Indestructible Hulk #8

Indestructible Hulk #8

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Walter Simonson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 29, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Frost Giants prepare to invade Earth!Not even Hulk and Thor can stand in their way--so they’ll have to call in some help!Plus--the secret of the Portal to Jotunheim is revealed!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 29, 2013

    Indestructible Hulk went from one unlikely, but great, artist to an incredibly likely, and still great, artist. Its been a lateral move in terms of art, and the story stays the same quality as well, but in classic form its a story thats definitely more suited to Simonson than it would have been to Yu. This issue explores another character in a deep, profound and interesting way without forgetting whose name is on the cover and I think its another example of Mark Waid having a renaissance. The man has raised the bar on superhero comics and I can recommend it this book to anyone who enjoys superhero books. Even if youre not a fan of the Hulk, this book is an absolute delight. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Jun 4, 2013

    A fittingly fantastic end to the best story arc yet on Indestructible Hulk and a showcase for two legendary creators at the top of their game, Gods and Monsters has been an utter joy to read from start to finish. It's had a little something for everyone, from funny character moments to riotous smashing, and, once collected, will read even better in a lush Hardback presentation. I don't know how the next story arc can hope to top this but, for time being, to Waid and Simonson I offer a hearty 'Bravo'. Now"any hope of an encore? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 2, 2013

    Indestructible Hulk is a winning book. Simonson and Waid a winning team. The best there is drawing and writing the strongest there is. What’s not to love? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Analog Addiction - Tony Couto May 31, 2013

    While Indestructible Hulk #8′s subplots felt underused/unnecessary, the driving central plot and themes hit extremely well. If this series isn't on your pull list, at the very list pick up the three issue arc that Simonson has exceptionally contributed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Michael Bowie May 31, 2013

    What can I say, I just continue to enjoy this book. I look forward to seeing what new adventure next issues guest star will bring to the Green Goliath's doorstep. I will miss Mr. Simonson's art however. I've rather enjoyed the slightly more old school feel to the book over the past few issues. I'm tempted to deduct half a point from my score for lack of hammer-propelled Hulks, but I won't, because frankly, our boys flying with fists and hammer raised looked almost as cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 29, 2013

    Waid definitely plays to Simon's strengths, calling for shots of Hulk and Thor going to town on Frost Giants and the like. Like I said before, there are times when the more heartfelt conversations fall flat because a facial expression just doesn't convey the necessary subtleties, but these moment are far and few in between. The rest is a gorgeously rendered book that harkens back to the days where fun was the name of the game, and if fun is what you're looking for, that is what you will find in Indestructible Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    This was an amazing issue, and a fitting ending to what was a phenomenal storyline. This issue had it all, from emotional conversations, to interesting theories, to amazing action, and although it wasn't quite as good as the last issue, it was still a brilliant issue. With all this I'd highly recommend this issue, this story, and this series so far, as everything about Indestructible Hulk has been amazing, and I look forward to seeing what happens when Waid's other character Daredevil makes an appearance next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jun 1, 2013

    I enjoyed this issue a bit more than the previous ones in this storyline.  It was a quick read, and took very minimal thought...  Which is good sometimes.  So yeah, I really don't have much else to say here...  Um, Happy June? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 31, 2013

    As he did in this month's issue of "Daredevil", Waid presents hope and inspiration for readers while bolstering characters in the comic books, by embracing the fact that no amount of superheroics can tackle real world issues like Creutzfeldt"Jakob disease or cancer. That doesn't mean the fight has to end, but the real fight should be infused with wonder and achievement in the positive adventures of heroes and mortals. Waid's delivering good messages in fun reads, and you all should check them out. Next issue, Waid brings a crossover as only he can do it, but this issue -- despite being the third part of three -- is solid enough to be enjoyed by itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 1, 2013

    This was a fine, if unremarkable comic. The crossover with Thor was fun enough, and Simonson's art had a classy, Silver Age feel, but this was all just some story about the Hulk and a context-free Thor battling random Frost Giants. It's Thor from the past, rather than current day Thor, so none of what happened matters at all to Thor or Hulk. It has no bearing on their relationship. What good is that? And Frost Giants are just big henchmen. I'm sure Waid thought it would just be cool to have Hulk punch a bunch of Frost Giants. And while indeed cool, it had little impact beyond the visceral, and I want more from my comics than just Hulk punching stuff. Waid took a few big steps towards fleshing out his Science Team, but Simonson's art was a much better fit for the action than it was for the quiet, personal scenes between Bruce and Patty. Read Full Review

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