Indestructible Hulk #1

Indestructible Hulk #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 37 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Hulk - Indestructible force more weapon than man. Banner - smartest man alive. Combined they are the Strongest, Smartest Weapon on the planet! And NOW! the INDESTRUCTIBLE HULK is an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 19, 2012

    If you like the idea of Hulk but want more than just smashing, this is the Hulk series for you. Mark Waid has made a great decision in taking the fact that Banner has finally come to terms with the Hulk's presence and also wants to use his intellect to try to better mankind. Hulk as part of S.H.I.E.L.D. seems like a crazy idea and that's part of what will make this series so fun. As in the movie, the idea of keeping such a destructive force in a helicarrier is an insane idea. But the idea of using the Hulk's abilities in a positive manner is brilliant and what readers want. Fans rejoiced in seeing Hulk fight alongside the heroes in The Avengers as well as the finale of AVENGERS VS X-MEN. With Leinil Yu joining Waid on this series, you know we're going to get some epic and over the top action scenes. This is a great (new) start for Hulk and Banner and I cannot wait to see what Mark Waid has planned. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Nov 21, 2012

    So far, Marvel NOW has had some books that didnt quite stack up (see Iron Man #1) and has had some books that really stood out (see Thor: God of Thunder #1.) Thankfully, but not so surprisingly, one of the most anticipated books of the entire REvolution, or whatever theyre calling it, is also one of the bestif not the best of Marvel NOW! Character focused Mark Waid and a very talented Leinil Yu make this a must read book for any fan of the Hulk and it definitely deserves a read for people that might not have liked a Hulk series up to this point. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Nov 22, 2012

    It is rare that we see a Hulk who wants to work co-operatively with anyone else; he is typically a lone ranger. While we have seen him do this, it is obvious that he prefers to be on his own. Hulk has always straddled the line between good and destructive, so he probably wants to work alone so as to not hurt anyone else. Hopefully, Bruce Banner will make his mark on the world of inventions and be able to compete with Tony Stark. Bruce curses Tony's name in this issue and Waid hints that next month's issue will focus on a struggle between Hulk and Iron Man. Read Full Review

  • 10
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Nov 19, 2012

    And there you are. Moses and poop. All the bases. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Nov 24, 2012

    Waid's master stroke lies in setting Banner free from confines of his role as a tortured pariah and letting loose the brilliant creative Genius within, albeit one who accepts that every now and then he just needs break out and smash something. Waid gives the impression that Bruce really enjoys this new status quo, and the feeling's infectious; I can't remember a time that I was so entertained by a Hulk comic. A brilliant issue for newcomers and a welcome breath of fresh hair for long-time Gamma fans, Indestructible Hulk is a perfect example of how to get a relaunch just right. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Nov 24, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk ranks up there with Thor: God of Thunder as one of the stars of Marvel NOW!. Waid doesn't just hit on a winning concept here. He and Yu nail it in the execution as well. They manage something that's new but also feels perfectly natural for the character. It's also a new status quo that allows Banner to play just as much of a role in things as the Hulk, if not more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 25, 2012

    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. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Nov 19, 2012

    This first issue has a lot going for it, and there's a distinct place in the market for a smart, action-oriented Hulk book, and Indestructible Hulk looks like a safe bet to fill that niche. Waid's usually brilliant writing takes center stage here, and the fact that he wisely focuses on making Bruce Banner as interesting and exciting as his big, green counterpart goes a long way to making this a book that should appeal to longtime Hulk fans, as well as those who have only recently been captivated by the possibilities of a character with this type of duality. Indestructible Hulk is a winner all the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Nov 26, 2012

    So much about Indestructible Hulk #1 makes sense it's hard not to love it. The comic takes a little bit of time to set up it's premise, but it's simple and full of new territory. The opening issue shares a duality between brain and brawn that represents the main character, and lays foundation for another great Hulk run. Hopefully, it can keep my fickle, child-like attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Nov 27, 2012

    Overall, Mark Waid gives us a great first issue. I have to say it's particularly strong because he lends a lot of forward progression for Bruce Banner as a character, but it's also a great issue because it's a ton of fun packed with a ton of story. Fans of the character in the recent Avengers film will definitely want to check this one out, as it puts Banner into a similar place as he is in the cinematic universe, but fans of the character in the comics should also be reading this one as it moves Bruce forth into an exciting new era of his life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Nov 26, 2012

