Hulk #6

Writer: Donny Cates Artist: Ryan Ottley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 20, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 25
8.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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"SMASHTRONAUT" Part 6 of 6!
The first arc of Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley's mind-blowing Hulk saga reaches its epic climax as Bruce Banner's control over Starship Hulk slips...and something much worse takes the wheel...
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 20, 2022

    Ottley delivers some fantastic, impressive and visually bombastic art in this issue. Having Hulk face off against villains like Thanos and Galactus looks fantastic and the all of the action is thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 20, 2022

    Hulk is escapism to the max. Hulk #6 closes out its first story arc efficiently while introducing a new concept for the Hulk series, setting up the next arc involving Thor, and even making you feel for Bruce and Hulk. It's the kind of comic some might throw down in annoyance, while others will pull out their air guitars and start shredding in excitement. It may be polarizing, but it's undeniably raw entertainment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Apr 20, 2022

    As always, Hulk #6 ends with a tantalizing preview of what's to come which wouldn't normally be worthy of a callout, but it's something this Hulk series has consistently excelled at. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 20, 2022

    Art the end of the day, this series is to the Hulk what Cates and Dylan Burnett's Cosmic Ghost Rider was to the Spirit of Vengeance. Your individual mileage will no doubt vary, but I have to say, I absolutely loved what the entire creative team came up with here. A brash, bombastic and aggressively ambitious story with some scintillating artwork, this latest Hulk series has been an absolute rollercoaster from start to finish. And with things switching gears for the upcoming Hulk versus Thor “Banner of War” event, it's safe to say that things are going to get a lot wilder before all's said and done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Hulk #6brings the "Smashtronaut" arc to a close while introducing the monstrous menace known as the Titan. With the upcoming Hulk Vs Thor: Banner of War storyline approaching, Starship Hulk is about to face one of its biggest battles yetand also celebrate the green goliath's 60th anniversary. I trust Cates and incoming artist Martin Coccolo to deliver a smashing story. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 20, 2022

    If you like ridiculousness and violent action without a story, HULK #6 is your comic. However, if you're looking for something extensive from everyone's favorite Jade Giant, you may have to look elsewhere. I hope you're all ready for the mega-epic showdown of Cates books with BANNER OF HULKS on the horizon because I'm not. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 20, 2022

    Bits and PiecesHulk #6 concludes the arc with gripping tension and epic battles offset with too many unresolved plot points and confusing developments. If Cates's plan was to keep readers hooked by playing coy, that wasn't the right choice. Overall, this issue keeps your attention but be prepared to come away with plenty of frustration. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Toonstrack May 8, 2022

    This was an awesome arc. I love the concepts and ideas here. I love everything about what they are doing. This next crossover should be fun too.

  • 9.5
    Patadu94 Apr 24, 2022

    So far, this is the best issue of the serie. I enjoyed it reading it from the beginning till the end. But let's start with the art. Ottley work is still great, he draws the Titan and the various battle scene flawlessly. The design of Hulk-Galactus is amazing, although it is seen just for few pages. Finally, we can see Betty for what she really is, a kind of witch/robot/mutant from another dimension or personification of Bruce trauma.

    The story is great, finally Titan is raveled and maybe describe as the Hulk of the Hulk. I hope to see more of him in the next coming issues.

    Last but not least, the next arc/crossover Banner of War is introduced and we will know more about the El Paso incident.

    I can't wait more

  • 8.5
    imderekreide Apr 29, 2022

    Y'know, I just had fun with this arc.

  • 8.5
    Afre Apr 20, 2022

    At this point I'm just enjoying the ride.

  • 8.0
    Julhin May 14, 2022

    This arc was pure insanity lol. Still no answers and Cates is clearly just doing enough to let Ottley shine but i would be lying if i say i didn't like it. The absurdity of this is just so big that it makes it impossible for me to not have fun despite some hiccups here and there, at this point they are basically saying "just sit down and enjoy the ride" and that's exactly what i'm gonna do.

  • 8.0
    OldManComics May 10, 2022

    It was a nice story arc. The premise was simple, it was mad, it was fun. It delivered on that front. Story development wise it landed a bit short, I needed more. But there was some interested beats and the execution of the major idea worked for me. I'll be here for the Hulk vs Thor match. After that, I think not. But if you're into good'ol superhero fun with Hulk at the center of the action, then this is for you!

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Apr 25, 2022

    I was a little off put by the beginning. The middle was the best part. The end was a little bland for the end of the arc but, the last page does excite me for Banner of War.

  • 7.0
    Mout Apr 22, 2022

    ottley carried this arc

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy Apr 21, 2022

    It was okay to be honest. Nothing bad, but I wanted to learn about hte El Paso incident. Guess we gotta wait for future issues.

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  • 2.0
    maljoss Apr 20, 2022

    This comic was pointless. I mean, it was, objectively, pointless. It never resolved any of the central questions presented in earlier issues. We never learned what happened to turn Banner into an abusive lunatic. We never learned what was up with "Betty" - though she did call him "son" last issue. We were posed the question of the ages, "Why can't the Hulk have a Hulk?". The answer is, because that would be dumb.

    The art was fair. Ottley's illustrations seem to have gone downhill since the early issues. He's still Ottley, but he seems bored.

    The story is irredeemable. This is hands-down the worst work I've read from Cates. There's no development, he just jumps from one sight-gag to the next. The narrative is thin, as more

  • 10
    ZachMerps May 2, 2022

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    Lock Apr 21, 2022

  • 10
    RJ Apr 20, 2022

  • 9.0
    Matsuro Apr 25, 2022

  • 9.0
    Batmanchuria Apr 21, 2022

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Apr 20, 2022

  • 8.5
    RedKryptoSuperman Apr 21, 2022

  • 8.0
    wesshamu May 2, 2022

  • 6.5

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    Jason The Dude May 21, 2022

  • 6.0
    ds Apr 22, 2022

  • 6.0
    Silver Rocket Apr 21, 2022

  • 5.5
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  • 4.0
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  • 4.0
    Bruno Mael Apr 20, 2022

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