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Incredible Hulk #3: Review

Dec 2011
Jason Aaron, Marc Silvestri

Story Name:

Hulk: Asunder, Part Three

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Incredible Hulk #3 Review by (October 22, 2018)

Review: This first three-issue arc from Jason Aaron is only a prologue to the next four-issue arc but it lays the groundwork nicely, introducing a sundered Hulk and Banner with the latter being the bad guy. Like his first work on Thor, Jason Aaron has some very dark and gritty undertones to his psychological adventure tale which makes it all the better. Marc Silvestri's art is equally gritty and suits the subject very well. One can almost feel the blows between Hulk and his numbered foes.

Comments: Look closely to see Mt Kirby Seismic Research.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Hulk recalls how he was always trapped inside Bruce Banner and how the mysterious benefactor (to be revealed in issue #5) separated him from Banner and how for the first time in his life he was free....

Hulk returns to his underground refuge to resume his peaceful life among the Moloids—but he discovers that the Moloid children have been abducted by a pair of monsters. Hulk catches up with the gamma-irradiated boar men called 26 and 27 who are planning to kill him and make their father (Banner) happy. The resulting battle registers on seismographs and causes the ground to collapse all around the world. As 26 and 27 fall down a massive hole in the earth they tell Hulk Banner's people will follow him and take away everything he has...which is not much, is it? Brooding on this parting shot from his foes, Hulk returns the kidnapped children to the Moloids. The Moloid ruler asks Hulk to join them on the journey to a new, deeper home; Hulk declines and hurls a rock to close up the tunnel after they have all departed. Hulk now knows there is only one way to be truly free—he returns to Amanda von Doom and her Mad Squad to join their mission to kill Bruce Banner....

Banner learns (from an intelligent but mute monkey) that 26 and 27 are missing and assumes (wrongly) that they have deserted him. An alarm signals the arrival of an intruder, a spider-like probe from the Mad Squad. Banner destroys it as his gamma-irradiated giant animals line the beach, waiting for the arrival of the enemy....

Epilogue: 26 and 27, both now deaf and/or blind are trapped in a sea of lava, unable to find one another....


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Marc Silvestri
Joe Weems
Sunny Gho
Marc Silvestri (Cover Penciler)
Joe Weems (Cover Inker)
Sunny Gho (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire.