Hulk #2

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 46
7.7Critic Rating
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“MAD SCIENTIST” Part 2 of 6 Bruce Banner finally has total control with the Hulk locked away. But with a tight grip on his plans, Bruce forgot one thing…variables can happen at any time…and this one? Even Bruce couldn’t have imagined. The craziness continues, as the Hulk hurdles farther into space, but he is not alone out there!

  • 10
    BGCP - Andy MacGregor Dec 16, 2021

    What can I say about this book, other than fantastic, simply fantastic. With two titans of the industry in Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley, combining to bring their very own spin on the green goliath. And a fascinating new take on the Bruce Banner psyche, this is a book that should be on everyone's reading list. It's easily my book of the week. Marvel/Hulk fans, should rush out and pick this up straight away, you won't be disappointed! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 15, 2021

    Clearly, the team is not satisfied with the chaos so far, and Hulk #2 shows that there is no ceiling on where this series can go. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 15, 2021

    Ottley delivers some amazing art in this issue. The style is perfect for this kind of mind-bending narrative and the big action scenes throughout the issue are brilliantly composed. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 15, 2021

    Hulk #2 gives us a bit better of an idea as to where the series is going and takes us much deeper into the sci-fi aspect of it all. There's still a lot of questions out there and it's kind of obvious as to where the series is going in some of its aspects but it feels like it's going to deliver one hell of a ride. This is a very unique take on the characters and one that definitely is keeping readers on their toes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Dec 15, 2021

    Hulk #2 continues the "Smashtronaut" arc by plunging Bruce Banner into a not-quite final frontier, complete with a whammy of a final page. Things have only gotten interesting, and I hope to see what other surprises the creators have stored aboard Starship Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Dec 15, 2021

    The main storyteller in this week's HULK is no doubt Ottley who showcases his talents and expertise splendidly. However, fans jumping on this new series get very little narrative development masked by a melee of massacres. Was this story entertaining? Sure. But it doesn't do much else. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Dec 17, 2021

    A completely gorgeous issue ends up with an extremely slight story. It's still incredibly fun, but needs a lot more substance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 15, 2021

    Hulk#2 is a pure shot of adrenaline from start to finish, but now that the new dynamic is firmly established, it's time to slow down next month and take some time to breathe. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Dec 15, 2021

    Final ThoughtsHulk #2 has a lot of cool action set pieces and an unexpected twist ending… and not much else. It's too early to say if this new take on Hulk is a winner or a loser after just two issues, but Cates needs to give readers something more to invest in beyond piles of questions and ultra-violence. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Dec 19, 2021

    Hulk #2 provides a lot of cool ideas but doesn't make them exciting in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Dec 15, 2021

    The second issue of 'Hulk' feels largely like a retread of the first. The action is a lot of bloody fun, but it's difficult to invest in the story just yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Atari Dec 16, 2021

    This is so good. It’s not going to be for everyone but it’s positively original and exciting and fun. Less old school horror than Immortal, more like a new sci-fi-horror action story. Love it.

  • 9.0
    Afre Dec 15, 2021

    This is a good second part for this series. If looking this as it's own thing, it's a fun comic with interesting ideas and wonderful art.

    However, many might be annoyed or disappointed that this doesn't feel like a continuation for Immortal Hulk. And I agree, but I'm not surprised. When Cates started Venom, it also didn't really feel like continuation for the previous volumes. The first part, Rex was clearly it's own thing.

    I mean Cates has a clear structure that he usually follows. First we get a 6-part storyline that introduces us to his ideas and takes on the character. And then we move from there.

    So give it a chance will you? I highly doubt Cates ignores what Ewing wrote. The story just doesn't take pla more

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  • 9.0
    Psycamorean Dec 15, 2021

    This is just so much fun. Not much happens story wise, but the art is great and gives us a lot of fun moments.

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Dec 15, 2021

    Not a lot happened story wise but the action is badass. Ottley kills it on the pencils. Great ending and I am sure within time we will know what has happened between Immortal and this.

  • 8.5
    Rachit Mittal Dec 15, 2021

    It was fun to read. Had Fun. Stage Fights of Hulk were great.
    But what is this with "Deal with Devil" phrase? This part is pissing me off for unknown reason. Wherever I hear this phrase, it just piss me a lot.
    I am still nitpicking about Character Development of Immortal Hulk. Though I knew it was gonna happen. But still feeling bad about it.
    Art was good. Ryan Ottley is great artist. His Pencils looks great imo.

