Friday, 23 October 2009

The Hulk busts a move or two

ONE of my fave comics at the moment is Marvel Adventures Avengers and a recent issue only makes me love it more.

Avengers #32 (reprinted in Marvel Adventures Avengers Vol. 9: The Times They Are A-Changin') sees the team run foul of the IRS. To get off the hook, they're forced to tackle a bunch of super-villains who owe back taxes to the government.

At one point the team takes on The Absorbing Man who proceeds to absorb Iron Man's powers and kick everyone's collective arse...until The Hulk jumps on him, that is.

After that, there are several panels where, in the background, Hulk playfully puts Absorbing Man in a boston crab, then a Lex Luger-style torture rack.

Kudos to writer Paul Tobin and, more likely, artists Matteo Lolli and Christian Vecchia for the wrestling references.

Wrestling aside, I wholeheartedly recommend Avengers - which is funny and easy to read, but not dumb, despite having the "all ages" tag.

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