Generations: Banner Hulk and the Totally Awesome Hulk #1: Review

Aug 2017
Greg Pak, Matteo Buffagni

Story Name:

Generations: The Strongest

Review & Comments

4 stars

Generations: Banner Hulk and the Totally Awesome Hulk #1 Review by (July 14, 2020)

Review: One of a series of one-shot titles from 2017 pairing the recent versions of characters with the originals, including Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine and more. This story has a bit less going on than others in the Generations series, stretching the page count with battle scenes and an oddball appearance by a humanoid sea monster that is quickly forgotten. Its big point is having Banner tell Amadeus that he's fooling himself if he thinks he can totally control the Hulk within. This is something Amadeus needed to learn and if we're lucky it will change his character when the series resumes as part of Marvel Legacy. 

Comments: One-shot lead-in to MARVEL LEGACY #1.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Generations: Banner Hulk and the Totally Awesome Hulk #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Amadeus Cho, the Totally Awesome Hulk, is pulled through the Vanishing Point and finds himself in a desert setting. Almost immediately he spots the original Hulk (Bruce Banner) being pursued by an army task force led by General Thunderbolt Ross. They see each other and the army sees them both and so fires on them. A-Hulk joins B-Hulk in demolishing the unmanned weapons and then leads him away from  the soldiers to a beach. There, the two punch each other until tired and Hulk transforms back into Bruce Banner; Amadeus regains his normal form and talks to Bruce, who, of course, has no idea who Amadeus/Hulk is. Amadeus, meanwhile, doesn't know how to tell Bruce that he (Amadeus) cured him (Banner) but he still ended up dead in the second Civil War. They duck into a cave and Amadeus projects scans of their battle into the air to divert the helicopters searching for them. General Ross orders the copters to keep firing on the illusion while the two Hulk guys get away....

Bruce wants to learn Amadeus' secret of controlling his transformations; all Amadeus can suggest is that Bruce try to control his anger—which is what he has been doing but it never works for long....

The military bombardment awakens a dormant sea beast which begins to rampage across the land. Amadeus tells Bruce to evacuate the diner while he becomes the Hulk and tries to force the beast back into the sea. Banner hulks out an beats up A-Hulk; B-Hulk taunts Amadeus for thinking he has it all figured out, but Amadeus knows that they are both trying to keep a monster under control. The army fires upon them and Amadeus is pulled back through the Vanishing Point, realizing that Bruce was right—the “gift” is a curse and he will have to find a way to end it before it ends him....

Matteo Buffagni
Matteo Buffagni
Dono Sanchez Almara
Jorge Molina (Cover Penciler)
Jorge Molina (Cover Inker)
Jorge Molina (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Amadeus Cho)

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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