Indestructible Hulk #1 Review

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The Hulk has returned, will he bring destruction in his wake, or are his intentions helpful in nature?

Here is the summary from Marvel:

Marvel NOW! makes Hulk an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Hulk – Indestructible force, more weapon than man. Bruce Banner – smartest man alive. Combined they are the strongest, smartest weapon on the planet!

The Hulk has returned! After the events of AvX, the Hulk & Bruce Banner went off the grid where Banner had a epiphany, after years of fighting it, he has finally accepted the Hulk, and now seeks to use his genius to better mankind instead of curing himself. He encounters Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maria Hill in a diner and makes her an offer she can’t refuse (sorry, couldn’t resist the Godfather reference).

Eisner-Award winning writer of Daredevil, Mark Waid takes on the task of turning the Angry Green Giant down another corner of his career, and does it well. Giving insight as to how Banner came to his realization and where it will lead him in life. The details of his deal with Maria Hill are less than honorable but not enough to break character. Waid has always done a good job of revamping characters for a new audience(Daredevil is a great example of this) and it looks like he will do the same with the Hulk.

Veteran artist Leinil Yu draws this story and while I’ve always enjoyed his work, I don’t think he has quite found his fit with the story yet. The visuals are chaotic (which is usually the case when Hulk starts smashing) but a bit unbalanced and clunky at times which make it kind of hard to follow the action scenes.

Indestructible Hulk is a nice start to a new series, with a good introduction and theme. Although the art is a bit clunky, it isn’t enough to distract you from the story altogether. I recommend this for Hulk fans and those looking to get into the character.


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