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The Incredible Hulks #613 (2010) – The Review

Incredible Hulk #613

So, we’re going to have to do a little catch up here.  I was planning a huge review on the life of Hiro-Kala, Hulk’s other son, but with this new storyline, I may have to do it a lot sooner than I thought.  See, really quick here, Hiro is Skaar’s twin brother.  He witnessed everything that happened on Sakaar – he witnessed the great devourer, Galactus, destroy his home.  And in one of the coolest twists – he then lured Galactus to another world for him to devour – except this time he poisoned the big G.  It was quite the moment.  Anyways, Hiro then set out to find his brother – but landed on K’ai – Jarella’s world.  Hiro saved the planet – with the assistance of the Worldmind – a mystical force on the planet.  But Worldmind also sees Hiro’s true intent and he tries, unsuccessfully, to help Hiro see the error of his ways.  Instead Hiro enslaves the whole planet and heads to Earth to confront his brother and long lost father…

Hiro is a bad... BAD man

Whew!  Now, we join the Hulk gang where we last left them.  With Hulk and Betty fighting it out.  But Skaar suddenly feels the presence of his brother.  Hank, Reed, Stark and Cho all are alerted to a new planet in our solar system.  Betty continues to press Bruce’s buttons in telling him that his son is the biggest Monster on the planet – the Hulk comes back with – “No, I am.”

The Brothers back together soon...

In the midst of the fight former Cap and Cho show up with a rocket.  They ask the Hulk to take the lead and to get in the rocket and check out the new planet, that the Hulk happens to know very well, that has appeared in our solar system.  In one of the best scenes ever in a Hulk comic, the Hulk considers the opportunity.  “You want me to get into a shuttle.  So you can shoot me into space.”

Cap and Cho - trying to talk Hulk into another shuttle...

Cho tries to explain that it’s legit – but the Hulk looks to Skaar – and Skaar pleads for his father not to do it with a simple “no”.  The Hulk destroys the shuttle.  Rick asks why they didn’t help Cap – and Betty says to ask Skaar.  Meekly Skaar tells his father why the planet appeared – and who is on it.  The Hulk slams his fist on the ground.  “ANOTHER Son…” but Skaar corrects him “No… another monster.”

Another Monster... on the way...

Holy Hell!  Could this get anymore exciting?  This is what reading comics is all about!  Pak really shows you what the build up of Planet Hulk, Skaar and Hiro, everything was all for!  He’s even taken the horrid writing of Loeb’s Red Hulk opus and made it work!  Thank you Pak – you have me riveted!  Grade: A

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