The origins of Planet Hulk, a world inhabited by Hulks and created in the image of Marvel heroes, are revealed in Hulk #10 by Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley.
The following contains spoilers for Hulk #10, on sale now from Marvel Comics.
Planet Hulk’s origins are revealed.
Written by Donny Cates and illustrated by Ryan Ottley, in progress Hulk The “Hulk Planet” series arc sees Bruce Banner’s journey to a world inhabited by other Hulks, who have built a civilization in the image of a hero. In Hulk #10, the ruler of the planet, Monolith, tells Banner how the world inspired by him came to be even though he had never seen it before. This problem calls back to Hulk the creative team’s first “Smashtronaut” arc, revealing that the inhabitants of this world are descendants of the “abominations” cast out by Earth-122.
Earth-122 is an alternate world where the Hulk ends up being sucked into a portal. In this reality, instead of turning into the Hulk, Bruce Banner’s gamma bomb test was successful, but General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (President of the United States on Earth-122) later used it to annihilate the entire world. . The use of bombs in all countries other than the US causes some of the survivors to transform into the Hulk, labeled “abomination” by Ross, who is sent through a portal that banishes them to Planet Hulk.
Time moves faster on Planet Hulk, compared to other worlds. As Monolith explained to Banner, the stranded Hulk started out as a ruthless and rampaging race, but after a long battle, they began to develop into a more civilized society of peasants and builders. Their evolution is forced forward when Banner sucks radiation from a gamma bomb into the same portal that sent the Hulk to their new planet, causing them to transform and catch a glimpse of the hero in the sky, who becomes their role model. advanced society.
The Hulk Is Dying and Didn’t Know It
Part of the Hulk society’s advanced technology allowed Monolith and his scientists to study Banner, which resulted in the discovery that the hero appeared to be dying — or at least Bruce Banner was dying. A scan of the Hulk’s brain showed several black areas all over it, prompting Monolith to say, “Bruce Banner is going to die.” Prior to the revelation, the Hulk had gone through a dramatic transformation, splitting his soul into different parts and turning his body into something more machine-like, while hiding a dark new personality called “Titan” within it.
With Cates and Ottley, Hulk #10 was inked by Cliff Rathburn, colored by Sonia Oback and Marte Gracia, and written by Cory Petiti of VC. The main cover for this issue is by Ottley and Matt Hollingsworth, with variant cover art by EJ Su. This issue is now on sale from Marvel Comics.