Sunday, June 23, 2013

Indestructible Hulk #9

The Indestructible Hulk has been enjoying some entertaining team-ups lately (most recently with Thor), but his co-star in this issue has to be one of the most unusual yet - at least until you remember that this comic is written by Mark Waid - who also writes Daredevil.

And Waid proves his writing chops by coming up with a very good reason for Matt Murdock and Bruce Banner to be linked together - and then creating a story that allows the two to work together, each using their (you should pardon the term) strengths in the story.

Hey, I just realized what this story reminded me of: World's Finest! The classic Superman and Batman team-up comic where the writer was challenged to find a reason for Superman to need Batman's help.

But the Hulk is a more balanced team-up with Daredevil, since one provides the brainpower - and the other the brawn (and then some).

Waid crafts a fast, funny story with some classic moments - my favorite being the moment when Daredevil walks into a gruesome bar - and then introduces his "little friend."

Both of these comics have become "must-reads" since Waid took the reins, and this one continues that trend.

Highly recommended!

Grade: A-


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