So I have a cursory knowledge of Hulk and his mythos. Can I just jump right in to reading Immortal Hulk?

So I have a cursory knowledge of Hulk and his mythos. Can I just jump right in to reading Immortal Hulk?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reading a run with a troon character where multiple issues are co-written by an irl troon

    >reading a run where the writer threw the artist under the bus over a political cartoon he didn’t understand, and only after the artist had finished their pencils for the last issue

    NGMI

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the writer threw the artist under the bus over a political cartoon he didn’t understand
      I'll be honest, after the weird israelite shit Bennett put in an earlier issue that 100% should have been caught by an editor but Marvel editors barely do anything, I don't blame Ewing for not giving him the benefit of the doubt.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the "jewery" thing? I honestly believe that was an accident, a spelling mistake. Bennett was a Bolsonaro supporter, and that guy and his fans love Israel/jews more than any politician i know.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Insomniac

        Dude drew Lula as a fricking rat and that's canon, he is in fact an old rat.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is there a better starting point for Hulk then. I could start with the 60s run, or I've heard that Peter David's run is really good.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You’re gonna hate this, but start at issue 200, David run works best when you realize it’s earned. That I may get some hate for this, but I think Mantlos run is better, I got advice to start at a weird issue when immortal started but I can’t remember which one, though I did end up going back to read the old issues and they were good to

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t listen to these other homosexuals you can read it with a cursory knowledge of Hulk. There’s some parts where if you’ve got a deep knowledge of Hulk it’ll be a richer experience but you can read without.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You CAN, but there is a lot of context that you'll miss.

      I recommend that you at least read read civil war II: The Fallen, and Avengers No Surrender since those act as the prologue for Immortal. Like said, there are some parts you'll need deep lore to really get, but it'll give you a basic summery for the REALLY important stuff.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It'll be fine. Knowing years of lore would make it more fun, but everything you need to know is readily explained over the course of the story.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope you enjoy it more than I did.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Having an advanced knowledge of Hulk helps and makes certain reveals and plot points more impactful, but Immortal Hulk does a good job of explaining itself and establishing context for new readers as well. If you know the broad strokes of Hulk's history and lore, you'll be fine jumping straight into this run.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are a lot of callbacks, but I still enjoyed it even as someone who doesn't know all of the history. Shame it had such a kino ending only to be followed by the most cookie cutter comic book garbage.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >only to be followed by the most cookie cutter comic book garbage
      Why would that matter? I don't get people that insist on reading a character's every run to their own constant dismay.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a real clash of themes. Immortal Hulk ends with Banner walking away into the sunlit streets of his home, genuinely happy for the first time probably in the entire run. He asks the audience if they think he's a good person, and it is implied that he is at peace with himself and the hulk.
        Then the next run starts in an incredibly generic place: Banner and the Hulk are at odds, his personal life is in tatters, and he's completely alienated from the greater hero community. It's just a real kick in the taint.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I was looking forward to a Bruce actually working with the various Hulks in him.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Same
            he still had blacksite and other shit, i'd like to see him as the status quo breaker like he was trying to sell to cho and, more importantly, show banner and the hulks having to adopt the role of the father figure, having seen every single kind there is, to a young crew of various dissidents inspired by his actions. Have a little bit of the politics of trying to run an actual social revolution instead of directionless shouting, give a reason why he's trying to pass onto a new generation rather than do everything himself, give him some reason to still be somewhat friendly with other heroes but at odds with them, play into other storylines like tony losing the company and mutant sex land, and still have some monsters in there both manmade and otherwise.
            The starship hulk garbage was the most fricking mediocre waste of a dynamic to springboard off of there was.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >only to be followed by the most cookie cutter comic book garbage.
      Yeah, the run following Immortal was not good, but I'll call it interesting since a new writer had to come in and come up with his own ending because of the stuff that happened with Cates (Not a fan of the guy's work, but I still feel bad for the man). Still, the current Hulk is just picking up from Immortal and I think it's doing a great job of making it still be a horror book without copying Ewing's style.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This will be my final post on Cinemaphile.

