Marvel Knights: Hulk #1

Marvel Knights: Hulk #1

Writer: Joe Keatinge Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

•  Marvel Knights returns as a platform for the continuing influx of unique independent voices to Marvel-as writer Joe Keatinge (Glory) and artist Piotr Kowalski (Sex) unleash the green goliath!
•  An amnesiac Dr. Bruce Bannner awakens on the banks of the Sienne-and soon finds himself in a desperate race through the streets of Paris! Who is hunting him-and how are they both transforming into grotesque Hulks?
•  A mind-bending mystery + an iconic city + huge monsters = quirky cool Hulk action downloaded directly from the mad minds of Keatinge & Kowalski!

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 14, 2013

    Marvel Knights Hulk is well worth your four bills, and should crack your pull list this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 15, 2013

    Marvel Knights: Hulk #1 is a great start to this mini-series. While the first and second halves of the story may be light and day between one another, the writing is just great overall and it can really suck you in. If you are looking for a good Hulk book right now, give this a shot for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Dec 12, 2013

    "Marvel Knights: Hulk" #1 feels right at home next to the likes of "Daredevil" and "Hawkeye," books that aren't afraid to do things differently. It's is a not so much a re-imagining of the Hulk, but rather a familiar story viewed from a different angle. Lost, hunted, and doubtful, Keatinge and Kowalski crafter a Banner that is recognizable, without relying on any precursory knowledge of the character. Somewhat paradoxically, comics are becoming more mainstream as well as more artistically focused. Books such as this seem to be the logical treatise. Fun, smart, well written and illustrated, this is a terrific example of how good comics can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 11, 2013

    The plot is still pretty light on details, but for the most part, that's alright since this is an opening chapter and it does just enough to sink a strong hook into us. I'll definitely stick around for the second issue and that's all thanks to solid writing, a staggering second half and impressive work on the environments. If this is what the book has to offer without Hulk, I can only imagine how crazy it'll get if the Green Goliath does finally appear. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Dec 11, 2013

    I'm not the world's biggest Hulk reader, but enjoy the mythology and looking for something I could just dive into without worrying about feeling lost or overwhelmed. It might feel short on material compared to recent Marvel Knights additions, but I like Keatinge's direction here: basic Hulk, but still manages to be entertaining without going too deep in Hulk mythos. The intro is reels you in and doesn't waste anytime getting to the action. The hook is set with this minimal approach and one can only imagine what happens with Hulk finally does show up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 12, 2013

    The intent of the Marvel Knights books has always been to bring top talent to Marvel's superheroes and to in turn bring something different from what's being done in the regular titles. "Marvel Knights: Hulk" #1 succeeds at both goals, and is arguably the best of the three such titles so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Dec 13, 2013

    Piotr Kowalski brings his refined artistic sensibilities to Marvel Knights Hulk.  While keeping some of the trappings of standard comic book art, Kowalski brings something almost intangible, a dynamic in his pencils more akin to cartoons in The New Yorker, or old Broadway theater posters. The lines are soft here, relying more on complex strokes than hard, thick inking. Kowalski’s faces are outside the norm for comics, but the way he communicates the Hulk in flashbacks is very powerful. This is a perfect blend of fine art skill and comic book appreciation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Dec 11, 2013

    If you decided to check this book out, at least you will get a book full of Kowalski's amazing art. The action scene at the end didn't have me invested in the character who was in danger, but I will say that it was gorgeously rendered. Kowalski's intricate details and fluid storytelling made it a thrilling visual feat, if nothing else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 13, 2013

    The Hulk is one of those characters that I am going to read every incarnation published. Perhaps I am unfair critic in that regard. However, I also know what kind of Hulk story I am looking for and what kind of Hulk story I've never seen before. This started off as something new and that was promising but the ending couldn't quite keep that going. We'll have to see where this mini-series goes but if the focus remains in the character work, such as with Dyane, then this book could be something special. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    GoCollect - @TonyTheGamerDad Dec 12, 2013

    This limited series may or may not have future ramifications, but it will be summed up in the Hulk's ongoing series if it does so save your money and just catch up on any important details there. Read Full Review

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