Mind Capsules – Weirdworld #6 and The Totally Awesome Hulk #6

Weirdworld #6
Weirdworld #6

Writer – Sam Humphries
Artist – Mike Del Mundo
Colours – Mike Del Mundo, Marco D’Alfonso
Letters – VC’s Cory Petit

The saga of Weirdworld comes to a close with this issue and while it was a good story overall, it leaves things unfinished which is never a good thing. Most of the issue sees Becca having a talk with a Morgan le Fay, after she comes to that is and it is as compelling a scene as any that has been featured in this book. Morgan explains to our heroine just why it is that she needs the Wuxian Seed. In turn, Morgan listens to Becca’s plight and offers to help in return for the mystical artifact. Things turn sour though because Morgan is a villain at heart and with a little help from Goleta and Catbeast, who is really the wizard Ogeode, they manage to drive Morgan off though not before seemingly destroying the Wuxian Seed. Mike Del Mundo and Sam Humphries wrap up their Weirdworld story in the only way they could – with a bit of a happy ending and many unfinished plotlines. Like all things, the books continuation relied upon the almighty dollar and there were simply not enough readers to warrant its continued existence, but it is hopeful that at some point, the story of Becca and Morgan Le Fay gets its conclusion somewhere, sometime. It was not simply Morgan and Becca whose story needed to be finished though, as there was also Skull the Slayer, Crystar, the Lava Men, Jennifer Kale, Arkon, Goleta and the newly revealed Infinity Stone. You also have to note that it is referred to as a ‘stone’ and not a gem. Whether it is because things are a little different on Weirdworld or this is a case of the cinematic universe coming into play will never be answered, and it is a bit of shame that the story being told will never have a definite conclusion. The artwork by Del Mundo was as beautiful as ever and as a whole, Weirdworld has been one of the most visually stunning books that Marvel has ever put out. It is a sad thing to see a book come to a premature end, the creators unable to finish what they set out to do. At the very least, Humphries was able to end it on a somewhat happy note, but it would have been nice to see where he would have taken it if it had lasted longer.

4 out of 5

The Totally Awesome Hulk #6
The Totally Awesome Hulk #6

Writer- Greg Pak
Artist – Mike Choi
Colours- Andrew Crossley
Letters – VC’s Cory Petit

As the Hulk, Amadeus has been having blackouts and when you happen to be a Hulk, blackouts are not a good thing. Thor is also none too impressed with him and demands some answers as to why he is ransacking Dwarven strongholds for Uru. Amadeus has no answers as he simply does not remember what he has done, but he does know that the Enchantress has something to do with it and all of them together mean to get an answer as to why. It is a brave thing to take an established hero and replace him with another who may or may not live up to the reader’s expectations, but that is exactly what Greg Pak has done and while many have mixed feelings on the matter, the one thing everyone can agree on is that Amadeus Cho is a very different Hulk to the one we all know and love and in many ways, that is a good thing. If Pak had gone for just another straight-up rage-monster, many would have wondered why Amadeus was needed in the first place. So what we have is a very fun title, one filled with comedy and quips with this issue made all the better as Amadeus must now deal with Thor who essentially is the adult of the group and makes it known as such not so much through words as through actions. As one might guess, our heroes do go up against Amara once again and at least in this occasion, they do come out on top with Amadeus able to control his other self. The question still remains though, how and why are the blackouts happening and will Amadeus be able to somehow get control of them or will they end up ruling him instead. Maddy Cho gets a little screen-time and introducing her as a supporting character was a stroke of genius on Pak’s part. A book is only as strong as its creators and its hero as good as those who surround him and this book happens to have great ones. The Totally Awesome Hulk may not be the monster everyone grew up reading, but the book has been really good and knowing Pak, he has a plan in mind to keep steering the book to new-found heights.

4 out of 5

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