Indestructible Hulk #2

Indestructible Hulk #2

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

Guest starring IRON MAN! While Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are friends, Hulk and Iron Man are anything but! Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and superstar artist Leinil Yu continue to take the Hulk in an all-new direction!

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Dec 19, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk holds on to the top spot in the NOW “re-launch” with this issue. With something as expertly crafted as this, there's no need to rush out four issues in 5 or 6 weeks just to make sure the audience doesn't get bored or lose interest–like many of the other titles have done. The fact that we have to wait like any other book makes the anticipation for this book, and subsequently the reward, that much sweeter. There is, to my surprise, a lot of really good Marvel NOW titles that have come out and, hopefully, have yet to come out but this one is something special. If you're not reading this title, for whatever reason, your pull list has a hole in it that only a large, green man in purple pants can fill. Better get to it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Jul 15, 2013

    A brilliant continuation to the Marvel NOW! series I'm most excited to read. I would highly recommend this issue, as well as the previous issue, and hope that it keeps at this brilliant level for some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 19, 2012

    I'll admit that I was surprised to see a crossover so quickly for this series, but that's probably a short-term stratagem for survival for an unproven new direction in an unpredictable comic book marketplace. But Mark Waid has sold it nicely " a done-in-one comic starring two of Marvel's biggest icons, taking a refreshingly direct twist on the tried-and-true superhero team-up formula? There's a lot of depth left for us to discover with Bruce Banner, and Waid and Yu have left me green with anticipation for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Robert Bernstein Dec 19, 2012

    Mark Waid's writing of this issue is also top notch. Iron Man and The Hulk clash just the way they should, as do Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. It's important that Waid made the two fight without actually killing each other. The issue was a little slower than I would've liked, but I'll let it slide because I know the first few issues are still considered set-up issues. Waid might even be focusing a little too much on Bruce Banner, instead of focusing on The Hulk, but I am sure he will change this in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Dec 20, 2012

    Indestructible Hulk is the best book to come out of Marvel NOW! It's going to be real fun seeing where this book will go next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - JohnP Dec 22, 2012

    This team is settling in for fun-filled, character defining run from the looks of things so far. Indestructible Hulk is something you need to add to your pull list if you haven't yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 19, 2012

    It'd be hard not to compare what Waid is doing here to take on Daredevil. Daredevil was lightning in a bottle that resulted in an upbeat and charming Matt Murdock, so Waid treads carefully not to write Banner the same way. This Banner is seizing the day and putting his talents to good use instead of wasting his potential by being constantly on the run while looking for a cure. It's a refreshing change for Hulk, and if humorous and revealing stories like these are any indication, then Waid is on the right track to deliver another success. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Dec 20, 2012

    The bar is still high which is a good sign for this creative team going forward. There's an intangible but thick presence of ego in the room as Banner and Stark share a meal after their fight. It's effective writing coupled with amazing art that making this an series worth putting on a pull-list. Banner's fight with Stark was a pre-meditated bro-fest designed to bring himself some closure and sanity. Does this mean readers are seeing the beginnings of a rehabilitated and burden-free Banner? Time and stories will tell if Banner ever rids himself of the Hulk, but those looking for a respite from the common story will find a cure with Indestructible Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 19, 2012

    We're seeing a new direction for Hulk. This is a common theme in some of the new Marvel NOW! series. Mark Waid is giving us a different look at the relationship between Banner and Hulk. In his new setting, we get to see Banner step forward into the spotlight while Hulk is still looming and waiting to claim it for himself. The appearance by Tony Stark is great and builds the rivalry and banter between the two smart guys. Leinil Francis Yu's art and Sunny Gho's colors give this title a distinct feel. We've barely scratched the surface in what's coming up. We get a bit of a cliffhanger at the end so we'll have to wait and see what's next for Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Dec 23, 2012

    But, as always, I've gotta trust in Waid, right? The guy knows what he's doing. The end of this issue suggests that next month's instalment will see Hulk's new status quo further established which will surely result in this issue falling behind in the rear view mirror, a fun but otherwise incongruous diversion. I like Hulk when he's happy, but he still needs to learn to play nicely with others. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Dec 25, 2012

