Two more Marvel comic books to get through before I switch things up and start going through the DC comics I picked up last Wednesday. As for the two Marvel comics in question? I really don't have much to say about them until I read 'em.
Wolverine: The Best There Is #7:
Summary: Having been doused with pretty much every disease possible the past few issues, it's safe to say Wolverine's healing factor is a bit taxed. On Crazy Mutie Island, Beast(who I thought left Crazy Mutie Island on bad terms with Lord Summers) is looking over Wolvie and reporting his findings back to Lord Summers and Her. They decide to lock down the lab Wolvie was in to prevent anything Wolvie was carrying from escaping before retiring to their quarters for the night. Upon waking up, Wolvie simply leaves the lab and heads to the kitchen and begins to eat everything in sight to help his healing factor out. Lord Summers, Beast and Her decide to leave Wolvie alone, so he heads into the living room and hangs out with Dazzler... Okay... The two talk for a while, and Dazzler makes Wolvie a new costume, since he didn't want to wear anything from his room. After that's done, Wolvie heads out and locates the woman who led him into the past few issues of madness, but she is promptly killed by some guy I don't know and Monark Starstalker??? Wha?!?
Thoughts: This is a strange series... When it all comes together it's really enjoyable(like the last two issues), but when it doesn't, it's as confusing as hell... This issue was more the latter. Sure, there were a few places where I laughed out loud while reading, but for the most part? Confusing as hell. Meh, maybe things will make more sense come the next issue.
Score: 5 out of 10.......
Incredible Hulks Annual #1:
Summary: This is the third part of the Identity Wars storyline that ran through this years Spider-Man and Deadpool annuals. Since I'm in a rush, I'm not gonna recap those issues, but luckily for you, I'm sure I have them posted on the blog, so it should be a simple matter to find them! We learn that alternate Bruce Banner had become the Sorcerer Supreme of his world, and had managed to banish his Hulk half to Hell. That's all fine and good, but when 616 Bruce Banner arrived in the alternate dimension, his Hulk half went to Hell, and alternate Bruce's Hulk was set free... Yes, it IS very confusing. Alternate Hulk wants to kill alternate Bruce, so alternate Bruce(at the recommendation of Spidey) casts a spell that makes Deadpool look like alternate Bruce, which causes alternate Hulk to attack Pool. With some time to think, alternate Bruce comes up with a plan to re-banish his Hulk, but needs Bruce to allow the Hulk back into his body. Realizing that alternate Hulk was way worse than his own Hulk, Bruce agrees. Alternate Bruce casts a spell, and summons the Hulk, who attacks alternate Hulk. Eventually, through some magical chicanery, alternate Bruce forces alternate Hulk back into his body, and turns back to himself. Temporarily in control, he orders the Hulk to snap his neck before alternate Hulk took control again, which he does, ending the threat of alternate Hulk. From there, Spidey discovers a note from the now dead(?) alternate Bruce, telling the trio to head to Parker Labs the next day. When the time comes, the trio head to the appointed spot and discover alternate Peter Parker, apparently returned from Hell, thanks to alternate Bruce. Alternate Peter is sorry for all the evil he committed, and helps return the trio of heroes to their proper dimension, ending this story.
Thoughts: Well, this storyline sure took a nosedive! I really enjoyed the first two parts of this story, the Deadpool and Spidey ones, but this issue just fell flat for me. For whatever reason, I just couldn't get into the Bruce Banner: Sorcerer Supreme stuff. Deadpool was more or less an afterthought here, and even Spidey didn't do all that much. I guess with this being a Hulk annual, that makes sense, but with me not exactly being a Hulk fan, it all just didn't work for me. Add a story with too many Hulks and Bruce Banners, and yeah, this comic wasn't my cup of tea.
Score: 4 1/2 out of 10.It's Hulk vs Hulk! How original!