Monday, November 14, 2016

Uncanny Avengers #16 Review

Samurai Hulk

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Pepe Larraz, Davis Curiel and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 9, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

This book has been labeled as a Civil War II Aftermath title, but luckily for readers everywhere, it doesn’t really have a whole lot to do with the actual event book. I’ve really been enjoying the team Gerry Duggan has put together here and can’t wait to see how they’re going to deal with an undead Hulk.

I’ll admit, I was pretty confused at the start of this issue. I thought I had accidentally missed a month or something because we start off with Deadpool in the middle of a party in Japan that’s celebrating him. But it quickly becomes apparent that he’s dreaming and we snap back to the problem at hand: a recently resurrected Hulk rampaging through Japan.

The team is trying to keep Hulk away from civilians but that’s a lot easier said than done. Meanwhile, Cable isn’t getting anywhere trying to find a cure for the Terrigen Mist. He does manage to get Belle up and running and realizes the team needs help. He teleports just in time to be used as a distraction. He keeps Hulk’s attention and gives Rogue a chance to build up some momentum. Unfortunately, she overshoots her intended target of the ocean and pushes Hulk into a city.

They need to figure out how to stop Hulk, so Quicksilver takes Doctor Voodoo to an uninhabited island for him to work his magic on. The team needs to stall Hulk before leading him to the island, but they have to advance their agenda when he lands in the middle of a nuclear power station.

This was a complete setup issue, but damn if it wasn’t fun. We don’t get a lot of advancement in the story but there is a ton of action. It was a quick read that looks great thanks to the art of Pepe Larraz and Clayton Cowles. I love seeing Doctor Voodoo in action and it looks like he’ll have a big role in the next issue.

Bits and Pieces:

Once again I am shocked at the quality of this book. Even though not a lot happens outside of setting up the next issue, it was still a ton of fun and a really quick read.


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