|Artist: Pencils||Kyle Hotz|
|Artist: Ink||Kyle Hotz|
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Betty Ross has seen a lot of death in her life. In fact, she’s losing count of how many times her father has passed. At the latest memorial it’s a test in awkwardness as Tony Stark tries to sound sincere about Thunderbolts contributions to the greater good. When offered up to the rest in attendance to say something it’s General Fortean who steps up. Much to Betty’s dismay.
As everyone leaves the funeral Tony tries to suggest to Betty to have Bruce turn himself in. After he destroyed the Avengers in issue #7 it seems they have taken to trying just asking nicely. Let’s see how that works out for them. Tony offers Betty a ride to her destination but she declines. When she arrives at a cabin in the woods Bruce is waiting.
He looks terrible – Betty heard he was dead. He was dead – he just got better. Betty greets him with a kiss – and a warning. They are not alone. Fortean has a sniper waiting in the woods to take Banner out. Betty is a smart lady – she’s taken precautions to make sure she and her husband has a moment to talk. Bruce throws himself a pity party and cries about all the lives he’s ruined.
Burbank, the sniper in the woods, is taking his best guess at who he has in his heat vision scope. Fortean demands that he stand down as the sun has set but Burbank takes his shot anyways. Betty, mid apology, gets a bullet through the noggin. Burbank’s mix up unleashes the beast and the Hulk comes tearing out of the cabin! The sniper does what he can to try and take the Hulk down – but it’s kind of difficult to kill something that just won’t die.
Even after a head shot the Hulk advances! It’s only when one of Hulk’s oldest friends steps in does the Hulk stop. He sees Samson standing there ready to talk to his old friend.
It makes sense after al the blubbering Bruce was doing over all the lives he’s ruined that he would be taken back seeing Doc before him. Betty doesn’t seem down for the count so it will be interesting to see where they take that part of the story. Not sure how jazzed the Hulk will be since the last we saw Doc he was trying to make amends for betraying the Hulk after being brainwashed by the Leader and MODOK.
|Grade:||Bag and Board It