The Immortal Hulk #27
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Joe Bennett
Inks by Ruy Jose, Belardino Brabo, Marc Deering and Sean Parsons
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Banner has picked his first target in a new war and the opening salvo is going to have huge repercussions.
The head of the Roxxon Corporation is meeting with his board to discuss where they are with their stock price. After the War of the Realms, the company is doing everything it can to repair its image with the public. Part of that campaign includes the servers they use to control information.
Unfortunately, that facility is the Hulk’s first target.
After being transported to the facility, Hulk finds himself taking the company by surprise and facing a small army of enhanced warriors designed to stop the green Goliath.
The Story: Al Ewing moves the story in a new and bold direction with this issue. After telling the world what he planned to do, Bruce Banner utilizes the Hulk to take on Roxxon and it is a brilliant move that plays out in ways that are both surprising and satisfying to the reader. The juxtaposition between Bruce’s build up and execution of his plan vs The Minotaur’s speech to his board is beautifully executed. This issue builds slowly to a conclusion that is satisfying and filled with action. I love the way this issue concludes and Ewing opens up new story avenues that I can’t wait to see this story travel.
The Art: Joe Bennett’s art is amazing. From the subtle, quiet moments with characters talking, to the brutal and beautifully destructive fight at the end, the art in this issue is gorgeous to look at.