You won’t like him when he comes back to life in The Immortal Hulk #1! Special thanks to masfueg0 for providing the review.
The Immortal Hulk #1
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: June 6, 2018
Collected in: Immortal Hulk v1
|HORROR HAS A NAME.
You’d never notice the man. He doesn’t like to be noticed. He’s quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head… all he’d do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man’s name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Whether you’re reading Marvel or DC there are tons of new number ones this summer. I’ve recently jumped back to into the Marvel Universe after many years. I missed lots of events and lots of deaths. The biggest thing I missed is how or why Amedeus Cho became the Hulk. I knew this story wouldn’t have the answer and that’s totally OK. This story had Bruce Banner and that’s the Hulk I want to read about.
The solicitation alone motivated me to check out this book. What really sold it was the cover by Alexa Ross. It has that certain monster movie quality that I love and have never associated with the Hulk. I wasn’t alive when Hulk was first introduced and he has moved away from that characterization in the modern era. Think about it: being a normal mortal and being confronted by the Hulk would be totally frightening. Ewing and Bennett absolutely capture that.
Although the story was very light on the details about Hulk’s ressurecting powers and what Banner was up to I thoroughly enjoyed what was presented. Hulk totally SMASHED! That’s what I wanted and expected. Although I enjoyed it this book fell into the typical troupe of most Hulk books. HULK SMASH and the government looks for him. I get it, he leaves a wake of destruction and that can’t go unchecked.
The art was definitely the strongest offering for this number one. I’m not too familiar with Bennett’s work but he totally delivered. I really enjoyed the dark shading of his pencils and the team on colors choosing a very washed out ominous tone. It gave me a very indie feeling that I enjoy and added to that monster movie feel. Again, that cover is just amazing. I’m pretty sure I need a poster.Go pick this up! Lots of SMASHING, green skin turning and amazing art. This is classic Bruce Banner. If you’ve missed him as much as me then this is where you start. I rate this a Muy Caliente!
This review was written by my friend, masfueg0. Be sure to keep an eye out for more of his reviews and follow him on twitter! Thanks again, masfueg0!