    How can anyone think that this is scary for real ? How can anyone take seriously a horror book with the Hulk as a supposed to be frightening monster ? How can anyone see the Hulk as frightening for real in this book ?
    "Ouh, the Hulk is smiling, so unsetlling, this is so scary guys..." why are you lying to yourself like that ?
    You guys are just forcing onto yourself the new fade there will be in this hivemind of a board, with the blandest, tamest, most classicly safe comic book there can be, while your selective outrage is shitting on Zdarsky's Batman for things that would be praised if they were written by someone else, but NOOOOOOOOOOOO you have to shit on it even if it's good because the hivemind dictates you to do so !!!

    No wonder you can't get laid, but guess what ? I got a girlfriend now. For the first time of my life after 24 years I finally got a girlfriend, and all that nerd fuss has become so irritating since.
    I'm just leaving for good now, I had plenty of fun with that board but I'm done. I wish you to get girlfriends to, maybe it will open your eyes about the hivemind that is destructing your self, but sadly, the hivemind is probably keeping you away from being able to seduce anyone, so you're most likely trapped in a vicious circle, and sadly, there is no Radiant Black to save you from it. I just hope that this message will maybe help you to think by yourself a bit more and to get a girlfriend to.

    Enjoy your book.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read it without reading pretty much any hulk before and all I knew was his origin and that he got strong and green when angry. I understood most of the things in the comics but had to look up a few characters to understand their relation to the story.

    The good:
    Awesome art and cool premise.

    The bad:
    Awful characters, trannies fricking everywhere and forced politics that were fricking stupid. I don't really care about politics in stories and at some level I belive they are impossible to ignore but this story crossed the fricking line. The characters made no sense in their goal because they got forced down a certain political view that did not make sense to bring up in the story.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You'll be fine. The series does a good enough job explaining things it pulls from. But if you have a thin skin like then don't bother.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The bad
      You didn't even read it, you saw a couple panels posted on Cinemaphile from early issues and decided that was the whole arc/series. Every politics rant for the last few years ends up being the same few panels spread out over a decade.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I read it with my only prior experience with Hulk being Planet Hulk and World War Hulk and I found it great and easy to follow. Sure, stuff like Betty being the Red Harpy had me going to google, since, according to my general knowledge, Betty had stayed the Harpy up until she died, but even then it's minor stuff which, as long as you have an IQ over 90 you should be able to get through context.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Politics
    Am I misremembering this run? What politics are you even on about? Isn't it all just the girl that says she hates Hulk and, if you wanna exaggerate a lot, Agger and how he's a comment on consumerism and unrestricted capitalism?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You probably did not read it

      >The bad
      You didn't even read it, you saw a couple panels posted on Cinemaphile from early issues and decided that was the whole arc/series. Every politics rant for the last few years ends up being the same few panels spread out over a decade.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Rant, scream, rage and smash things.
        She just explained the average black man

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jackie's perspective on superheroes changes dramatically from #1 to #50, anon and if you read the book you would know this. Also, mate, the run is like 90% green door, Leader and One Below All shenanigans. Getting hung up on Jackie of all things is kind of weird.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's what shitposters do. They never talk about anything else. They don't talk about them being in hell or Bruce laughing at her for what she says or how she realizes how fricked up being a hulk is. People either see that one page and nothing else or they're just posting one page without context to bait others. For some people it's the smallest thing that makes them drop a comic entirely.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The hulk does not laugh at her for saying it tho.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              keep reading /misc/tard.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Where is he laughing Black person?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >this is all set up for her to be totally FRICKED by the end of the book

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure, Ewing is just pulling characters and shit from wikis so if you read the Marvel wiki for every character who shows up that you don't know then you're on the same level as him. Just pretend you're a brain damaged fan reading a comic by a guy who desperately wants to be a storebrand '90s DC UK writer and you've got the full experience.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Slightly related, but is Hulk Season One a good jumping on point?

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it's good, don't listen to Cinemaphilegays

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