Hulk #2

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

•  As JEN continues to struggle with the HULK (and anger) within herself, her newest client struggles with her own dark secrets.
•  What happens when a terrified recluse is forced into the world against her will? When fear is pushed into the light?
•  Can Jen reconcile the two halves of herself in time to help her client?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Eric Nierstedt Jan 27, 2017

    HULK #2 ably builds on the previous installment as Jenn struggles to control her new Hulk persona. Smart writing from Mariko Tamaki adds new depth to old Hulk issues, while Nico Leon and Dalibor Talajic's art smartly uses contrast to enhance the story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 26, 2017

    I can't recommend picking up this book enough. It is one of the best books to come out in awhile and is one that really shouldn't be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Jan 26, 2017

    Read Hulk. Just read it. It is the tale about a woman coming to terms with trauma and odds are its going to get even more raw in the next issue. I, for one, am excited for that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jan 27, 2017

    This issue is better than the first as it strikes many emotional chords; as someone who has to take medication for depression and anxiety, I really identified with the conflicting feeling Jen is juggling, and how she is desperately trying to keep her demons at bay. Tamaki, in this issue, presents a tour de force. I hope this series can maintain this striking emotional core as it progresses. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Jan 26, 2017

    Tamaki and Leon done teased us with this appetizer of this new Hulk that Jen has within herself for the second month. I'm ready to move onto the next course and see just what type of monster Jen is dealing with now. The pacing continues to be excellent toward that unveil and this angle on Hulking out over trauma adds a great spin to an already top notch (if at times overlooked/underrated) character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 28, 2017

    The new Hulk series continues its good start and a very interesting take on She-Hulk, but the second issue is too much of a retread of the first. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jan 25, 2017

    Art issues aside, though, Hulk is a pleasant surprise and provides something for longtime She-Hulk fans and those who are looking for a great hopping-on point to the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 6, 2017

    This may not be the story that you're looking for if you're a Hulk fan. But then again, Hulk #2 isn't really a story for traditional Hulk fans. Tamaki and her art team are trying to tell a story about coping with reality. This might be an imaginary story but the weight of the proceedings is very real. Jen Walters is coping with loss in the same ways that the creators themselves and likely the readers of this book do as well. Hulk comics don't usually have a reputation for being all that cerebral, but this creative team saw that as a challenge. They're finding out what the Hulk means in 2017, and it's a captivating new exploration. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Jan 30, 2017

    Aside from some contrived and forced moments, Hulk continuesto take us along this cerebral journey with Jen. We get a lot of other greatmoments but a few seem to be repeating the same plot points as the previousissue. Granted, this is only the second issue of the series and we do still needto establish different aspects of this character and the characters surroundingher but I'm more looking forward to the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 26, 2017

    We'll need more from the narrative overall to fully buy in to this series, but the character is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jan 27, 2017

    A well put together issue that at the end of the day is really uncomfortable to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jan 25, 2017

    Hulk #2, like the first issue, is not a bad comic. The issue handles its subject matter about a character who is suffering from PDSD as best as it can. However, it's very slow moving approach and buildup, despite the audience already knowing the reveal, keeps things rather uneventful and light on story. With a lack of content, excitement, and its plodding nature, Hulk is still not yet showing its true potential. It's not a bad comic, but for what it offers right now, it's not enough. Again, just sit and wait on this for a little while longer to see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 28, 2017

    Hulk #2 doesn't get everything perfect, but it does stick enough of the landing that I want to read more about this phase of Jennifer Walters' life, and the art is charming and deceptively simple. Read Full Review

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