REVIEW: In GAMMA FLIGHT #1, Hulk’s Former Foes Go Rogue!
In Gamma Flight #1 by Al Ewing, Crystal Frasier, Lan Medina, Antonio Fabela, Joe Sabino, and with a main cover by Leinil Francis Yu and Sunny Gho, we follow the further adventures of the one-time antagonists of The Immortal Hulk! This is an interesting perspective for a spin-off of an excellent series. But more on The Immortal Hulk soon, Marvel Blog True Believers: suffice to say that Gamma Flight #1 delivers an excellent entry point for an intriguing tale!
At least some of the characters of Gamma Flight #1 will be familiar to long-time readers thanks to the fact that they include some of Hulk’s greatest antagonists among their number. This includes characters like Titania (who you’ll soon see more of in She-Hulk), Crusher Creel (A.K.A. Absorbing Man), and Puck, former member of Alpha Flight.
There are also new characters, and new versions of familiar characters, who were introduced in The Immortal Hulk, like a horribly mutated Rick Jones and Leanord Samson, A.K.A. Doc Sasquatch.
However, you don’t need to have read The Immoral Hulk to appreciate these characters, although when you read Gamma Flight, you may be inspired to look those back issues up on the Marvel Unlimited App (and trust me, it will be worth it)!
And my favorite character of the batch is Dr. Charlene McGowan. This scientist used to work for Shadow Base, but now she’s helping out Hulk’s allies. With an intriguing backstory and some fascinating personal research, I hope we get to see much more of Dr. McGowan! And I hope that we get to see more of the character’s arc from Marvel’s Voices: Pride #1!
In addition to a fascinating cast, this issue sets us up for adventure with the inclusion of two characters who are either new or unexpected… no major spoilers here, Marvel Blog True Believers, but I can’t wait to see how these surprise additions play out in issue two!
Hulk is Hulk!
Did you get the opportunity to pick up a copy of Gamma Flight #1 from your local comic shop? What did you think? Which variant cover did you score? Let us know in the comment section!