The Totally Awesome Hulk, Vol. 2: Civil War II

Totally Awesome Hulk Vol 2

Publisher: Marvel
Released: January 10th 2017
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Rating: 3 kitty rating

 

I think it’s safe to say that volume two is a fair bit heavier than volume one, but with a title like “Civil War II” that really shouldn’t be too surprising. This volume spends time with both Bruce Banner and Armadeus Cho, alternating between the two perspectives. If you haven’t read the Civil War II plotline, you should probably not read this volume or the review (unless you are ok with spoilers, that is). I read Civil War II before I read Totally Awesome Hulk, and I think it is more impactful in that order, so just be aware of that.

Spoiler Warning

Pretty early in the Totally Awesome Hulk series we were told that Cho cured Banner, while taking the Hulk into himself. This volume explores that a bit more – with Banner testing the accuracy of the belief that he’s free, while simultaneously learning to cope with it. Meanwhile Cho is learning to cope with the Hulk, and getting a glimpse at the burden Banner has carried for so very long.

The revelation that Banner was, by all appearances (and multiple tests), free of the Hulk makes everything that happened in Civil War II that much more heartbreaking. I know it’s still up for debate, whether the Hulk is trying gone or not, but he certainly wasn’t present enough to save Banner (unless something else is going on that I am unaware of), so it just breaks your heart a little bit.

I think more could have been done to show you how upset Cho was – they showed us his anger and shock, but there’s so much more to it than that; though the ending with Cho talking with, and in the end comforting Hawkeye was very moving. It was probably the most gut wrenching part (again, because I read Civil War II first, I knew what was going to happen to Banner), and that added a whole new level to the series. I’ll be curious to see where it goes from here.

The Totally Awesome Hulk, Vol. 2: Civil War II

 

Publisher: Marvel

Released: January 10th 2017

Received: Marvel Unlimited

Rating: 3 Kitties

 

I think it’s safe to say that volume two is a fair bit heavier than volume one, but with a title like “Civil War II” that really shouldn’t be too surprising. This volume spends time with both Bruce Banner and Armadeus Cho, alternating between the two perspectives. If you haven’t read the Civil War II plotline, you should probably not read this volume or the review (unless you are ok with spoilers, that is). I read Civil War II before I read Totally Awesome Hulk, and I think it is more impactful in that order, so just be aware of that.

 

Spoiler Warning

 

Pretty early in the Totally Awesome Hulk series we were told that Cho cured Banner, while taking the Hulk into himself. This volume explores that a bit more – with Banner testing the accuracy of the belief that he’s free, while simultaneously learning to cope with it. Meanwhile Cho is learning to cope with the Hulk, and getting a glimpse at the burden Banner has carried for so very long.

The revelation that Banner was, by all appearances (and multiple tests), free of the Hulk makes everything that happened in Civil War II that much more heartbreaking. I know it’s still up for debate, whether the Hulk is trying gone or not, but he certainly wasn’t present enough to save Banner (unless something else is going on that I am unaware of), so it just breaks your heart a little bit.

I think more could have been done to show you how upset Cho was – they showed us his anger and shock, but there’s so much more to it than that; though the ending with Cho talking with, and in the end comforting Hawkeye was very moving. It was probably the most gut wrenching part (again, because I read Civil War II first, I knew what was going to happen to Banner), and that added a whole new level to the series. I’ll be curious to see where it goes from here.

The Totally Awesome Hulk, Vol. 2: Civil War II

 

Publisher: Marvel

Released: January 10th 2017

Received: Marvel Unlimited

Rating: 3 Kitties

 

I think it’s safe to say that volume two is a fair bit heavier than volume one, but with a title like “Civil War II” that really shouldn’t be too surprising. This volume spends time with both Bruce Banner and Armadeus Cho, alternating between the two perspectives. If you haven’t read the Civil War II plotline, you should probably not read this volume or the review (unless you are ok with spoilers, that is). I read Civil War II before I read Totally Awesome Hulk, and I think it is more impactful in that order, so just be aware of that.

 

Spoiler Warning

 

Pretty early in the Totally Awesome Hulk series we were told that Cho cured Banner, while taking the Hulk into himself. This volume explores that a bit more – with Banner testing the accuracy of the belief that he’s free, while simultaneously learning to cope with it. Meanwhile Cho is learning to cope with the Hulk, and getting a glimpse at the burden Banner has carried for so very long.

The revelation that Banner was, by all appearances (and multiple tests), free of the Hulk makes everything that happened in Civil War II that much more heartbreaking. I know it’s still up for debate, whether the Hulk is trying gone or not, but he certainly wasn’t present enough to save Banner (unless something else is going on that I am unaware of), so it just breaks your heart a little bit.

I think more could have been done to show you how upset Cho was – they showed us his anger and shock, but there’s so much more to it than that; though the ending with Cho talking with, and in the end comforting Hawkeye was very moving. It was probably the most gut wrenching part (again, because I read Civil War II first, I knew what was going to happen to Banner), and that added a whole new level to the series. I’ll be curious to see where it goes from here.

 

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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