I liked the premise and the first few issues were good even though I'm not a huge fan of Leinil Francis Yu's art. The issue with Iron Man in the Artic was very good. Fell off when Simonson took over on art. But I've been curious about the book and thinking about checking out the new #1. Falling into their trap once again!
I myself really enjoyed the Chronarchist arc in the middle of the run. Hulk in the Wild West then fighting Merlin and with the Black Knight was sweet. The whole Humanity Bomb line really lost me and the whole run ended on such a stale and uneventful note. And Banner getting completely disrespected by Beast, Iron Man and Ant Man was pretty awkward not giving credit to him as a scientist and playing it off like he is some mad man hell bent on destruction of everything around him (not just as the Hulk literally but as Banner and the situations he creates). I love the Bruce Banner character and his struggle with becoming the Hulk in general so I will check out where it goes moving forward. The way that Waid tells the story through the subconscious of Banners internal monologue is great. Overall it just doesnt hold up to some of the previous runs that we have seen for sure but ultimately freaking Hulk Smash man!
Post by CaptainSuperior on Apr 17, 2014 13:34:36 GMT -5
Should I check this out? Like most folks I thought the beginning of Waid's previous volume was interesting, but it fizzeled out very quickly. Does he even still have his science team and all? I really thought the previous serious could've done well if it embraced the team it introduced at first and made it character driven and been about the risk / reward of working under Bruce Banner.
He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.
I enjoyed Hulk #1. Good change up to the story and we get some possibly monumental events happen here. It is a change to story but at the same time I feel like there is no reason why they just couldnt continue with the numbering for Indestructible Hulk. I understand that making money is the business so getting a Hulk #1 out there helps sales but where are the days where comics run for hundreds of issues? Are they forever gone??
So, I really enjoyed the first 5 issues of Indestructible Hulk, especially Bruce Banner's interaction with Tony Stark and Maria Hill. However, since the bulk of my previous exposure to Bruce Banner was primarily from TV and movies, I was a little surprised by the extent of Bruce Banner's arrogance. Was he always like this, was this just something Mark Waid chose to emphasize, or is this a relatively new read on his character?
From my time with Peter David hulk this is something new, but at the same he has been through a lot of stuff since then so I can of chalk it up to he has gotten more bitter over time
If you want to know what banner used to be like look no further than avenger movie
Peter David himself said that version of banner is just like the one he used to write
Thanks! I've found that I prefer the Avengers movie Bruce Banner over Mark Waid's Bruce Banner. Would you recommend I go back and read Peter David's run or pick up Mark Waid's new book and hope some of that bitter, arrogant edge gets toned down?
Post by chrisfabulous on May 6, 2014 12:14:19 GMT -5
I read Indestructible Hulk #1 and was underwhelmed, but thought I'd give Waid's Hulk another try. So, lo and behold, I really enjoyed Hulk #1 and #2. I really like the TBI concept so far. I'm in for this one, I think. But should I go back and give Indestructible another try?
Post by thephantomwelshman on May 6, 2014 15:49:43 GMT -5
Never really read much Hulk, but I picked up a few of the Inhuman tie in issues of Indestructible Hulk and quite enjoyed them. Picked up Hulk #1 and #2 on a whim and quite enjoyed them. Loved the cover to #2. Will definitely be sticking with it and least another couple of issues.
I was wondering if anybody read the Jason Aaron stuff? Mark Waids run feels really average to me, it works well as singles and gives a nice dose of Hulk action every month, but in terms of re-readability and story, there isn't much. But the premise of the Jason Aaron run sounds really interesting, only I'm not so interested as to buy the first trade without knowing if its worth the look. I'm loving Jason Aaron's God of Thunder so much so wanted to try some more of his stuff.