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Hulk Annual #1

Writer: David Pepose, Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Caio Majado, Travel Foreman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 17
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A documentary crew is on the hunt for a monster at the heart of a gamma radiation leak, but they get much more than they bargained for when they end up on Hulk's angry side - and caught in the middle of a brawl between two unstoppable giants, as Hulk battles an unleashed Giganto! Plus: A special preview, exclusive to this issue, of the shocking new direction Hulk is headed in this summer!
Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker May 17, 2023

    Hulk Annual 2023 is such an ambitious idea, taking an incredibly specific genre of horror film and adapting it to a comic seems like an impossible take, and yet it is achieved superbly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 1, 2023

    Hulk Annual #1 brings the horror wonderfully. Pepose, Majado, Delgado, and Petit drop an excellent found footage horror story that works so well because of Marvel additions like the Hulk and the Mole Man. Anyone who isnt already excited for Johnsons upcoming run will definitely be after this issues ending teaser. This is a Hulk comic that will appeal to anyone. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Collier Jennings May 19, 2023

    Hulk Annual #1 makes a triumphant return to the Jade Giant's horror roots while also offering a unique take on a well-worn plot device. Not only is it a great stand-alone story, but it also offers a unique look into the upcoming Incredible Hulk series. Simply put, it's a smashing good time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer May 18, 2023

    Hulk Annual #1 boldly imports the found footage narrative style with expert ease and relatively few hiccups in translation. Don't skip this comic - it's a unique storytelling experience worthy of the big screen! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 21, 2023

    Hulk Annual #1 engages the reader with its unique themes but falls short of engaging side characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 19, 2023

    Hulk Annual #1 (2023) delivers a Hulk horror story in found-footage style to give readers a fresh take on monster Marvel stories. The found-footage aspects are well done, and the art is decent enough, but for a Hulk annual, there's precious little Hulk in the entire issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett May 17, 2023

    Hulk Annual #1 provides readers a much-needed change of pace and the best issue of Hulk in about a year's time in an Annual that reads like a genuine Annual. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Texas VII May 19, 2023

    This Annual issue did its job, I’m hype for the new Hulk run.

  • 8.0
    drackula May 21, 2023

    Good horror story where found footage form works well. Issue fulfilled its task - be a teaser for next ongoing series.

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean May 21, 2023

    I feel like it shouldn't be a shock to say that found footage doesn't really work in the medium of comics. I mean, the artist probably had fun drawing all those angles you rarely see in comics, but aside from that, it didn't really work. The sneak peak of PKJ's run looked fun.


  • 7.0
    Screaming Enigma May 24, 2023

    This wasn't bad for what it is. The found footage approach to this title is certainly an interesting idea, but it doesn't translate that well to this medium. There are certain parts of this issue that would just be better if it was actually found footage and not in a book. As for the story, it was a fine gap between the last Hulk run and the new one coming out next month. Speaking of which, the epilogue was intriguing and definitely peaks my interest going into this new horror-based series.

  • 6.5
    Loafy Trophy May 19, 2023

    The found footage portion of the issue didn't really work for me as it's a gimmick that works a little better on film than on paper.

    The small peak we got of PKJ's upcoming run was really promising though. You can see some of Mignola's Hellboy influence coming through, which was one of the inspirations PKJ has mentioned in his interviews, and that was really exciting.

  • 5.0
    Ultimate Goblin Dec 30, 2023

    It was pretty boring and feels pointless. It's also so damn weird these people are reacting to any Hulk records like this... I recall he conquered New York in his WWH story not that long ago... He isn't some mysterious thing that's hard to find. This "camera" distortion thing also ruined lots of great splash-pages, you know... Not like the art is that cool here, but still, such a waste...

    It feels like something straight from early 2000's. The art is also more common for some Marvel Adventures/Marvel Age books. Not needed now in 2023 at all. Especially after 2 great runs, probably ones of the best in Hulk's history overall.

    The new TIH series preview-epilogue was kinda meh too. I already glanced through some issues of more

  • 5.0
    daspidaboy May 22, 2023

    this story was just fine to be honest. It's probably because the found footage does not work for this issue and the art wasnt as good.

  • 10
    rogerje Jun 16, 2023

  • 10
    matta Jun 11, 2023

  • 10
    ComicSlugger87 May 18, 2023

  • 10
    AdventureGirl811 May 18, 2023

  • 10
    ComicFan0703 May 17, 2023

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 19, 2024

  • 8.5
    retcon_D May 25, 2023

  • 8.0
    wesshamu May 27, 2023

  • 7.5
    NickNightingale Dec 1, 2023

  • 5.5
    Matsuro Jun 22, 2023

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