Thanos vs. Hulk #1

Thanos vs. Hulk #1

Writer: Jim Starlin Artist: Jim Starlin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

• An all-new four-part story by fan-favorite Jim Starlin begins here!
• The Hulk is kidnapped by Pip the Troll and traded to Annihilus!
• Then Thanos of Titan gets thrown into the mix...

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Gabe Bustamantez Dec 7, 2014

    Take your time when reading this, Jim Starlin is obviously putting a lot of effort to write and drawn this story. Add it to your list, and read an issue any time you feel like you need a break to step away from all the Inversions, Incursions and other title spanning crossover tales. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Stuart Conover Dec 6, 2014

    I can't give this one a perfect score for a combination of the art and not actually seeing Hulk and Thanos physically confront one another quite yet. I understand it's a 4-issue mini-series and they have to build to the great brawl between these iconic characters but I was hoping for a little more than just a couple words being said between the two at the issue's end. Still, it's a great introduction and I can't wait to see where Starlin takes us. Overall, a great issue for fans of Starlin's writing style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 4, 2014

    It's great to see Starlin back in action, especially since he's one of the few who writes Thanos properly - he always manages the proper mix of menace, intelligence and dark humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Dec 3, 2014

    If you want to buy this issue because it's Jim Starlin writing and illustrating Thanos again, you'll likely be pleased with your purchase and will undoubtedly want to see what occurs next. The mad titan doesn't get that much time in this issue, but it's just enough to tease what's to come and Starlin does a nice job moving all of the plot elements into position. However, if you want to pick this up because you're expecting some epic action, you can likely skip this chapter and pick up the next one; I'm sure there will be an adequate enough recap page. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Dec 5, 2014

    If you're the type of comic book fan who cut their teeth on “The Infinity Gauntlet” or can appreciate some retro cosmic Marvel, then you're the type of audience “Thanos vs. Hulk” #1 is meant for. It's a total aberrance in the current Marvel framework of books, almost all of which are self-aware in ways Starlin could never be. Hell, Jonathan Hickman's work on the Avengers books are the closest spiritual successor to Starlin's work – Hickman's creations even find their way here – but they never surrender themselves to the greater cosmos in the way Starlin does. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 3, 2014

    Thanos vs Hulk #1 is still a great looking addition to Starlins collection of Thanos comics, but it doesnt reflect Starlin at his best. He focuses so much on setting up future installments of the story that he never provides himself with opportunities to explore the world or ideas he is creating. The issues is still bound to please fans of Starlins work (like myself), but it is not his finest moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2014

    You have to hand it to Jim Starlin - his stories are always distinctly his own. This first issue isn't as strong a start as it could have been, what with the excessive exposition and surprising lack of interaction between the title characters. Still, the story showcases Starlin doing what he does best and exploring Marvel's cosmic landscape in a way only he can. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - SeanerSurfer Jan 6, 2015

    While Brolin handles the psychopathic tendencies of Thanos on the big screen, Starlin is still penning gripping titles for a new generation of fans of the cosmic arts. This four-part series with the Hulk promises to be fun and expansive, but it doesn't seem to be necessary. Starlin hasn't come to terms with how Marvel is handling their other cosmic titles and continues his usual psychological cluster of backyard - space brawls. Unless you're a die-hard fan of Thanos or Jim Starlin, your pull list should include another series. However, if you do want to see the Hulk trash about without the Doc Green persona, this series should be most excellent in the coming installments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Dec 5, 2014

    All in all, this was a solid issue, but I wasn't particularly grabbed by the story. If anything, I'd come back for Starlin's artwork. However, since one of the main characters became an issue for me, I think I'll just wait until it's on Marvel Unlimited. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Dec 3, 2014

    A series like this has a lot of potential when it comes to Thanos and Hulk throwing down while cities crumble around them, but instead it looks and feels like a book that should have come out sometime in the '90s. I know Jim Starlin is coming back to Thanos (a character he created), but sometimes the past should better be left there as nostalgia is a dangerous thing. As someone who isn'tfamiliar with his prior work I can only judge this book as it stands, and because of that I can't recommend it, even if that makes me the odd man out with this review. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Dec 4, 2014

    Starlin's art, at least, remains a draw. His renditions of Marvel heroes, villains, and cosmic creatures are always a treat, as are his alien spacecraft and locales. Smith makes everything looks crisp, and D'Armata makes it look colorfully cool. Starlin brings a kind of B-movie, old-school charm to the comic, and for all of this introductory issue's shortcomings, at least "Thanos vs. Hulk" #1 is fun to look at. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Dec 5, 2014

    Starlins pencils are good, about the only good thing about this really terrible beginning to a series that I am going to just flat out ignore and hope you do too. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supes' soups Dec 9, 2014

    All reviews are subjective and while this is a decent comic, I just don't like it that much. I was never fond of the cave-man speech when Banner becomes the Hulk because it makes the character seem stupid and to me, uninteresting. Also Pip the troll tricking Thanos so easily due to his ego makes the two title characters look like idiots. Also, from this first issue, it seems more like a team-up between Hulk and Thanos rather than a versus. Annihilus seems to be the primary antagonist in this story but I could be wrong. The art is ok but I don't care for it much. I dunno, this mini-series just doesn't hold my attention and I'll probably forget all about it by the time issue #2 rolls around.

  • 8.0
    NickNightingale May 12, 2015

  • 7.0
    eVanDiesel Dec 7, 2014

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