Immortal Hulk #50
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Immortal Hulk #50

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 13, 2021 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 50
9.2Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

THE GIANT-SIZED FINALE!
•  Down in the Below-Place, the Hulk searches among the ghosts of the past for the answers to all his questions.
•  The One Below All, the Green Door, Samuel Sterns, Jackie McGee and Bruce Banner. It's all been leading here.
•  This is the last issue of THE IMMORTAL HULK.
RATED T+

  • 10
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Oct 15, 2021

    This will always be a decisive title and what better way to complete than to try and close all the plot points from previous issues while adding to the Banner mythos at the same time. Is it the ending we all had in our head, no, but that's why we're not writing comics and Ewing does. Immortal Hulk will be debated for a long time, and as long as people are speaking about it then that's the point. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 15, 2021

    It's not hyperbole to say this is a superb final issue. It's the perfect climax to the greatest run in the history of the Incredible Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Geoffrey Luu Oct 23, 2021

    External factors aside, Immortal Hulk #50 is a fantastic ending to a series that was at the pinnacle of superhero comics. It's everything that made the previous 49 installments what they were, stuffed into an 80-page package. From its scope to its action and art to its final statement on who the Hulk is and what he means to Bruce Banner, Al Ewing delivers an ending that cannot be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 13, 2021

    Joe Bennett delivers some brilliant visuals filled with scope and gorgeous details. The issue is filled with emotion on every page and each panel delivers some great imagery. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Oct 14, 2021

    Pain, suffering, torture, indifference, isolation : these are constants in Banner's life, whether he has on a pair of eyeglasses or ripped shorts. If you dont know these constants then this book is not for you, I invite you to spend your time elsewhere. But if you've been through hell to the point that is all you know and all you have to look forward to, then Ewing and co. invite you for one last trip to The Below Place : with Bennet's absolutely devious art style that would make Elphias Levi blush, and Ewing's soul piercing words ; even if your tear ducts become dried up from this trip through the Hulk's personal hell " one page of the Immortal Hulk No.50, and you'll consider making reservations where the One Below All can only be called a great host. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 15, 2021

    Bruce Banner's alter-ego(s) literally go through hell, but it all ends as well as it might have, including the last word on The Green Door. Well worth a read, even if the artist is on my avoid list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 13, 2021

    Beyond some minor quibbles at the end, The Immortal Hulk #50 stands as a colossal climax for one of the most critically and commercially successful superhero series of the past decade. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 13, 2021

    IMMORTAL HULK ends as if readers are supposed to forget about the last 50 issues and the impact they had on the character, which really diminishes the weight of the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CrazyforRAMU Mar 3, 2022

    This finale is a brilliant comics version of the book of Job, and it appends a profoundly optimistic modern response ("If you suffer, what do you do with that suffering?") to the ancient debate. Plus, it's insanely well-crafted. It takes on even more than you'd expect from 80 pages, and it does it all nigh-perfectly.

  • 10
    Julhin Jan 11, 2022

    This run was fucking amazing. I'm not the biggest Hulk fan in the world, haven't read much of his stories, the only Hulk runs i had read from beginning to end at this point were the Greg Pak run(i really enjoyed it) and the Peter David run(Which was until this point my all time favorite), and i also have read some classics from the great Bill Mantlo Run. So please don't take everything i say so seriously, because i'm not a Hulk fanatic.

    That being said, this is now my favorite Hulk run ever. What Ewing and Bennet did here is gonna be remembered, referenced and impactful for years to come, it has redefined the Hulk in so many big ways that it's almost impossible to list every single thing. They brought Hulk back to his Horror root more

  • 10
    Kreniigh Oct 25, 2021

    I mean, Ewing kind of whiffed the swing by not finding room for classic villain Goldbug, but here's a 10 anyway.

  • 10
    Nurdboy42 Oct 19, 2021

    They may as well cancel all future Hulk books because they'll never come close to how incredible this run was.

  • 10
    Kalaoui Oct 16, 2021

    Nuff Said!

  • 10
    huz Oct 15, 2021

    When Marvel announced the original heroes returning for the Fresh Start relaunch, Bruce Banner got the least amount of enthusiasm. A lot of readers even doubted how many good stories there were left to tell about the character. Three years later, Al Ewing and Joe Bennett conclude one of the most acclaimed series in all of comics.

  • 10
    Loafy Trophy Oct 15, 2021

    I've been trying to collect my thoughts on this issue since Wednesday because this run was so dark and exciting and full of allegory and Hulk history, that it was admittedly dense. I've loved it since the very beginning and after reading #50, its safe to say Ewing absolutely stuck the ending.

    Ewing has outright referenced the Book of Job numerous times throughout the run and the parallels to that story are clearly apparent here, but handled in such a thoughtful way that it really, really works. I love that the answers the One Above All gives are too big in scale for Joe to comprehend and that all he can end up concluding is that the choice about Sterns is Savage Hulk's to make, which really demonstrates Joe's growth during the r more

  • 10
    SinceAge7 Oct 15, 2021

    Excellent ending to a fantastic, legendary run. I was never a reader of Hulk ( I've been reading comics since I was 6 yrs old) the character to me was one dimensional and too predictable: get angry, smash things and then feel sorry about it all. This run made me a Hulk reader moving forward.

