Savage Hulk #1

Savage Hulk #1

Writer: Alan Davis Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Alan Davis writes and draws a blockbuster story pitting the HULK against... the X-MEN!?!?! Learn the startling secret of Professor Xavier's connection to Bruce Banner! Guest starring the Leader and the Abomination!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 28, 2014

    I'm enjoying this title - lots of fun for this old X-fan, and it's also fun to see the return of the original Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jordan Jennings Jun 30, 2014

    Savage Hulk #1 is comic that fills an interesting need. It is non-continuity, in-continuity title that allows creators to explore whatever venue they wish to follow. Davis delivers a story that is fun and interesting to read as much as it is to look at. The story choice is an odd one but it is setting up to be a story for Hulk fans with Leader, Hulk Busters, and promise of Abomination. It does take some help getting into and the team relies on the prologue page dumping information of events off a decades old X-men comic. The art is amazing despite its minor perspective flaws. Savage Hulk #1 is fun read and will work for anyone that has interest in reading Hulk. It does require some work, but the comic does provide plenty of information, even if it is clunky. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 26, 2014

    Like Savage Wolverine, this is a continuity-light series that emphasizes artists over writers. And Marvel certainly found the right man to kick off this new series in Alan Davis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jun 27, 2014

    This is the definition of a book that doesn't need to exist, but that I'm glad does. This was an extremely fun read, with an underused creator with a healthy pedigree able to have fun in this sandbox for a little while. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Michael Cantrell Jun 27, 2014

    Overall, the art is stellar and is attractive enough to make the book funto look at, but the story is a tad bit uninteresting for anyone other than a die-hard Hulk fan. Of course, this only being the first issue, things could drastically improve over the weeks and months ahead, so it's worth checking out the next few issues before drawing a final conclusion about the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 30, 2014

    Current fans of the Hulk may find that this book isn't consistent with what they know, since it is focusing on the Hulk from 1970, but that's part of the charm of this issue. The addition of the 1970 X-Men is an added treat. Fans of classic Hulk stories, classic “original team” X-Men, as well as fans of Alan Davis' art will not want to miss this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers Jun 30, 2014

    The art style by Mark Farmer was unique; the comic has a very retro look thanks to the heavy shading and the character's old costumes. It felt like I was reading a continuation of an issue from the 70's. The story isn't very intriguing yet, but for a first issue, it's a good start. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Fanboys Inc - Cody Mudge Jun 27, 2014

    Savage Hulk #1 is a middling debut. Neither spectacularly brilliant nor dreadfully inadequate. In the grand scheme of things I dont think this issue does much to convince that it needs to exist. In a few months well have a better understanding about what this series offers and why you should read it but this wasnt the fantastic start this series needed to add its name to the already swelling ranks of great comic books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 25, 2014

    Whenever there's a new comic from Alan Davis, my expectation immediately sore. As a huge fan, I can never get enough. Unfortunately this issue, while it is pretty cool to journey back to a story with Hulk and the X-Men from 1970, I found myself asking if this was really necessary. Sure, you can ask whether any comic is necessary but with the limitations of being set in the past, we know there won't be any major developments for the characters. There is no questioning whether or not fans of Mr. Davis should pick this up. I will indeed continue to read this but sadly my excitement for the series has sunk a little. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Cianni Jun 27, 2014

    I'm all for mash-ups, but this one isn't a smash. It's like if Jean Grey was trying to tell you a story during one of her meltdowns — it's just all over the place. If this book had been set up a little better, it wouldbe easier to read and thus easier to enjoy. The twist at the end was unexpected, but I'm not sure if that or the X-Men/Hulk crossover gimmick is enough for readers to want to continue on. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 26, 2014

    "Savage Hulk" #1 is a book that you'll buy for the art, not so much for the story. There's a certain fun thrill to see the team from the end of the original "X-Men" run all together again, but that's not enough to buoy your interest. This is a truly gorgeous comic, one the most beautiful of the week, but I wish the story had the same level of entertainment built into it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 4, 2014

    I won't say I had high hopes for this book, but I was cautiously optimistic because of the talent involved. I felt more like I was reading a fifth or sixth issue that was tying in to other events that I hadn't read rather than a first issue. What we do get here does largely work well, especially on a second read, but it's not a Hulk book at the moment but more of an X-men book. Read Full Review

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