Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I've been on record as being against the dilution of characters by introducing too many offshoots. Batman and The Hulk are two of the biggest offenders these days. Batman is now incorporated and the Hulk now has Red Hulk, Skarr, She-Hulk. Savage She-Hulk, Red She-Hulk, Doc Samson, A-Bomb and more following in his wake. It strikes me as a lack of inventiveness and risk taking by creators much in the same way that most big budget movies seem to be remakes, sequels or TV show adaptations. That said, I have to admit I have enjoyed some of the stories that Red Hulk (or "Rulk") has appeared in and he admittedly has a very cool visual. I enjoy the powerful art of Ed McGuiness as well, so I thought I would give this cover a shot. So, OK - he's not such a bad character after all. Still, I'd like to see some more entirely new comic concepts show up in the future.