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Preview: Immortal Hulk #50

Immortal Hulk #50

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
RATED T+
In Shops: Oct 13, 2021
SRP: $9.99

THE GIANT-SIZED FINALE!
• Down in the Below-Place, the Hulk searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions.
• The One Below All, the Green Door, Samuel Sterns, Jackie McGee and Bruce Banner. It’s all been leading here.
• This is the last issue of THE IMMORTAL HULK.

Immortal Hulk #50

The Immortal Hulk #50 Captures Immortal Moments in Variant Covers

The end of one of the most critically-acclaimed comic runs in recent history arrives next month with Immortal Hulk #50, a special giant-sized issue that will present the epic conclusion to years of buildup, mystery, and Gamma-powered additions to the Hulk mythology. To celebrate the end of this groundbreaking journey, some of the industry’s top artists have delivered outstanding ‘Immortal Moments’ variant covers that depict some of the highlights of the last 49 issues.

These eight covers will allow readers to relive the following breathtaking moments from throughout this incredible saga:

  • Ron Lim and Israel Silva immortalizes Hulk’s discovery of the gamma-irradiated father of Del Frye from IMMORTAL HULK #2
  • Ed McGuinness and Laura Martin immortalizes the brutal brawl between the red Absorbing Man and Hulk from IMMORTAL HULK #9
  • Gary Frank and Brad Anderson immortalizes the climactic moment of the “Hulk in Hell” arc where Devil Hulk lets Bruce know he’ll always protect him from IMMORTAL HULK #13
  • Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Fonteriz, and Marcio Menyz immortalizes the debut of the Rick Jones/Abomination hybrid from IMMORTAL HULK #17
  • Creees Lee and Jesus Aburtov immortalizes Hulk’s initial confrontation with Betty’s new manifestation of her Red Harpy persona from IMMORTAL HULK #19
  • Sanford Greene immortalizes the glimpse of Hulk’s potential future as the Breaker of Worlds from IMMORTAL HULK #25.  
  • InHyuk Lee immortalizes Hulk squaring off against his Roxxon-backed replacement, Xemnu, from IMMORTAL HULK #31
  • Jen Bartel immortalizes the reveal of the Devil Hulk’s true look from IMMORTAL HULK #38

Check out all eight now and be there for the end to this historic run when Immortal Hulk #50 hits stands on October 13!

Joe Bennett Off Marvel’s Timeless Replaced with Greg Land

In August, Marvel announced a one-shot, Timeless, launching in December from Jed MacKay, Kev Walker, Joe Bennett, and Mark Bagley. A little over two weeks later, Bennett is off the project as the latest credits include Greg Land instead of Bennett in the artist credits.

A Marvel spokesperson has stated that Marvel will not be working with Bennett on “any future Marvel projects” ending a 27 year relationship.

Bennett has been the center of controversy numerous times in recent years resulting in Al Ewing, who recently worked with Bennett on Immortal Hulk, speaking out how he will no longer work with the artist.

Marvel made the “stealth” change in their latest release about the comic which revealed the cover by Kael Ngu which you can see below. It answers the question we had, whether Marvel would continue their relationship with the creator.

So, on to Timeless….

How do you win a war against time? Find out this December in Timeless #1, a journey through the future of the entire Marvel Universe! Announced last week, this special one-shot from writer Jed MacKay and artists Kev Walker, Greg Land, and Mark Bagley will give readers their first glimpse at what’s to come next year, including new developments for the X-Men, Daredevil, Venom, the Avengers, and all the major players in the Marvel pantheon! Don’t miss your chance to follow Kang the Conqueror into the very beginning of all the epic sagas, surprising revelations, and blockbuster new Marvel Comics series that everyone will be talking about in 2022!

Kang the Conqueror is a warrior, a destroyer, a subjugator—but even he is subject to the whims and vicissitudes of time itself. When a parallel timeline threatens to overwrite the future that Kang has fought so long and so hard to control, the master of the ages will have no choice but to go to war with time itself, battling through days of tomorrow as he struggles to prevent the end of what is to come!

See the future of Marvel Comics unfold right before your eyes when Timeless #1 hits stands on December 22! 

Timeless #1

Relive Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Variant Covers in November

This November, fans can see their favorite Marvel Studios films in a brand new way on a stunning collection of variant covers by some of the comic book industry’s greatest artists. Adorning upcoming issues of your favorite and limited comic book series, the Infinity Saga Phase 1 Variant Covers will showcase the first six films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, depicting the characters and moments from these legendary group of films.

