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Preview: The Immortal Hulk #7

The Immortal Hulk #7

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• They’re the reason he died. They’re the reason he came back. Now THE AVENGERS have to bring him in.
• But how far will even Earth’s Mightiest Heroes go to cage… the IMMORTAL HULK?

Preview: Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1

Infinity Wars: Iron Hammer #1

(W) Al Ewing (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

INFINITY WARPS?!
When Stark Odinson, the brainy but arrogant son of the All-Father, was kidnapped by Ice Giants and forced to make them an armory, he turned their forges against them and became the armored Asgardian, Iron Hammer!

Preview: The Immortal Hulk #6

The Immortal Hulk #6

(W) Al Ewing (A) Lee Garbett (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

“THE GREEN DOOR” STARTS HERE!
• Bruce Banner is alive – and everyone knows it. Now he’s hunted by the government, Alpha Flight, the mysterious Shadow Base…and the Avengers. And someone’s going to find him first.
• But Bruce has bigger problems. Something terrible has infected him. Something with unspeakable plans for humanity. And the only one who knows about it…
• …is the IMMORTAL HULK.

Preview: The Immortal Hulk #5

The Immortal Hulk #5

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Guest-starring Alpha Flight’s Sasquatch!
• The monster inside Bruce Banner is fully unleashed – in a brutal, bloody battle with the monster who made him.
• Blood will flow. The truth will come out. There can only be one winner…
• …and it won’t be the IMMORTAL HULK.

The Original Defenders Return with Defenders: The Best Defense this December

Doctor Strange. The Immortal Hulk. Namor the Sub-Mariner. The Silver Surfer. You know their names and you know their powers…and you know them as the Defenders! This December, Marvel’s favorite non-team – the original Defenders – return in all-new stories!

With an assembly of stellar creative teams, writers and artists such as Chip Zdarsky, Gerry Duggan, Jason Latour, Simone Di Meo, Carlos Magno, Greg Smallwood, Al Ewing, and Joe Bennett will spin five interconnected specials that tell a unique and captivating story for each original Defender.

See below for the full creative teams, and stay tuned to Marvel for more information, coming soon!

IMMORTAL HULK: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by AL EWING
Art by SIMONE DI MEO

NAMOR: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by CHIP ZDARSKY
Art by CARLOS MAGNO

DOCTOR STRANGE: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by GREG SMALLWOOD

SILVER SURFER: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by JASON LATOUR

THE DEFENDERS: THE BEST DEFENSE
Written by AL EWING
Art by JOE BENNETT

The 24 Panels Anthology Features, Alan Moore, Kieron Gillen, and More to Benefit the Grenfell Fire Survivors

Image Comics has announced the forthcoming 24 Panels Anthology, curated by New York Times bestselling creator Kieron Gillen with co-editor Steve Thompson, and featuring work from some of the most celebrated storytellers and artists in the industry. The charity anthology will benefit the survivors of the Grenfell fire.

In June 2017, the Grenfell fire killed 72 people in a 24-story tower block in West London. 24 Panels is an anthology comic to support the PTSD needs of the survivors. The 24 Panels Anthology will be comprised of 24 stories, each no longer than 24 panels. Half drawn from professional creators who volunteered their time and half drawn from open submissions, 24 PANELS is about community, hope, and (most of all) raising as much money as possible.

Al Ewing, Alan Moore, Alex de Campi, Antony Johnston, Caspar Wijngaard, Dan Watters, Dilraj Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Gavin Mitchell, Laurie Penny, Leigh Alexander, Lizz Lunney, Melinda Gebbie, Paul Cornell, Rachael Smith, Ram V, Robin Hoelzemann, Rosy Higgins, Sara Kenney, Sarah Gordon, Ted Brandt, Tom Humberstone, Tula Lotay, and more will contribute to 24 Panels.

24 Panels (Diamond Code SEP180079, ISBN: 978-1-5343-1126-8) will be available in comic book stores on Wednesday, November 21st. The final order cutoff for comics retailers is Monday, October 8th.

