Incredible Hulk #57

Writer: Bruce Jones Artist: Leandro Fernandez Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 17, 2003

    I have to admit I rather enjoyed the opening pages of this issue, as the scene opens with a police officer chastising another for not recognizing the Hulk, and then these cops spend the rest of the exchange proving they now absolutely nothing about the creature they have encountered. I mean one would think the first rule in the book on dealing with the Hulk is that shooting him doesn't work, and doing so while he's holding a hostage is an even dumber idea. Still, in spite of the absurd behavior displayed by the police in the opening pages, and the out of character usage of the Absorbing Man, this issue is a pretty effective display of Banner up against a villain who actively discourages his transformation into the Hulk, and as such the final page makes for a very effective little cliffhanger, as Banner's options looked extremely limited, with the easy out that the Hulk could provide being probably the worst choice he could make. The book could've done a stronger job of detailing why Cr Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Jul 14, 2003

    My biggest issue with Bruce Jones's Incredible Hulk run is that he treats the Hulk like a plot device or a punch line. The Hulk has been deployed only once or twice in these last three issues and even then he's always under the control of Creel, which makes him a pretty passive protagonist. Meanwhile Bruce Banner is constantly on the run, reacting to the world around him, rather than making proactive decisions. Right now this is Carl Creel's book. Next issue had better see Hulk/Banner on the offensive or I might be checking out once again. Read Full Review

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