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Subj: Re: What Was The Problem With The Paul Jenkins Run, Or The Professor?
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 at 01:19:18 am EDT (Viewed 200 times)
Reply Subj: What Was The Problem With The Paul Jenkins Run, Or The Professor?
Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 at 07:45:12 pm EDT (Viewed 333 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.

Garney's art was fantastic. My problem with Jenkin's run starts with how they went out of their way to redefine the "Merged" Hulk as being not a merge but another personality. I was so happy to see the Merged Hulk back, and then 2 pages later Jenkins is saying that Merged wasn't what PAD defined him as at all. From there, the whole thing just fell apart for me. Riker was a great villain though!