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Mark Waid's Super Science Hits "Age of Ultron" #10A.I.

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  • Posted on 16th Sep, 2022 23:18 PM

Writer Mark Waid joins Marvel E-i-C Axel Alonso for a lengthy discussion of his acclaimed "Daredevil," the future of "Indestructible Hulk" and the task of rebuilding Hank Pym in "Age of Ultron" #10A.I.

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We had a ton of questions on the world of "Indestructible Hulk." Let's start with CMBMOOL who wants to know, "I enjoy seeing the Hulk taking on science mission/big threats for S.H.I.E.L.D. Given that the Hulk's a member of the Secret Avengers, any chance of you having story in the future featuring Hulk teaming up with Nick Fury Jr.?"

Waid: At some point, yeah. We've talked about in year two using more of the S.H.I.E.L.D. cast, actually...including Agent Coulson.

He continues, "I'm also curious about your upcoming Hulk/Daredevil team up and it makes me wonder why doesn't Matt go to the likes of Bruce Banner or Hank Pym or even Reed Richards to help out with Foggy's cancer problem?"

Waid: It's because we have to assume that they've had this conversation before. I hate, hate, hate superhero comics where two grown crimefighters turn to each other and one explains to the other why superheroes can't fix cancer. It trivializes cancer. It trivializes the suffering of cancer patients. I understand the impulse to ask the question in a universe full of superscience and Cosmic Cubes, but Starlin covered this ground well enough in "The Death of Captain Marvel" and that was like 30 years ago. I'd rather handle it with an off-hand line of Ant-Man saying to Matt, "There's just some things we can't do anything about." like they both already know this, because there is no good answer to that question that doesn't make Reed Richards look like a jerk. And then when do you stop? Why don't you cure AIDs, Reed? Why don't you cure diabetes? Why don't you cure world hunger? Everything becomes about what the superheroes can't do. Trivializing real-world problems is not their function. Their function is to inspire and to catch bank robbers and stop Ultron.

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