Marco Checcetto takes it back to where it all began in a gorgeous piece showing the different armors Tony Stark crafted in the first Marvel Studios’ Iron Man film. Immortal Hulk artist Joe Bennett revisits the savage showdown between Bruce Banner and the Abomination from Marvel Studios’ The Incredible Hulk. Taurin Clarke’s explosive cover presents the iconic Iron Man and War Machine team up from the climax of Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 2. Thor, Loki, and Odin, as they were introduced in the first Marvel Studios’ Thor film, look to Asgard’s future in Ema Lupacchino’s electrifying cover. Adam Kubert delivers a dynamic take on Steve Rogers’ crusade against the Red Skull from Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger. And finally, the Avengers assemble for the first time in legendary artist Arthur Adams’ cover, highlighting the core cast from 2012’s groundbreaking film Marvel Studios’ The Avengers.

Check them out now and collect all six Infinity Saga Phase 1 Variant Covers when they hit stands this November!

  • HULK #1 INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVER by JOE BENNETT
  • AVENGERS #50 INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVER by ARTHUR ADAMS
  • IRON MAN #14 INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVER by MARCO CHECCETTO
  • THOR #19 INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVER by EMA LUPACCHINO
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN #1 INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVER A by TAURIN CLARKE
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA/IRON MAN #1 INFINITY SAGA VARIANT COVER B by ADAM KUBERT

Al Ewing Speaks Out and Condemns Joe Bennett

Immortal Hulk #50

Al Ewing and Joe Bennett have been working together for the recent epic, and well reviewed, Hulk run Immortal Hulk since 2018. In recent months, Bennett’s negative behavior has begun to overshadow the collaboration for Marvel. Today, Ewing took to Twitter to speak out about Bennett and an image that has been making the rounds since 2017.

On Twitter, Ewing writes:

There’s an image doing the rounds that Joe Bennett drew back in 2017. I won’t link to it, but I have seen it, and it’s reprehensible. Thread follows.

If you’ve seen the image, you know what it is. An armoured swordsman, which I assume represents Bolsonaro given Joe’s commentary, slaughtering tiny, scurrying people, with the buck teeth and ears of rats. And big noses. One of them is cosplaying Dracula.

I’m assuming these are political enemies of some kind, but even if not, the tropes are apparent. Human beings as vermin being exterminated. Even if it’s no longer up, that it was drawn in the first place, signed, and so proudly displayed by Joe speaks volumes.

This isn’t the first issue with Joe that I’ve been made aware of. I’ve spoken behind the scenes, but that’s no comfort to people at the sharp end of this kind of brutal propaganda. My lack of public visibility on this has let people down, and I apologise.

In the interests of adding some material action to that apology, I’ve made donations to Rainbow Railroad and the Rainforest Trust. I understand if that feels like an empty or insufficient gesture for those reading this.

Immortal Hulk is done, but I won’t be working with Joe again. If people choose not to pick up my work with other artists in the future on the basis of my handling of this, I understand and accept that. If I’ve lost your trust, that’s on me.

I can’t speak for Joe on this. He can speak on it for himself. But I will say that it’s not up to him – or me – what those hurt by his behaviour in the past should be willing to accept from him now. He’s made his bed.

With all this said, I’m probably going to remain off Twitter myself for now, and not read or reply to mentions for a while. Again, if that feels insufficient, I understand. Thank you for reading.

Bennett has courted controversy within comics and out. Immortal Hulk #43 featured anti-Semitic imagery which was removed by Marvel after printing. Bennett expressed remorse over the art saying it was “wrong, offensive, and hurtful in many ways”. He also called it a “mistake”.

Bennett also has shown anti-LGBT sentiment replying with a laughing emoji to a transphobic comment as well as saying that a gay journalist should have been punched instead of slapped by a far-right journalist.

While Ewing has spoken up, Marvel has remained relatively silent. It’s clear Ewing is done working with Bennett now that the Immortal Hulk run is over but is that Marvel’s attitude as well? Time will tell.

Marvel Reveals 8 New Series including Devil’s Reign, Timeless, Avengers Forever, and More!

To celebrate Marvel’s Birthday today, the publisher has revealed its first look at eight new tentpole titles that will shape the future of the Marvel Universe in the months to come.

All hell breaks loose in the Marvel Universe as The Kingpin finally declares all-out war on the heroes in Devil’s Reign!  Having set the stage in their Eisner-nominated Daredevil epic, Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s far-reaching crossover event finds Mayor Fisk outlawing all Super Heroes in New York and unleashing intel on all their dark secrets, while pitting Daredevil, Elektra, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and many more against his Thunderbolt agents. But in the end…Who Will Reign?

