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Immortal Hulk Vol. 4: Abomination (2019)

by Al Ewing

Series: Immortal Hulk (Vol. 4 (16-20))

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Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Rick was there at ground zero on the fateful day the Hulk was born, and during the early days when the Hulk was a mindless brute roaming the New Mexico desert, Rick was right by his side. The only one who believed in him. Now Rick Jones is dead and gone. And the immortal Hulk wants to know why. But to obtain the answers he seeks, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, a ruthless assassin out for his blood... and the one thing that can cage the Immortal Hulk. How far will he go to honour his friend? Collecting: Immortal Hulk 16-20… (more)
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Immortal Hulk, Vol 4, Abomination
Author: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Publishing Date: 2020
Pgs: 104
Disposition: Hoopla e-Book
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REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS

Summary:
Once upon a time, he was the Hulk’s best friend. Rick Jones was there at ground zero on the fateful day the Hulk was born. And during the early days when the Hulk was a mindless brute, Rick was the only one who believed in him. Now Rick is dead and gone — but his body has been exhumed and stolen! And the Immortal Hulk wants to know why. But to find the answers he seeks, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments and a ruthless assassin out for his blood — and the one thing that can depower the Hulk. As a pair of dead loved ones turned nightmarish foes hunt Banner on two fronts, the stage is set for a brutal three-way confrontation between the Abomination, the Harpy and the Hulk!
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Why this book:
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The Feel:
HULK!

Favorite Character:
Joe Fixit. Hulk books need more Joe.

Least Favorite Character:
I dislike General Fortean. He’s everything that was wrong with Ross and Talbot, all those years ago, including being an ass and failing to realize that you don't mess with gamma or irradiated super beings.

Favorite Scene:
Men In Black and what looks like, could be, A.I.M. guys, but it could just be indistinct normal biohazard suits instead of A.I.M.’s beekeeper outfits.

The scene when Hulk realizes that both Blonski and Jones are inside this new Abomination. Woof.

Betty tearing through those mercenaries. Holy crap. And then, following that up by tearing the heart out of the Hulk. ...though in fairness, this isn’t the first time that Betty has torn Bruce Banner’s heart out.

Favorite Concept:
Gamma dogs, gamma bats, gamma gorillas, gamma ants, gamma fish, gamma this, gamma that: I love it when hulk's done right.

The multi-Hulk gamma golem was awesome.

Joe taking Banner’s body for a walk to a casino. And coming away in a suit and tie that fits.

WTF Moments:
And what they did to Rick Jones corpse really is an abomination.

Wisdom:
After everything that happened in the previous books, the reporter should know better.

The Unexpected:
Mr Fix-It, nice. Welcome back, Joe.
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Pacing:
Well paced.

Last Page Sound:
I liked it. Not really a conclusion, or a new beginning. This was a reintro of whatever Rick and Emil are...and Betty. All down to the Green Door. We always seem to return to the Green Door in Ewing and Bennett’s Hulk stories...or more appropriately, their Hulk story. It’s all been part and parcel of the same story and should be collected as a single piece.

Author Assessment:
See Editorial Assessment below. Same issue.

Editorial Assessment:
The Editor could’ve stood a bit closer to this one and it would have worked as a piece of the previous one and a piece of the next one instead of standing as a separate piece.
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  texascheeseman | Jan 22, 2021 |
I've been pretty amazed with the previous volumes of this Hulk run and this one doesn't let me down either.

Just think, from a pure horror bash, we've got the Immortal Hulk, complete with getting his heart torn out and eaten by Harpy, his poor wife Betty, while in the middle of a fight with a totally dead Jones who has been turned into the lovecraftian nightmare Abomination. Creature Feature!

But this is not just an amazingly f**ked up emotional roller coaster fight scene (or three). This is deeply introspective and intuitive and psychological and just plain DEEP.

At the same time.

The pacing is pretty much brilliant. Deep introspective moments populating a massively gory all-out. Horror? Yes. Psychological thriller? Yes. New rules to Hulk? Absolutely. The gamma, the green door, the Underneath... is awesome. I feel like this has taken over my imagination in a way only Moore's Swamp Thing had managed, before. :)

Al Ewing has earned a serious Fanboy here. :) ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
This outing is an improvement over the last as Ewing plays around with the many alters of Banner and those closest to him. It's basically just one long gory and gross fight scene but has some fun and imaginative twists. ( )
  villemezbrown | May 7, 2020 |
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Once upon a time, Rick Jones was the Hulk's best friend. Rick was there at ground zero on the fateful day the Hulk was born, and during the early days when the Hulk was a mindless brute roaming the New Mexico desert, Rick was right by his side. The only one who believed in him. Now Rick Jones is dead and gone. And the immortal Hulk wants to know why. But to obtain the answers he seeks, Bruce Banner will have to face roaming gamma experiments, a ruthless assassin out for his blood... and the one thing that can cage the Immortal Hulk. How far will he go to honour his friend? Collecting: Immortal Hulk 16-20

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