Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Review: Incredible Hulk #9


I have always loved the Hulk and his conflict with Bruce Banner – in all its diverse and sometimes crazy interpretations. But the Hulk having to remain mad rather than calming down or sacrificing himself to an insane Banner is wild, and scribe Jason Aaron deserves kudos for it.

It certainly is of a different ilk to keep the green goliath mad, but in today’s world of constant disaster how difficult can that be? Well, Aaron is showing us, and in some of the most inconceivable places in the Marvel U.

This time around the Hulk is near one of the most isolated spots of Namor’s Atlantis and struggling with worries even Banner may not be able to comprehend, all the time trying to stay angry.

The treat of the issue is of course the art of Pasqual Ferry as Big Green faces a gigantic squid monster! Now these type of battles are why I buy books like this, just for the fun. It would be nice if we could settle on one artist, though, guys? Ferry would be fine by me.

All in all, not a bad issue as Aaron’s new slant on the Hulk continues. But my heart will always want something akin to John Byrne's “Hulk Smash!” run on the book. Little else satisfies so much.