Immortal Hulk #10
Previously, we learned that Hulk/Banner can “presumably” be killed; however, the night is for the monster. Hulk has some sort of regenerative and absorbing abilities, but to what extent? Bruce Banner is taunted by the original trauma and his father’s strong grip. Although, Banner continues to have self-inflictions by his inner monster, Hulk executes the work that his other half is incapable to accomplish.
Last issue, Al Ewing the Absorbing Man to Hulk’s journey. Meanwhile, Hulk battles conflictions of an inner demon guide the will to overcome the evil within. “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell” – Oscar Wilde. I am not going to give out any major spoilers as you just have to pick up the previous issues and see for yourself!
Gamma signature of Banner/Hulk has been detected. Without clear plans, Gamma Flight’s mistakes are high as Shadow Base has been infiltrated with the gruesome battle between Hulk and the Absorbing Man! Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Paul Mounts are hands down the best gore artist in Marvel comics today! Along with them, The Immortal Hulk #10 includes Le Beau Underwood and Rafael Fonteriz who sculpts an impressive body of horrific art! We see the Absorbing man being split down the center with only his dangling skeleton remaining. And, then… Hulk in his skinny suit rips the skeleton from Absorbing Man’s mangled body.
Bennett and his spectacular artistic team have done an awesome job with the shift of Hulk’s ripped body to a gruesome and sickening version of the gamma monster. This take on the Hulk takes us back to Jack Kirby’s classic art, but with a modern twist. They convey the dark and morbid rage that is amazingly realistic that keeps the excitement alive.
Al Ewing, now my favorite comic book writer today, outstandingly articulates each issue as we learn more and more about the “immortal” aspect of Hulk. Ewing strategically placement of psychodynamics continues to carry that torch of his predecessors and take fans back to the roots where primary inspirations for Hulk were more of a gothic horror genre. Ewing and his super team blend their skills well with the character build-up in the right places as we reach the ending to this 10th issue. The green door has opened and Thaumiel has been breached!
What else can be said? This is a must read comic book!
Immortal Hulk #10: Thaumiel has been Breached – Welcome to Hell
Writing - 10/1010/10
Storyline - 9/109/10
Art - 8.5/108.5/10
Color - 8/108/10
Cover Art - 8/108/10
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