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Hulk #12: Review

May 2009
Jeph Loeb, Ed McGuinness

Story Name:

Winner Takes All

Review & Comments

4 stars

Hulk #12 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Hulk punches Rulk in the way Superman defeated the Hulk in DC vs Marvel crossover miniseries. Rulk reveals that he can absorb energy, specially gamma. Flying on the Surfer's board, wielding the power cosmic, Rulk says "Most fun I've ever had with my clothes on!" (ha, ha!) Comic has two variant covers, with art by Ed McGuinness and Art Adams, respectively.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Hulk #12 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
After killing the Hulk, Rulk continues his killing path, slaying the Psycho-Man, and Terrax (using his hatchet). Rulk then murders the Silver Surfer after absorbing all of his cosmic energy and on his board, possessing the power cosmic, also kills Tiger Shark, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Strange and Baron Mordo. Blinded by his arrogancy, Rulk comfronts and is easily defeated by Galactus who depleats him of the power cosmic, and to avenge the death of his herald, promises to consume planet Earth.

To avoid the fury of Galactus, the Grandmaster and Collector decide to quit the game, revive all, and return the other members of the Offenders to their respective places and times with no recolection of these events. Rulk feels he's been cheated and attacks the Grandmaster so furiosly that he kills him. Hulk knocks Rulk out with a powerful punch. Namor requests the Collector to revive the women they love, but he refuses since that was an arrangement with his brother the Grandmaster, who cannot be revived at the moment. Hulk insists and the Collector brings Jarella back but she will remain dead. With tears in his eyes, Hulk wishes all to dissapear.

Finally, Rulk leaps away content that he's left the Hulk not dead but with a broken heart, saying "Just as you've left me, Banner..."

Ed McGuinness
Dexter Vines
Ed McGuinness (Cover Penciler)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange

(Stephen Strange)

(Bruce Banner)
Silver Surfer
Silver Surfer

(Norrin Radd)

Plus: Psycho-Man.

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