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Review: Hulk #22

Who is the Red Hulk? Well, you finally find out!


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Red Hulk spends time fighting heroes within the Marvel universe who have also been bombarded with Gamma Radiation and have the same Hulk-like powers. After a confrontation with Spider-Hulk and Wolvie-Hulk, Red She Hulk finds out the true identity of the Red Hulk.
 

The Good

Without spoiling who the Red Hulk actually is, I'd say I'm happy with who it turned out to be. It makes sense to me. The issue contains the super-fun art of Ed McGuinness, and that's what this is, a super-fun story. It's pretty much just Red Hulk fighting a bunch of other gamma-charged heroes. McGuinness' splash pages are awesome. He draws overly-muscular characters incredibly well, and he's the perfect artist to have on this issue. Before we get to the actual reveal of who Red Hulk is, we get a glimpse into how Red Hulk's powers work, and I really digged that. Sometimes a character's powers are never really explained, not so much where they go them from, but how they work. I felt Jeph Loeb explained Red Hulk's powers in a way that a numskull like myself could understand.

The Bad

This storyline has just dragged on and on for me, and not the "Who is the Red Hulk" mystery, I mean the World War Hulks/Fall of the Hulks storyline. I'm tired of it, and I'm glad it seems to be over, and next to that Offenders/Defenders run, this was my least favorite issue of the series so far. I'm not a fan of the over-powered heroes fighting Red Hulk. It's tiresome, and I'd rather have this character on the run, fighting one or two characters, not the entire MU on Gamma steroids. It really just feels like this story has been dragged out much farther that it should have been, and the art alone can't keep me interested in this story.
 

The Verdict - 3/5

When it comes down to it, the last 6 pages are what you really want to read, and not just because it's a GIANT reveal many of you have been waiting for, but because they are just that good. The rest of this issue is pretty, but it is nothing more than filler for me. Don't get me wrong, the fight scenes are cool, but I wanted a little something more.
 

If you refuse to pick up the book and figure out who the Red Hulk is but still really want to know who the person is behind this beast, I'll tell you...

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Edited By sora_thekey

Oh NO!
I saw the spoiler... I just spoiled it for myself!
I can't believe that's the Red Hulk!
 
Totally unexpected ;)

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That Spider-man is awesome I like Ed Mcginnis' artwork so is everyone else in the book

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@KRYPTON
Say what now?
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@KRYPTON: A Kid!
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Edited By inferiorego  Staff

To people that have read this book... Please...
 

NO SPOILERS!

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Edited By Benzo

Can't wait to pick this up tomorrow!!! :P

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Edited By goldenkey

I don't buy hulk but I would like to know who it is.  If someone could please send a mail and tell me, I appreciate it.  you know you're dying to tell someone.
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Edited By spiderguylll

DAMMIT WHO IS THE RED HULK!!!! TELL ME

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Edited By swhorl

I tried reading this series, but it wasn't worth it to me. 
However, I am curious as to who/what Red Hulk is. 
I'll just wait for someone to update his character page.

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@inferiorego said:
" To people that have read this book... Please...
 

NO SPOILERS!

"
Ok
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I don't read hulk but would be curious as to who he is can someone send me a PM...

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Will someone tell me who he is plz i cant get my hands on the issue for a while and dont really want to wait 

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I. Just. want. to. know. who. he. is.

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Edited By BaronVonDredd

I just want this ongoing storyline to end so She-Hulk can have her own series once more!!!!
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@inferiorego 
 
 Yes, yes there is :-)
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can someone pm me the identity of the red hulk im in college for another month so i wont be able to pick up the issue

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Can someone PM me andtell me who the red hulk is or write it on his page. I would really apprecitae it, i cant afford comics so i need spoilers
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@DEGRAAF said:
" Can someone PM me andtell me who the red hulk is or write it on his page. I would really apprecitae it, i cant afford comics so i need spoilers "
I wrote it on his page twice now, and someone is going in and deleting it. I can't figure out who it is
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@inferiorego:
thanks, right after i posted last i went i there looking for it and couldnt find it.
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@DEGRAAF said:
" @inferiorego: thanks, right after i posted last i went i there looking for it and couldnt find it. "
it's up there yet again now
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Could someone please PM me who he is? I'm too lazy to search the forums for the eventual spoiler.
 
