Category Archives: Hulk Comics

In Case You Missed It… Part 25

Weeks ago the infamous “Immortal” covers were released on the public.  Above is Immortal Hulk #23 Covers which is one of the better ones, I give it a B-, some of the covers weren’t as great.  I didn’t bother picking up the Thing, Invisible Woman or Reed Richards cover – but the Human Torch cover was too good to leave on the shelf:

Easily an A grade cover.  Also the Punisher cover wasn’t too bad either.  The cover gets a solid B+:

The only cover I did pick up that wasn’t all that great was the Savage Avengers #5:

A C grade level finished product.  Don’t forget though – True Believers are having a Hulk-centric month!  Pick up Intelligent Hulk:

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AND the Head of Banner!

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In Case You Missed It… Round 24

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The event comics have been a little Hulk heavy lately so just in case you missed the Absolute Carnage #1 Connecting Variant highlighting the Hulk (above) well, you should get it!

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Also, with the insipidly numbered Marvel #1000 there were quite a few Hulk themed covers as well as some fun and distinctive Hulk stories inside!  The ones that stick out are the Alex Ross story, the Peter David Rick Jones splash page and the fun Roy Thomas Wolverine story.  Each page is a single story and really unique!  What I thought would be a disaster was actually really fun and worth the $10 price tag!

Let’s not forget that they are also releasing the Immortal Hulk Director’s Cut issues and that #2 hit the stands!

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Review Friday! Fantastic Four #13 (2019)

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Writer: Dann Slott
Artist: Pencils Sean Izaakse
Artist: Ink Sean Izaakse
Cover Price:

Secondary Market:

$3.99

$3.59 – $19.95

Variants: 1
  • 80th Frame Variant
  • Bring on the Bad Guys Variant
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Historically we all know the Thing cannot beat the Hulk. It’s been documented quite a few times over with everyone aware that the Thing lacks the muscle to take the Hulk down.  Knowing this, I was acutely aware we may actually see something a bit different this time around.  I immediately was a bit let down with the issue seeing the Hulk-less cover.

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Inside the issue there is a classic knock-down drag-out fight between the two heroes.  This time there is a time limit as the drug that Reed gave Grimm will turn him human in less than an hour.  Thing might be able to take a punch from the Hulk – but it would be the end of Grimm.  As they trade blows Grimm mentions Alicia being trapped underground an The Puppet Master lets a concerned, shocked reaction slip, hinting to Grimm he’s not actually fighting his old friend!

Brutal blows between the two continue to be exchanged as Alicia leads the buried out of the avalanche of rubble.  Time is ticking away for Grimm as he is about to revert to his human form.  He must find a way to beat the Hulk or be killed!  Alicia comes out of nowhere to give Grimm the pep talk he needs to give it the old college try!

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The Hulk charges – Grimm cocks his fist back – and lands the blow of his life!  Not only knocking the Hulk down but also destroying the puppet the Puppet Master is using!  Grimm becomes his fleshy self and drops to the ground as well.

Waking in the hospital a week later he is upset at missing his chance at having a human honeymoon with his wife but is reminded that he finally knocks the Hulk out and to be proud of that accomplishment!

Epilogue: Hulk doesn’t take too kindly to being used for someone else’s games and lets the Puppet Master know in no uncertain terms!

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While I always enjoy a good Hulk v Thing fight – and don’t even mind the Thing coming out on top once in a while, this fight seems lackluster at best.  I feel like the Hulk could’ve tried to fight his way through the mind control or at least had a spell or two of clarity excusing his behavior.  I’m still not sure how I feel about the Hulk enjoying breaking every bone in the Puppet Masters body – that seemed out of character, even for the Devil Hulk.

Villains:
  • Puppet Master
Grade: Bag and Board It

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In Case You Missed It… Round 23

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I know it was on the stands a while ago but there is a shot of the Hulk in Amazing Spider-Man #25:

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He was also in the latest issue of Guardians of the Galaxy #8 for 1 panel:

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And don’t forget to snatch up a copy of Immortal Hulk #21 (2nd Print) – this is an enormously gorgeous cover!

