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Incredible Hulk #6: Review

Mar 2012
Jason Aaron, Whilce Portacio

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Hulk vs. Banner Chapter Three: And Only One Shall Smash!

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4 stars

Incredible Hulk #6 Review by (November 26, 2018)

Review: Any story with a bomb ticking down is by its very nature suspenseful. And so it is. But we have so much more this time: Hulk punches out Doctor Doom, Banner tries a wide variety of weapons on Hulk and none are effective, and Amanda von Doom, despite her denials, is related to the bad Doctor after all. And the story ends literally with a bang, leaving us curious as to what a second gamma bomb would do to Hulk. Turn him greener? We'll see.

Comments: Colors are credited to Arif Prianto and Sakti Yuwono. Bruce Banner's last words are “Tell Betty I....”


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #6 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Now: Hulk tries punching Bruce Banner but his force field protects him; Banner drops the field only long enough to shoot at Hulk....

Then: The newly-separated Hulk was gazing at Banner in his newly-grown body in a tank of water when Doctor Doom approached asking for his payment. Hulk realized that Doom wanted Banner. Hulk hesitated but Doom advised him to merely walk away...and Hulk did....

Now: Commander Amanda von Doom and Mr. Gor are trying to puzzle out how to program Banner's gamma bomb when they are interrupted by local natives who have also been experimented on by Banner. The natives transform into Hulks and the two agents open fire....

Hulk and Banner continue to fight in the woods. Banner, outmatched, reveals that he has secret compartments in the trees holding a number of advanced weapons. As Banner fires each one in succession, Hulk demonstrates his invulnerability to each weapon.....

Long ago: Amanda von Doom was born in a Latverian prisoner, her mother dying in childbirth—yet she is a von Doom....

New: As Gor defeats all of the “Bannermen,” Doom finally gets the bomb programmed and they dash away, yelling a warning to the Hulk as they go by. Banner runs back to the lab....

Then: Hulk changed his mind and came back to take Banner away from Doctor Doom, punching him out for good measure. Hulk carried off Banner and dumped him in a deserted area; Banner woke up and, seeing the Hulk as a separate being, didn't know what was going on....

Now: Hulk follows Banner to the lab to watch him die. As Doom and Gor are carried to safety by flying robots, Hulk holds Banner, keeping him from shutting off the bomb until it detonates....

Preview Pages
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Whilce Portacio
Allen Martinez
Arif Prianto
Leinil Francis Yu (Cover Penciler)
Leinil Francis Yu (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: ?.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom

(Victor Von Doom)

(Bruce Banner)

Plus: Amanda Von Doom, Mr. Gor.

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