Suspended Animation Review
X-Men Vs. Hulk – published by Marvel Publishing, 48 pages and $3.99.
Even during these difficult economic times, I still make the occasional impulse purchase. I did so twice recently while visiting various comics shops in Tulsa.
The first story in X-Men vs Hulk is a 22-page tale from the mutant team’s past. Logan (aka, Wolverine) sets up a “challenge” for teammate Colossus, by orchestrating a confrontation between the armored X-Man and The Hulk. And, it’s pretty much non-stop action from there.
The story is written by X-Men veteran Chris Claremont, who proves once again that, where Marvel’s mutants are concerned, he is as strong on characterization as he is on pumping a tale full of adrenaline. Artist Jheremy Raapack turns in dramatic, big-as-life visuals that round out the story well.
Also noteworthy is the reprint of X-Men (Vol. 1) #66, another tale of the Children of The Atom battling the Jade Giant. This classic was written by Roy Thomas and drawn by Sal Buscema. ‘Nuff said.
If all of that isn’t enough, X-Men vs Hulk is free of ads, to boot! Kudos to Marvel!
Recommended for fans of fun stories you don’t have to think too much about, as well as comics history buffs.