Ultimate Spider-Man is still the benchmark for "ultimate dropping the ball on your lineup". There's such a diverse lineup of teenaged heroes and heroines in Marvel that could have been gathered from Young Allies, Young Avengers, and Avengers Academy, and they were all passed over. I will forever be furious over that one. Anyway, you've got a point. A team of Hulks is going to be like that. That's why I called it an "unavoidable flaw".
Originally Posted by suss2it
There isn't strong enough evidence to support this. The shock value of there being a Red Hulk and the mystery of who Red Hulk was probably helped at least initially. Sales did begin slacking off when it became clear the mystery was going to be dragged out.
Originally Posted by spyke
Another clip, another hint of Paul Dini's usual subversiveness. Plus it was surprisingly dark and serious too. Very, very different from both AA and USM. Dare I hope we may have something good coming?
Originally Posted by spyke
To be fair, both Hulk and Red Hulk got it pretty bad too but She-Hulk's definitely looked the worst of the lot there. But we don't know the full context of the clip. We just know Tony's pissed at the Hulks for whatever reason.
Originally Posted by Kumori MC
I kind of wish I was on SMASH's staff so I could've suggested my Lyra idea, it would've been helpful to have as a side-plot and give Hulk some additional humanity and layers. Maybe Lyra and Betty could still show up though.
Originally Posted by supergirl's pal
To be honest, I would not have had Red Hulk on the team right away. If I were in charge, Red Hulk would not be on the team until mid-season. For the first several episodes, I'd still have Red Hulk be General Ross, trying to discredit and destroy the Hulks, perhaps against orders. Eventually this bites Ross in the ass and he turns (permanently) into Red Hulk. After a few episodes of him being an enemy to EVERYBODY, he has no choice but to begrudgingly join the SMASH unit by mid-season. My initial team probably would have been Banner/Hulk, Jen/She-Hulk, Lyra (following my scenario), Rick Jones (who is still human for now), Doc Samson, and Skaar (whose motivations would be a complete mystery), but Doc Samson's ties to the military are strong. In fact, that's probably how Ross' final battle as a human being is fought. The SMASH team is probably too roguish for Samson, so he reaches out to both SHIELD and the military for legitimacy, and Ross accepts Samson's overtures, but only to lure the SMASH team into a trap and destroy them. Needless to say, this fails, Samson is discredited (though this wasn't entirely his fault), and Ross gets turned into Red Hulk and has his own troops firing upon him. Samson winds up being brought into SHIELD, and Betty joins the SMASH team though she is still a normal human being. The SMASH team would be in disarray for a bit, as Banner/Hulk views what Samson did as a betrayal. Banner and Samson's relationship would take the rest of the season, if not into Season 2, to mend. Along the way, the SMASH team would eventually recruit Red Hulk (who's doing this mostly out of concern for Betty) and Delilah Dearborn/Geiger (who I have aged up into a thirty-something mother of two and "locked" into her Doc Samson-esque strength and appearance) by the season finale. Rick and Betty would not transform until season 2.
God, I'm rambling again. I'll stop, promise =3
Lyra's only as redundant as everyone else on the rest of the Hulk team. XD It just matters how you use her and how she's portrayed. I came up with a way to make Lyra more unique and integral. She is only redundant if you let her be redundant. Same with letting her fizzle out. Though you're likely right in that the staff may not have much interest in bringing Lyra in.
Originally Posted by RoryWilliams
There's a million ways to hush my voice
And a million ways to kill my thoughts
Maybe I'm all that you fear
I'm a stargazer
My eyes see differently - Blood Stain Child; "Stargazer"