- Posted by Johanna on December 16, 2005 at 2:17 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
A Hulk fan has put up his own webcomic with the character, created using 3-D figure software.
The Hulk model is impressive, but we don’t see nearly enough of him. After his short appearance in the opening, he disappears until late in part 3 (of 3), when he doesn’t even destroy much of anything. I’d rather have seen much more of him, since he doesn’t look as creepy as the people do, given the artificial smoothness of the software’s creations.
The story has its flaws, many of them common to beginning writers. For one, it doesn’t seem particularly Hulk-specific. By theme it seems better suited to the X-Men characters. Although the preliminary antagonist is extrapolated from the Hulk’s situation, for all that the Hulk’s powers matter, he could have been Wolverine instead.
For another, some of the text is overwritten, and the dialogue of the alien beings gave me a headache while trying to figure it out. The challenge of the story is very talky, especially when explaining another way of being. This could have been a text story, not a comic, as easily — it’s not visual enough in most key sequences.
That said, this is no worse than some of the material that appears in Marvel’s try-out titles. I’m more impressed by the opportunities this creates for fans to get closer to mimicking their favorite comics. Instead of fan fiction with no pictures, if someone released character models, there could be fan-written comics much more similar to the published product. Maybe that’s already happening and this is just the only one I know of.