Date: 2017-08-09 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
A thought occurs...
Even setting aside the Hulk starting a hillbilly gang with his cousin, even setting aside that stupidity...
Why do they have hillbilly names? Why do they behave like hillbillies?

And what the hell does the Maestro even want or need a hillbilly gang for?!

Date: 2017-08-09 05:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
The answer to the first two questions is that Mark Millar is allergic to subtlety. Hillbillies are stereotypically incestuous, therefore children of incest will automatically become hillbillies. Plus, it let him hit the audience over with how "edgy" he was, using incest as a writing element.

The third is that Old Man Logan's archenemy was an evil future Hulk with a hillbilly gang, and the Maestro also an evil future Hulk, so they're apparently interchangeable. But no, I'd expect a genius like the Maestro to get very tired of shepherding inbred idiots very quickly. So... cannon fodder?
Edited Date: 2017-08-09 05:09 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-09 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] deh_tommy
To be fair, they're probably the only people as strong as he is, and as such would be more useful to him as allies than enemies.

Date: 2017-08-09 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Really, I knew the answer was "Mark Millar" before I even asked it.
But I dared to hope there might be a more rational answer...

-So... cannon fodder?-
Surely someone like the Maestro could find better cannon fodder somewhere, or indeed anywhere?
Unless the plan is to throw wave after wave of Hulkbillies at Wolverine until his claws become blunted.

Date: 2017-08-10 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
The Maestro does like having pawns, even when he himself admits he doesn't need them.

I still don't see how Old Man Logan can beat Maestro, Maestro is a guy that can fight Elders of the Universe.

Date: 2017-08-09 10:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
I like the Maestro and everything, but jeez this book. Contempt is a strong word, but it's accurate to my feeling for it. What's even the point? It's literally retreading the plot of the original story but shorn of the context or stakes.

And it's suddenly back in the OML timeline? In that case I have two questions: 1) How is this the best idea they had for a story in a post-apocalyptic Marvel U? 2) Where is Bruce Banner Jr? Y'know the character who was a major part of the previous storyline in that Logan wanted to get back to him.

Date: 2017-08-10 03:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thehood
They're in the present, the Maestro took them to the present.

Date: 2017-08-10 04:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
That is somehow, improbably, even more disappointing.


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