First, I'll get the few negatives off my chest.
1) Marvel has been getting pretty skimpy with the amount of issues in each collection. 3 current issues in one book is an all-time low. There IS an extra issue in this book though, but from the 80's, not advertised here on amazon. More on that below.
2) The cover art sucks. I don't know what's up with the Hulk series for the last 5 years or so. They've had absolutely brilliant interior art, but always seem to choose the more terrible artist for the cover. How does that make sense? The difference in quality between the cover and the internal art is night and day.
Greg Pak continues his brilliant run on the Incredible Hulk book, finishing off Banner's (Green Hulk) side of the Fall of the Hulks saga. Pelletier's pencils continue to be an absolute delight with artwork leaping off the page.
This trade is very well put together and the story order, unlike many Marvel trades lately, is put together in a way that makes sense. The primary story (World War Hulks) is collected at the beginning, the secondary stories surrounding hulk's 'Dark Son' Hiro-Kala are collected in the center of the book, and a surprisingly topical and poignant tie-in 80's issue of Incredible Hulk at the end.
The theme of the book continues to be 'family'. If you're more interested in 'Hulk Smash!' you might do better to check out the 'Hulk' trades for the latest adventures of the Red Hulk. There IS a good deal of smashing in this, but it's mostly between father and son, and the story, even during the fights touches on some very meaningful aspects of family. I never expected to be so moved by a Hulk book, but the ending of the main story honestly made me shed a tear and a smile for how things came together.
The surprise for me was just how well the newer issues were made to fit in with older Hulk cannon, which is demonstrated in the unlisted issue (Incredible Hulk #312) which goes back in time to illuminate in (horrific) detail certain matters of Bruce's past.
Despite its faults, I rate this book 5/5. If I could take off a half star for the bad cover art, I would, but the story doesn't deserve that disservice.