  • 10
    Rachit Mittal Oct 14, 2021

    Great issue.
    The only disappointment I had is Green Scar and Devil Hulk not present here.
    I liked one thing very much.
    Instead of trying to give more powerful Hulk, Al Ewing tried to give a balanced Hulk. Balance Hulk System. Banner, Savage Hulk, Joe Fixit at peace. I think Al Ewing really adores Peter David run on Hulk. Peter David also tried to give a balanced Hulk by merged Hulk which later retconned into Proffessor Hulk persona by Paul Jenkins. Al Ewing did in much better way than David. Al Ewing here is just great.
    Though I think Ewing uses so much expositional dialogue in most of his work but here it is not much and also it works.

  • 10
    daspidaboy Oct 13, 2021

    Gonna be honest. Not a fan of Al Ewing, think he's overrated and his crossover events and 80 percent of his other comics are not that good and are lazy.

    But this series? Yeah, its definitely on the same league as Geoff John's Green Lantern, Brian Michael Bendis Avengers, and Hickman's Fantastic Four. Great art, great concept, and great plot and pacing. It's also really smart and it's very weird how Hulk's ending was MUCH more satisfying than Nick Spencer's Spider-Man.

    Overall, I think this is one of the greatest comic book series of all time, and I'm sad to see it go. It's a near masterpiece that anyone should read and have a good time.

  • 10
    Afre Oct 13, 2021

    I didn't know what to expect of this. How would Ewing end this all?

    Very well it seems. I have no problems with this. Everything just feels... nice. Good. Great.

    I just liked this so much. It feels very definitive ending to Ewing's run and I quite like it.

    I will miss this series, but I'm glad that it got the ending it deserved.

    But it's nice to have a so good feeling after the series had ended you know? To say, I'm content after finishing it.

  • 10
    SONOFBATMANN Oct 13, 2021

    Hulk's Bible Stories: the Finale!

    Mercy = Strength.

    What a great ride.

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 13, 2021

    This ending was fucking great. I know some people might be a little... confused or disappointed by the ambiguity of the issue. And, ambiguity is being used for lack of a better word here, I just don't know what else to call it. I remember way back during the Hulk in Hell arc, there were a lot of people who turned their nose up to the Judaism mythology present there. So, if those people even make it this far, I wonder if they'll dismiss this too. Hulk is essentially the Job of the Marvel universe here. The One Above All created him as a test. Either he becomes a hero, and becomes Geburah (Good), or he succumbs to all the suffering and he becomes Golachab (Evil). Luckily, in spite of issue 25's dire predictions, he is not broken, and therefor more

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  • 9.5
    Ryan Dec 18, 2021

    Top 2 Hulk run ever

  • 9.0
    Jmowarp Oct 28, 2021

    What an epic conclusion to one of my favorite Hulk stories. Congrats to Al Ewing & company for finishing this run on a high note.

  • 9.0
    Rhinoeat Oct 17, 2021

    Smashing

  • 9.0
    Merlyn Oct 13, 2021

    A really great run with a very good last issue. While I liked this I felt like the One Below All was handwaved like he was nothing so that was a slight disappointment. Bennett was absolutely stellar here, say what you want about him, without his gorgeous art Ewing wouldn't have created this masterpiece (the same can be said about Al), there were times when the writing wasn't that great but Joe saved him. From now on in my mind the characters in Hulk's world will always be represented in this artstyle.

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  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Oct 19, 2021

    Im still going a little back and forth on this one. In one hand, Inreally enjoyed it. The other felt like it tried a little too hard. Overall, it was an ok ending, to what I thought, overall, was a great series.

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Dec 5, 2021

    After all that, a letdown. I can't say I actually understood what was going on, or why we needed the secret history of the Banners and Stearnses. At least the art was great (too bad Bennett is a turd) and the character work was good. But in the end, Ewing didn't come close to sticking the landing. Not that it matters since we are reverting to the usual version of the Hulk.

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  • 5.0
    pizzamain Jan 21, 2022

    i didn't read the issues leading up to this and let me tell you I understood nothing

  • 4.0
    maljoss Apr 7, 2022

    Epic disappointment. The best Hulk series in years ends with a muddled, self-indulgent mess.

    The art team of Joe Bennett, Belardino Brabo, and Ruy Jose is fantastic, and their work on this oversized book is a testament to their talent and skill. The comic LOOKS great...

    The story, however is terrible. The odd Banner-Sterns subplot set in the 1800's is unnecessary padding. It's purpose was to establish a link between the Banner and Sterns families that was, I guess, supposed to be a shocking reveal. But, it's meaningless because the characters are unaware of the connection, and it has no effect on the rest of the comic, or on the series. I fail to see why someone thought this was necessary. There is no need to create a more

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