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Hulk #35: Review

Aug 2011
Jeff Parker, Carlo Pagulayan

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Red Planet Hulk Part Two

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Hulk #35 Review by (June 14, 2022)

Review: Red Hulk cleans up a barbarian planet even faster than Green Hulk did in his day; and the audacious explanation for simply redoing a previous story? It’s part of a pattern of repeating events as part of a “cycle of eventuality.” Uravo’s lecture is a bit difficult to follow but it gets us over the hump. Anyway, Red Hulk is sort of shaping up into a decent hero we can root for despite being General Thunderbolt Ross whom we’ve hated for decades. The writers are only waiting for us to forget that while Rulk goes through his paces.

Comments: The planet Tiran seems to be called Tirenus here, unless the latter is the capital city or something.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hulk #35 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Omegex arrives on Earth, scans the place, does not detect Red Hulk, then departs….

Red Hulk has become king of the planet Tiran and he tries to explain to his feuding wives about tolerance but fails. He also confuses his subjects by studying their enemy, the Hedzak of the planet Randaa. Then a military party from Randaa attacks, using a giant radiation spouting worm called a Hydreka; Rulk leaps out and kills the beast while his archers slay the enemy soldiers. That night, Rulk confuses his people further by explaining that on his world, military leaders don’t rule or necessarily want to. The invasion is scheduled for dawn, another novel idea….

On Randaa, King Bellusk awaits the return of his war party; the Hydreka arrives and bursts open, revealing Red Hulk and his war party, having dyed their skins from gray to yellow to pass as Hedzak. Rulk punches out Bellusk and announces that the age of kings is over, there is no longer any need for war, and tells them to come up with a new system of government. Rulk takes Bellusk into the salvaged Vensk and flies into the vortex. He hits the rockets to head back to his own world. Bellusk puts up a fight but suddenly fades away, as does the Vensk. Rulk is met by Uravo the Watcher who explains that time has diverged. The Omegex had arrived on Earth so she made sure that Red Hulk was not there for it to find, thus causing it to leave Earth for some time. She explains that the events Rulk just lived through were part of a cycle repeating the Green Hulk’s life, in this case, planetary exile and return. None of what he has gone through on the other planets really happened. And so she puts him back where he began, rescuing the cosmonauts on the Vensk and returning to Earth. But he is certain that it all did happen….

Characters: Red Hulk, Omegex, Uravo,

“Hulk Bees”

Writer: Audrey Loeb. Art: Dario Brizuela. Colors: Dario Brizuela. Letters: Ed Dukeshire.

Synopsis: The Mini-Hulks become lost while hiking in the woods; Blue Hulk wants some honey from a hive but he disturbs the bees which chase and sting the guys until they are out of the woods. 

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Barberoids 1 cover original artwork on ebay

Carlo Pagulayan
Danny Miki
Jesus Aburtov
Carlo Pagulayan (Cover Penciler)
Danny Miki (Cover Inker)
Chris Sotomayor (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Red Hulk
Red Hulk

(Thunderbolt Ross)

Plus: Mini-Hulks, Omegex, Uravo the Watcher.

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