The Week in Villainy: April 8-14, 2007

Who’s Up and Who’s Thwarted

Vapor and X-Ray: This entry is a little overdue, but with the next issue of She-Hulk coming out next week, TWIV felt it imperitive to get this one out there.

Siblings Ann and Jimmy Darnell (Vapor and X-Ray, respectively) were the only two Hulk foes to escape the Hulkbusters stronghold on the S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier last month in She-Hulk #17.

[MARVEL] After spending days hunting down and capturing some of the Hulk’s toughest foes, She-Hulk and the Hulkbuster unit are returning to the SHIELD Helicarrier for some much-deserved rest. The new SHIELD director, in fact, is there in person to debrief them. However, not all of the foes they’ve rounded up are going to sit quietly in their cells.

Thanks to something called Project Achilles, every other Hulk baddie was neutralized– including Abomination, Wendigo, and the Darnell sibs’ other U-Foes teammates.

Writer Dan Slott took special care to make it clear that these two were the only two to escape. That’s a very good indication of Big Things planned for these two villains.

Another major movement of note in the same book was Zzzax, who was thwarted by a lame device on loan from a twenty-three-year-old movie.

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