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Incredible Hulk #9: Review

Jun 2012
Jason Aaron, Pascual Ferry

Story Name:

Stay Angry! [Part Two]

Review & Comments

4 stars

Incredible Hulk #9 Review by (December 24, 2018)

Review: Another issue, another artist: Pascual Ferry delivers a nice underwater epic, though it's the colorists who should get most of the credit for the lovely blue glow. And Jason Aaron creates a nice new setting, a frontier outpost of Atlantis, and populates it with a bunch of undersea hillbillies, who are a lot of fun. And the shape of the overall plot of the story arc is becoming clear: Banner is manipulating the Hulk into collecting and/or protecting a set of mystery objects. And this is starting to look cool—especially with the promise of a sci-fi/space adventure next. The changing art teams is just icing on the cake.

Comments: Hulk has trained himself to breathe underwater for a short time. Jesus Aburtov and Rex Lokus are credited as colorists.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #9 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Hulk finds himself at the bottom of the ocean in the Free State of Southern Submera built on the ruins of ancient Atlantis, a remote frontier outpost of Namor's kingdom. The woman doctor explains that she was only following Bruce Banner's instructions: to sew an object into his chest then inject him with adrenaline so that he turned into Hulk. Hulk learns that it was a magic rock that powered the colony's agriculture and the colonists want it back. Hulk is suddenly fighting the massed forces of the locals (people, sharks, squids) led by Old Sharky, determined to recover the magic that allowed them to produce Black Mash, the local booze that gives them superpowers. The battle/chase sees Hulk battling crab riders and hitching a ride on a cave whale until the warship (a regular ship used as a shell by a giant crab) catches up with Hulk and they open fire. It's when Hulk gets a mouthful of Black Mash that he smashes the ship to pieces and makes it to shore with the doctor. There she reveals that she was working with Banner all along to get the magic rock out of Atlantean territory; her reward was an airline ticket to anywhere in the world. She turns out to be a siren who can knock Hulk out with her voice while she removes the implanted object...

...and Hulk next awakens in space, tearing apart his spacesuit as he transforms....

Preview Pages
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Pascual Ferry
Pascual Ferry
Jesus Aburtov
Michael Komarck (Cover Penciler)
Michael Komarck (Cover Inker)
Michael Komarck (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos.


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