The Incredible Hulk #7

The Incredible Hulk #7

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Whilce Portacio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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”, We Dare Not Reveal More! We Wouldn’t Want To Spoil What Is Sure To Be One Of The Most Exciting Comics Of The Year!,”

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Apr 29, 2012

    One of the weaker aspects of this issue was the lead-in to the next arc - Hulk vs. She-Hulk (Betty). I understand why they want to have this play out, I just am not completely on board with how it came about in this issue. I guess we will see how it goes. What I would really like to know is where and when this fits into continuity for other appearances of both Betty and Hulk (e.g. The Defenders 2012 series). In any case, I am definitely going to keep reading this series. If it stays dark and violent like this, we are surely in for a different adventure than Hulk's other appearances in the team books - which makes this a great alternative for those of us that want a more adult Hulk book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 18, 2012

    Whilce Portacio does a fine job of depicting the gravity of the opening images, but the rest of the art team overdoes it. The inks and colors fail to enhance his pencils in the appropriate manner, making his intense and dark imagery look bright and expressive. Aaron has established a tone of faux-seriousness, but that particular image felt like it deserved more care. There is a page towards the end that is awkward for two reasons: Aaron's script makes a shift so jarring it completely breaks the pacing of the issue, and Portacio depicts Red She-Hulk with such bulbous muscles that her shoulder looks more akin to a basketball. The page is symbolic of the whole first arc: not horrible, but strange turns in the story accompanied by inconsistent art leave much to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 21, 2012

    Jason Aaron wraps up this storyline which will change the Hulk forever. The entire run was just mediocre at best, the problem for me wasnt the story (although the whole Mad Squad thing was very hokey) and it wasnt the covers (Leinil Yu is awesome). No offense to illustrator Whilce Portacio, but I never cared for his style of artwork, the limbs and heads seem disproportionate to the bodies, chaotic and all over the place. It didnt work for The Uncanny X-Men & Wetworks and it sure as hell didnt work for the Hulk. To draw the Hulk, you have to fill in the shoes of legendary Hulk pencillers like Dale Keown, Gary Frank, John Romita Jr. Not an easy thing to do. This issue gets a 3 star rating & so does the story arc. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Apr 19, 2012

    I, personally, really want to love Jason Aaron's “Incredible Hulk” story. Aaron's work has never let me down in the past and he's one of the few creators who I would happily buy anything from if his name was on the cover, even a comic co-written and illustrated by Shia LaBeouf. Yet despite my willingness to go that far, so far no emotions stir by the end of the first arc. Often times, you can tell if you're going to like the entirety of a run based on the first story in it, and if this is what the title has to offer then I'm not sure its worth revisiting. The next arc focuses on Hulk staying angry, traveling and getting into shenanigans (with multiple illustrators at the helm) which could be fun, but the comic has a long uphill road ahead of it. Right now the book is not much more than a big angry, veiny beast — thematically fitting, I suppose, but not not very entertaining. Read Full Review

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