This week, in AVENGERS #48, fresh from her forging in the Russian super-assassin furnace known as the Red Room, the Winter Hulk has been unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. And her first stop happens to be in Bagalia, the nation run by super villains, at a seedy little saloon called Red Rum's. The most dangerous bar in the world's most dangerous country. There our newly reddened Hulk goes seeking a Gorilla Who Walks Like a Man and drinks like a fish, who finds himself at a particularly dark low point in his long life. Globe-trotting hijinks ensue.
Interior art and cover for AVENGERS #48 by Javier Garrón and David Curiel.
In case you can't tell, I really like writing a drunk and depressed Gorilla Man.
And this ain't exactly my first go-round with the big hairy dude.
From "Goodbye, Chinatown" Part Two, WOLVERINE #18, 2011. Art by Ron Garney, colors by Jason Keith.
From "My Dinner with Gorilla Man," AVENGERS VS. ATLAS #4, 2010, art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo, colors by Brad Anderson.
Coming up next in AVENGERS, war beneath the waves.
For more of my thoughts on why I'm feeling particularly proud and happy when it comes to the "World War She-Hulk" storyline, check out the most recent edition of my newsletter, Beard Missives.