So I sorta dropped Hulk when I heard Waid was leaving 4 issues into this run but decided to give the new Hulk writer a chance.
The prologue (a.k.a. Waid's run) - Bruce Banner is shot in the head, severely affecting both Banner & Hulk. Hulk is eventually healed, thanks to Tony Stark & Extremis. But he's... changed.
Duggan's run - Hulk is now smart. Calling himself "Doc Green" and sporting a mohawk, he gets his S.H.I.E.L.D team of scientists to mix up a batch of a gamma cure he whipped up recently (Earlier, they showed him taking down a country's gamma powered weapons) and nanites capable of surviving in his system. He needs adamantium to make the nanites, so where to go besides Kang's trophy room at the end of time?
(That's where the scene on the variant cover comes from)Anyhow, they get the adamantium and his team gets the cure ready to go. They wonder if Doc Green knows the cure won't work on him? But, if not him... then who? Well, there's that appearance by Rick Jones/Abomination at the end... Talk about being an "A-hole"!
Oh, yeah, and when asked about Banner and if he's okay (who's shown banging away inside "Hulk"), Doc Green simply says
"That depends on your definition of 'okay'." Yeah, that's not exactly reassuring...
I'm enjoying this so far, even if it does remind me of Superior Spider-Man & Armor Wars
. I always like Bagley's work and this is no exception.