The Hulk book is no more. The Incredible Hulk book doesn't exist, so why is Marvel making up another descriptive for Banners book, Indestructable? I get a little suspicious about that because there is no reason not to make this a singular Hulk book or an Incredible book.
As I read this it seems the Hulk is incredibly restricted here in his role as a SHIELD agent. He is confined to a battle armor, he has his staff screened by Maria Hill, and then he is assigned a ROB unit to spy on him as a matter of course. If this were a real Hulk series Bruce Banner would have a whole lot more autonomy, because as it seems now, the series is going to eventually show, you can't restrict a Hulk in formal organizations. I think by the end of this series, that will become obvious.
The anomalies to continuity here, (that one of these new scientists was graduating when Banner became the Hulk, and that Hulk was in the Skrull War), are a little jarring, to think only about 7 years have passed since the start of the Silver Age. And the fact the Hulk had been Banner during the whole Skrull War, makes those pics of the Hulk with a torn apart Skrull just SHIELD taking liberty with the truth, which wouldn't be unusual. It would also mean the last 7 years are crunched up into 12 months. All those Christmas references since 2005 mean they weren't true either.
I'm not familiar with the Giant AIM robot, but it seemed it doesn't hold up to volcanic temperatures as much as the Hulk does, considering the Hulk can survive lava on Planet Sakaar when it erupted. It was a little vague for the story to show that SHIELD were tracking something as obscure as the last surviving member of the crew that manned the Robot. Why would SHIELD be even interested? The SHIELD agents seemed to be well trained and versed in the whole operation, far more than I would have expected in such a short time that this rendition of the organization has been in existence.
It seems to me the Marvel NOW version of these heroes are a far cry from what came before AVX, with newer, reimagined, origins and histories, considering we are seeing Steve Rogers beginnings in his Cap book, and Tony Stark is going to be shown a new origin in his book. We've already seen the reimagining of the Avengers Assemble team, and just recently the moviefication of the Secret Avengers team. Maybe Marvel NOW is an Alternative Earth that is going to be wiped out in New Avengers, and the Illuminati we see making those loathsome decisions, to destroy another Earth in an Incursion and mind wipe Cap, are all indicators the 616 is somewhere else?
Last edited by jackolover; 03-03-2013 at 01:41 AM.
Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.