Maybe he doesn't have the "the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" ability, but I doubt that the child of Hulk and Caiera would be anything short of phenomenally strong), and a pretty legitimate reason to hate the world? Yeah, this will go well for the world.

    Also, the description of Skaar as Conan + Hulk was enough to make me want the book hardcore.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    How is there any sort of setting for this? Wasnt Sakaar basically Krypton'd?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The planet is still there, it was just Hulk's empire that got nuked.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hulk is a guilty pleasure book for me. Yes, it's written terrible in spots but the art is gorgeous. Issue 3 comes out mid-April BTW. Ed's artwork don't come quick.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I want to read some Peter David Hulk, but I really don't know where to start. Usually I go chronologically, but I don't think that's too important with an established character whose character development is, on the whole, pretty limited.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    That is the wrongest of wrongs that has ever wronged.

    Good start points: Grey Hulk, or alternatively, the Prof Hulk.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I liked Prof Hulk.

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    it sounds like he looks fully grown because of the combination of his hulk/alien dna+ being incubated in a world shattering explosion.

    So, we're talking about a person who is essentially at the peak of physical maturity but almost completely devoid of any mental maturity (due to absence of experience [dude was born like a week ago], possibly a lack of guidance [unless he has parent-figures], and due to the fact that, well, dude was born like a week ago), Hulk-level strength (or, at the least, a very very high level of strength. Maybe he doesn't have the "the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" ability, but I doubt that the child of Hulk and Caiera would be anything short of phenomenally strong), and a pretty legitimate reason to hate the world? Yeah, this will go well for the world.

    Also, the description of Skaar as Conan + Hulk was enough to make me want the book hardcore.

    not to mention next-in-line for the ole' oldstrong capabilities.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Balefuego wrote: »
    it sounds like he looks fully grown because of the combination of his hulk/alien dna+ being incubated in a world shattering explosion.

    So, we're talking about a person who is essentially at the peak of physical maturity but almost completely devoid of any mental maturity (due to absence of experience [dude was born like a week ago], possibly a lack of guidance [unless he has parent-figures], and due to the fact that, well, dude was born like a week ago), Hulk-level strength (or, at the least, a very very high level of strength. Maybe he doesn't have the "the madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" ability, but I doubt that the child of Hulk and Caiera would be anything short of phenomenally strong), and a pretty legitimate reason to hate the world? Yeah, this will go well for the world.

    Also, the description of Skaar as Conan + Hulk was enough to make me want the book hardcore.

    not to mention next-in-line for the ole' oldstrong capabilities.
    I think you have to be trained to use that.

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  • ZombieAsumaZombieAsuma Registered User
    edited March 2008
    So....there's no issue of Hulk coming out in May OR June. There was already delays by the second issue. Is this a Loeb thing? I always thought McGuiness was monthly capable since he had no problems with his first Superman/Batman arc and his old run on Superman.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hulk #4 is solicited for June. I don't mind these delays much as I consider Hulk a pure fluff book anyway.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Maybe Loeb just doesn't think people can handle all of the awesome.

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  • ZombieAsumaZombieAsuma Registered User
    edited March 2008
    So what's this Hulk vs. Thundra one-shot all about? Who the heck is Thundra?

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    how was the son of hulk born? Wasn't his mother snuffed out during pregnancy?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    She died but the fetus survived. The series hasn't come out yet so we don't exactly have details.

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  • Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The PIT, level 26Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    not to mention next-in-line for the ole' oldstrong capabilities.
    I think you have to be trained to use that.

    When Caiera and the Shadow Elders died, their power just suddenly went to Hiroim, and he seemed to be able to use it right off the bat (their knowledge may have gone to him as well).

    It's possible that Skaar got a some of it as well - maybe nothing more than an instinctive understanding. I guess we'll find out.

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  • BlankspaceBlankspace __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    What does one do when you meet one of the immortal incredibly powerful Eternals?


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    You piss on a tree and look stupid.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I have a hard time taking Herc seriously when he has bondage stockings for pants.

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  • OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    CBR's last article in their week-long Incredible Hercules-related Greek Week series focuses on who we'll be seeing in the tie-in to Secret Invasion, "Sacred Invasion".

    http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=13454
    Dominating the left hand side of the cover is Hercules, who much to his chagrin plays a very important role in the God Squad. “Hercules is the very reluctant leader of this bunch,” Van Lente remarked. “He's never led anything before, and is more than a little freaked-out by it. Will his inexperience lead the team to victory or destruction? We'll find out.”

