Category Archives: Hulk Comics

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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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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Another Great Article Praising the Immortal Hulk – Click the Link!

 

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Take a quick look at he comments below the article as well – you hear from the colorist on the book!

Click the cover for the article!

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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Dollar Bin Finds IV

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There aren’t too many Black Panther Comics that feature the Hulk – this one has a great illustration right on the cover – even IF Deadpool co-stars in the book!

Fantastic Four Monsters Unleased Trade Paperback (1992)

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I think there are times when you should totally get the monthly issues as well as any of the trades available.  I must admit – this story, to me, is one of the more underrated Fantastic Four stories.  In fact, if you ask a regular comic reader I bet half wouldn’t even know about this incarnation of the FF.

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But yes, there as a time in comic history where three of the FF was missing and a new foursome had to form to face a new threat.  The pairings seemed like an odd choice at the time but were probably the most popular characters at Marvel at the time.  Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and the Hulk.

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Not just any Hulk but the grey Hulk – the Las Vegas bouncer Mr Fixit!  Also one of the more memorable features is that this story arc is drawn by the uber talented Art Adams!  My copy of the trade was signed by the artist a few years ago at Boston Comic Con.

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Originally these issues were so popular they went into the rare second printing.  While that is a common place practice now second printings didn’t just happen.  I am lucky enough to have issue #347 and am looking to add #348 when I find it.

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Friday Review: The Immortal Hulk #19 (2019)

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Writer: Al Ewing
Artist: Pencils Joe Bennet
Artist: Ink Ruy Jose
Cover Price:

Secondary Market:

$3.99

$3.50 – $110.00

Variants: 6
  • Marvel 25th Tribute Variant Cover
  • Spider Armor Suit Variant
  • New Abomination  Variant
  • New Abomination Virgin Variant
  • Deodato Jr. Hulk Variant
  • Deodato Jr. Hulk Virgin Variant
Publisher: Marvel Comics

 

I don’t swear often after reading a comic book but I did this time!  I almost couldn’t even believe what I had just read!  I try to keep the reviews light and don’t give too many exact details because I want you to read the books yourself so keep that in mind when you read the review for this insane issue!

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We pick up in the past with Captain Fortean flirting with Betty Ross.  We immediately are brought back to the present where we last left the Hulk facing off against the new Abomination.  Dr. McGowan is freaking out that Fortean has released the Abomination in a populated area.  The new gamma infused creation doesn’t know anything but killing – there is no other “human” side to this freak.  Even worse, when the Hulk went to fight this creature it does not go well…

Immediately, Abomination swallows the Hulk’s fist and then regurgitates acid, burning the Hulk’s fist off!  Even worse, Hulk’s healing factor doesn’t seem to be helping at all.  Meanwhile the new Abomination calls out for someone to kill him!  If there is no Rick Jones – no human side at all – who is asking to be put out of their misery?

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Shadow Base soldiers converge on the area to clean up the mess that their new creation is making – but cleaning up just means the soldiers kill anyone who witnesses the carnage!  That is until Jackie McGee and the Harpy show up.  No matter how much firepower the soldiers brought there really is no match for the Harpy’s speed!  She rips through the armed men in mere minutes, tearing them limb from limb!

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Fortean doesn’t seem to fazed as he just watches the Harpy rip her way through the army!  Then she follows a scent until she comes across the grizzly scene where the Hulk’s arms, legs and eyes have all been melted from acid!  Thank goodness the Harpy is here to save him, right?  Yeah… not so much.

She claws the Hulk’s chest open and tears out his heart – all while the Hulk asks Betty “why?”!  It’s one of the most insane things I’ve read in the Hulk’s history and I almost couldn’t look away!

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Villains:
  • Abomination
  • Shadow Base
  • Red Harpy
Grade: Bag and Board It

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