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Subj: Re: What Was The Problem With The Paul Jenkins Run, Or The Professor?
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 at 09:31:02 pm EDT (Viewed 259 times)
Reply Subj: Re: What Was The Problem With The Paul Jenkins Run, Or The Professor?
Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 at 10:17:06 pm EDT (Viewed 236 times)

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I tend to think PAD's Tempest Fugit helped recton and maybe gave readers an out from Jenkins Run as well as Jones Run. I think it could have been fair to say The Professor just came out of the cave like The Devil Hulk and was not the same character as The Merged Hulk since Professor was left handed and Merged was right handed. I wish PAD would have said that later in addition to it all being a possible dream. It could have been an interesting story to see a confrontation between Banner and Professor like he had with Doc Green.

I get what PAD was trying to do for fans in Tempest Fugit.

However, I don't see the difference between PAD retconning away Jenkins/Jones (even if he was ambiguous about it) and Byrne going through with his threat of retconning away PAD's run when he came back circa 2000.

To set it up so one writer's work doesn't really "count" strikes me as disrespectful (although I doubt PAD intended it as personal disrespect to those writers).

I also think that stories that have a primary purpose of cleaning up continuity don't often tell very good stories on their own. In my opinion, Tempest Fugit was fairly mediocre as a story, but the one-shot "Dear Trisha" that followed focused on just telling a great Hulk story and is one of the best comics I've read.

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