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Immortal Hulk #27: Review

Nov 2019
Al Ewing, Joe Bennett

Story Name:

This is the Day

Review & Comments

Rating:
5 stars

Immortal Hulk #27 Review by (November 20, 2019)

Review: And now we know how Bruce/Hulk’s crusade against the world will go: by taking down corporate run social media. The writing for this series has always been sharp, if occasionally opaque, but here we’re moving into sociopolitical philosophy. So far so good, we’ll see where this goes. A very interesting literary feature: as the three plotlines are being told in parallel panels, the last words of each story are echoed in the first dialogue in the next one, sort of linking them internally as well as centering them on the same theme (which theme is, of course, the Hulk).  

Comments: The cover is rather misleading since the battle between the two behemoths is figurative not literal. Roxxon’s elite strike team, the B.E.R.S.E.R.K.E.R.s were introduced in MIGHTY THOR (2016) series) #6 (the Jane Thor series) for several issues and they have made some appearances elsewhere since. Inker Ruy Jose is joined by Belardino Brabo, Marc Deering, and Sean Parsons.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Hulk #27 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Three plotlines converge on a single narrative: At Roxxon headquarters, CEO Dario Agger, in his Minotaur form, lectures his staff, including a nervous fellow named Higgins, on how the company profits from uncertainty so the current Hulk situation is good for them. Of all the products they sell, the most profitable is narrative, controlling the information that goes to the public, shaping their minds to believe what Roxxon wants them to believe….

At the Shadow Base, Dr. McGowan is preparing to teleport Hulk to the first target but she warns Bruce Banner that it might be risky. Plus, that sunrise is in ten minutes, which would disable Hulk. But Bruce becomes Hulk and doesn’t want to wait, so he goes through….

At Roxxon West Data Center in Oregon, two of the company’s B.E.R.S.E.R.K.E.R. team are on guard. Palicki picks a fight with his commander out of boredom and the two assume their monster forms and battle—but then a bright light opens up in the sky…

…and Hulk comes through, clobbering the two guards and then he proceeds into the building, tearing into more of the monstrous berserkers. Agger is notified that Hulk is attacking their Oregon data center and he reacts badly, crushing Higgins’ head in his claw. Why? It’s the center of RoxxFace and their other social media services by which they manipulate the public’s minds. Hulk finishes the job and contacts McGowan who reports that RoxxFace is down and she reminds Hulk it is almost sunrise…but Hulk decides to stay and watch it, the start of a new day….


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Joe Bennett
Ruy Jose
Paul Mounts
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Minotaur
Minotaur

(Dario Agger)



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