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Subj: Re: What Was The Problem With The Paul Jenkins Run, Or The Professor?
Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 at 08:58:24 pm CDT (Viewed 284 times)
Reply Subj: What Was The Problem With The Paul Jenkins Run, Or The Professor?
Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 06:45:12 pm CDT (Viewed 384 times)

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I'm sure that I won't like it as much today (Probably because I read a ton of Jenkin's work, and a lot of it reads the same.), but I was reading the Paul Jenkins Hulk run when it came out (I read pretty much EVERYTHING back then!), and I liked it quite a bit (At least the first year or so.). The art by Ron Garney sure didn't hurt either, and I thought that General Ryker was actually a decent villain (Who has been used at least once since, hasn't he?).
But I remember reading that PAD had some problems with it, especially all of the Professor stuff that Paul did. What exactly did people have problems with? Did Jenkins retcon anything? I also thought that the Devil Hulk was pretty cool as well. And The Abomination fight in Hulk #25 was one of my all-time favorites, and just might be THE best ABomb story.

The Professor retcon was a pretty big bone of contention. It didn't help that the explanation for who the Professor was changed every few issues.

I think the big problem with the run was a series of weak endings. Dogs of War was a good storyline that ended with the big new villain just...leaving. The Devil Hulk thing went nowhere, too. And Banner having ALS got wrapped up by the Leader popping up out of nowhere and handing Banner the cure.

I think the run was partly a victim of Jenkins' success at the time. He became a big name at Marvel, got a ton of work, and seemed to put his Hulk stuff on the backburner.

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