    In general, this was a filler story, but Waid really made it count. Character development is very valuable in storytelling and for him to use what would normally be used as something to have between big storylines in this way shows his mastery of the medium. Great book and great series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 21, 2012

    I am enjoying this book immensely and cant wait for the next issue. I said in my review of #1 that I think this is The Hulk book that I have been waiting for and I still think that is the case. Waid has done such a great job with Daredevil to make him interesting and relevant again, and I have complete faith in him in doing the same thing here. I am just very eager to read the first proper story arc to get more of a feel of the character, and whatever villains Waid decides to pit him up against. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Christof Bogacs Dec 21, 2012

    So whether youre not a Hulk fan (like I was when I picked up issue #1) or you are a long time reader, you really will find something to love in Indestructible Hulk. Just Like Hulk and Banner, Waid and Yu really are a force to be reckoned with and have created one of the best titles to come out of Marvel NOW. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Dec 20, 2012

    Waid holds Bruce Banner's renewed enthusiasm for invention up against the richest, smartest inventor in the Marvel universe, Tony Stark. One man is trying to make a new name for himself; the other is worried about getting knocked off the top. The result is another well-written, well-drawn comic from the team of Mark Waid and artist Leinil Yu. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    Another solid issue by Waid and Yu. I like the new status quo for the Hulk, and Waid was smart in using a character like Tony Stark to quickly and easily establish that this is a changed Bruce Banner with a lease on life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Crux - Jessica Tarnate May 10, 2013

    Ive never been a big fan of The Hulk in general so Im unsure how long I would continue to read the series. But this is a great read for unsure fans like me, or people unfamiliar with the Hulks history. The artwork by Leinil Francis Yu is stunning, with heavy shadows and lines. Theres a fantastic page that depicts Bruce exploding into Hulk form. And if youre already Mark Waid fan, I would recommend picking up Indestructible Hulk. Of all the Marvel NOW! books, I never thought Id enjoy this one as much as I have. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Kyle Mc Dec 19, 2012

    Call me a “tradionalist” but I don't like this armour that Bruce has created. Why does he need to wear armour? It's only a few pages before that he proclaims that the Hulk is “indestructible”. While we're one the topic me no like the black armour. Even though I maintain that I don't like the fight scene for what it is Yu manages to switch up and show some good work improving on the first half which fails to capture any emotions as they just stand there and talk. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 20, 2012

    "Indestructible Hulk" #2 is a fine comic for what it is: a superhero slugfest with big hits and huge imagery. Yu's page layouts and panel construction tends to favor verticals, but the action in this issue is widescreen the whole way through. Marvel NOW! delivered new creative teams to characters and, in the case of "Indestructible Hulk" a new direction for the character as well. I like what Waid and Yu have started, even if this issue is not incredible (it is still very good, just not great). Waid has already found a voice for Bruce Banner and a purpose for Hulk. I have the utmost faith he'll put both to good use in future stories that will exceed the entertaining read of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 26, 2012

    The Indestructible Hulk #2 is able to continue the road to redemption for Bruce Banner as he works with SHIELD and Iron Man. Iron Man's involvement in this issue help to firmly set what Bruce's attitude currently is and the reason he joined SHIELD. There still will need to be more to the story than it just being a road to redemption for Bruce because this is a story that has been told with the character many times before. Throwing in a twist from either Bruce or SHIELD's side of the story will help elevate this story than just what we have seen before. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 21, 2012

    Leinil Yu’s art is an entirely different deal. I hate it. All the faces are drawn as though they’re dirty and most often the faces shine as if partially made of metal. Yu’s Hulk is just bad. In an attempt to make him look like Banner, the Hulk loses that monster effect and ends up looking like ‘roided out weight lifter. I’m also not sure why Yu has such a thing for Hulk’s teeth, but he does. In almost every panel that features the Hulk, he’s open mouthed and bearing his teeth. It’s off-putting to look at, as is most of Yu’s art. Read Full Review

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