What If? Planet Hulk,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RAFA SANDOVARL & CAFU
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Last year, a group of Marvel heroes decided the Hulk was too dangerous for Earth, tricked him into a shuttle, and shot him into space. After the Hulk rose from slave to gladiator to conquering emperor on the savage planet of Sakaar, the shuttle exploded – destroying the Hulk's people and his pregnant queen. And the entire Marvel Universe knows what happened next as the Hulk returned to wreak his terrible vengeance in the pages of "World War Hulk." But what if the Hulk had landed on the peaceful planet the Marvel heroes originally intended? What if Banner had landed on Sakaar instead of the Hulk? And what if the Hulk's warrior bride Caiera the Oldstrong had come to Earth seeking vengeance instead of her husband? Get ready for three shocking tales of what could have been from the writer of the "Planet Hulk" and "World War Hulk" epics.
"One of the problems of big corporate events is their fundamental inability to really tell the story we all want. For example, while World War Hulk is promoted as Hulk’s chance to get revenge on the Illuminati, as great as the story they do tell may turn out to be, Marvel can never really let the Hulk go crazy and mess anyone up for good. You’d lose too many other franchises to do it. Luckily, Marvel’s got a loophole with the What If? series. In the ‘Planet Hulk’ issue, you can get, say, a story about Hulk’s wife coming to Earth , going crazy and messing people up for good. And those sorts of stories, especially when they’re written by guys like Greg Pak (who wrote the original Planet Hulk) are usually pretty fun. If you’re a Hulk fan, do yourself a favor and pick up this one-off bit of wish fulfillment."
THIS BOOK GETS 8 GRAHAMS OUT OF 10