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Hulk and Power Pack #4: Review

Jun 2007
Mark Sumerak, David Williams

Story Name:

It’s Not Easy Being Green Part 2: Hulk Smash Everyone!

Review & Comments

4 stars

Hulk and Power Pack #4 Review by (August 9, 2022)

Review: Cute all-ages stories are a lot of fun for those who haven’t lost a sense of joy in the simple stuff. A massive number of guest stars, a lot of action too with a solemn climax. Cool! And the Mini-Marvels story adds just the right note of absurdity, including frequently invoking Bill Cosby as a comedy superstar. Hey, it was 2007; no one was ready for the next chapter in Cosby’s life.

Comments: First story: Part two of two parts. Stories set on Earth-5631. Stories take place immediately after SPIDER-MAN AND POWER PACK (2007 series). Title comes from the song by the Muppets. Heroes present but not mentioned in the synopsis include: Spider-Man, Wolverine, Dr. Strange, Luke Cage, Black Widow, Sentry, Spider-Woman, Ares, Iron Fist, Iceman, Beast, Cyclops, Kitty Pryde, Lockheed, Emma Frost, Daredevil, Storm, Sub-Mariner, and Wonder Man. Odd note: Human Torch is on the cover but does not appear inside the issue. Colors credited to Naoko Kawano and Gurihiru. Second story: Mini-Marvels come from Earth-99062.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hulk and Power Pack #4 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

A huge mass of heroes led by Iron Man has assembled to confront Hulk and Power Pack (Alex/Zero-G, Julie/Lightspeed, Jack/Mass Master, Katie/Energizer), believing them responsible for the destruction of the city (see last issue). Hulk gets angry and tries to smash his foes, forcing them to fight back. Iron Man and Ms. Marvel blast Hulk who responds by slamming Carol into Shellhead. The X-Men attack next and he thunderclaps them away. Thing, Hercules, giant Yellowjacket, and Colossus punch Hulk simultaneously and Hulk is knocked into Power Pack. Jack tries to tell Falcon Hulk is innocent but he isn’t convincing when Hulk tries to drop a rock on them, Falcon saving Katie by a hair. Attacks ricochet, knocking Falcon and Katie out of the air. Hercules catches Falcon and She-Hulk nabs Katie—and then She-Hulk turns into Jen Walters against her will. Reed Richards makes the connection and suggests that Katie (a/k/a Energizer) can drain Hulk’s radiation, forcing a change back to Bruce Banner. Lightspeed/Julie drops her sister onto Hulk’s back and the plan succeeds, Hulk returns to his human form. But then Katie turns into a Hulk and tries to smash Bruce but she fires the Gamma energy into the sky and returns to normal. After ensuring that Katie will be alright, the heroes tell the kids that they are taking Banner into custody to make sure he is safe. And Power Pack offers to help Bruce whenever he should need it. 

“Hulk Date”
Everything: Chris Giarrusso.
Synopsis: Hulk is going on a date with Betty; Thing loans him his best suit and the other Avengers all offer confusing advice. Hulk picks her up and her Dad sends a Hulkbuster robot along to make sure there’s no “funny business.” At the diner, Hulk’s misguided attempts to be polite almost get them ejected. When he tries to tell a joke, the robot interprets this as funny business and starts to attack, getting them all ejected from the diner. In the parking lot, the robot shoots Hulk with a flamethrower and Hulk smashes it to junk. Later, Hulk returns Thing’s ruined but newly dry-cleaned suit.

David Williams
Gary Martin
David Williams (Cover Penciler)
David Williams (Cover Inker)
David Williams (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Dave Sharpe.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Piotr Rasputin)

(Sam Wilson)

(Bruce Banner)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Mr. Fantastic
Mr. Fantastic

(Reed Richards)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Jennifer Walters)

(Ben Grimm)

Plus: Power Pack.

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