    All in all, I am surprised. I was not expecting to like this book and I loved it. Marvel NOW! has had some great surprises so far (check out Thor #1 for another surprise title) but a few which have fallen a tad flat so far (such as the flagship NOW! title Uncanny Avengers). If you've ever liked the Hulk, this is a book to pick up and give it a chance. If you only liked the movie Hulk from The Avengers, you will like this book too. If you know nothing about the Hulk, this is a great starting point. Basically, this is a surprise find from the Marvel NOW! range and I am very glad I took the chance and picked this title up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Nov 22, 2012

    Overall this comic stood out of me not just as potential but for how it stood out on its own, the comic wasthoroughlyenjoyable and I really enjoyed reading this new positive Bruce. Well done to Mark Waid and team. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Nov 21, 2012

    The future of the Hulk is bright! Judging from this introductory issue, Waid's run on Hulk could concievably eclipse his great runs on Flash, Irredeemable, and Daredevil. Already teased is Hulk vs. Iron Man in issue 2 and further battles with villains across the Marvel Universe, as well as intellectual duals between Marvel's genius's are sure to keep the title interesting. Although things seem to point towards the series being filled with self-contained story's from one issue to the next (a true rarity these days), look for bigger story arcs to emerge soon. For now, add this to the other spectacular Marvel NOW! debuts like Thor: God of Thunder and Fantastic Four and I'll see you at issue 2. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Nov 21, 2012

    Mark Waid's Bruce Banner is far more reasonable and responsible than previous iterations. Even at his calmest, Bruce used to only have a one track mind. Under Waid's hand, Bruce is more relatable and makes more sense on a logistical level -- it always bothered me how a man of staunch science could work for decades to no avail without accepting a certain truth of things. Waid understands this principle, applies it liberally, and it works. Like Matt Fraction, Mark Waid is a phenomenal emotional writer. For scientists, though, emotion can often be expressed through their work, and Bruce hasn't done any work outside himself for a long time. For too long, Bruce has been a tormented soul searching for something that isn't there. That's been done. In the 'Marvel NOW!' era, he's is going to be a force of good, and a darn good one at that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Oct 17, 2013

    This is an incredible issue that shows superb craft from Costa and Wyatt, Skeptical readers can leave their cynical notions at the door, and enjoy this infectiously uplifting reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Nov 26, 2012

    The focus is on the comic itself. The storytelling and plotting is excellent and the art by Leinil Yu is fantastic. This is the gem of the Marvel NOW! launch right now. I've never been much of a Hulk fan, but Waid has get me looking forward to the second issue. Looks like this is further proof he's one of the best writers out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Joey Esposito Nov 21, 2012

    For Hulk fans " or even non-Hulk fans that just like what Waid's done with Daredevil " Indestructible Hulk #1 is a must-read. It's high octane without sacrificing character, meanwhile positioning Bruce Banner to become as great an influence on the scientific community of the Marvel Universe as Reed Richards or Tony Stark. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Nov 21, 2012

    If you're reading Daredevil it is so obvious that Waid is applying the same style here and you wont for a second here me complain. People who thought Hulk was the true star of the Avengers like myself will hopefully use this as the gateway into what has typically been a serious title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Nov 23, 2012

    The art as a whole was fantastic, even in the Diner scene. It is setting a tone, along with Waid's writing that I think suits this book perfectly. I am eagerly anticipating the new issue. You should check this out even if you are not a fan of the main character, because its Mark Waid. That should be reason enough considering the form he is in at the minute. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Nov 23, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk #1 is an excellent read and worth the price of admission. Waid and Yu are a worthy creative team, and the Hulk is one of Marvel's A-listers. The title may have changed, but it begs the question: How indestructible is he? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Nov 22, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk is the title that may convert people who have been skeptical of a Hulk book. Another great start for a Marvel NOW! book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Nov 26, 2012

    Mark Waid is one of my favorite writers and Leinil Yu's art fits like a glove for this story. It's not the most amazing book out there, but the story has small noticeable changes to Bruce Banner's character. He's calling the shots with his life now and it promises to be a great comic to start following. Pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Dec 2, 2012

    Overall, 'Indestructible Hulk' is one of the standout books of Marvel NOW!. It has made me check out a character that I wouldn't normally check out and I'm thinking of sticking around for a while. Cheers, Marvel. You got me right where you want me. Mostly because I want to find out about these mechanical pants Hulk is wearing on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Nov 21, 2012

    This comic is a great take on the character for any hardcore Hulk fan, and a perfect jumping-on point for newcomers still green behind the ears. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 24, 2012

