Two of this week’s new comic books regarding the world of magic and transformation stood out to me mostly for the potential being set up for future issues.

The cover to my copy of The Incredible Hulks #630

We get some age-progression in The Incredible Hulks #630 – not my favorite type of transformation, but a TF is a TF. For those not in the know Betty Ross, a.k.a the Red She-Hulk, is “seeing” old Hulk foe Tyrannus, Lord of Subterranea and owner of the Fountain of Youth. In the middle of a tour of his realm Monica Rappaccini, Scientist Supreme of A.I.M., busts in and turns the fountain into a wishing well. She and Red She-Hulk end up battling within it and Monica comes out of it rapidly aging (but still looking pretty good). Later on it is implied that Ms. Ross has taken on some demonic aspects but we’ll have to wait to find out for sure.

One of my favorite parts of the issue is the discussion between Amadeus Cho, Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk), A-Bomb (Rick Jones), Monica and Bruce regarding how wishes almost always take a negative turn. It’s a great chat with Ms. Walters coming up with the verbal solution (lawyered!). I’m very excited for the next issue, especially since it also looks like we may be getting my favorite Marvel monster; Fin Fang Foom!

The cover to my copy of Dark Swan: Storm Born #1

Richelle Mead‘s Dark Swan: Storm Born #1 doesn’t have any transformations in it but is worth keeping an eye on.

Eugenie Markham is a “freelance shaman” who goes around banishing demonic nasties. Now she’s suddenly become the Otherworld’s most desirable single lady and I’m sure it won’t be long before some jealous female demons show up.

Just a guess.

It’s a beautifully drawn comic with a lot of sexiness and fun with a great story so far. I look forward to more issues, and hope I’ll have more to report on in the future.