Immortal Hulk #26

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 41
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

+ Pull List

• He's got an underground fortress. He has powerful allies. He's even got henchmen.
•  He's got everything he needs to declare war on human society as we know it. He's the most dangerous man in the world...
•  ...and BRUCE BANNER is just getting started.
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  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Nov 6, 2019

    Overall, this issue is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Theres a fresh, new direction for the book, and the story that leads to this point is referenced well, making for minimal confusion. The Hulk is left on the backburner for this chapter, but you would hardly notice hes missing for all the exciting, new groundwork being laid by Ewing. Even if youre not a Hulk fan, this is one of the best-written books in stores at the moment, and youre doing yourself a disservice if youre not reading it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Chino DT Nov 7, 2019

    La eterna lucha de Hulk alcanza otro nuevo y ms peligroso nivel, ya Banner es plenamente consciente de sus acciones, el Hulk Smash dej de ser una frentica carrera destructora sin sentido, ahora Hulk/Banner tienen un objetivo en comn y todo apunta a la aniquilacin de la humanidad, bienvenidos a la Revolucin Gamma. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Nov 6, 2019

    Everything is bigger about The Immortal Hulk now, and it has never been better. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Joe Bennett perfectly captures the dark, ominous tone of this story through some beautiful visuals and a healthy use of shadow. I love the reveal towards the end of the issue and it's worth picking up to be surprised by it yourself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Josh Fielding Nov 13, 2019

    Another brilliant issue of Immortal Hulk. Al Ewing and Joe Bennett manage to follow up cosmic shenanigans with a bitingly relevant treatise on capitalism and climate change. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Nov 10, 2019

    Immortal Hulk continues to paint the Hulk in a new light. Ewing keeps the reader guessing at every turn, never know what's going to hit us next. The Hulk has new enemies, gives a fuck about climate change, and surprising allies. We are in the midst of an exceptional run. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Nov 15, 2019

    The Immortal Hulk #26 is an awesome transition from focusing on Hulk himself into a story about the monster of Bruce Banner. The dialogue signifies an intense and serious story for the major characters as they decipher through the madness. The conversation between Amadeus Cho was important for Bruce to get a Hulks support, but it didnt seem to go as well as planned. Theres not much action in this issue, but the tone and pacing of the storyline is near perfect. It is exciting to see where Ewing takes us next! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 6, 2019

    Immortal Hulk #26 has changed the game in a big way. Who would have ever thought that it would be Banner like this that is so dangerous to the world around him? The build-up to this point was worth it because I'm sure there was not a single reader who hasn't been wondering for countless issues what was meant by Banner and his other personas wanting to destroy the world. Now we know he means the human world, and who doesn't want to see the greatest war he could start? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Nov 6, 2019

    Back on Earth, Bruce sets his plan in motion. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Nov 6, 2019

    Immortal Hulk #26 takes the pulse of the communities that the hulk is affecting. News stories spread fear and propaganda just like every time we turn on the TV. Hulk has his detractors and his believers, while cops stick to their stereotypes. Bruce Banner wants to disrupt and destroy the human world, and this is his first step towards the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Kyle Matz Nov 6, 2019

    While not the most groundbreaking issue of The Immortal Hulk, #26 tackles real world problems and inspires readers to be more conscious of these dangers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Nov 8, 2019

    Immortal Hulk #26 shows that Bruce Banner is just as horrifying as the monster inside. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Nov 6, 2019

    With these creators' impeccable track record, I have little doubt that Immortal Hulk #26 is the start of another wild and unmissable story. Considered strictly on its own, though, this is a slower issue. It offers plenty of food for thought, but few of the signature spectacles that past issues have burned into my brain. This is surely another important chapter, but it's all about setup rather than payoff. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 6, 2019

    Pick this up only if you've been collecting it to date. Otherwise, dont bother this week. Its not a great place to jump in and ultimately a new reader will be bored and find it a bit flat and confusing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spacey Medicine Nov 15, 2019

    I’m back on the Hulk train,

  • 9.5
    PlatinumThorns Nov 7, 2019

    Fantastically written issue with great pacing.

  • 9.0
    Afre Nov 6, 2019

    A great read with a gripping story. Can't wait what Bruce will do next.

  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Nov 7, 2019

    This is a well paced issue with great subject matter and awesome art. What else is new?

  • 8.5
    ohhaimark Nov 7, 2019


    -This was a good issue and a nice start for the next part of the series.

    -Amadeus and Bruce's conversation was really interesting and anchored the issue for me.

    -The broadcasts were pretty good. They offered some interesting context and offered a unique look at the Hulk from a political standpoint. They also made me laugh a couple times.