It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, November 27th and can be pre-ordered at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Review: Immortal Hulk #4

Immortal Hulk (2018-) #4I’ve never been a big fan of the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo’s work in the MCU and the “Planet Hulk” arc are notable exceptions.) so it’s kind of a big deal when I say that Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Paul Mounts’ Immortal Hulk is one of my favorite current Marvel comics. In this series, Ewing and Bennett go the old school horror movie route and have the Hulk/Bruce Banner appear rarely and tell the story from the POV of the towns and people he affects. Most of Immortal Hulk #4 is told from the POV of intrepid journalist Jackie McGee, who doesn’t just want to write about the Hulk’s destruction, but get an interview with Bruce Banner himself. And if Banner is still MIA, she is perfectly fine with interviewing his old college roommate, Walter Langkowski aka Sasquatch of Alpha Flight.

Immortal Hulk #4 is predominantly a character study of Walter Langkowski, including almost watercolor flashbacks of his origin by Bennett, Jose, and Mounts. Bennett isn’t a flashy artist, and his steady photorealism with bursts of red or green from colorist Paul Mounts works well for the interview/road trip framing story. Bennett’s take on Langkowski is genial and energetic, and he and Ewing craft a balanced portrait of the NFL player/scientist who became a monster. And in a move that is best for McGee’s story as well as book that features the Hulk as a protagonist, Langkowski provides insight into Bruce Banner for a couple pages showing his insecurity and anger around the “jock” Langkowski and then cutting to a more humorous scene that reveals the origins of the Hulk’s trademark purple pants. The interview with Walter Langkowski shows that McGee is willing to go beyond the usual suspects (Thunderbolt Ross, Betty Ross) to get close to Bruce/The Hulk and find out the reason for his rampages.

Immortal Hulk #4 reminds me a lot of the original Universal The Wolf Man from 1941. It’s a werewolf movie, but director George Waggner spends quite a bit of time letting the audience get to know Larry Talbot Jr and humanizing him before he become a monster. Ewing and Bennett do the same with Walter Langkowski while connecting it to the larger nocturnal Hulk rampage narrative instead of going down a complete sidetrack to focus on a character who only appeared at the very end of Immortal Hulk #3. The recurring theme in Langkowski’s speech and actions is control. He has the right mix of brains and brawn to be Canada’s deterrent to the Hulk, he can control his transformations into Sasquatch, he can break up a bar fight. Well, maybe not that last part. With the help of rage filled reds from Mounts, Ewing and Bennett turn on the suspense when Langkowski is stabbed and badly injured by a couple angry men and goes to the hospital. But it ends up being the bite, the inciting incident responsible for his transformation into the monstrous, slavering Sasquatch because, like the Hulk, he is more of a monster at night.

Part road story, part monster story, Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Paul Mounts’ Immortal Hulk  is a master class in pacing and build up fleshing out characters, like Walter Langkowski, and then turning the tables because control is a myth when there is a gamma powered monster inside you.

Story: Al Ewing Pencils: Joe Bennett Inks: Ruy Jose
Colors: Paul Mounts Letters: Cory Petit
Story: 8.6 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.4 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: The Immortal Hulk #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the new beginning for the Hulk!

The Immortal Hulk #1 is by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Ruy Jose, and Paul Mounts.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Preview: You Are Deadpool #3

You Are Deadpool #3

(W) Al Ewing (A) Salva Espin (CA) Razzah
Parental Advisory
In Shops: May 16, 2018
SRP: $3.99

DID YOU EVER WANT TO BE DEADPOOL??? Now’s your chance! This weekly series is not JUST the most amazing comic book you’ve ever read…it’s also a role-playing adventure! YOU decide what choices Deadpool makes! YOU keep track of your scores issue by issue! YOU roll dice to combat various foes! Travel through Marvel history as Deadpool to meet Hulk in the swinging ’60s! To smell Man-Thing in the swampy ’70s! To be “seen” by Daredevil in the hard-boiled ’80s! And avoid the many BAD ENDINGS you could fall into…or suffer the consequences!

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