After three issues of Machine Man more or less dominating this title, Betty is finally given a chance to speak her mind as to why she set out to do what she's been doing... Random, thrill-seeking adventures that resulted with stumbling upon the Terranometer.
But that's not what made me happy with this issue. Jeff Parker is finally developing the titular character, and the reasoning is sensible considering what we know about Hulks and their personality "quirks". In this case, Betty's Hulk-side is basically acting like a rebellious teenager, to put it plainly. And she's not as callous as her Hulk form makes her appear to be, when Aaron makes note of her guilt about accidentally killing the convict from before, and again after destroying the bridge as a means to distract the Avengers. And, it's only when she goes full-on Hulk that Betty's survival instincts take over when she's being attacked by the super-soldiers.
With all that aside, nothing much of note happened in the issue. Aaron saves Betty from being trapped in a zero-gravity trap-thing. Once she's out, and alone, she realizes the monster she became and lashes out at her surroundings until she reverts back to human form. She then recalls her past to Aaron about finding the super-computer and her premonition from Eleanor. And then it kind of ends, leaving me to assume that the next issue will either be the finale or the beginning to a new arc, though I'm hoping it's the former.
Overall, I'm just glad to see Parker finally done something with Betty, other than having her stay out of the spotlight in her own book. And again, kudos to the creative team for packing this issue with substance, given the price and page-count.
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