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The Incredible Hulk #605 (2009) – The Review

The Incredible Hulk #605

The last time we left Banner and Skaar we saw that the FF were taking on the Mole Man and a few of his monsters.  When Banner and Skaar arrive, Skaar immediately jumps into action – but the Mole Man tells him to stop – and then he begins to tell the story of where these NEW monsters came from.  Apparently, in the wake of the destruction WWH these creatures hitched a ride to Earth.  The Mole Man healed them – only to learn that they wanted to meet their king – Skaar!

Skaar's monsters!

But then Tyrannus shows up to ruin everything!  Ty had mutated the beasties from Planet Sakkar so be meaner and destroy everything – but Skaar smacks the taste out of Ty’s mouth and stops all the other heroes from touching them – he declares that they are the only survivors of his home planet and that no one will kill them… except for him!  And then Skaar begins to take each beastie out with somewhat ease.

Skaar thanking the Thing for his help

Banner tells Skaar that he’s proud of him – that he did the right thing.  Banner is pleased that the world has met Skaar – and sees him as a hero – and then says that he hopes he’s ready for the old one.  I can only assume he means the Hulk – or maybe it’s that I WANT him to mean the Hulk!

Tyrannus giving the Mole Man what I like to call a "Boo-Ya!"

This issue gets a solid grade – but these 2 artists on one issue has to stop!  It’s distracting as all heck – and doesn’t serve the story at all.  By the way – there is a really great variant cover to this – I have it on hold for me (thanks Corry!) because none of my LCS seem to have them in?  What is up with that?  B+

Banner is just as devious as Hulk could ever be - and I love it!