Hulk #12

Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
4.1Critic Rating
6.3User Rating

After the senses shattering unexpected cliffhanger from last issue, The Defenders/Offenders War comes to an explosive end! The Hulk, Namor, Doc Strange and Silver Surfer have one last chance to save the women they love and the Red Hulk, Tiger Shark, Mordo and Terrax aren't about to let that happen. Can the Defenders triumph without the Hulk to lead them? All of this and a twist ending that you will never see coming!

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 19, 2009

    I do have to say, though, that with the new $3.99 price tag (but no additional material offered), "Hulk" is probably going to need to step up its game. At the end of "Hulk" #12 we're once again back to the status quo of the previous six months; plus, the book has fallen into a storytelling pattern of guest heroes and villains and what they actually accomplish at the end of the day. Things need to start happening and changing quickly with "Hulk." Otherwise as beautiful and silly as this book may be, I think we'll see just how many people are willing to accept a 33% price hike. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 31, 2009

    The one saving grace here is Ed McGuinness's artwork. His over-the-top, cartoony style is a perfect fit for this Green Hulk/Red Hulk riff. As I've noted before, the artist has also done a great job of capturing the cosmic action and alien weirdness that's been such a big part of this storyline. His tendency to depict beefy, thick figures suits the world of the Hulk perfectly, not to mention such Kirbyian designs as Galactus and the Psycho-Man. This book is a great fit for McGuinness, so it's with some disappointment that I see that another past collaborator of Loeb's, Ian Churchill, is joining the series with #14. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace May 19, 2009

    I stress that my bullet rating for this review only reflects my personal reaction to the issue -- and since this book obviously isn't aimed at readers like me, that perhaps makes it somewhat irrelevant as a barometer of how successful the book has been in achieving its goals. For young readers (or adult readers with small children of their own) the mindless action and vibrant, colourful artwork of this book will probably provide a fun diversion. However, I can't help but feel that it's a shame that this has become the only regular Hulk title to be published by Marvel, because I'm sure there's a market for an ongoing Hulk book for more sophisticated readers, too. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    IGN - Kevin Fuller May 20, 2009

    I'm not saying this type of title wouldn't appeal to anybody. There is a place for mindless punching/fighting in a comic diet, but there are other better options to get your fix. Even something like X-Force (Messiah War excepted) or Deadpool provide better action, humor, and plot. I really can't see how this appeals to anyone older than 13, other than the name in the title, but your mileage/maturity may vary. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 25, 2009

    The sooner we put this series behind us, the better. Read Full Review

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