Monday, December 19, 2016

Uncanny Avengers #17 Review - Marvel Monday




Samurai Hulk


Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Pepe Larraz, David Curiel and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 14, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

The recently resurrected Hulk is on a rampage, and Gerry Duggan’s team needs to figure out how to stop him. I’ve been pretty positive with this title thus far, so let’s see if this issue is as much fun as the last few have been.



The Hulk in the middle of a nuclear power station isn’t a good thing. It has the potential for a lot of death. Luckily, our team of Avengers is there to help prevent that from happening. They get him away from the plant and start working together to get him to the island.

When they finally get him to the island (fully nude I might add), they still have to maneuver him into Doctor Voodoo’s pentagram. Once there, Voodoo steps in to undo the damage the Hand did to Hulk. Inside Hulk’s mind, Voodoo finds Bruce Banner and starts freeing him from the Hand’s influence. The Hand shows up to warn him, but Voodoo chooses Bruce over his brother.



After being freed of the Hand’s magic, Bruce peacefully goes back to being dead. The team briefly considers breaking up, but decides that they need to finish what they started. They offer a spot for Elektra, but she laughs it off after a smooch for the Human Torch. They take Bruce’s body back to Steve Rogers and the issue ends with someone inside of Quicksilver’s brain telling him to bring them the Avengers.

This was a really fun ending to the arc that saw our team work together to defeat the Hulk. Everyone played a part in the fight and it felt like everyone was needed. That’s something you don’t always get in a team book. Pepe Larraz provided yet another beautifully drawn issue, and Duggan managed to wrap up the arc while giving a clear direction for the team to go after this.

Bits and Pieces:

This is quickly becoming my favorite team book out of Marvel. It always looks good, and Gerry Duggan is giving a story that has a clear path moving forward while also showing that he understands the characters.

8.5/10
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