Immortal Hulk # 45 just put an Alpha Flight legend in big trouble, as the resurrection of a hero opens up some potentially dangerous possibilities.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Immortal Hulk # 45 by Al Ewing, Joe Bennett, Ruy José, Belardino Brabo, Paul Mounts, and VC’s Cory Petit now on sale.
Immortal hulk Not only has it wreaked havoc on Bruce Banner’s life; the book has also plunged friends and associates into great despair. Betty Ross is back as the monstrous Harpy, Rick Jones has been controlled by the Leader and is currently in monstrous fused form and Arizona reporter Jackie McGee can now see the gamma spirit realm and possibly set a showdown with him. Unique. Beneath everything.
It also got Henry Gyrich and the U-Foes back out, resulting in Gamma Flight getting the boot. And in Immortal hulk # 45, things get even worse as a major issue has been discovered regarding an Alpha Flight legend: Walter Langowski, the hero formerly known as Sasquatch.
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Walter debuted in X Men # 120, by Chris Claremont and John Byrne in 1979, where he became Sasquatch after a gamma accident while studying the Hulk. He joined Alpha Flight on missions related to the Green Goliath and became one of the most iconic members of the team. Although he has died several times over the years, Walter was killed by the new Abomination (General Fortean), and his soul was trapped in the Place Beneath, where all beings with gamma energy go when they die.
When gamma ray psychologist Doc Samson was also killed, he found himself unable to escape from the place below. As the Green Door that could resurrect him was closed, he used Walter’s and emerged into Sasquatch’s body. Now called Doc Sasquatch, Samson teamed up with Shaman to find Samson’s body, which was in New Mexico at a Shadow Base site. They believe it could be the key to finding Walter’s life force, which they have no way of tracking.
But while touring the base, they found that Samson’s body was missing. However, this number reveals that it is now occupied by Walter, who now calls himself Walter Samson. He rides a couple miles from there, seemingly not caring about a thing. I could think that this might be an opportunity for a somewhat normal life; one where you don’t have to turn into a Bigfoot-style being, but there could be something much more sinister behind that smile.
With that sadistic smile on his face, there’s also a chance that it’s not really Walter in charge of Samson’s body. He must have had some help opening Samson’s door, which means he might actually be controlled by the One-Under-All, not unlike Rick Jones.
Considering the number of villains in the infernal Below Place, anyone from the leader to David Banner could be in control of Samson’s body. And if Walter is really in control and wants to stop Samson from getting his own body back, the hero can once again prove just how villainous he could be deep down.
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