Title:Warbound Part V (A World War Hulk tie-in
Has Amadeus solved the secret of the Hulk?
Writer: Greg Pak
Pencils: Carlo Pagulayan
Inks: Jeffrey Huet
Colors: Chris Sotomayor
Letters: Joe Caramagna
Editor: Mark Paniccia
Cover Art: Gary Frank
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Amadeus has made his way to Madison Square Garden, where the Hulk is holding the Avengers and Fantastic Four captive. When the Hulk confronts the boy who claims to be his ally, Amadeus hits him with the most powerful weapon he has – the truth.
I really didn’t know anything about Amadeus before this story arc, but Greg Pak has made him one of the most interesting characters in the Hulk’s corner of the Marvel universe. He has an arrogance spawned from his intelligence – but if it’s deserved, is it really being arrogant? Regardless, the facts he confronts the Hulk with here are pretty staggering, as we see the truth about the Jade Giant revealed. Pak does something incredible this issue – he gives us a plausible explanation for the simple most implausible thing about the Hulk since the very birth of the character. Not only does his explanation make sense, but it plays flawlessly into the WWH storyline.
Pagulayan’s artwork compliments Pak’s story very well. The flashbacks, the rampages and the mountains of destruction are all reflected very well in the art. He handles monsters and heroes with equal aplomb.
This has probably been the only essential spin-off title from World War Hulk, but that’s rather to be expected. Fortunately, people picking this up just to follow the crossover haven’t been disappointed.