Friday, May 6, 2011

R is for Rulk

Marvel A - Z week 18: Rulk

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A few years back,roughly when the second Hulk movie came out Marvel went into over drive with the Hulk - from there being just one Hulk suddenly he had a huge extended family and a multitude of titles to go with them. A bit like Marvel is doing with the umpteen Captain America and Thor comics kicking about recently since the movies were announced. Complete overkill in my opinion and just tends to dilute the core titles - but then again Marvel has been doing that for a while with X-Men, Wolverine, Deadpool and even the Avengers over the last few years. Anyhoo, i digress... so Rulk / Red Hulk was created along with Hulk ending up with two sons and a daughter (all fully grown of course), extra She-Hulks appeared (three now i think, 2 green and 1 red) and Rick Jones became a blue Hulk/abomination. Seems to have calmed down a bit and i think only two books still exist on a regular monthly basis now, but not really sure why they need so many variations of (essentially) the same character-espescially when they decided to kill off (after turning him into a bad guy) Doc. Samson who was at least a bit different from the 'new' characters.

1 comment:

  1. I thought Rulk was a joke at first, I'd heard of She-Hulk but not all the others, typical comics bleeding an idea dry. Well for a red Hulk you've done a tidy job :)