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May 05

Why Would You Leave The Hulk In Charge Of A Giant Morphing Robot?

FT + The Brown WedgePost a comment • 560 views

Good question huh? Would you leave an oversized, over-powered infant in charge of a super-powered robot? Indeed the question is begged why would he want to operate said robot in the first place when his prime directive is to SMASH!

Answer. To sell toys.

The history of comics is littered with promo-comics for other items. Toy companies like licences, obviously. But why doesn’t spiderman change costume more often, so they can sell more than one of him to the same kids*? Why doesn’t The Hulk have a car so they can sell Hulk-mobiles to kiddies? Action figures maybe the daftest named items in the world, and intellectually remarkably dull, but comics are not very good at providing endless streams of viable product (not true actually but toy companies would rathe rinvent stuff themselves, especially if it clears up a load of old GOBOT stock). And so we get Mega Morphs – read the blurb…

MEGA MORPHS #1 & #2 (of 4)
Written by SEAN MCKEEVER
Pencils & Cover by LOU KANG (Clickee for big cover)
Some dangers are too big for even the Marvel Super Heroes–and that’s when they activate Tony Stark’s newest inventions: the Mega Morphs! Super-powerful high-tech transforming robots piloted by the unlikely team of New Avengers’ Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine–along with Ghost Rider and the Hulk?! Join Eisner-nominated writer Sean McKeever and superstar-on-the-rise Lou Kang for four issues of furious fighting, based on the hot new line of toys from Toy Biz. Marvel’s heaviest heroes in giant-robot action? True Believer, this is the toy-tie-in comic other toy-tie-ins dream of being!
32 PGS./All Ages ?$2.99

(Bold for absolute shock that they have the barefaced cheek to say this…)

*The answer to this is simple, as anyone who is aware of the complex history of the one time he DID change his jimmy-jams and got attacked by them later (see the horrendously RUBBIDGE Alien Costume Saga).

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