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Indestructible Hulk #19: Review

Feb 2014
Mark Waid, ?

Story Name:

Humanity Bomb, Part Three

Review & Comments

Rating:
4 stars

Indestructible Hulk #19 Review by (July 9, 2019)

Review: And now Randy Jessup has a metamorphosis problem of his own, one that dovetails with Bruce's and that's a very creative move. Even more creative, the writer, the great Mark Waid, carries over to finish the story arc before turning it over to the next guy.

Comments: Pencils: Jheremy Raapack (pages 1-12, 16, 19-20); Joe Bennett (pages 13-15); Tom Grummett (pages 17-18). Inks: Jheremy Raapack (pages 1-12, 16, 19-20); Ruy Jose (pages 13-15); Karl Kesel (pages 17-18); Andrew Hennessy (pages 17-18). First appearance of Ted Goodrich and Stella Webb of the new Enclave; the original Beehive first appeared in FANTASTIC FOUR #66.





 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Indestructible Hulk #19 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

Bruce Banner is plummeting from a plane in flight and he's very happy with it all—having had all the anger and fear sucked out of him by the creature that Randall Jessup has morphed into, thanks to the Terrigen Mists. So Bruce breaks two of his fingers jump-starting his anxiety and triggering his change into the Hulk—and he smashes into the ground with a very loud noise. Back in the plane, Melinda Leucenstern puts parachutes on Daman Veteri and Patricia Wolman and pushes them to safety, escaping the Randall monster. “Randall” leaps too and is met by Hulk in midair and the two are stuck in a loop of transformation that ends when they hit the ground. Their fight continues on the ground until Hulk's assertion that he pities Jessup forces the monster to return to human form....

At the new Beehive, Drs Ted Goodrich and Stella Webb are studying a captured Terrigen cocoon as a step toward creating a superior race; they are alerted to the discovery of a new Inhuman (Randall Jessup)....

As Bruce wonders if there is any childhood trauma in Randal's life (there is, as we saw in issue #16), a SHIELD medical craft arrives, carrying Banner's team. They use the threat of the Hulk on the pilot to get him to land in the desert so they can study Randall up close. Later, Patty confesses to Bruce that she wanted to mutate, in hopes of curing her malady. Bruce devises a treatment that may even reverse Randall's mutation if he can keep calm for the next few hours. Then Goodrich teleports in, clouts Bruce, and carries Randall off; Bruce turns into Hulk and his assistants enter. Patty accuses Hulk of having done something to Randy and starts punching him....


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Val Staples
Mahmud Asrar (Cover Penciler)
Mahmud Asrar (Cover Inker)
Dave McCaig (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)

Plus: Stella Webb, Ted Goodrich.