Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Incredible Hulks #623-628

Greg Pak, Dale Eaglesham & Tom Grummett

I was curious to pick up this title for a few reasons.  First, Greg Pak is writing it, and I really loved the Planet Hulk storyline, which he wrote.  Secondly, I really had no idea what was going on with all of the Hulks out there.  Green Hulk, Red Hulk, Green She-Hulk, Red She-Hulk, Son of Hulk.  I mean, jeez.  I just want to know who all of these people are, especially since they're popping up in a bunch of other Marvel titles.  And third, I like the Savage Land, which is where #623 begins.

The Incredible Hulks #623-625 sees Hulk respond to a request for assistance from Ka-zar in the Savage Land, and has to do with some Sakaarians that Hulk helped settle onto Earth.  Along for the ride are the Warbound, the aliens who fought alongside Hulk on Planet Hulk, including different species of aliens.  I was glad to see them again, since I am a fan of Planet Hulk, especially No-Name of the Brood.  And of course, The Savage Land is a great backdrop for some fun visual treats, like Hulk versus dinosaurs and creepy, giant bugs.  The story actually flew by pretty fast, heavy on action, and beautifully illustrated by Dale Eaglesham (Fantastic Four).  But it did feel a little rushed, perhaps because it was setting up Son of Hulk's new role in the Savage Land.  But it was still plenty of fun.

The Incredible Hulks #626-628 focus on the relationship between Bruce Banner and his former wife (Green Hulk and Red She-Hulk).  I actually really like Betty Ross as the new She-Hulk.  She loves smashing things, and thinks that Bruce is kind of a stick-in-the-mud, but they have a great love-hate relationship, and this storyline is perfect to bring forth their feelings for one another (there's still one issue to go to conclude the story).  Overall, this series is really fun and feels fresh and new.  The new characters that have been brought into Hulk's life over the past few years have really enhanced the character's appeal, and it seems that some very talented people are eager to work on books starring the green guy, to some great results.

1 comment:

Tights Man said...

Amazing!The green man.I have worn some full bodysuit like him.