Devil’s Reign

Marvel Comics’ Avengers Forever pulls together archeologist Tony Stark aka the Invincible Ant-Man and Avengers from across the multiverse to bring order to timelines where ‘hope’ is a four letter word. Jason Aaron and Aaron Kuder present an all-new series that will redefine the Avengers as…the Multiverse’s Mightiest Heroes.

Avengers Forever

The future of the Marvel Universe is here, and Timeless is where it all begins. When a threatening new timeline emerges, Kang the Conqueror must fight his way through the coming year to protect the main 616 timeline he’s worked centuries to solidify as his own. Jed MacKay, Kev Walker, Joe Bennett, Mark Bagley and more provide a first look at what’s coming to the Marvel Universe in 2022 in a story that will prove…the Future is Timeless. 

Timeless

House of X and Powers of X ushered in The First Krakoan Age of the X-Men. Now, Marvel Comics’ X Lives of Wolverine and X Deaths of Wolverine will test ‘the best there is at what he does’ before any mutant can survive to The Second Krakoan Age. Benjamin Percy, Joshua Cassara and Federico Vicentini tell two interlocked tales about what happens to Wolverine when…His Pasts Meet His Future.  

X Lives of Wolverine 

X Deaths of Wolverine

Marvel Comics’ She-Hulkfrom Rainbow Rowell and Rogê Antônio, throws the book at Jennifer Walters as she tries to put her rage-filled days behind her and return to practicing law in defense of the innocent. But when a friend from her past comes knocking with a mystery she can’t resist, She-Hulk gets…Back To Bashing.

She-Hulk

Dan Slott is joined by Carlos Pacheco and Rachael Stott for Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four: Reckoning War, an epic saga over 15 years in the making. The original secret war of the Marvel Universe has been reignited and every living being in reality is in danger, for we are finally at…Our Day Of Reckoning.

Fantastic Four: Reckoning War

Lunella Lafayette and her lovable twenty-foot dinosaur are BACK in Marvel Comics’ Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.  But what shape will their partnership take in this exciting new era?  Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months for more news about the next adventure of the biggest brain in the world that will send dino-sized shockwaves throughout the Marvel Universe. In 2022, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will bring new meaning to the term “Marvel Team-Up” in a tale that promises to… Shake Your World. 

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Preview: Immortal Hulk #49

Immortal Hulk #49

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 04, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• This is the gate into the city of suffering. To the hurt that never ends. This gate is for the lost.
• The gate is a thing of divine power – a thing of forever. But even for the strongest one there is, it bears the warning:
• ABANDON HOPE, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE.

Immortal Hulk #49

Immortal Hulk #50 is a Giant-Sized Finale

The end of one of the most critically-acclaimed comic runs in recent history will arrive this October. Writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett will close out their horror-infused work on Bruce Banner in Immortal Hulk #50, a special giant-sized issue that will present the groundbreaking conclusion to years of buildup, mystery, and Gamma-powered additions to the Hulk mythology. Throughout the past 49 issues, the all-star creative team has taken the iconic Marvel hero to places no creator has dared to go—through the Green Door and beyond! Now, they bid farewell to the Green Goliath, having redefined the character with a genre-bending exploration of both his powerful alter-ego and his humanity.

The final issue will find the Hulk down in the Below-Place as he searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions. The dramatic ending will not only shed light on what’s next for Hulk but also reveal the future of the One Below All, the Green Door, the Leader, Jackie McGee, Joe Fixit, and more!

Check out Alex Ross’ incredible wraparound cover below and be there for the end to this historic run when Immortal Hulk #50 hits stands on October 13th!

Exclusive Preview: Immortal Hulk #48

Immortal Hulk #48

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross (VCA) Joe Bennett, Peach Momoko
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 07, 2021
SRP: $3.99

COUNTDOWN TO THE END…
• Questioning himself after his recent confrontations, the Hulk turns to the one person who always understood him – only too well.
• It’s time for truths to be told. But will it be Betty Banner who tells them…
• …or will the Hulk face the gaze of the RED HARPY?

Immortal Hulk #48

Preview: Immortal Hulk #47

Immortal Hulk #47

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Jun 02, 2021
SRP: $3.99

• Last time, it was just business – and they destroyed a town and left the Immortal Hulk in pieces.
• Now they’re in the middle of New York City, fighting a very different kind of Hulk…
• …and the AVENGERS are taking it personally.

Immortal Hulk #47
Almost American
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