I like the idea of Banner trying to show the world that he's deserving to be in the same crowd as Richards and Stark. I like that they're somewhat bringing over the Stark/Banner interplay that's in the Avengers. I like the idea of Hill being in over her head. And I'm sure any Daredevil crossover will be ace.
Currently reading She-Hulk, Deadpool, Swamp Thing, Ms. Marvel
Probation: Ghost Rider, Loki: LoA, Secret Avengers
Looking forward to All-New Ultimates, Flash Gordon and Doctor Mirage.
Damn this sounds good I think it's time to add another title to the pull list with some of these Marvel Now books.
The robot has a shield logo on its exterior so yeah, its definitely a communication device for Maria Hill to speak to/monitor the Hulk while on mission.
1. Dat art.
2. Really glad to see Waid emphasizing going back to the core of Banner/Hulk. Aaron's run really went off into crazy town, so it'll be nice to see the book get back to its essence.
3. Yay, Maria Hill! Loved her when she was a key character in Invincible Iron Man and look forward to her role in Hulk.
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Great cover! Who is the colorist? That's what really makes this cover rock!
Not a Hulk fan. Haven't really bought an arc since Planet Hulk. But this does sound intriguing.
I'm less skeptical about this series now. I'll definitely get issue 1 and see if its interesting. Waid definitely has ideas, he just seems often to lose sight of them over longer periods.
This sounds pretty cool. I don't like the fact that the Hulk seems to be a tool for Banners purposes though. I liked it when they were co-operating during Greg Pak's run.
I was already on board but this sounds great, looking forward to it.
I'm going to be the lone skeptic here on whether this will be good, even with Waid's competent writing.
Marvel is continuing with its pattern of taking the Hulk in a weird new direction that cuts away from the core concept. Traditionally, the Hulk is supposed to be the Hyde counterpart to Banner's Jekyll. They're at odds, each trying to rid themselves of the other, or at least trying to find some semblance of peace. Peace is usually short-lived--one of the pair does something to screw things up for the other, and in the meantime, they're always on the run from the military. And things never, never work out for the Hulk.
It's really been awhile since we've seen that Hulk, although I think Greg Pak came pretty close early into his run. (PLANET HULK had that nice, classical tragic Hulk ending: everything finally works out for the big galoot, and then...boom.) The trend of late is to have the Hulk be "different": raising kids, Banner's nuts, and now this thing where Banner and the Hulk are working together and for the government. I *will* note that this is nothing new--Peter David very briefly had a reluctant Hulk/Banner team working for the government towards the end of his first run, and there was a semi-unified Hulk doing SHIELD work in the Planet Hulk prelude. So, here we go again: another weird new direction that's deviated from the core concept of Banner versus Hulk and running from the Army.
My other beef is an ongoing problem with the Hulk since, well, forever: the Hulk's rogues' gallery isn't really well-developed despite the fact that he's been around for 50 years. The Hulk's core foes are the Leader (depowered again), the Abomination (dead), and M.O.D.O.K. (depowered). I appreciate the occasional fight with the Rhino and the Juggernaut, although these really should be few-and-far-between fights since they're really Spider-Man and X-Men foes respectively. So what we're left with, once again, is the Hulk taking on the Marvel Universe. I'd love to do a statistical check on how many Hulk issues feature a guest-star or villain from another mythos--I'm betting it's a pretty high percentage. Guests are not a bad thing in a shared universe, but I bet that Spider-Man, the X-Men, or the Avengers can sustain themselves for awhile without a substantial appearance by someone outside their mythos. The Hulk either can't, or hasn't been allowed to, do this.
So, I'll be on board as a 30-ish year Hulk reader--it's more Hulk, so I'm still on board. I'm just skeptical that what purports to be all-new won't actually be more of the same.
"Well, last night's episode was a very special episode. They revealed that the Incredible Hulk has an evil twin. And he's not green. He's red."
I was kind of hoping for this to be a $2.99 book since I really like this creative team but they killed my buzz with the $3.99 price.