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Dec 15, 2021

    This book definitely delivers on the action and scale you'd expect from Hulk. It's a pretty quick read but the art makes it worth the price of admission. This concept is still very interesting to me, and aim hoping with the next issue we'll see the story progress further

  • 8.0
    maelstron Dec 15, 2021

    Cates wrote this to showcase Ottley art. The story is very decompressed, feel like we are on the second part of the pilot of a tv show. But it is really fun and there is a easter egg about Authority. The end really picked my interest.
    If you are a specuato, you may want to get this issue

  • 7.5
    OldManComics Jan 16, 2022

    Still fun and I am intrigued by the story. This issue focused more on the action side of having Banner face the Hulk, but there was a lot of fun moments, very bloody actually, more than I've seen Marvel do in a while, and I think it fits this story quite well. Banner feels truly crazy, now lets see what the hell is going on with that cliffhanger ahah

  • 7.5
    deen Dec 17, 2021

    I'm a novice when it comes to Donnie Cates so I am not quite so used to his voice yet. I read about 6 issues of Crossover until I kind of lost interest, though the central concept came off pretty dynamite. I am sufficiently entertained so far in a seat-of-your-pants kind of way to see what happens next. Given what little has actually temporally happened since the first issue, it may be a bit too early to tell. So far, the explosion of that first issue continues to be felt in the second, and I'm curious to see it further, for now.

  • 7.5
    Loafy Trophy Dec 16, 2021

    We get more of the inner workings of Starship Hulk this issue. I think Cates is doing a nice job of making this work through Banner's control of the Hulk portion of his psyche. I'm guessing that Betty is really a portion of Bruce's empathy that Bruce has managed to split off from himself in order to create this monstrosity.

    It's debatable whether or not that's regressive for the character following Immortal Hulk, but I think that misses the point. Cates is trying to do something entirely new. Bruce has done something terrible to a core part of himself and I hope (and anticipate) that we'll see this the mental affects of this dealt with at some point in the run.

    The reveal at the end was a legitimate surprise and caugh more

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  • 7.0
    Julhin Jan 11, 2022

    Ryan Ottley as always, amazing. But while the issue showcases just how good he is, it falls flat in the storytelling aspect. I love Donny Cates so of course i will keep reading, because i'm still very intrigued to find out how we went from the ending of Immortal Hulk to this, but this one was a step down compared to Issue #01.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Dec 18, 2021

    A surprisingly short issue, though I did enjoy it, especially the reveal at the end. Now, I'm not knocking the idea, but I do have to poke a bit of fun at the whole concept of using Hulk as a starship: it's basically just a larpy version of Banner in control of the Hulk body, which we've seen plenty of times before, it's not actually a fresh take. I'm enjoying it regardless.

  • 7.0
    WhereIsTony Dec 16, 2021

    I really want to like this. There is good here. But it just feels too disjointed, not only from recent hulk continuity, but the Marvel Universe in general. I get the need for a fresh start after Immortal Hulk, but that can be done in a less jarring way.

    It is early, Cates could still connect things, saying what happened to fixit, etc, but I get the feeling it won't be anytime soon if at all.

    visiting other universes and dimensions can be fun, but if it goes too long, the isolation from the greater MU can start to make things feel inconsequential.

    Of course I had the same fear when Planet hulk started and was proven wrong, so I am hoping I will be again.

    Hopefully, the amount of space given to more

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  • 6.5
    DDJamesB Dec 19, 2021

    Great art. Somewhat lame story. Had good action and an interesting ending. Not sure what to think overall.

  • 5.0
    Merlyn Dec 15, 2021

    Yeah, this is garbage. Not even the fun type of garbage, it's just... dull. Ottley's art is decent, but the story is pure nonsense and Banner continues to act like a douchebag, killing people with absolutely no qualms whatsoever. I don't know what happened to Donny Cates but lately he's been in a downward spiral, the Thor book is bad, King in Black was mediocre at best and this was very bad. Long gone are the days when he revolutionized Venom.

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  • 4.0
    Kreniigh Dec 23, 2021

    This new direction is like Banner getting stabbed in the chest so hard with a giant piece of Cates that his previous personality goes flying out of his head.

  • 4.0
    Beyond_Batman Dec 18, 2021

    What is this? This wouldn't even be a good what if storyline. The whole idea of the starship and fueling and piloting is not clever or fun. Bruce Banner's character is unlikable and and a bad cliche of a mad scientist. I just don't like it. I'll give it a chance for an issue or two more just because its donny Cates.

  • 2.0
    maljoss Dec 17, 2021

    The art is pretty. The story is beyond ridiculous. It's like Cates is combining his favorite bits of past Hulk storylines into a mashup fanfic. You get about 4 pages worth of story in the entire book. I can only assume the Authority stand-ins and Giant Wolverine were and attempt a humor. Honestly, Ottley's skill and talent deserve better.

  • 1.0
    KesheR Dec 15, 2021

    What is this stupid nonsense.

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