Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Immortal Hulk #22 which is written by Al Ewing and features art by Joe Bennett.
Al Ewing’s Immortal Hulk run has turned out to be yet another wonderful introspective on the Hulk like Greg Pak’s and Peter David’s runs before. He’s brought the Hulk title back to its horror roots by making the story about the monstrosities in humans and in the world. This run has been beautifully conceptual and mind-opening. Plus Alex Ross doing the covers make each story an absolute treat.
This issue is mostly leading up to the confrontation between the Hulk and the new Abomination. However, we get what Al Ewing has done such a greeat job with in each of these Hulk stories, dialogue. We get such wonderful dialogue from Bruce Banner and from the many personalities inside him. Specifically, we get more from “Sunsine Joe”, who is either just Joe Fixit, Grey Hulk, or someone new like Joe but inhabits Banner’s body. I love what Al Ewing does here because he gives us a terrifying warning that there is something happening, something wrong with the Hulk’s inside his head. We learned from a previous issue that banner is attempting to catalog everyone, which is a great help to readers. I love what Al Ewing is doing here becuase we might end up with a battle inside Bruce’s head for the dominant personality. These are fantastic concepts and I just love what is happening in this run. Hulk Smash!
Overall, this is a wonderful book and I never want it to end.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 18.5 / 20