Immortal Hulk
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On ‎2019‎/‎02‎/‎25 at 3:58 PM, Second Blight said:

No sense in posting all that since nothing before Avengers 682 has any relevance to Immortal Hulk.

I appreciate the detailed post as a reader.

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This has been my favorite modern series from Marvel (along with Venom). I have every issue so far. 
I'm thinking about having the first ten issues graded.  I grab my books from DCBS.
 

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immortal Hulk has been a breath of fresh air. it's one of my favorite Marvel titles currently, and i was glad when this came out and replace " totally awesome"..... we got our Original hulk back !

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16 hours ago, Gabagool said:

immortal Hulk has been a breath of fresh air. it's one of my favorite Marvel titles currently, and i was glad when this came out and replace " totally awesome"..... we got our Original hulk back !

I definitely prefer the Hulk as a monster, and prefer that he isn't dumb...just misunderstood and feared because of his power and unpredictability.

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On ‎2‎/‎25‎/‎2019 at 3:44 PM, kairos70 said:

Third times the charm. There is a hop-scotch Prequel to the Immortal Hulk. Although Banner is the Immortal Hulk, he hasn't been resurrecting himself . After Banner was killed by Hawkeye in Civil War II #3 , the criminal ninja organization ,The Hand, stole Hulk's body in Uncanny Avengers #14. The Avengers tried to stop the Hand's ritual in Uncanny Avengers #15 but were unsuccessful. The resurrected zombie-like Hulk emerged and engaged the Avengers in battle that ran from Uncanny Avengers #16  into #17. In issue #17 Doctor Voodoo was able to free Bruce Banner from The Hand's control and Banner subsequently "died" again.

The second resurrection was in Secret Empires #5. Arnim Zola brought Banner back briefly under the control of Hydra except the second resurrected Hulk wasn't zombie-like. Although Bruce Banner didn't want to help Hydra, the Hulk persona had no qualms about doing battle against the Anti-Hydra group known as The Underground.  Zola used a time-delayed device to kill Hulk again right before the Hydra base was destroyed in Secret Empire #6. Hulk's deteriorated body was left buried under the Mount.

The third and final resurrection before immortality came about in the  Avengers "No surrender" story arc. Challenger, an Elder of the Universe challenged The Grandmaster to a cosmic game. Challenger was the original Grandmaster but lost the title to En Dwi Gast after losing a previous cosmic game. The Challenger brought Bruce Banner back to life in Avengers #679 (he was in the shadows) in order to have Hulk be his ultimate champion. Bruce realized after this third resurrection that he was essentially immortal and he is captioned as so in a cameo shot in Avengers #682. In Avengers #684 Immortal Hulk goes into battle for the Challenger ,however, he ended up double-crossing Challenger causing him to lose the cosmic game. After the Avengers "No surrender" situation, the Immortal Hulk/Banner decided to hit the road again trying to stay under the radar and do good where ever he could. That's where the Immortal Hulk series picked up. 

This was a great recap and I appreciate it!  I have no single issue but TPB's 1 & 2. 

Going to be a little expensive buying single issues now.  This is moving to iconic status for me and it's about time Hulk was relevant again IMO

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Some seller with 0% feedback is selling 3 individual Immortal 2 Zaffino variants for $76.25.  What is really shady is this seller is from China and is not charging anything for shipping.  Anyone who is dumb enough to purchase a copy from this seller, deserves what they get.

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1 hour ago, Tazmaster83 said:

Some seller with 0% feedback is selling 3 individual Immortal 2 Zaffino variants for $76.25.  What is really shady is this seller is from China and is not charging anything for shipping.  Anyone who is dumb enough to purchase a copy from this seller, deserves what they get.

I've noticed a lot of low price sold  keys coming from that seller. I never clicked on the ad to check their feedback because I saw China as the country of origin. I wouldn't buy anything from there on ebay no matter how affordable the buy-it-now price is.

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I think it’s been a great read and a great refresh on the character in general. The Hulk needed it. I’m interested to see where it ultimately goes. I don’t think turning the Hulk into an undying monster who is only vulnerable during the day is a long term thing, but who knows. Right now, I’m enjoying it, but I am worried it’s too close to going “stale” without some major kind of pivot, or reveal.

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Absolutely loving this series. It's been a while since I've come across a story that's grabbed a hold of my attention like that. The art work has been phenomenal as well!

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I preordered the two book set of Alex Ross' SDCC Immortal Hulk #20.   
Cover B is going to be hot!
 

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5 hours ago, BobBain said:

I preordered the two book set of Alex Ross' SDCC Immortal Hulk #20.   
Cover B is going to be hot!
 

Dang it, I missed this.  Didn't even hear about it until it was too late.  Guess I'll have to seek out a facilitator to help me pick up copies from his booth.  :\

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Sorry, is the main cover better to collect in the Long run or variant cover for immortal hulk? There seem to be too many variant covers to choose 

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22 minutes ago, Juaks said:

Sorry, is the main cover better to collect in the Long run or variant cover for immortal hulk? There seem to be too many variant covers to choose 

Go with the main Alex Ross covers. They are fantastic.

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10 hours ago, BobBain said:

I don't like buying signed books not graded by CGC.  It's just a personal preference.  And in this case, I shouldn't be spending $400 to buy cover A&B signed/graded.  I'll just hope more stock goes up on his site or that I can get a facilitator to grab some for me at SDCC.

5 hours ago, Juaks said:

Sorry, is the main cover better to collect in the Long run or variant cover for immortal hulk? There seem to be too many variant covers to choose 

Depending on popularity, some variant covers may increase in value long term, but it's a real crapshoot.  I'm sticking with his regular covers, but in this case I do like his cover B as it's an homage to Hulk #1.  But I'm also collecting it for its artistic merit and not for any long term value.

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