    -Very well-written, as per usual.

    -Joe Bennett delivers his standardly great art.

    -Nice to see Namor show up.

    THE BAD:

    -I don't know why, but I'm not at all interested or excited for Dario Agger. Maybe I'm sick of villains that make me laugh when I look at them. I don't know.

  • 10
    axdn Nov 6, 2019

    What a comeback!

  • 10
    huz Nov 6, 2019

    This series just keeps getting better and better. Can't wait for the next issue.

  • 10
    Simon DelMonte Nov 6, 2019

    Stunning and chilling and gripping. War on humanity? Or really just war on capitalism? Is Amdeus right? Is Bruce's crusade doomed? We will see. But what a trip we are on.

  • 10
    KittyNone Nov 7, 2019

    A fantastic issue after a stretch where my interest was waning a bit, descending back down from the pure monster horror of the last several issues back into real world questions, having Bruce make a compelling argument for humanity's destruction while Amadeus Cho points out the problems of middle class white guys mistaking their frustration for revolution. I'm really fascinated to see where this is going.

  • 10
    YourGreenMuse Nov 8, 2019

    Man, I love this issue. So many observations to go through, so this may be a little scattershot. First, I wonder how that Minecraft reference sounds to people who didn't read Greg Pak's Totally Awesome Hulk run. It probably sounds silly, but last time Amadeus and Bruce interacted, that's what Bruce was doing... before he was murdered by Jeremy Renner (I heard he had an argument with his wife a couple hours before). Second, why isn't Moon Knight in this book yet? Both Marc and Bruce have D.I.D.! They're both moon creatures! This team-up needs to happen! They did it in the 80s, with an amazing Hulk Magazine issue. Just reprint that. It'd probably still work. Seriously though, that has so much potential and I'm surprised it's not yet been done more

  • 10
    Hobgoblin Nov 8, 2019

    Outstanding, my favorite comic right now.

  • 10
    EDiakota Nov 9, 2019

    " I don't think we have much time anymore for playing games. "

  • 10
    Alloy Press Apr 26, 2020

    Everything I feel about today Ewing said it better. What a fantastic issue. Insightful... intelligent.. inspiring.

  • 9.5
    Lott Nov 8, 2019

    This ia how you do politics in a comic book. It's amazing how this book can change tone and genre so easily and keep being good.

    + LikeComments (3)
  • 9.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 1, 2020

    Powerful character work and a dramatic shift in focus signal a new direction here: It's the Hulk versus late-stage capitalism, with Dario Agger and Roxxon playing the (more) villainous role. The storytelling in words and art remain at the highest standards, but this is a bit of a quiet issue, mainly concerned with groundwork and philosophy and politics. But of course, you can't read this far into this stellar volume and lose faith in the fact that there'll be plenty of SMASH in future issues.

    One thing that strikes me is how similar this issue's media cutaway pages are to the cutaways in the "Hulk goes to Hell" arc. It's politics in place of theology.

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Nov 9, 2019

    This was a great read that sets off the war against humanity. Its always had good art but the series had some ups and downs for me. This is definitely on the up side.

  • 8.0
    egon244 Nov 8, 2019

    "I believe in Bruce Banner"

    After the oddity that was the last issue, The Immortal Hulk is back on track.

    And it seems Hulk goes eco and political. Yeah, when you want to go political, do it the way this comic book is. Without preaching or any other bulls*it. Just tell a good and engaging story, one that makes me really sorry for anyone who is on Hulk's s#it list.

    Ah, finally a good comic book this week.

  • 8.0

    This is a big change in focus for the book, but I was kind of into it... even if I often forgot it was a Hulk book.

  • 6.5
    AFINO Nov 8, 2019

    While it is easier to go on and on about the writer and the penciler, this is a tip-of-the-hat to the colorist, Paul Mounts, and his contribution throughout this series. Instead of focusing on IH #26's lack of any mention of (or appreciation for) Puck, Sampson, Titania, or Creel having the Hulk's back during the battle in Shadow Base, I would rather focus on Paul Mounts' skills, something I hadn't really noticed until the Director's Cut of IH #3 came out: are Jackie McGee's pupils GREEN in the prolog? And is she crying green tears in IH #13?

  • 5.0
    letskillrobots Mar 15, 2020

    too long for such a short step.

  • 1.0
    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Nov 12, 2019

    Welp, guess it was fun. So fat neck beard al Ewing is having hulk fight climate change, billionaires, politicians. Just can’t keep his SJW trash out of the book, so BYE BYE

  • 5.5
    Adsun22 Nov 6, 2019

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    Kreniigh Nov 15, 2019

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  • 9.0
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