The Immortal Hulk #46
Written by Al Ewing
Art by Joe Bennett
Inks by Ruy Jose and Belardino Brabo
Colors by Paul Mounts
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Hulk returns more savage than ever and bringing him down will take a different tactic using some familiar faces.
Sampson and the rest of the people at the abandoned base discover that Langkowski is gone and probably took Samson’s body with them. When news comes in that reveals the Hulk’s location, they must decide whether they risk their necks to help Bruce and Rick is the one to help them decide. At the same time, Hulk re-emerges and takes on the U-Foes, but it isn’t the Hulk they are used to facing. This one is a lot more ruthless and they will discover quickly just how much. With his team decimated and his options growing smaller, Gyrich is forced to reach out to people he hates even more than Hulk.
Hulk decides to stop for a little fun, but his night has only just started when Thor comes looking for a fight. To make matters more tense, he didn’t come alone as Hulk finds himself squaring off against the Avengers. As both sides prepare for battle and T’Challa tries to talk some sense into the Hulk, both sides will discover that Hulk is not without allies of his own.
The Story: Ewing continues to craft a deeply engaging, dark tale for Hulk in this issue. Everything with the characters inner turmoil has been interesting, but just as interesting has been the outside consequences and how the different people in Hulk’s life react to it. There is a simmering tension in every interaction and each issue gets more intense as the story develops. The action is brutal and brilliantly done and I love the cliffhanger ending.
The Art: Bennett delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The action heats up in this issue and Bennett delivers with great fight scenes filled with destruction. A great looking issue.