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Incredible Hulk #717: Review

May 2018
Greg Pak, Carlo Barberi

Story Name:

World War Hulk II Part IV

Review & Comments

4.5 stars

Incredible Hulk #717 Review by (May 23, 2018)

Review: Aaaand...that was very nice. Really. They found a way to turn Amadeus' psychological problems into a superhero story (and vice versa) and the nice guy wins out. So it all comes to a happy ending with the irony that World War Hulk II was a war only in the world of Hulk's brain. Next time around: Bruce is back.

Comments: Bannered “Marvel Legacy” and “World War Hulk II.” Issue includes a farewell from longtime Hulk writer Greg Pak. Final note reveals that Amadeus Cho will continue in CHAMPIONS while Bruce Banner returns as Hulk in THE IMMORTAL HULK.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #717 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

The Dark Hulk is on a rampage in Central Park. Jimmy Woo fires adamantium shells at Hulk, piercing his skin while Black Panther deploys nanobots to break down the ones in Hulk and allow Amadeus to take control of his body once more. Inside the Hulk's mind, Amadeus stops falling and is able to fly up to Hulk and confront him but this only makes Hulk madder—both in his mind and in reality. Ms Marvel, Spider-Man (M. Morales), and Silk try to restrain him, Sasquatch, Thor, and Captain Marvel try to overpower him but he only throws them all off. Within, Amadeus redirects the nanobots to destroy those in Hulk's brain, ending the green guy's existence—but it doesn't work. In reality, Hulk is still Amadeus and Amadeus is still Hulk; if he “destroys” Hulk he will lose all his resentment, guilt, and anger, which he once channeled into being a hero as Hulk so Amadeus wisely absorbs the Hulk—everything he hates about himself—and becomes a single person once more, a leaner, nicer Totally Awesome Hulk. He allows himself to be taken away in handcuffs....

Three months after, after his trial, his lawyer Matt Murdock explains that he has to pay $10 billion in rebuilding costs and Olympus Group will be liquidated but Amadeus is free. Leaving the courthouse, he is met by Maddy, the Champions, Black Panther, and Thor Odinson. He tries to apologize for everything but instead they all go out to eat....

Carlo Barberi
Walden Wong
Frank D'Armata
Frank Cho (Cover Penciler)
Frank Cho (Cover Inker)
David Curiel (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Black Panther
Black Panther

Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Matt Murdock)

(Amadeus Cho)
Ms. Marvel
Ms. Marvel

(Carol Danvers)

(Walter Langkowski)

(Miles Morales)


Plus: Jimmy Woo, Mad Dog (Robert Baxter).

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