What If?: What If General Ross Had Become The Hulk? #1

Writer: Peter David Artist: Pat Olliffe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 29, 2004 Critic Reviews: 3
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Meet again, for the first time, General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross...a veteran army officer who believes that the time for talk is long past, and all that matters is his country's ability to develop weapons that will annihilate its enemies. Experience with him what happens when he himself becomes the mightiest weapon on two legs...but is trapped within that weapon, unable to communicate with former allies who only want to destroy him.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Jan 3, 2005

    Olliffe and Buscema deliver another great Silver Age tribute. (See What if Dr. Doom had become The Thing? for another.) David, of course, gets the characters dead right. This isnt a story about a monster. Its about people as monsters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Lucinski Jan 1, 2005

    The Solid art, good action and a sense of motion result in a good Hulk issue. As a What If? much like the Brian Michael Bendis issues of this fifth week event its lacking the fantastic elements and ambiguous ending. A good effort but ultimately a little weak. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 13, 2005

    Pat Olliffe has been keeping himself busy on books that I don't pick up, but I was a big fan of his work on the "Untold Tales of Spider-Man", so I was quite pleased to see his name gracing the credits of this one-shot. He certainly turns in a solid effort when it comes to clearly detailing the material as the story requires one to follow a fairly complex series of events, as General Ross takes Banner's place out on the testing range. The art also does some nice work conveying the sheer power that the Hulk commands, from his arrival at his home, to the battle where Ross is tossing tanks around like tinker toys. Now the visual appearance of Ross as the Hulk did look a bit silly, but I suspect that this is largely due to the moustache. This one-shot also has itself a great looking cover image, as Gary Frank returns to the Hulk to deliver a fun homage to one of the most famous covers that's ever graced a Hulk comic. Read Full Review

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