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Immortal Hulk #37: Review

Sep 2020
Al Ewing, Joe Bennett

Story Name:

The Keeper of the Door

Review & Comments

4 stars

Immortal Hulk #37 Review by (September 16, 2020)

Review: And again, Ewing and Bennett find new ways of creeping us out with body horror. Leader gloats an awful lot about his plans while poking out Doc Samson’s eyes and burning his face off. And we see that gruesomely elongated version of Rick Jones in action. And Hulk gets his licks in against a massive cloud of gamma before getting his head blasted in. But the bulk of the issue is Leader monologuing as villains often do. And will continue to do, as certainly as the Gamma Flight team is made up of angry idiots.  

Comments: Belardino Brabo contributed to the inking. Issue includes a tribute to the late Joe Sinnott (1926-2020).


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Immortal Hulk #37 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Del Frye is stuck in a memory loop, reliving the night an injection by his father killed him. The Leader breaks into that memory loop and takes control of Del’s body. The monster now breaks out of the tube he was preserved in and attacks Doc Samson, leaping on him and poking out his eyes…

…and suddenly Samson is in the Below-Place with the Leader who shows him the Green Door back to life but then opens a Red Door, boasting about how his plan is all coming together….

Back in Georgeville, Iowa, where Gamma Flight is battling the Hulk, Absorbing Man has turned into a massive cloud of gamma energy, trying to blow Hulk away with a gamma tornado. Hulk responds with a thunderclap while Puck takes aim to shoot Hulk with a laser weapon. The Leader, inhabiting the distorted version of Rick Jones, gloats, enraging Titania into assaulting him, touching off a second weird fight while Jackie McGee pleads for a peaceful resolution. Back at Shadow Base, Charlene McGowan has to bring Hulk and Rick back and chooses to return Rick as the Hulk is immortal. And then Puck fires, tearing a hole in Hulk’s head and the Big Green Guy arrives in the Leader’s presence….

Joe Bennett
Ruy Jose
Matt Milla
Alex Ross (Cover Penciler)
Alex Ross (Cover Inker)
Alex Ross (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Absorbing Man
Absorbing Man

(Crusher Creel)
Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)

(Bruce Banner)
Jackie McGee
Jackie McGee

(Jacqueline McGee)

Plus: Gamma Flight, Puck, Titania.

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