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Immortal Hulk #2 Review - by Robbie Rowe

Rating: 4 of 5

Writer: Al Ewing

Artist: Joe Bennett

Immortal Hulk #2 Review


Robbie Rowe

When the Hulk was first created back in the 60s, anger wasn’t what triggered Bruce Banner’s transformations. When night came, the mild mannered scientist became the Incredible Hulk, twisted and transformed by a nuclear bomb. As time went on, anger started to trigger these transformations, probably because Stan Lee and others involved with Hulk stories wanted him to pop up more often.

If Hulk could only appear at night, he wouldn’t be around that often. And who doesn’t get angry? Interestingly, this current title, Immortal Hulk, uses the original reason Banner turned to Hulk – but with a twist. Now, if the doctor’s to die in the day, the Hulk will rise, vengeful and alive, at night. Then, the next day, Bruce Banner lives once more.

Bruce and his Dark reflection

Over these last two issues, Bruce’s been using the Hulk as an emerald avenger, which is fitting given he’s one of the 1st people to join the Avengers years ago. This issue, he arrives in a town where a number of people are going missing and dying from unknown causes. He investigates the grave of a local boy who’d died, on the word of another man at Buscema’s Bar. What he finds ends up hitting far too close to home.

Mostly, I enjoyed this issue, but preferred the previous one, which I’ve no complaints about at all. This one could’ve had a shorter inner monologue from Bruce and I also felt the problem was wrapped up a bit too quickly, perhaps too easily, compared to last issue. Despite that, I don’t recommend against the issue, though I do ultimately recommend the series, which is a very, very refreshing change from the usual kind of thing you’d expect from a Hulk comic.