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Incredible Hulk #10: Review

Mar 2024
Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Danny Earls

Story Name:

Frozen Charlotte Part Two

Review & Comments

4 stars

Incredible Hulk #10 Review by (March 27, 2024)

Review: Part two of the tale of Frozen Charlotte, who appears to prefer the name Nephele, Mother of Angels, has more ghastly horrors to it for our reading enjoyment. I’m still getting used to Hulk with long hair who now has razor stubble on his chin. He’s smarter than usual which helps put across the dark themes of this series.  

Comments: Frozen Charlottes were small one-piece porcelain dolls popular in the second half of the 19th century. Google them for pictures.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #10 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Hulk drops into the middle of a parade on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, looking for Charlie…

…who is being pursued by the monster Frozen Charlotte down into the space below her shop which looks increasingly like a mansion, a dungeon, and a cathedral. Then she is cornered by the monster, an old woman with ghastly elongated limbs and a veil covering her decayed face, wanting to add Charlie to her collection….

As Hulk wanders the city, he encounters Private Inspector Francis Bergeron of the Pinkerton Detective Agency who promises to enlist the militiamen to search for Charlie. Hulk knows Bergeron is a ghost which the fellow refuses to believe. He takes Hulk back to the first murder he was dispatched to solve…in 1873. Then another a few weeks later then they started accumulating over the years. On a hunch, Bergeron had several bodies in the cemetery exhumed and discovered the same MO, indicating the killer had been active for decades or perhaps a century. Then the killer was sighted, a creature with some strange qualities. It escaped but left behind a Frozen Charlotte doll that resembled the victim, so that name was used to refer to the killer. After that the case was quietly closed and the killer was said to have been captured; not long after this, Inspector Francis Bergeron vanished, a victim of Frozen Charlotte….

Hulk wants to know where Charlie is. Bergeron sifts through his memories and directs Hulk to the old lady’s shop. He walks through the building, down into its catacombs where he discovers a huge number of Frozen Charlotte dolls, each pleading for help. He also discovers the monster, calling herself Nephele, Mother of Angels, refusing to give back even one of her angels—and then she attacks….

Danny Earls
Danny Earls
Matthew Wilson
Nic Klein (Cover Penciler)
Nic Klein (Cover Inker)
Nic Klein (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Cory Petit.


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