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Friday Review: Immortal Hulk #21 (2019)

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Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Pencils Ryan Bodenheim
Artist: Ink Ryan Bodenheim
Cover Price:

Secondary Market:

$3.99

$3.50 – $110.00

Variants: 3
  • Inhyuk Lee Green Hulk Cover
  • Inhyuk Lee Red Hulk Cover
  • Cosbaby Variant
Publisher: Marvel Comics

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If you’ve ever wondered what made General Fortean such an incredible pain in the ass and a psychotic Hulk hunter well this is the issue you’ve been waiting for!  The issue runs through the whole history beginning with his family life to his first interaction with the Hulk.

We also follow Fortean through his rescue mission to get the new Abomination husk back.  What I appreciated the most in this issue is the constant call backs and reminders that Al Ewing, not only knows his Hulk continuity, but he respects it.  Having Ross remind the readers of the moment when Doc Green stole the gamma powers from him, returning him back to the angry blow hard he always was.

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Fortean doesn’t even try to argue with Alpha Flight to get the carcass back he just gets beamed into their HQ and immediately takes out Creel and Titania.  He moves to jacking up Samson and Langkowski and then brings the hollow Abomination body back to Shadow Base.

You’d think that would be it – but no – Ewing ends this crazy trip with Fortean suiting up in the actual Abomination husk!

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Villains:
  • General Fortean
  • Shadow Base
Grade: Bag and Board It

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Hulk SFX!

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I mean, can you imagine hanging out in the Marvel Bullpen back in the day trying to cook up what it would sound like when the Hulk did something new?

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“How do you think it would sound when the Hulk hit this?”

“Ummmm… how about SKRAKROW?”

“Perfect!”

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Gotta love you some onomatopoeia!

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Avengers: Endgame Hulk Funko Pop #451 (2019)

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I would love to display this merchandise proudly – it’s too bad that the movie really did our Green Goliath an injustice and I’m truly not a fan of the “space suit” that he dons in this movie.  Overall though, it is the Hulk and I did get this guy to add to the collection.

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I Case You Missed It #21

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Keep an eye out for last week’s Cosmic Ghost Rider Destroys Marvel History #5 where the Clown Hulk from Avengers #1 makes an appearance!

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Also, a couple of weeks ago Marvel released Marvel Tales featuring Spider-Man, a collection of choice Spidey books:

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Inside was a reprint of Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man:

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Which contains this panel featuring our favorite Jade Jaws!

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THOOM!

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I love the sound effects that littered the Hulk pages every month to show off the kind of might the Hulk had in his grasp!  Landing down after a mighty leap thundered a “THOOM!” across the canyon.  Pure awesome!

Hulk Chia Pet (2017)

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Not sure why these are called “pets”.  Do they become self aware and then begin moving around the house?  Is it like the movie Life except it’s a clover plant instead?  I’m not sure if this will be busted out and turned to green (hehe – see what I did there?).  But it’s a very unique piece.  It was a gift from my good friend Gammapup so I must send out a huge shout out to my friend!

Friday Review: The Immortal Hulk #20 (2019)

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Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Pencils Joe Bennet
Artist: Ink
  • Ruy Jose
  • Belardino Barbo
  • Marc Deering
Cover Price:

Secondary Market:

$3.99

$3.50 – $110.00

Variants: 11
  • Carnage Title Cover
  • Carnage Variant
  • B&W Carnage Variant
  • Sienkiewicz Variant
  • Ross Tank Variant
  • Ross #1 Homage Variant
  • Greg Horn Variant
  • Greg Horn Virgin Variant
  • Lucio Parillo Variant
  • Keown Green Virgin Variant
  • Keown Grey Virgin Variant
Publisher: Marvel Comics

You’ve read above right – the insane variant releases continue!  There are 3 released widely with at least 8 of them being exclusive covers.  That’s a hard trek to climb – including the shipping costs it’s easily going to cost $500 with the premium amount they are asking.  That being said, the comic is still outstanding!

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Without the secondary market, We still get a compelling story every month that has not slowed down! After the final page of the last issue I was wondering if we were even going to see the Hulk in this issue.  With a book called “Immortal Hulk” I should have known the answer!  Bruce Banner is having a lively conversation with his dead father in “The Place Below”.  You know, as one does.  Brian Banner never stops playing mind games with his son as he also gives information about Gamma and how it’s not just a chemical to blow things up or make green monsters.

Hulk’s healing factor kicks into high gear and he comes to to slap the new Abomination around.  Hulk tells Harpy to rip his stomach out and stop the flesh eating acid – but careful – it’s still Rick Jones underneath after all!  With the reporter still following along and Shadow Base ready to attack, the Hulk uncharacteristically saves the woman when the Shadow Base’s flying tanks approach.  The Harpy and Abomination go at it with both trying to kill each other.  The Harpy takes Abomination high up and as Jones begs to be killed she releases him on top of one of the tanks!

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The damaged tank runs into the other and they both explode!  Hulk then yells out “TANKS for the memories!”  Just kidding – he doesn’t do that, thank goodness!  He does rip Jones dead body out of the broken Abomination carcass.

Alpha Flight (or Gamma Flight – but I’m not particularly sold on that name) arrive to try and make sense of the scene.  Meanwhile Banner’s starved body wakes in a hell and is confronted by an enlightened being.  The title of the issue gives us a clue to the being Megatron – one of the most powerful angels – but I am unsure of the other body on the floating crater with Banner – does anyone else know who that is?

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To cap off the issue we are given what seems like a deleted scene and a real enticement for the upcoming Absolute Carnage.  It seems Thunderbolt Ross’ body has also disappeared but crimson tendrils are spotted around the area…

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Villains:
  • Abomination
  • Shadow Base
  • Brian Banner
Grade: Bag and Board It

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