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Immortal Hulk #17: Review

May 2019
Al Ewing, Joe Bennett

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4.5 stars

Immortal Hulk #17 Review by (May 15, 2019)

Review: A more sinister, sadistic Bruce Banner is the chief draw of this issue as Joe Fixit inhabits Bruce's body and plays a nasty round of cat and mouse with the plastic cyborg Bushwacker. Hulk is again extra creepy as is Bruce and the story is a highly entertaining action set-piece which ends with a promise of even more excitement to come.

Comments: The username and password for the computer are “Giger/HR” and “Nostromo,” two references to the film ALIEN. Emil Blonsky/Abomination was killed by Red Hulk in HULK (2014 series) #23.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Hulk #17 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

At Shadow Base B, General Fortean explains to his science adviser Dr. McGowan how they led Hulk into a trap: they lured him to Base A and turned on the radiation emitters to mimic daylight, forcing Hulk to change back into Bruce Banner, and now Fortean's hit man Bushwacker just has to kill the wounded scientist. But it won't be that easy: Bushwacker thinks he has Bruce helpless but Bruce fights back—and fights dirty, escaping while the baddie is recovering from a shot to the groin. McGowan realizes that Bruce isn't “Bruce,” Banner's body contains the personality of Gray Hulk Joe Fixit, a nasty customer. Joe/Bruce breaks through an aquarium to reach the lab beyond and he hacks a computer to his advantage. Bushwacker shoots him down but he isn't dead, instead he explains how, since he couldn't turn to UV emitters off, he could turn them up—to emit gamma radiation. Joe/Bruce transforms into the Hulk and suddenly Fortean discovers the entire mountain is gone. So Fortean orders Subject B into play: Rick Jones' body was used as scaffolding for a gamma shell recovered from the corpse of Emil Blonsky to create a new, non-human Abomination....

Joe Bennett
Ruy Jose
Paul Mounts
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Gray Hulk
Gray Hulk


(Bruce Banner)

Plus: Bushwacker (Carl Burbank), General Fortean (Reginald Fortean).

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