The rest of the book's cast often strike me the same way. In general, Loeb seems more at home depicting his villains rather than his heroes. The X-Men rarely have anything memorable to say, whereas figures like The Leader and MODOK stand out far more. Given how pointless the X-Men's role is, I think this series could do with a bit of general pruning. Loeb has proven he's capable of more dedicated character work than previous Hulk storylines would have suggested, but only so many characters can receive the benefit of that work in one sitting. More and more, I just wish Fall of the Hulks was conceived as a smaller-scale and more tightly focused project. If this is supposed to be a means to an end, why do those means have to be so scatter-shot and unfocused? Read Full Review
In the end, while "Hulk" #20 was predictable, it's still fun if clearly a middle segment of a larger story. With "World War Hulks" coming to a conclusion in April, though, things do need to pick up a bit. Let's get some action going on again next month, please? Read Full Review
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