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Hulk #47: Review

Mar 2012
Jeff Parker, Elena Casagrande

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Red Sky at Morning

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3 stars

Hulk #47 Review by (December 27, 2023)

Review: Love that cover! Red Hulk being clobbered with his own logo—and there’s no better “hero” to deserve it. Rather bland issue with some pointless bickering between Ross and Betty in their bigger crimson forms doesn’t add much to the series. And Zero/One, the coldly logical scientist is just a naked woman version of a villain we have seen often over the years, likely starting with the High Evolutionary. The next issue promises sea monsters so let’s go….

Comments: Dr. Parul Kurinji was introduced in issues #25-26 and became the machine/human hybrid Zero/One in issue #31, last appearing in issue #41. Jacob Feinman was introduced with her. Ogygia is the name of the island home of Calypso in Homer’s Odyssey.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hulk #47 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

At Gamma Base, Annie and the other Life Model Decoys are awaiting the return of Red Hulk from Arabia. They hear a jumping sound that doesn’t sound quite right and Annie goes up to investigate. It turns out to be an angry Red She-Hulk, demanding to see her father. When Annie says he isn’t there, she seizes her by the neck and threatens to destroy her. Red Hulk and Machine Man (X-51) arrive and the latter fires an electrical bolt at her to make her release Annie. The two Hulks start fighting with RSH insisting it was Betty, not her, who wanted to meet with her father. Rulk argues that Hulk and human are not two separate people: Hulk is the part of yourself you want hidden. Rulk asks to see Betty; RSH punches him and leaps off into the distance….

Rulk turns back into Thunderbolt Ross and Annie shows him the journal given to them by Jacob Feinman, assistant to the villain Zero/One. In it, Feinman reveals that Zero/One has turned her ocean platform into a floating base, enlarging it by adding to it ships she has captured, killing the crews and turning them into a drone army. Her base is called Ogygia….

The team goes into the Pacific in search of Ogygia. Machine Man is fitted with a jetpack and flies reconnaissance over the sea. Annie goes below where she meets Red She-Hulk whom she had detected as a stowaway. Annie advises her to clear the air with her father. X-51 calls them to say he has located the villain’s base….

Zero/One has detected X-51 and Ross and can’t understand why they have come after her. Jacob tries to explain retribution to her so she decides to send Black Fog and another experiment. Red Hulk and X-51 board the craft and they encounter her massive army plus the killer Black Fog. Rulk tells her that she is channeling her old life as a scientist though her disordered artificial brain and he is here to stop her. So she calls out her latest experiment: microscopic sea life raised to a deadly giant size….

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Barberoids 1 cover original artwork on ebay

Elena Casagrande
Elena Casagrande
Rachelle Rosenberg
Carlo Pagulayan (Cover Penciler)
Jason Paz (Cover Inker)
Marte Gracia (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Red Hulk
Red Hulk

(Thunderbolt Ross)
Red She-Hulk
Red She-Hulk

(Betty Ross)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

Plus: Annie, Black Fog, Jacob Feinman, Zero/One (Parul Kurinji).

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