Planet Hulk #3 is hitting the shelves tomorrow so we are going to look back at where we left off the last time we saw Greenland. (Click here for a list of what’s coming out tomorrow. We split the list into two groups: new single issues and new HC, TP, and Reprints.)
In issue #1 we are introduced to Greenland, a world inhabited by Hulks and at the start we can seethat they are having an issue with the Thor Corps. We are then sent to a colosseum, were a Steve Rogers, looking more like He-Man, and his partner, a dinosaur, have just defeated a Wolverine clan. (If you are not familiar with Secret Wars, then just know that it is like a bunch of “What if…” comics.) We find out that Rogers is looking for Bucky, but some post-fight antics gets him in trouble and an audience with GOD DOOM. Turns out that Rogers can make amends by intervening with the issue in Greenland. As a bonus, he is told that Bucky is there as well. We end the issue as we see Rogers and his dinosaur receive a less than warm welcome as they arrive in Greenland. But wait, there’s more. There is a second story in this issue, which tells “The origin of the Hulks!” It involved a non-Hulked Bruce Banner, head of BannerTech Industries, and his Chief of Practical Tech, Amadeus Cho. They are warned by S.H.I.E.L.D. that Gamma Bombs have been hijacked by A.I.M. and are headed their way. Cho ends up tweaking the bombs as they are inbound and modified the blast so, instead of annihilating everyone for a 2 mile radius, it turns everyone into Hulks.
Issue #2 follows Steve Rogers, his dinosaur and their Hulk guide, Doc Green, traveling through Greenland. This traveling trio is headed to Mud Kingdom where Rogers must face the Red King in order to satisfy GOD DOOM and possibly find his friend Bucky. Doc Green notes that he has seen many Captains, “I once knew a Captain with a robotic arm. I knew one with the mutant gene. I knew one with wings.” During some flashback panels, we see a modern looking Rogers and Bucky running through a city under attack. In their past, they had an option of joining the “Super Soldier Program” which appears to be headed by Sam Wilson (a.k.a. Falcon.) During present time, Doc Green and his party face off against some of the dangers found in Greenland. In the end, Roger’s dinosaur is separated from the pack. Roger’s himself ends up in a river with Doc Green and gets pulled under water by some creature. And Doc Green stands alone, ready to face a monster that sort of looks like a mutant Swamp Thing.
I am excited about the possibility of learning the fate of Steve Rodger’s dinosaur and seeing if this motley crew can make it to the Mud Kingdom. If they do, will Bucky actually be there? How will Rogers handle the Red King? What’s up with the massive river monster at the end of issue #2? I know we might not get all of the answers but at the very least, we can expect another epic issue which takes us deeper into the gamma infested world of Greenland.
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