The Hulk is one hell of a raging beast. But his origins have always been bland and kind of boring. The Immortal Hulk story arc has successfully changed that part of his life. The new issue gives the Hulk a dark and morbid twist to the story of how the Green Goliath came into being. The Immortal Hulk issues are already polarizing fans with the way it has portrayed how the Jade Giant came into being, providing it with plot elements that even Stan Lee couldn’t have had the nerve to add. And just when the fans thought it couldn’t get any weirder, it just did. Presenting – Marvel Comics Update – Marvel has just brought [SPOILER] back from the dead!
The issue is already getting strange and crazy enough for the fans. But the end for the insane plot elements seems to have no end itself. An old enemy of the Hulk has been resurrected and bought back to the land of the living. That villain is now on the path to vengeance against the guy who killed him in the first place. Is the Hulk in real trouble now? Looks like it.
The Villain we are talking about is Carl Creel. Carl Creel is also known as the Absorbing Man. The guy has the uncanny ability to absorb the properties of any material he chooses to touch. If he touches a bar of steel, he becomes a guy made of solid steel. If he touches adamantium, his body changes into one giant piece of that metal. The comics saw Carl Creel die a gruesome death at the hands of the Hulk.
The Immortal Hulk brings back Carl Creel to come face to face with the Hulk in a showdown of epic proportions. The Hulk you knew and loved is gone. The new Hulk in these issues is smarter and more lethal, tactical. Absorbing Man will have to engage with a Hulk that can think on its feet. That is something anyone should be wary of.
The Immortal Hulk has already released 9 issues. All the last eight showed the Hulk developing into a rather mature and more tactically inclined character. With the absorbing man now looking for revenge against his one true enemy, there will be no way the Hulk can get away from this fight. But with his newly acquired smarts, he just might be able to. The absorbing man and the Hulk share a long-standing rivalry. Carl Creel is kind of the only human looking competition for the Hulk, who has a reputation for fighting only non-humanoid nemeses like the Leader and the Abomination.
Will Carl Creel trump the Green Giant or will the Green Mammoth kill the Absorbing man yet again? Only time will answer that question. We have to wait up until The Immortal Hulk #10 releases a few weeks later. Until then, cheerio!!!
The Hulk first appeared in the live-action adaptations of the character in The Hulk of the year 2003. The official synopsis of the movie reads:
Eric Bana (“Black Hawk Down”) stars as scientist Bruce Banner, whose inner demons transform him in the aftermath of a catastrophic experiment; Jennifer Connelly portrays Betty Ross, whose scientific genius unwittingly helps unleash the Hulk; Nick Nolte plays Banner’s brilliant father, who passes on a tragic legacy to his son; and Sam Elliott portrays the commander of a top-secret military research centre.
The Hulk, now played by Mark Ruffalo, is an integral part of Marvel Studios Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character last appeared in the third installation to the Avengers franchise titled Avengers: Infinity War. The official synopsis for Infinity War reads:
Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.