Hulk: The Mayan Rule

#1 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=37636

This year the Mayan Calender runs out on December 21, and there are many different beliefs as to what that means. While most believe December 21, 2012 will just be another day, others eagerly await the date and believe a great transformative event will occur and elevate humanity to a higher plane of existence. Another school of thought has a more pessimistic outlook and believes that 12/21/12 marks a catastrophic, apocalyptic event that will destroy the world.
The inhabitants of the Marvel Universe share those fears because their world is home to many beings capable of bringing about doomsday. This year their fears will be justified when the Mayan Gods return to take over the Earth in a "Hulk" arc by writer Jeff Parker and new series artist Dale Eaglesham. Standing in their way are General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, better known as the Red Hulk and star of the ongoing "Hulk" comic book series, and his allies Machine Man, A-Bomb, the She-Hulks, and Alpha Flight.

If you people still don't buy this book, I hate you. I'M HONESTLY SO PUMPED FOR THIS.

#2 Posted by DEGRAAF (7918 posts) - - Show Bio

this actually sound descent but i cant stand Red Hulk. knowing how they have portrayed will probably beat the gods which should be crap they are ome of the oldest gods besides the eygptian gods which usually mean er they are the stronger Hulk (Banner) couldnt stand up to Zeus so Red Hulk standing up to the Gods seems like it should be to much for Ross

#3 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: Dude seriously, if you haven't tried Parker's Hulk book then please do. It's teetering on the verge of cancellation (probably after this Mayan Rule story) and is one of the best books Marvel puts out. Nobody's really giving it a chance because they have a bias against this Hulk and Jeph Loeb's run but it's honestly nothing like Hulk punching the Watcher in the face... he's doing more militaristic stuff and has a sidekick and it's a really good, fun book.

#4 Posted by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: Looks interesting, but you're right about Red Hulk, it wouldn't be the first time that they do something like that with him:

#5 Posted by DEGRAAF (7918 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: yea but he can adsorb energy again cant he? does his strength raise? Who's his side kick. I did pick this up a couple times and every time i have been let down or pissed off or both. I liked the premise behind him after him and Banner battle and Banner helped him get on with the Avengers. They were trying to find him a place in the hero world. I was ok with that but idk he just seems redundant to me

#6 Edited by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

Who's his side kick.

Hulk #45
#7 Posted by DEGRAAF (7918 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: lol who or what is that?

#8 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF said:

@X35: lol who or what is that?

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#9 Posted by DEGRAAF (7918 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

@DEGRAAF said:

@X35: lol who or what is that?

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:-I ????? dont worry i figured it out on my own. Thanks for the help

#10 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: Considering the character was mentioned in the first post as Hulk's ally, is my avatar and is featured in the art in the article... it should be obvious it's Machine Man.

#11 Posted by DEGRAAF (7918 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: doesnt look anything like you avatar, even if he is in the first post doesnt mean i know who he is

#12 Edited by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@DEGRAAF: Sorry, i'm too pumped for this to act normal

(ALSO if you look i linked "sidekick" to machine man all the way back then so... there's no excuse for you not knowing ;p)

#13 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

i guess nobody else is stoked for this :(

#14 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio

Ugh, I miss real Hulk. (That's Banner-Hulk, not stupid bloody Aaron-current-Hulk)

#15 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: I don't like Aaron's Hulk either.

you should read this book but maybe just buy green-tinted glasses! ;D

#16 Posted by hectorsquall (1137 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35 said:

i guess nobody else is stoked for this :(

You're not the only one...

But seriously, I'll probably check it out (if we are still alive) !

#17 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, looks pretty good.

@FadeToBlackBolt: I actually miss Pak's run after this whole "separation" garbage going on in the current run.

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#18 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23238 posts) - - Show Bio
@Deranged Midget: Same, same. I didn't care for the Hiro-Kala arc, but at least Hulk was still Hulk. 
#19 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt: I forgot about that arc entirely and I think the writers did the same. It seems as if Aaron is attempting to write the script as he goes along because I don't see it making any sense in the end.

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#20 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: As i've said in this thread already, please don't let bias get in the way of checking out this book. I know the Red Hulk is loathsome to most of comicdom, but it's a really good book. very different to what people might expect. We don't have nonsense like him punching Watcher in the face or killing supporting Hulk characters every other issue any more.

and if it gets cancelled i will cry!

#21 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

@X35: I'm indifferent to Rulk.

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#22 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd post some examples to show what the book is like but I can't find many scans. the current tone of the book is more like a road movie between the Hulk and Machine Man. They bump into all sorts of characters along the way like Arabian Knight, Sersi and Ikaris, the Legion of Monsters and soon Alpha Flight.

#23 Posted by Cosmic_Hobo (60 posts) - - Show Bio

I had no idea Machine man was in Hulk now. I shall now look into this

#24 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1545 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the new Banner/Hulk story and I actually like the Red Hulk story going on now, I'll definitely be checkin it out. I also love Machine Man. (Marvel Zombies 3 if you havn't read that run yet)

#25 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cosmic_Hobo: Dude! He's been like a main character!! :D

#26 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio
#27 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1545 posts) - - Show Bio

The Names Aaron Stack,

Machine Man if you're nasty

#28 Posted by Cosmic_Hobo (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Then I have a fair few issues to pick up.

Never read the original Machine Man stuff, but I absolutely adored him in Nextwave and he was the best thing about the Ms Marvel series

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