This arc has yet to convince me that Bruce Jones isn't simply rehashing a rather familiar plot, as once gain we have Banner stumble his way into the middle of a dark, mysterious plot. Having the Absorbing Man displaying a new, never seen before ability also struck me as a bit awkward, as frankly there's about a half dozen mind-controlling villains who would make a better fit, and if nothing else this material seems to be woefully ignorant of the role that the Absorbing Man is playing in the rest of the Marvel Universe. Still, as strictly a mood piece I will give the book credit for a pretty effective use of the idea that the Hulk is something that is better left contained inside Banner, and here's hoping the last page results in something big (e.g. an encounter with the Avengers). Read Full Review
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