Hulk #4

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Nico Leon Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  Trying to rebuild her own life and law career, JENNIFER WALTERS is determined to help her newest client, MAISE BREWN, a woman on the verge of eviction and a massive nervous meltdown.
•  Once an outgoing yoga instructor, a brutal attack changed Maise's life forever. Now a reclusive shut-in, Maise wants Jen's help...More than that, she wants a promise, that Jen will help her keep her home. And if Jen can't, Maise has another plan, a menacing force of her own.
•  What happens when a fear is so strong, it becomes a destructive force in its own right? Jen more

  • 9.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Stuart Ringwalt Mar 31, 2017

    Tamaki's writing, along with Leon and Milla's art, does as good a job of exploring how trauma tears apart the individual's psyche as I've read a comic since David Mack's Kabuki run of the late 1990s/early 2000s. We still haven't seen Jennifer Walters Hulked out since the run began, and it will be interesting, after this issue's violent cliffhanger, to see if she turns green in the next issue. If the upcoming issues remain as strong as the first four have been, however, I'll be fine if she remains in human form through the entire run. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Robert Lewis Mar 22, 2017

    HULK #4 was a solid read from start to finish. What it lacked in terms of action, it made up for with artwork, continuity, and character development. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 22, 2017

    Hulk #4 takes us straight into the escalation of this story arc. This was the best time for Maise to start taking matters into her own hands and her actions felt real from someone who for someone who fights for control of what she has left. If you're looking at the big picture, then this could easily be Jen, and that makes this well-thought out in the longrun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 26, 2017

    That's not to say it's a bad comic - it's actually an interesting character study, as we see Jennifer learning to cope with her new insecurities, and the mystery of one of her clients grows into a full-fledged horror story. But I think it's past time to bring the title character into the mix. Comics fans are patient, but they're not going to wait forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Mar 23, 2017

    The slow-paced story gives a realistic portrayal of living with a mental illness in everyday life, and shows a side of Jen Walters readers don't get to see nearly enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 25, 2017

    A seemingly quiet issue of Hulk still carries a lot of character weight and energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Tracy Sayers Mar 27, 2017

    When she knocks at Maise's door she barley pokes her head out, Jennifer asks to be let in as they need to talk since she didn't answer any of her calls. Once inside it is apparent that Maise has not left this place in a long time. Jennifer tries to tell her she knows what It's like to be afraid what it's like to feel trapped but she can't help Maise stay. This makes Maise very unhappy and without warning the worst happens"..what will Jennifer do to protect herself and Maise? We will just have to wait and see.Rating: 4 out of 5 Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Mar 24, 2017

    I'm not one to rush action and cut to the chase but we've seen a lot of Jessica's day-to-day with about two Hulk episodes? The pay day has been teased it's going to be interesting to see how that's played out. I'm also looking forward to Leon's iteration of the art for these Hulk scenes and action as I was already won over and continue to be with the visuals of Jen Walters going about her day to day life. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Mar 23, 2017

    That's Hulk, Jennifer Walters' life, Walters' struggle, the everyday unable to reach an equilibrium. The focus isn't monsters, it's on women who have survived trauma and are trying to find peace. It just happens to have monsters in it, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 23, 2017

    There's plenty of humor and heart in these pages, but the narrative's coaster climb needs to get around the next bend. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Mar 27, 2017

    Hulk has been pretty good up til this issue but this one finally falls a bit flat. Not a lot happens. It feels like an issue that was meant more for a trade paperback collection rather than an issue by issue story. That being said, the dialogue is great (except for any scene with Bradley which is incredibly stereotypical and poorly written) and the art really shone through this issue. In the grand scheme of this story, this issue won't really hurt it but it's definitely a low point so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Mar 28, 2017

    Taking things slow is a good thing, but there is such a thing as too slow, and this story needs to pick up before we hit that point. That isn't to say this issue is all bad though, behind the rather poor pacing, the comic boasts the absolutely amazing art of Nico Leon, and it really is great here. The scene with Maise and Jen is great, and the dialogue is ok in most places while being shaky in others. The tone remains one of forward motion, trying to show Jen trying to move forward after trauma, but the creative team needs to pick up the pace a bit. Jen and Maise are the best parts of the book so far, and it's time to step it up a bit. It's not a bad issue, but it definitely could be better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Mar 22, 2017

    Hulk #4 has noble intentions, but the painfully slow pace of the story means you're better off waiting for the trade. Read Full Review

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