Indestructible Hulk #5

Indestructible Hulk #5

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Hulk versus Attuma! What is the secret of Lost Lemuria?Attuma’s schemes guarantee death for all air-breathers!

  • 9.5
    Blue Raven Comics - James Hannon Mar 24, 2013

    The artwork in this issue was fantastic once again. Leinil Yu's pencils are superb and really tell the story well. When the Hulk smashes, Yu can truly shine. His action is epic and very clear, and this was perfect for the storyline that was unfolding throughout the issue. The combination of writing and artwork is working perfectly for this series, and this is my favourite issue so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie Mar 21, 2013

    This particular issue focuses more on Banner then the Hulk, but it works, in no small part because as I said, today's Bruce Banner has a sense of humour. And when the Hulk does take over he fills his role beautifully in some wonderful and appropriately Hulk-like action sequences. What really made the issue for me though, was how Mark Waid and Leinil Yu framed the Hulk section of the book. I'm not gonna to spoil it, but check it out, I think you'll enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 25, 2013

    With Yu off the book next month for Walt Simonson, I can't help but feel a little bit of trepidation for Indestructible Hulk, a comic which has absolutely lived up to its name. Sharp artwork and even sharper writing have made Bruce Banner into a complex, three-dimensional character who is just as quirky and likeable as he was in the Avengers movie, and what's best about a character like that is that he fits into just about any setting. As long as we can relate to other people setting off our emotions, we'll always appreciate Bruce Banner getting mean and green in social situations, making Indestructible Hulk the 500-pound gamma gorilla of the Marvel NOW! lineup. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 20, 2013

    Like he did with Daredevil (and still does), Mark Waid has taken the Hulk to new and exciting heights. This is definitely one of Marvel Now’s better titles and I simply can’t recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 20, 2013

    Some nicely stylized art from Leinil Yu, coupled with two scenes involving the Hulk grabbing through a monster with supposedly indestructible skin to grab Attuma and Banner's alter ego turning on Mara for some laughs and you have a fun read that fails to disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 20, 2013

    Leinil Yu's art has always been an uneven fit for this series, as his harsh figures and heavy lines don't really mesh with Waid's dialogue-driven scenes. But given the underwater setting and heavier focus on smashing in issue #5, that problem isn't as pronounced. This still isn't the most refined work we've seen from Yu at Marvel, but them's the breaks when you want your Leinil Yu-pencilled comic to stick to a monthly schedule. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Mar 22, 2013

    Mark Waid's been pegging the success of Indestructible Hulk on putting its hero in a variety of hostile environments and seeing if he'll sink or swim. At the beginning of this two-issue arc Banner looked to be splashing about worryingly and on the brink of drowning, so to come back this issue and see him confidently swimming lengths in the Olympic Size swimming pool of Atlantis is a pleasant surprise. Great dialogue, clever concepts, and lovely art bring the title straight back into my (list of) good books. Life under the sea: not so shabby after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Mar 20, 2013

    Waid's formula is certainly working. It gives both characters adequate time to shine, bringing a nice balance of intellect and pure popcorn entertainment to the title. That said, it is a redundant and predictable approach, so hopefully Waid will begin to spice things up and throw a curve ball or two our way. After all, we all know he certainly has the talent to do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    I would definitely be in favor of the blue-skinned babe and her Lemurian friends showing up again sometime soon. Banner could use a love interest, and she seems like a neat choice. It's also a little cute when Banner swims away at the end of the issue rather surprised that the Hulk made some friends. Or maybe these characters only existed for this issue, which sounds like something Waid might do. We're five issues into this series and each one seems very similar in that he throws a random villain at the Hulk, the villain gloats about victory, but Hulk overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to win in the end. Lather, rinse repeat. I hope we get to some real meaty, character-building stuff soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 25, 2013

    While people are (rightfully) fawning over his Daredevil, Waid is coming out with one of the most underrated superhero books Marvel is putting out. How are we still calling Mark Waid books underrated? Why haven't comics readers learned yet? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Aug 7, 2013

    Although not the best issue in the series, this was still a very good issue, and much better than anything from the previous series. It was a brilliant end to the Attuma story, and although I feel the story could have been handled better as a whole, it was still very interesting, and at times also very entertaining. I also liked that Waid has had this issue focus more on Banner, and although that took away from the action, it made the issue more interesting. I would easily recommend this issue, and the entire series, as it's the best the Hulk's been since Greg Pak finished his series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 22, 2013

    The enjoyable part of the series is the focus on the positive impact the Hulk is having wherever he goes. As he leaves Lemuria, Banner is pleased that the Hulk made allies, which is in contrast from the usual Hulk ending of Banner slowly walking away from the destruction he caused. Waid knows how to counter the expected, and it is obvious that this book is destined for greatness, but things just haven't gelled perfectly yet. That being said, this book still kicks eight different kinds of ass and is worthy of any pull list. Leinil Yu has though, as the artists dynamic style is evident in the exotic locals and action Waid is providing for him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Mick Martin Mar 26, 2013

    That may just be hopeful speculation, unfortunately, and that would be a shame. Because of his often limited vocabulary and his savage, myopic nature, there is a misconception that the Hulk has nothing substantial to offer the evolution of superhero comics. He gives good violence and comic relief and that's about it. On the contrary, I'd argue that when it comes to the major players of Marvel and DC, no superhero offers a truer sense of moral ambiguity than the Hulk. He does not conform to the normal formula. He has no satellite or mansion. The commissioner doesn't have his number and if he did, he wouldn't want it. The Hulk isn't Superman. The Hulk isn't here to save us. He's here to save himself. Trying to change that isn't just a mistake because it's shoving a square peg into a round hole; it's a mistake because if you take that away then what you're left with really is just good for fisticuffs and comic relief. Read Full Review

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