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Review Friday! The Immortal Hulk #22 (2019)

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

Secondary Market:

$3.99

$3.19 – $39.00

Variants: 3
  • Regular Cover
  • Joe Fixit Cover
  • Joe Fixit Virgin Variant
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Before I begin with the review, I know I usually highlight the regular cover – and Alex Ross knocks it out of the Park again, as usual, but I loved the classic Abomination cover so much I had to post that one instead!  Our regular artist Joe Bennet is back and we have been given some gorgeous visuals to drool over in this issue.  The narrative keeps moving forward with Shadow Base forming a battle ready crew to take the Hulk down – but after Fortean’s attack on Alpha Flight, even taking out the leader, has he bitten off more than he can chew?  What will Alpha Flight’s retaliation be like?  Will they take out Shadow Base before they can take out the Hulk?

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With Sasquatch out of the picture the rest of “Gamma” Flight is looking to take payback against Fortean, especially for crossing the line with moves like shooting Creel up with morphine!  Back at Shadow Base Dr. McGowan is tearing Fortean a new a-hole over his actions as well.  She’s especially disturbed by Fortean’s reckless actions resulting in him becoming the new Abomination!  Fortean is clearly out of control and he’s only getting more obsessed and harder to reach with simple reasoning!

Meanwhile, Betty, Banner, McGee and the Jones corpse are all chilling in a hotel room where Betty refuses to speak to Bruce outright and Jones has started to show signs of improvement from “dead” to “not as dead.”  With Banner unable to handle the ongoing saga that has become his life it’s Joe and McGee who have a heart to heart.  The convo is cut short when Betty alerts everyone to Jones’ apparent resurrection.  While he has certainly looked better as least he will save money in night lights.

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Jones remembers everything and knows exactly where Shadow Base resides.  Back at Gamma Flight, the team looks to make a move on Fortean as quickly as possible so that they don’t see it coming.  Unfortunately,  Fortean has psychics on the payroll and he sees everything that’s coming!  They already have the team surrounded when they transport into the base.  Fortean displays his smugness and takes a special pleasure in explaining how prepared he is – until he realizes that he doesn’t know anything!  The Hulk, with his crew of monsters in tow, break into Shadow Base bringing the fight to them!

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Next issue should be a real doozy!

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

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Just Hitchin’ a Ride…

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I hope you packed a Howitzer and a prayer, kid…

Friday Review! Fantastic Four #12 (2019)

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Writer: Dann Slott
Artist: Pencils Sean Izaakse
Artist: Ink Sean Izaakse
Cover Price:

Secondary Market:

$3.99

$3.50

Variants: 1
  • Carnagized Variant
Publisher: Marvel Comics

Of course with the restart of the Fantastic Four it was only a matter of time before the Thing and the Hulk tussled again.  The Thing has never seen a Hulk like this before so the readers know they are in for a hell of a fight!  With everything going on the world of the Hulk right now I will say I was surprised to see the Hulk even bothering to meet up with the rock monster for the latest fist to cuffs.

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The issue has the Thing heading on his honey moon with an injected chemical promising to turn the Thing into his former fleshy self.  Once to the vacation point something that has been traveling through the ocean to seek out Grimm.  That thing turns out to be the Immortal Hulk!

The Hulk, being controlled by the Puppet Master, is itching to fight the Thing.  What follows is a classic slamming punch-fest between the two frenemies.  Things are at high tension because the Thing is due to change and due to the ruckus an avalanche was triggered and it has left Alicia, the Thing’s wife, buried under rubble.

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This was a quick read that I really wished touched on more of the ongoing series between the two titles but it was still good to see the Thing battling ole’ green jeans himself!  I look forward to the next issue where we see the fight come to a conclusion!

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Villains:
  • Puppet Master
Grade: Bag and Board It

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