Hulk VS Roxxon: Immortal Hulk #27 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

Dario Agger holds an early morning meeting at Roxxon’s HQ in New York while Bruce Banner and Dr. McGowan prepare for their next move against Roxxon. Agger, aka the Minotaur, sermonizes on the future of the company and how they plan to profit off of the decaying world, and McGowan teleports the Hulk to a Roxxon West data center in Oregon. The Hulk is met by the monstrous Roxxon B.E.R.S.E.R.K.E.R Unit, elite soldiers given immense strength and intended to fight the likes of gods. Agger is notified of this and fears that the Hulk may have finally found a way to hurt Roxxon.

The Immortal Hulk #27 cover by Alex Ross
The Immortal Hulk #27 cover by Alex Ross

Immortal Hulk #27 finds the Jade Giant once again striking the Roxxon corporation, this time focusing on their social media and data accumulation projects. 

It’s a rather straightforward story, with Bruce and McGowan choosing a target and sending the Hulk to smash it and anyone who stands in his way. We see the Roxxon meeting with the Minotaur happening concurrently, and we are shown the rationale behind Agger and his seemingly active project to destroy the Earth.

Needless to say, there is plenty of social commentary being delivered through Agger and Roxxon here, and, despite how on-the-nose-evil it seems, it honestly makes a helluva lot of sense given the state of things.

We are also given a surprise revelation about a change with the Hulk’s physiology and powers at the end of the comic.

The Immortal Hulk #27 art by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, Belardino Brabo, Marc Deering, Sean Parsons, Paul Mounts, and letterer VC's Cory Petit
The Immortal Hulk #27 art by Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, Belardino Brabo, Marc Deering, Sean Parsons, Paul Mounts, and letterer VC’s Cory Petit

Joe Bennett continues to be the artistic powerhouse this narrative needs. The fight between the Hulk and the powered Roxxon operatives is thunderous and epic. The Minotaur is aptly frightening and imposing, and Bennett, along with the inking work of Ruy Jose, Belardino Brabo, Marc Deering, and Sean Parsons as well as the color work of Paul Mounts, make this one of Marvel’s best-looking books currently on the market.

Immortal Hulk #27 is another viscerally enjoyable and whip-smart issue from Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and company. We get to watch the Hulk wage further war against the destructive Roxxon Corporation and see it brilliantly-rendered by the artistic team. This one effortlessly earns another recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

Immortal Hulk #27 comes to us from writer Al Ewing, artist Joe Bennett, inkers Ruy Jose, Belardino Brabo, Marc Deering, and Sean Parsons, color artist Paul Mounts, letterer VC’s Cory Petit, cover artist Alex Ross, and variant cover artist Tom Raney with Rachelle Rosenberg.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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