Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1: Review

Sep 2020
Jeff Lemire, Mike del Mundo

Story Name:

The Threshing Place

Review & Comments

4 stars

Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1 Review by (October 5, 2020)

Review: A special issue, with a sad and haunting tale by Jeff “Sweet Tooth” Lemire is complemented by dreamlike art from Mike del Mundo, late of Thor. Another innocent is corrupted by gamma radiation herein a metaphor for evil (spelled out at the end) with Hulk stamping it out while showing compassion for the victim. Only odd bit: Hulk’s massive protruding forehead.

Comments: Issue is bannered with a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. Bruce mentions Turango, the site of his adventure in IMMORTAL HULK #2. Mike Del Mundo and Marco D’Alfonso collaborated on the colors.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Hulk: The Threshing Place #1 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Bruce Banner arrives in a small Midwestern town where a little girl, nine-year-old Rebecca Green, has gone missing—which as followed by a grisly murder and a monster sighting. Avoiding the news media types flocking to the city, Bruce follows a gamma trail to a government-run experimental farm with a ruined fence. He is caught by Rebecca’s suspicious father who calls the sheriff. Despite his claims that he wants to help, he is beaten up and thrown in jail. As the sun sets, Bruce tries to warn the deputy to let him out, that there is a real monster out there. He turns into Hulk and breaks out, coming across the gravely wounded sheriff. He questions the Sheriff about the farm and then steps on him. As he walks through the fields, Hulk is attacked by a huge pinkish monster with claws and a spiked face. Hulk subdues the creature and absorbs the gamma radiation from it, revealing Rebecca Green. He gives the girl back to her father and tells him to take her far away. Hulk invades the lab and discovers that they have been experimenting with using gamma radiation to increase crop yields. The staffers plead for mercy but when Hulk discovers they had kidnapped Rebecca to use as a Guinea pig, he tears the place—and its occupants—apart. The next day Bruce tells Mr. Green to take her away as once they find out what she is they will never leave her alone. The most one can hope for is that we not face the evil alone. And Bruce walks off as one who no longer has hope….

Mike del Mundo
Mike del Mundo
Mike del Mundo (Cover Penciler)
Mike del Mundo (Cover Inker)
Mike del Mundo (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)

(Bruce Banner)

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