Immortal Hulk #21 – Back to Hulk's 2005 Origins [Preview]

Ah, Marvel time. It takes the 1960s-era origins of Marvel's most well-known heroes and, due to a desire to make sure Spider-Man never appears older than 27, inappropriately shoehorns them into an ever-advancing modern time period. Hey, you gotta keep those characters in their most marketable forms, after all. Who would want to buy a comic book about a hero who appears too adult? Adulting is hard… to sell.

And so, we find ourselves, in the present of Immortal Hulk #21, getting the monologue of 42-year-old Reginald James Fortean, who is about to try to kill him some Immortal Hulk.

Immortal Hulk #21 - Back to Hulk's 2005 Origins [Preview]

And then a flashback, fourteen years earlier, to a 28-year-old Fortean going up against the Hulk in his classic, smashy form. Peter Parker would be, what… 14 at this point? His first appearance did come out a few months after Hulk's, so that seems to track.

Immortal Hulk #21 - Back to Hulk's 2005 Origins [Preview]

Of course, one does have to wonder why the heck the government was testing Gamma bombs in 2005, but, well, maybe it's magic and they don't have to explain it.

Immortal Hulk #21 hits stores on Wednesday.

(W) Al Ewing (A) Joe Bennett (CA) Alex Ross
As the smoke from last issue clears, General Fortean makes a fateful decision. There can be no more half measure. No weapon is off the table. Force must be met with equal force. This is a war without rules… and SHADOW BASE is going to win.
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 17, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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