Saturday, June 28, 2014
Savage Hulk #1
Now this is the Hulk I love: savage, destructive, in-your-face and yet gentle and heroic at times.
Writer/artist Alan Davis (who delivers some of his best work yet) takes the Hulk back to his fateful meeting with the original Uncanny X-Men in issue #66 of their title.
If you remember the story Charles Xavier (Professor X) came out his long coma with the help of Bruce Banner/Hulk.
Unbeknownst to the X-Men and the Hulk, the Leader was observing everything that transpired.
For reasons only to the Leader knew the information he gathered would prove useful in his never-ending plans for world domination.
In the meantime Professor X and the X-Men strategize on how to help Bruce Banner rid himself of the Hulk- and then the abomination shows up! Stay tuned for Issue #2.
Alan Davis has captured the look and feel of the Marvel Comics Silver Age characters and matched the art of some the artists who worked on the series at that title then and slightly later.
See if you can sport homages to Neal Adams and Dave Cockrum.