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Immortal Hulk #35: Review

Jul 2020
Al Ewing, Mike Hawthorne

Story Name:

A Certain Amount of Light

Review & Comments

4 stars

Immortal Hulk #35 Review by (July 15, 2020)

Review: And here’s something we haven’t seen in quite some time: Hulk is lovable and popular with the public, sort of taking the role Xemnu has cast himself in as part of his plan. But we’re starting a new story arc so in this issue plot threads are being woven, while we get some more psychological insights int Bruce and Betty, ending with a (literal) bang. Things should start jumping next time.

Comments: This issue features an unprecedented “Previously in…” page, summing up the state of Hulk identities at this point in the story; thanks, Al! Captain America has a cameo as one of the people interviewed about the Hulk.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Hulk #35 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Hulk is now a hero for defeating Xemnu (issue #33) which has driven Roxxon into bankruptcy—so say the majority of people interviewed on the subject….

In Bruce Banner’s inner world, the Devil Hulk has been imprisoned again; Bruce is unable to free him. He appeals to Savage Hulk for help but Hulk refuses, seeing as how Banner is always trying to imprison Hulk or cure himself of Hulk. Bruce apologizes for letting his depression take over which is why he let Devil Hulk out to end everything. But now he knows Devil Hulk is his protector, he only ended the bad things and he and Hulk make up and work together to free Devil Hulk….

At Shadow Base G, Joe Fixit is complaining to Doc Samson how Savage Hulk seems to be everyone’s favorite—and then Red Harpy enters, demanding Joe let her talk to Bruce. Bruce returns and Harpy tells him she is leaving. Bruce wants to talk to the normal Betty but Red Harpy insists she is the real Betty which Bruce disputes, calling her the manifestation of Betty’s anger; she just flies out and away….

Meanwhile, (Savage) Hulk is invited to visit Georgeville, Iowa, which he destroyed in issues #6-7, by the Mayor. Hulk is quite popular, which puzzles Jackie McGee who is covering the event for her paper. Hulk is being monitored by Charlene McGowan and Doc Samson back at the base, ready to transport him back should anything happen. A reporter asks why they would invite the Hulk who destroyed the town back for a visit and the Mayor defends Hulk, blaming the Avengers for the chaos. At this memory Hulk becomes agitated and the crowd is cowed but Rick Jones calms him down easily. The Rick—who is actually the Leader in disguise—touches Hulk’s arm and the big green guy fills with flame and explodes destroying the site and killing everyone near him….

Mike Hawthorne
Mark Morales
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)
Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)
Gray Hulk
Gray Hulk


(Bruce Banner)
Jackie McGee
Jackie McGee

(Jacqueline McGee)
Red Harpy
Red Harpy

(Betty Ross)

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