Friday, August 13, 2010

The Incredible Hulk #611

For quite some time writer Greg Pak has been building to the events in this issue.

Bruce Banner has been unable to "Hulk out" for a while, and in the meantime he's been training his son Skar to be ready to fight - and kill - the Hulk.

The wrap-up to the "Hulked Out Heroes" storyline led to Banner finally changing into his big green alter ego - and it's the moment Skar has been waiting for.

What follows is an impressive battles between powerhouses, with some unexpected twists and revelations (some of which work and some of which don't - some of the symbols seem to be a bit scrambled in there somewhere).

It all seems to happen a bit too fast, and even though I'm not a fan of decompressed stories, it felt like this one needed a little more room to cover all the bases.

The art by Paul Pelletier and Danny Miki is very good - lots of dynamic layouts, intense emotions and bigger-than-life battles here.

I'm happy to see some kind of resolution here - the Hulk family of stories is just too weighed down right now with sons and "Shes" and doubles - it needs to be trimmed down to a manageable size, and if this is the first step in that process, I'm all for it.

Grade: A-

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