    I liked this issue. Not the best Marvel NOW! series I've read so far, but it was definitely good. And knowing Mark Waid, it's got a lot of potential. Though I've never been a particular fan of Yu, his style is at least very distinctive. So I'm definitely still very excited by the comic. When it comes to the Hulk, I have very particular tastes, which had kept me from reading the series for the past several years. For me, the real star is Bruce Banner, not the Hulk. I prefer the drama over the action. So I didn't like all those stories with the multiple Hulks (Red, She, Red She, Son of, Other Son of, Daughter of, etc.), and I didn't like Jason Aaron's story where Banner was the evil monster and Hulk was trying to cure himself of Banner. Those weren't for me. But this new, back to basics approach, is definitely right up my alley. This was definitely a good start to what will hopefully be a great series! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Mike Cassella Nov 27, 2012

    It's much too soon to declare a title my favorite of the Marvel NOW! brand, I'm at least going to count this as one of my top 5 where I'm sure it will remain without vacillating. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Alexander Jones Nov 28, 2012

    While Leinil Yu has some slick ultra detailed pencils the storytelling is not completely there in the talking head sequences which pretty much comprise most of the book. The action scenes are explosive and are rendered fantastically. Black and white preview pages for the series will make the reader appreciate the comic more because you can see every individual line that Yu carefully drew in. Even though the comic reads like a mission state from Bruce Banner there is some fun to be had here. Given Mark Waid's track record as of late it is worth trusting him to take you along for the ride. Even though this first issue isn't great it is bursting with potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 21, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk #1 is a solid effort but I remain very, very, cautious in my optimism. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Nov 28, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk #1 is able to set the stage for the rest of the series perfectly. Mark Waid is able to give both Bruce Banner and the Hulk a new direction as an Agent of SHIELD that is fresh and exciting. There are a lot of possibilities for where the series can go with this set-up. This is definitely one the stand out MarvelNow! comics that has been released. It is one not to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Super Hero Hype - Spencer Perry Nov 26, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk is a good debut issue. It may not have all the elements that fans want from the start, but it's building towards a run that I think will leave a lasting impression. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 21, 2012

    One of the many reasons Waid's work on Daredevil has been such a strong draw for so many is it unfolds in its own little corner of the Marvel Universe, pretty much untouched by other recent events in the shared continuity. It appears Waid and Marvel's editors are trying to do the same here, but unlike DD, readers of this new series ought to disregard what's going on with the title character in other Marvel books. It's hard to reconcile Banner's new status quo here with the Hulk who's hanging around Avengers Tower in Avengers Assemble, for example. My hope is Waid's stories will be left alone and won't dwell on what others are writing for the publisher at the moment, but given the strength (no pun intended) of the Hulk brand now and the many spinoffs and characters it's spawned as of late, I worry about... intrusions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Nov 21, 2012

    Overall, I likedIndestructible Hulk. Its not a bad story. It simply doesnt meet the expectations that one would get from an Eisner-winning writer. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Nov 22, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk is a nice start to a new series, with a good introduction and theme. Although the art is a bit clunky, it isn't enough to distract you from the story altogether. I recommend this for Hulk fans and those looking to get into the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 23, 2012

    In a contrast to the rest of Marvel NOW! so far, “Indestructible Hulk” in very unflashy in its announcement that this a new direction for the character. It's good comics though, and yet another check in the win column for Marvel NOW! which has only had a 1-2 misses among a lot of pretty good comic runs that seem to be getting started here. If this issue is only solid yet unspectacular on its own, at the very least it is a step in the right direction as Mark Waid and Leinil Yu clearly have a fun plan for this character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 20, 2012

    Waid has set a high bar for his work with his own oeuvre, especially with the pathos and humor of his work on "Daredevil." His challenge with "Indestructible Hulk" will be to keep his characteristic humor, but to also raise the stakes for a hero who is used to being the smartest or strongest man in the room -- and knows it. Banner is a difficult personality; after all, he's always angry despite his immense educational privilege and his gifts. The teaser for the next issue promises a fun match-up that may be promising ground for characterization as well as trading punches. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 23, 2012

    Hulk is one of the few characters that I read regardless of who the creative team is. I've following the book for decades. That said, I feel there are still stories to be told with the character and Waid has something happening here. The opening issue just doesn't launch into anything that memorable. We'll see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 27, 2012

    I wouldn’t say this issue knocked it out of the park, but it’s a solid start. The fact that Iron Man is instantly jumping on to the series next issue is bothersome, but that’s an issue for another month I suppose. Waid has fixed a lot of broken elements about the Hulk and Banner, but he may have added new problems yet to be scene. The story was fun, but when you starter to look at the different plot elements you can see what a Band-Aid this issue is. Let’s hope it doesn’t lose its adhesiveness in the shower huh? Read Full Review

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