Just when you thought that Marvel had it’s ducks in a row and all it’s creative pistons pumping, we get Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United. Wait, the story or plot line must be something new and exciting:
“We see his (Zzzzax) origin in the movie. It’s what would happen if the entire Eastern seaboard [electrical grid] went out,” says Jeph Loeb, executive VP of Marvel’s TV division, which is overseeing the movie. “The two heroes meet up, thinking of each other as to blame.”
What happens next? “Calamity ensues. You’ll see in Heroes United that Hulk’s a little more articulate,” Loeb says.
The whole thing seems like a filler issue of the comic you love to read. That story line that has nothing to do with the current storyline, but gets inserted because something isn’t ready and they pulled this story out of some stack or file cabinet stored in the backroom no ones ever goes in.
This hybrid of computer-generated animation and hand-drawn art hits Walmart shelves on April 23rd. Should you bother with it? That’s for you to decide, I’m gonna take a pass, but don’t worry. Most likely your grandmother will buy you a copy for Christmas, “Because you like that comic booky stuff,” and she has no idea what you really want.