Don't Read Immortal Hulk #19 On a Full Stomach (Spoilers)

Today sees the launch of Immortal Hulk #19, the continuing series by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett and Paul Mounts that has been putting bums on seats across the comics store market, readers and collectors alike. Billed as a horror comic, it has given us repeated imagery of the body horror of the Hulk, the creeping horror of Joe Bennett's blacks and the supernatural horror of sending Hulk to hell, and revealing that gamma radiation is, basically, magical in nature, bringing back so many affected by said radiation, from the dead.

And in the centre of it, the various personalities inhabiting the body of Bruce Banner, pulling him in one direction and another.

Recently we have seen both his former wife, Betty Ross, revived in her Harpy form and, in this issue, going on a revenge murder spress. We have seen Rick Jones' own gamma history seeing him revived and, with Emil Bronsky, turned into a very new Abomination, to target the Hulk. And this issue, it all dovetails together. And, yes, possibly worth reading not on a full stomach.

As this Abomination presents a new vomitous ability…

Don't Read Immortal Hulk #19 On a Full Stomach

… dissolving the Hulk, bit by bit, and in a fashion that his enormous healing ability cannot recover from. Citting away from the action and then returning to see what's left…

Don't Read Immortal Hulk #19 On a Full Stomach

A limbless Hulk without any eyeballs. Though it seems, he at least has a tongue… and this is just the beginning. The Abomination may be done with him, but Betty Ross, the Harpy, is not. And whatever it is the Hulk may lose, you could quite possibly lose your breakfast too.

This also means that the cover to Immortal Hulk #20 has lied to you. He seems to still have his arms… or at least, one of them.

Don't Read Immortal Hulk #19 On a Full Stomach

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
• Something is coming for Bruce Banner. Something that can smell him wherever he hides. Something that will never stop hunting.
•  It wears the face of a friend – but all it feels is hate and hunger, burning in the core of every cell.
•  Ask yourself…what's more terrifying than the IMMORTAL HULK?
Rated T+  In Shops: Jun 12, 2019 SRP: $3.99

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
Bruce Banner is being hunted on two fronts by two dead loved ones turned nightmarish, implacable foes. The stage is set for a brutal three-way confrontation between the ABOMINATION… the HARPY …and the IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+In Shops: Jul 03, 2019 SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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