The Coming Of The Monsters In Immortal Hulk #29

by Josh Davison

Mild Spoilers Ahead

The Minotaur is ready to use the full force of Roxxon to bring down the Hulk and he finally has all the pieces he needs for his plan. At Shadow Base, Doc Samson theorizes to Betty Ross about what he believes is going on with Bruce Banner’s various personalities. In Phoenix, Arizona, Jackie McGee’s editor worries about Jackie’s connection to the Hulk and how it may be affecting her articles about the Jade Giant. This conversation is interrupted by the sudden arrival of four massive creatures being teleported into Phoenix…by Roxxon. It’s still daytime, but the Hulk and his gamma-powered allies drop into the city to stop these monsters.

Immortal Hulk #29 cover by Alex Ross
Immortal Hulk #29 cover by Alex Ross

Immortal Hulk #29 finds the Minotaur and Roxxon putting their next plan to stop the Hulk into motion, this time deploying a quartet of giant monsters to draw out the Hulk. It’s a tense issue, as you learn more about the Minotaur’s plan and when it all comes together, you’re left wondering if the Hulk can still win this one. 

We also get some good character moments, like Betty making it clear that she’s still furious at Bruce. Doc Samson’s theorizing about Bruce’s personalities is actually pretty interesting, even if it’s all likely a bit more simple than Leonard believes.

Joe Bennett absolutely kills it with his art in this issue. The Hulk and the Minotaur look as intimidating as ever. The overall detailing and shadowing are impeccable. The designs of the four monsters sent into Phoenix are fantastic. The inkwork of Ruy José, Belardino Brabo, and Cam Smith adds a lot of depth and texture to the visuals. Paul Mounts’ color art is wild and vibrant–a perfect fit for the Hulk.

Immortal Hulk #29 is another incredible issue from Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, and the team. The Minotaur makes his next move against the Hulk, but the Jade Giant will fight his way through anything that Agger throws at him. It’s a hell of a way to kick off the next big battle for the Hulk and I enjoyed every panel of it. This one gets another recommendation. Feel free to give it a read.

Immortal Hulk #29 comes to us from writer Al Ewing, artist Joe Bennett, inkers Ruy José, Belardino Brabo, and Cam Smith, color artist Paul Mounts, letterer VC’s Cory Petit, cover artist Alex Ross, and variant cover artist Nick Bradshaw with Jason Keith.

Final Score: 8.5/10

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