Edit: Ha! Someone made that exact same question I did! Classic..... but seriously, someone PM me.

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@inferiorego: I was reading the history on the page, but it's not there...  Like a dumbass, I didn't think to look at the aliases :p 
 
Has Red She Hulk been revealed yet?
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In my opinion, I felt a little disappointed with the big reveal...but it does make sense with who he is and how it works towards the story tellin.  I just hope now  they explain on how he became "Big Red" and to keep the story moving forward.  I felt this comic was more on pointless things (in how Red Hulk hates Banner and etc.). But instead needs to be more on what's going to happen in this World War of Hulks.  I haven't read "Red" Hulk comics, so i don't know that the Red Hulk's "Quotes" is a normal thing in this comic; I mostly read the Incredible Hulk comics instead.  
I gave it 4/5, it was on a thread to getting a 3/5 vote for me :P
 
(F.Y.I. Big Events (and reveals) had happen on 609# too)
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@VincSkar said:
"(F.Y.I. Big Events (and reveals) had happen on 609# too) "
I'm comic booked out... 609 is sitting next to me, but I'll read it later tonight
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Edited By Son_of_Magnus

Wait I thought they reveal Red Hulk in issue 23?

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@Son_of_Magnus said:
" Wait I thought they reveal Red Hulk in issue 23? "
so did i, but 23 will be how he became the red hulk
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Edited By thehood

I can't wait for the next issue! To say the least, the reveal is REALLY cool, but I need an explanation!

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@xerox-kitty said:
" @inferiorego: I was reading the history on the page, but it's not there...  Like a dumbass, I didn't think to look at the aliases :p  Has Red She Hulk been revealed yet? "
They both got revealed on the same page. I totally guessed both of them a long time ago.
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@KRYPTON :
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jokes on you all with the unhelpful spoilers no one cares !!! jus kiddin tell me :)

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The reason The Red Hulks identity is a surprise is because it makes no sense.  Look at Hulk #7 and you will see.

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Look up the Red Hulk on Wikipedia. Then you'll know.

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@sora_thekey:
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 WOW 
 
I have to say tho that Red Hulk was the first person I said it would be (I just thought that it couldnt be true but it does say) and She Red-Hulk......Interesting!

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Alright, lets get this straight........I fraggin' thought RH was a human like Bruce banner is when he's not Hulk. But as it turns out it ISN'T General Ross, It ISN'T Abomination (Besides the fact he's dead) and it ISN'T Norman Osborn. IT ISN'T EVEN A PERSON OR SPECIES!!! Its................
 
A kahmehameha or...................
 
A superfragilisticexpialidociousbeaarthurbettywhit energy F*CKING BALL!

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Red Hulk? Predicable....red she hulk? didn't see that one coming! x0

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bettys father
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@Ryonslaught said:
" Red Hulk? Predicable....red she hulk? didn't see that one coming! x0 "
Yeah I thought the same. I'm not a big Hulk reader but have read most since Red Hulk came into it and really couldn't think of anyone else for it to be. A few lines have also been MASSIVE hints!
 
The Red She-Hulk was a nice touch though. Can't wait to see how that one happened.
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all i have to say is the red hulk an red she hulk makes no sense this family thing is crazy

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@MisterDK:  Indeed, lets see how they work the origin before I pass judgment :)
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Like every Hulk book the last couple of years, it was disappointing, as expected.

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use wikipedia to discover the identities. 

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I was really surprised when I read the ending. Bravo Mr. Loeb!

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Great book. I liked it a lot!! Great artwork and pretty strong storyplay.