The Immortal Hulk #40
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Joe Bennett
Inks by Ruy Jose and Belardino Brabo
Colors by Paul Mounts and Matt Milla
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Alpha Flight will start to put the pieces of the mystery together as Joe Fixit prepares to make a daring escape.
With the Hulk in custody, Alpha Flight goes over the last mission and McGee has some startling revelations about the destruction of the town and its connection to Rick Jones. The team is shocked to discover that Doc Samson is both alive and in the body of Sasquatch. As he tells them of the Leader’s involvement, Gyrich has a run in with Hulk that lets loose one of his alters in an attempt to escape the facility.
As the alarms sound and the team races to find the Hulk, Joe Fixit confronts them and makes a daring escape into deep space. An escape that bring him crashing back down to Earth and right into the path of a longtime enemy.
The Story: Al Ewing continues to tell a compelling, entertaining and interesting story in this issue. There are some great surprises throughout and the return of Samson is handled brilliantly. The escape from the facility is also great and Ewing brings everything to a wonderfully entertaining cliffhanger at the end.
The Art: Joe Bennett delivers some great visuals in this issue. Besides the return of Samson, the emergence of Joe Fixit is visceral in its execution. Every visual choice is perfectly done.