The Immortal Hulk: Rooting for and Fearing the Monster Within

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!  In honor of this spookiest of all holidays, I’ve written a guest post for Kalie over at her horror blog, Just Dread-Full, about Al Ewing’s new horror/superhero hybrid series The Immortal Hulk.  As all the best Hulk comics do, this gives us all sort of superheroic destruction while leading us to look deeply into our own hearts and contemplate our own inner demons.  It’s an intriguing comic and I’m proud of the post so I think you should head over to Kalie’s blog right now to read my post about The Immortal Hulk.  Please?  PLEASE.  C’mon!  Just click this link and you’ll make me sooooooooo happy 🙂.  Please and thank you!

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What does YOUR Hulk look like?

As a kid, I was always reading and re-reading The Incredible Hulk.  In fact, I have one comic box from my youth entirely filled with nothing but Hulk comics.  There was just something about this monstrous hero that I found exciting!  However, reading about the Hulk also made me sad.  So often he’s the epitome of isolation, feared and rejected by the world, unable to be with those he loves.  It’s an odd experience to love a superhero who always makes you feel like you should give them a hug and tell them it’s going to be alright.  But the Hulk also fascinates me as a metaphorical example of our anger’s devastative potential.  And when I read the Hulk now I wonder…what do I unleash when I get angry? Continue reading