Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Nightmare In Red
I would be lying if I said I was looking forward to this episode. I do not like Red Hulk. I do not like anything that has Jeph Loeb's name on it. In fact, I question the taste of anyone who does like anything that Jeph Loeb's name is on. And I felt this way about Loeb long before he slithered his talentless ass into Marvel Animation. But while I still hate the Red Hulk as a concept, there was so much else in this episode that I enjoyed.
I've been wondering when the Winter Soldier would appear and now I have my answer. I was also pleasantly surprised when the Falcon showed up, and was very surprised when we found out that Doc Samson was in on all of this. So the Red Hulk, Winter Soldier, Doc Samson and the Falcon all work for Dell Rusk (who I assume is the Secretary of Defense in this universe too). Dell Rusk has got to be a scary guy if the Red Hulk fears him... and yes, I'm familiar with his story in the comics, but for the benefit of some friends of mine who are unfamiliar, I am keeping a lid on it in this review.
I was glad to see General Ross return, and he's got to be nuts when Maria Hill is the voice of reason in comparison. Although I am surprised that Wasp seems to be on a first name basis with Hill. And I was more surprised with the comic nod about Hill having heard that the Hulk was once grey.
I geeked out at seeing this version of Cap's Kooky Quartet in action, but just when you nearly forget what the overall arc is, Skrulltimate Cap shows his true colors by talking the Hulk into standing down and Banner into turning himself over to the Hulkbusters... and then there were three.
Good episode, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's.