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Subj: Re: Al Ewing's run ultimately made me realize how much I miss Greg Pak.
Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 at 09:19:07 am EST (Viewed 182 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Al Ewing's run ultimately made me realize how much I miss Greg Pak.
Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 at 08:54:58 pm EST (Viewed 175 times)

    I want to go back and reread it from the beginning. But my feeling is that Ewings run doesn’t really do much for the character aside from the horror aspects of it being pretty cool to see. I don’t get the sense that either banner or Hulk really had much of a character arc throughout or that there was a solid story being told throughout the entire run.

Ewing's run is indeed solid; as far as story goes; there's definitely a beginning, middle and end. Some of his ideas didn't quite get meat on their bones, like Hulk taking over the base and his plans against humanity. This is why I thought Ewing would be on the book at least a few more years to tell his tale. The story started to get monotone and he seemed to lose focus. But all in all it was complete. He seemed to be the one that took Hulk back to three distinct personalities.

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