on 9 December 2014
A great Hulk vs Hulk story. This looks at the emergence of the Red Hulk and Shield trying to figure out who he is, what he wants and who made him the way he is. Red Hulk is as strong as Green Hulk, mostly, and incredibly wrathful with no morals or conscience but complete awareness. The story looks then at Shield trying to contain the threat, with Stark in control now, and knowing that the only person who isn't going to be killed in a minute flat is currently still banged up after World War Hulk.
The opening story arcs are very good, the plot is believable (within Marvel logic obviously) and it has a nice progression even if it does feel like it ends quite abruptly. The lack of five stars, which is rare for me when writing about Loeb, is because once Red Hulk has been defeated there is a prevalence to start trawling the Marvel catalogues for C and D list heroes. It isn't bad in the Wendigo story which has Grey Hulk and even WendiHulk which was well written and didn't ruin my suspension of disbelief. However after that when Red and Green Hulk are fighting amongst the stars for the amusement of the Elder god while Galactus watches and Silver Surfer is brought in for some reason I honestly lost where the plot was going. It felt like a plot from half way through Planet Hulk was drawn out and stuck into this for no reason other than a major showdown across the biggest hitters of the Marvel universe. It could have been left out but wasn't badly written, it just didn't fit.
I would definitely get this as it is one of the best Hulk showdowns ever just don't expect the same quality for the last two stories
on 29 August 2014
An intriguing new character in the Marvel Universe, a Red Hulk, suddenly appears on the scene. He has a hidden agenda, immense powers, and a mysterious background. Cue for massive battles with the Green Hulk we all know and other superheroes such as Iron Man, She Hulk, Thor and many others. The story is gripping and entertaining. The art is explosive and fantastic. As a childhood fan of the Marvel comics of the 70s and 80s I am enjoying this recent redicovery of Marvel via new graphic novels and the movies. I enjoyed this book probably even more than my 10 year old son! We also liked the funny kid Hulks comic strip at the end.