The Immortal Hulk #16
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Joe Bennett
Inks by Ruy Jose
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Cory Petit
At another secured shadow site, another experiment is underway. Unfortunately, this experiment requires the exhumed corpse of Hulk’s best friend Rick Jones, so it has gotten Bruce and Hulk’s attention.
Meanwhile in Arizona, Jackie McGee has tried to move away from covering the Hulk because to continue would place her too deep into his world and subject to things she doesn’t want to see. What will drive her back into the story is the investigation into Betty’s disappearance.
Samson and Bruce make their way to the seemingly abandoned base and as the sun goes down, Hulk emerges and the pair enter the base. Even abandoned, the base proves to have a few tricks left as they are attacked and driven into a room where Bushwacker has something special for them. Something that could lead to the emergence of something even worse than the Hulk.
The events affecting both Bruce and Hulk continue to spread to everyone connected to them. Bruce’s desire to be alone continues to clash with the forces who want Hulk for their own purposes and all of the collateral damage is affecting everyone in Bruce’s life. Al Ewing has done an excellent job of showcasing that bigger story in this issue. The dialogue and banter between Hulk/Bruce and Samson is great, but the Doc’s constant attempts to analyze him cam be a little much.
Joe Bennett’s art is amazing. Everything from the fight in the lab to the thrilling final panel looks fantastic.