The Incredible Hulk 58 (September 2003)

The Incredible Hulk #58There’s no nice way to phrase this observation so I’m going to just go ahead–Jones gives his female characters, in particular the New York paralegal or whatever she is, way too much credit. Unless he reveals her to be a trained law enforcement officer (like most of his strong female members), it’s just absurd. She can track Banner on the run, she carries night vision binoculars, she’s cool when confronted with Creel possessing a little kid… she’s practically Rambo.

It’s too much. It’s not even clear why she needs to be here, other than Jones likes her. Her scenes with Bruce are good too. It’s the other ones where there are problems.

Almost nothing happens this issue. It’s not a bridging issue, it’s a train ride issue. Bruce and Creel take the train to the final action. Fernandez’s Hulk scene is awful.

Besides decent plot details, this issue’s plodding.



Hide in Plain Sight, Part Four: Brain Dead; writer, Bruce Jones; artist, Leandro Fernandez; colorist, Steve Buccellato; letterer, Cory Petit; editors, Warren Simons, John Miesegaes and Axel Alonso; publisher, Marvel Comics.

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