The Immortal Hulk #25
Written by Al Ewing
Art by German Garcia and Joe Bennett
Colors by Chris O’Halloran and Paul Mounts
Inks by Ruy Jose
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: At the end of time, a being will have to find a way to warn the past about the breaker of worlds that has destroyed the future.
Everything around is filled with darkness. An unknown alien entity has traveled a far distance to find another one of her kind. When she finds the ship, she discovers that her counterpart and former lover has developed a device to send her consciousness through the void of space and time. He wants her to use the device and fill it with her knowledge.
As she makes her way back to the only planet remaining, the reason for the device becomes crystal clear when a cosmic behemoth shaped like the Hulk charts its course to her home planet with sights on making it the final stop in its path of destruction and violence.
The Story: This is a weird one to quantify. Al Ewing is telling an atmospheric story in this issue designed to set the stage for a new arc for the Hulk. For the bulk of the issue, I wondered where exactly this story was going and the slow pace of the story had me worried about whether I could find something to enjoy in it, but it finds its footing towards the end and beings me back. The first half is interesting, but not terribly entertaining. The second half is filled with interesting moments that come to satisfying conclusion.
The Art: All of the art is fantastic. The story has to be visually stunning to compensate for the slowness of the plot.