Tuesday, September 28, 2010

World War Hulks: Spider-Man Vs. Thor #1

World War Hulks: Spider-Man Vs. Thor #1 - Comic of the DayIn my on going examination of the World War Hulks Vs. titles I am finding that just because the stories share a similar title does not mean the stories are similar in quality.

World War Hulks: Spider-Man Vs. Thor #1 goes with a similar style of Hulk-like characters (in this case Thor and Spider-Man) used in World War Hulks: Captain America Vs. Wolverine, and the comic of the day even has the same type of use of flashbacks to explain current emotions; however, what World War Hulks: Spider-Man Vs. Thor #1 does not have is an interconnecting flashback story. That is the main difference between the Cap/Wolvie story and this Spidey/Thor tale.

World War Hulks: Captain America Vs. Wolverine had a story which brought two characters together who had a long history, some of which (we come to find out) they didn't even know about. The two characters are alike in many ways which revolve around memory manipulation and horrible experiences. This isn't found in World War Hulks: Spider-Man Vs. Thor #1. Thor and Spider-Man have flashback stories which deal with individual moments where they were pushed to overcome childhood situations by acting in a way unnatural to them at that time. The story just isn't as interesting because nothing new is added to their histories or overall story. We see the same old youth scenes these characters are always being presented with. The story was boring.

As far as the visuals go, I thought Jorge Molina's art displayed his talent quite well. I could see Molina eventually being put on a large Marvel title that would be in need for big action packed scenes with larger than life characters.

One last note. As I mentioned in the previous post, the Thing Hulked-out may be one step behind Thor in Hulk form when it comes to overall power. He could almost take the Hulk when he was in normal Thor form with his added gamma power, Thor could destroy the planet with one swing from his hammer. Visually he looks how I would want the God of Thunder to look all of the time; however, his dialog hurts my brain to read. A mix of ancient vocabulary mixed with the lack of vocabulary makes for some rough sentences. I hope issue 2 has Spider-Man shutting him up with some webbing to Thor's mouth.

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