Marvel Just Killed Off Another Iconic Superhero (But it Was the Worst One, Really)
BY Matt Miller | Jul 15, 2016 | Film & TV
Are you a fan of the Hulk? You know that pissed-off green guy who for some reason is considered a hero even though he's a complete menace to civilised society? Well, I'm sorry to say, he's dead. Bruce Banner, the scientist with temper issues, was killed in the third issue of Marvel's Civil War II, which was released yesterday. RIP Hulk (1962-2016).
This is the latest development in Marvel Comics' Civil War series, which has been one of the publisher's top sellers since it debuted in 2006, and has helped lead some of the best comic book sales numbers of the last two decades.
Part of its success is due to its complete and utter disregard for the lives of its beloved established characters. Back in the first Civil War series, Captain America was assassinated during a conflict between his supporters and Iron Man's supporters.
I can't say I'm beaten up about it. As far as superheroes go, Hulk/Bruce Banner was kind of low on my list of favourites for the following reasons:
- The aforementioned attitude problem.
- Not a fan of green!
- Kinda feel bad for the thousands of innocent people who have lost their lives thanks to the Hulk's collateral damage.
- Bruce Banner... dude was a total bummer.
- Haha this
Anyway, though Captain America didn't die in the film adaptation of Civil War, maybe they'll kill the Hulk! Lord knows, they have too many damn superheroes in their movies already. While they're at it, incorporate the new Iron Man, Riri Williams, into the films, too.
From: Esquire US