In recent years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe incarnation of the Hulk has been used primarily for comedic effect, whether by throwing childlike tantrums in Thor: Ragnarok or by being surprisingly well-adjusted in Avengers: Endgame. But the pages of Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's Immortal Hulk tell a far darker story. Ewing and Bennett have turned Bruce Banner's life into a horror story, and both fans and critics are absolutely loving it. The series has a 9.0 average rating on Comic Book Roundup and was nominated for one of the prestigious Eisner Awards in 2019.
It's taken several shocking events to bring Banner and the Hulk to this dark place. Let's take a look at how Banner lost the Hulk persona, was slain by a friend, got resurrected against his will multiple times, and ran afoul of the mysterious "One Below All," a being who resides in the lowest recesses of Hell itself.