Thursday, August 7, 2008

Red Hulk vs. Thor issue finally out

The issue of Hulk with Red Hulk fighting Thor finally came out yesterday, and I'm about to give my take on it. But first...

*****SPOILER ALERT!!!*****

If you have not read Hulk #5 with Red Hulk vs. Thor and don't want to know what happens next, STOP READING NOW! You have been warned!

Well, I knew that since it was a Hulk title, Red Hulk (RH) was going to win. However, I think it was a far, far too easy a victory for RH. Yeah, he's freakishly strong, but so is the Green Hulk, and he's had his clock cleaned by Thor before! And that was before Thor had the Odinpower!

Here's my take: Thor is a warrior with centuries more experience in battle than the RH. And all that before he had the Odinpower. Now Thor has all that strength, Odinpower, AND his hammer Mjolnir. This battle should have been much, much more extensive. How long has RH been the RH? Maybe weeks at most. Surely he's still adapting to his new bulk and strength level.

One could also argue that Thor is still adjusting to being alive again and having the Odinpower, but Thor has had much more time adjusting to having the Odinpower than the RH has had being the RH. One could also argue that this was Thor's first real battle since returning to life, so maybe he's a little rusty.

That's the only reason that I can see this battle going so quickly. But even with rust, this battle should have lasted longer, because Thor has that much more experience in battle than does RH. This is especially the case if RH ends up being Doc Samson as it seems to be leading to. While Doc also has battle experience, it's nowhere near Thor's battle experience; plus, battle is not Doc's main thing anyway. Whatever Doc gained from being RH should not have been enough to allow him to beat Thor so quickly.

And last, for RH to actually grab Mjolnir - AND to wield it against Thor?? - sacrilege!!! ;-)

It just ain't right! Goes against everything we've been brought up with about Thor and his magic hammer! Well, at the end, Thor swears revenge, and I'm sure he'll get it now that his first post-resurrection super battle is out of the way.

Next time I'm going to discuss poor Mary Marvel and ask why DC is so determined to trash the poor girl. Each time they show her, I get more and more pissed off. If you ask me, she should sue.


Anonymous said...

In Ultimate Avengers, the first animated movie, Hulk manages to lift Mjolnir and throw it at Thor. So they have a precedent. Still impossible. Just because Hulk is the embodiment of Rage and it's power, he can't do what can't be done. Sorry to the artists who want to improve their "Baby." Just one of the reasons I gave up on Marvel. And DCfor that matter.

Busty Superhero Chick said...

Marvel is almost gone for me, and DC is working its way down that path. The only exception has been the Green Lantern Sinestro Corps War. I hadn't looked forward to the next issue like that in some time.