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Hulk #1

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 24, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 107
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

IMMORTAL NO LONGER! CATES & OTTLEY DELIVER A NEW, COLOSSAL-SIZED ERA! “MAD SCIENTIST” Part 1 of 6 The uncontrollable rage of the Hulk has reached an all-new level, and nobody – including the Avengers – is prepared to handle it. But is it really the Hulk that people should be afraid of, or is there something missing to this puzzle? Join the superstar creative team of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley as they look to the stars for the next era of HULK! 

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Nov 24, 2021

    Hulk #1 is an absolute win across the board, and I'm already counting the days until issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Hulk #1 flips the jade-jawed behemoth's mythos on its head, with Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley taking Bruce Banner to the stars. With a top-notch creative team at the helm and an interesting pitch, I'm definitely happy to be a passenger on Starship Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Nov 25, 2021

    You would have thought virtually all possibilities with both characters had been pretty much covered by now, but clearly when told this Donny Cates just smiled and said… ‘Hold my beer'. Read Full Review

  • 10
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Nov 26, 2021

    What a fantastic book, easily full marks across the board for me. It's a really interesting take on the complicated character of Bruce Banner. And sure we have seen many iterations over the years but this feels like a fresh take on the subject matter. I'll admit that I'm a massive fan of the Hulk and some stories have left me feeling disappointed. This is not one of them. A must collect for any Hulk fans! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 22, 2021

    HULK #1 is nothing like you'd expect, especially from the solicits. I thought I knew what we were getting" and then I read the issue and was completely blown away by the sheer invention from the entire creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 24, 2021

    Ottley delivers some beautiful imagery throughout the issue. Every page is filled with great details, exciting action and thrilling visuals. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 22, 2021

    Bombastic and ambitious, the Hulk enters a new and terrifying era in this first issue, and it looks like he's going to make the entire Marvel universe feel his growing pains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - B Ferg Nov 23, 2021

    We have seen how Incredible he is. We discovered that he is Immortal. But for the first time we are seeing an Irritated and Irrational Banner. We always heard we wouldn't like him when HE is angry. Readers are about to find out why. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 24, 2021

    In summary, Cates' Midas touch continues here, working seamlessly alongside Ottley's dynamic artwork to deliver what could be a Hulk story for the ages. Highly recommended, both for Hulk fans and those who love hard-hitting, high stakes comic books in general. Bring on issue two! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jun 21, 2023

    Hulk #1 is delectably disturbing as we are immersed in a horror story of intoxicating proportions from page one, unearthing a completely new threat. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Nov 25, 2021

    Hulk #1 is another hit by guys who only know how to make hits. This creative team takes The Hulk barreling in a new direction and appears to have no intention of stopping. Ryan Ottley's art has ascended to new levels, and Donny Cates continues to be one of the most consistently strong writers at Marvel. Its problems are slight and not yet critical, the character is in good hands, and I'm very much excited to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Nov 22, 2021

    Hulk #1 blows the doors off of expectations in a fun and inventive new way, one that doesn't try to repeat what the previous volume did but wisely chooses its own identity instead. Buckle up, this run is gonna be an absolute riot! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Nov 24, 2021

    Hulk #1 imagines what would happen if you pushed one of the world's smartest scientists too far and he turns the tables on being a victim of the Hulk to commandeering the Hulk as the ultimate vessel of destruction. The concept is lofty but intriguing once you get your brain around it, and once the setup is done, the cliffhanger opens up a (pocket) universe of unpredictable possibilities. The art is generally good, but the facework needs some improvement. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 1, 2021

    Hulk #1 is a winner. Cates is looking to explore a side of Bruce Banner we haven't seen before. Meanwhile, Ottley delivers with bombastic visuals and a detailed look at the new state of Bruce Banner's mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Nov 29, 2021

    A great start by the whole creative team that puts Banner in the driver seat of this new Hulk story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 24, 2021

    There's a lot of potential in Hulk #1. It definitely feels like a flip on the script we've seen so many times before. The debut introduces some interesting concepts that could absolutely bear fruit. But, as presented, there's something almost comical about it all. The combo of the writing and art doesn't hit so much as sci-fi horror as much as it does sci-fi comedy with hints of horror. Whether that's intentional, I can't tell. But, for now, this is a series I'm waiting to see where it goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Dec 5, 2021

    The ideas are big and bold, but the execution doesn't give you quite enough plot, nor a number of plot points that are unlike what has been done before. The car's going in an interesting direction, but it hasn't gotten quite far enough to say it's going well. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Nov 23, 2021

    A wholly engaging and different first issue of the new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Nov 30, 2021

    What might have otherwise been an interesting reset is instead a bit overstuffed and confusing. The art is fantastic though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 21, 2021

    I was looking forward to this book, moving away from the Immortal era and maybe moving back to the superhero world. In truth, I am massively disappointed that in place of the horror vibe of the previous run, we have fallen into a Doctor Who sci-fi stance of no explanations of key story points and if things were explained, I am not sure that they would any sense! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Nov 28, 2021

    I would recommend this one to fans of the Hulk and also the Avengers as there are several of them in this story and also multiple versions of the Hulk Buster armour that seem to be remote piloted. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 28, 2021

    Hulk #1 didn't provide me with enough new content to hook me in. Read Full Review

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