    Flying above her teammates is Alpha Flight member Snowbird, who is the daughter of Nelvanna, the Inuit goddess of the Northern Lights. Snowbird’s divine parentage bestowed upon her a number of superhuman abilities, chief among them was the ability to transform into any animal native to Northern Canada. “With her flight and shapeshifting, she's the recon specialist, the scout of the group,” Van Lente said.

    Standing below Snowbird and to the right of Herc is Ajak of the powerful and ancient race known as The Eternals. “Before you shout ‘Hey, he's not a god!’ I'd advise you to reread Kirby's ‘Eternals’ Vol. 1 #2,” Van Lente said. “Ajak, a/k/a ‘He Who Talks With Celestials,’ is the brain of the bunch, since he spent pretty much the entire Dark and Middle Ages ensconced in the citadel of the Space Gods, learning their ways. Let us not forget that the Celestials gave the Skrulls their shapeshifting powers, just as they made Deviants and Eternals here on Earth --The dominant Skrull race is in fact the Deviant strain of the dominant species of its homeworld; that strain then wiped out the normal and Eternal strains.”

    To the right of Ajak is Amatsu-Mikaboshi, who some see as the Japanese god of evil, but he really is a being that represents the polar opposite of the core values in the Shinto religion. “Amatsu-Mikaboshi was responsible for the destruction of Olympus in the ‘Ares’ mini-series --and the slayer of Zeus, Herc's father. As you can imagine, Herc is thrilled about serving with this guy,” Van Lente remarked. “Amatsu-Mikaboshi can shapeshift into anything, not just albino animals, and so is a useful adversary against the Skrulls.”

    Hovering above Amatsu-Mikaboshi on the far right of the cover is the fearsome Demogorge, the God-Eater. Demogorge is the monstrous alter ego of Atum, son of the Elder Goddess Gaea and the Demiurge, the physical embodiment of Earth’s life force. “Demogorge the God-Eater is the best at what he does, and what he does is eat gods,” Van Lente said. “I mean, c'mon, if you're going to go up against an army of hostile deities, wouldn't you want a guy with ‘God-Eater’ in his name to be on your side?”

    The article also lined up two of the gods we'll be seeing them go up against.
    Kly'bn (Translation: "Eternal Skrull")

    *This Skrull deity cannot shapeshift, and is rather the idealized personification of essential ‘Skrullness’ --the Skrull inside every Skrull, regardless of what form he or she takes.

    Though mostly created out of whole cloth for ‘Incredible Hercules’, the name comes from a song/orchestral piece the Skrullos Imperial Marching Band wanted to play at Karolina and Xavin's wedding in ‘Runaways’. The song, we're suggesting, is an invocation to the Eternal Skrull for a happy (and eternal!) union.

    *Sl'gur't (Translation: ‘The Infinite Names’)*

    This is the Skrull god of transformations -- both, literally, as shape-shifting, and in societal upheavals, such as war – frequently referred to by non-Skrulls as the ‘Skrull War God,’ which is not entirely accurate.

    Sl'gur't, befitting his/her/its nature, has no fixed form, and keeps shifting shape in every panel we see it in, just surrounded always by a thin white corona. When Skrull artists have to depict him/her/it in a fixed form (as a painting, statue, or idol), it's usually as a multi-limbed, headless Skrull; see: http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix2/slgurtskrullwargod.htm

    Since this is the god(dess) of shapeshifting, Sl'gur't's gender is basically irrelevant here, but she is most frequently thought of as female and Kly'bn's sister and wife. The two live together in a double-headed pyramid floating in the center of space surrounded by the ruins of defeated pantheons of alien gods the Skrulls have conquered over the eons.

    We didn't make this god up, he/she/it first appeared in ‘Fantastic Four Annual #24,’ and is also referenced in the ‘Annihilation: Super-Skrull’ series. There, S.S. says she was spawned on the planet Zaragz'na, the ancient Skrull capital destroyed by the Annihilation Wave.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    "Shaketh no more than thrice, or thoust playeth with it."

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Why just Northern Canada?

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