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  • Preview next week’s HULK

    Zero/One is a proper supervillain now, complete with island base and mutilated assistant. Red Hulk and Machine Man (and possibly Red She-Hulk) find out the hard way…

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    Comment from Dave Littler
    Time: January 28, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Hey, hey.

    I’ve been loving Thunderbolts lately, and on that basis I was prepared to give your Hulk a shot despite my misgivings about the character when I heard that you were including Machine Man as a part of the cast. Aaron’s been one of my favourite characters ever since Nextwave, and the look I saw in the previews told me that you’d be keeping on that same track. Imagine my profound dismay when I read #47 and realized you’d reverted him to his pre-interesting, pre-entertaining, pre-Nextwave personality.

    I’m feeling… substantially less motivated to give the book a look at this point, if only because I know that every time he opens his usually-delightful mechanical mouth, I’ll be exposed to profound sadness and woe. Even if the book is otherwise great, and I suspect it will be, how am I to endure this?

    I guess I’m just asking for your comments on the topic. And hoping that reading and commenting on comments here is something you do!

    Comment from Parker
    Time: January 28, 2012, 3:22 pm

    Dave, you might want to read past that issue. Aaron does have a sense of humor, but it’s super dry, and you start seeing it in the next appearance. I can’t have full on- demanding beer- persona, it doesn’t fit the tone of the book like it did for Nextwave, where Ellis was making everything over the top. But I think you’ll find he is very ‘human’ as it progresses. Since the Secret Avengers and Hulk were discussing a serious situation, it wasn’t appropriate for him to show any of that yet. He does it more with Red Hulk one on one. Thank you for giving us a shot, though, and I hope you’ll go further.

    Comment from Dave Littler
    Time: January 28, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Alright, man, I’ll give it a go for a couple of months and see how it works for me. Your past work’s bought a lot of good will from me, so I’ll put my faith in your word here. :)

    Thanks for the reply!

    Comment from Parker
    Time: January 28, 2012, 4:53 pm

    You sir, rock!