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Hulk: Broken Worlds #2: Review

May 2009
Marc Sumerak, Jonboy Meyers

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Post-Apocalypse and other stories

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4 stars

Hulk: Broken Worlds #2 Review by (March 15, 2022)

Review: Another look at what Hulk is doing in various alternate worlds in Marvel’s Multiverse. All the stories are well done and the last is quite moving, a vignette of love and desperation. The other three fit nicely into their contexts, showing Bruce/Hulk’s heroic qualities in epic new contexts. And Mangaverse is a very offbeat side world.

Comments: The Age of Apocalypse is Earth-295. Mangaverse is Earth-2301. 1602 is Earth-311. Days of Future Past is Earth-811.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hulk: Broken Worlds #2 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The leaders of the rebellion against Apocalypse are gathered in a spaceship under fire outside Earth’s orbit. The heroes are Tony Stark, Gwen Stacy, Victor von Doom, and Bruce Banner. They hand command of the fleet to Sue Storm while they plan to divert the enemy missiles from them in a suicide mission so that the rest of the fleet can land on Earth. They manage to draw the missiles into space where they explode—all but one. Banner  recognizes that one as a gamma bomb which he created while still in service to Apocalypse. He transforms into Gray Hulk, leaps out of the ship and rides the bomb away where it explodes. He plummets to Earth and crashes in the Coliseum where he rises as a larger green-skinned Hulk….

“A Norse of a Different Color”
Writer: Adam Warren. Art: Kelsey Shannon. Letters: Dave Sharpe.
Synopsis: Mangaverse Hulk is a giant with a tail and a spiked chin. He climbs a mountain to see the Moon but also discovers Fenrir about to devour Earth’s satellite. Hulk knows he cannot leap that far so he pulls the Midgard Serpent from around Earth, uses it to lasso Fenrir and jerk him back to Earth and then proceeds to beat one to death with the other. Hulk smashes to a mythological degree!

“Son of the Dragon”
Writer: Marc Sumerak. Art: Steve Scott. Colors: Lee Loughridge. Letters: Dave Sharpe.
Synopsis: 1602: Having killed a king and united the American colonies, Bruce Banner fled to China where he lives in a monastery, trying to keep the Hulk under control. When word comes of an army seeking the creature that killed their king, Banner becomes Hulk and goes out to meet them—but then discovers that their quarry is Fin Fang Foom who appears in quite a bad mood. There is a brief fight and Hulk seizes FFF by the tail and smashes him through the Great Wall. As a result, the people of China make Hulk their God-Emperor….

“Out of Time”
Writer: Jason Henderson. Art: Juan Santacruz. Colors: Angel Martin. Letters: Dave Sharpe.
Synopsis: Dr. Bruce Banner is interned in Queens Mutant Internment Camp where he cares for the medical needs of the inmates. Darby, dying of pancreatic cancer, has a diary full of letters to his daughter Amanda which he cannot send as the inmates are denied mail privileges. That night, Banner leaps into a train leaving the camp, removes the collar that suppresses his powers, and turns into Hulk. He escapes into the city, pursued by Sentinels. He smashes through a Sentinels head and lands in a mail truck. He visits Betty’s grave at the cemetery where he surrenders to the soldiers when they come for him. Back at the camp he tells Darby that he dropped the diary for Amanda in the mail truck when he landed in it.

Jonboy Meyers
Mark Irwin
Moose Baumann
Paul Pelletier (Cover Penciler)
Rick Magyar (Cover Inker)
John Kalisz (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Dave Sharpe.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

(Victor Von Doom)
Gray Hulk
Gray Hulk


(Bruce Banner)
Invisible Woman
Invisible Woman

(Sue Storm)

Plus: Fenrir (Fenris Wolf), Midgard Serpent, Sentinels.

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