Sunday, November 25, 2012

Indestructible Hulk #1

2012 is shaping up as the year of the Hulk.

He had the fewest lines in The Avengers movie, but he almost stole the show.

Now he has a new first issue and two talented artists working on crafting a new direction.

Taking over the writing duties is Mark Waid, who's done an amazing job with Daredevil (among numerous other titles), and here he provides a new start for both Bruce Banner and the Hulk.

It's a smart, clever approach that gives the creative team a lot of options in the months and years ahead - and it makes the character more accessible for future Avenger duties.

The art is by Leinil Yu, who has a unique, almost abstract style (which reminds me a bit of Ernie Colon's superhero art). It's a powerful, intense look that's well suited to this comic.

A couple of days ago I said Captain America was the best of the "Marvel NOW" line - but it didn't get to hold the title for long. It just got edged out by the Indestructible Hulk.

Grade: A


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