Immortal Hulk #1

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Joe Bennett Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 123
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 9, 2018

    A really successful new take on one of Marvel's oldest characters. This one's a real thunderbolt. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - The Court Of Nerds Jun 6, 2018

    This book met and exceeded all expectations I had: it was powerful, riveting, and scary as hell. This is a Hulk book that will toy with your fears, and this is a Hulk that allows the worst of Bruce Banner to take center stage. This is a fear machine. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jun 14, 2018

    The Immortal Hulk presents the character as a big green spirit of vengeance. His human form may perish, but every night the monster will rise up to see justice served. To compare it to DC Comics for a second, it's like if Solomon Grundy became the Spectre. This paints the Hulk in a more frightening light than ever before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Landers Jun 7, 2018

    If you're on the fence about trying this book, keep in mind, the creative team isn't reinventing the wheel, here. They're just showing it from a different angle. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jun 6, 2018

    Immortal Hulk is a Marvel horror comic. There are two important elements in that description, Marvel and horror, as one does not function without the other in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 11, 2018

    Why isn't everybody talking about this issue? This just confirms my opinion that comic readers are uncultured dips, not you guys though! Get out and buy this issue if you haven't already! I dinged the cover a half point because I don't give out 10/10s but this is about as close as I'll ever get! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Jun 6, 2018

    Al Ewing brings the Hulk back from the dead in THE IMMORTAL HULK #1. Literally. It's the most refreshing Hulk book I've read in years. It reinvigorated my interested in the character. The dark, gothic horror tone of the book is wonderful. Joe Bennett's art is suitably scary-yet-detailed. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Sequential Planet - Derek Heid Jun 7, 2018

    A stellar new direction for the Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 8, 2018

    This is a great debut issue that hits all the marks when crafting a new story for this character. Hulk is both engaging and menacing and there is a quality to the way this story is written and illustrated that makes me want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 27, 2018

    It is the story though, which is a master class in storytelling put on by Ewing, of the psychological horror that plagues all men of conscious when faced with what they are capable of, even in the face of great evil, that really powers The Immortal Hulk #1. Folks, this is only the first issue of the series as well. I simply cannot wait to see what other horrors, physical and psychological that Ewing has in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 7, 2018

    Immortal Hulk #1 is a darkly enticing new era for the Jade Giant. Heroism, spywork, and Avenger status are cast aside for cold and personal tales finding Banner and the Hulk brushing up against the lowest points a person can drop. Al Ewing has delivered something incredible indeed with this first issue, and it will hopefully maintain its quality. This one comes highly recommended. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Apr 7, 2020

    This issue closed with one hell of a cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - nicolasduncan Jun 13, 2018

    An outstanding debut that delivers a new arc with horror elements, The Immortal Hulk #1 sets the stage for Marvels reborn, haunting green goliath. It will be exciting to see how Detective, Ms. McGee uncovers the mystery of Banner aka Hulk being alive and well. As the truth is revealed, how will the current genre stay intact as Hulk is reacquainted with heroes and supervillains? This is an expressive, well-done beginning for all Hulk followers! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Jun 7, 2018

    Having the Hulk star in a Horror series (as the thing instilling dread and terror) may seem odd at first thought, but I assure you that this issue is truly a tale of terror that's worth taking a look at; Bruce Banner can die, but the Hulk is immortal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jun 6, 2018

    If you're looking for a fresh comic, or just a Hulk comic in general, you're really not going to go wrong with Immortal Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Jun 7, 2018

    A fantastic " and genuinely scary " return to form for the now Immortal Hulk. May it live forever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Matt Amerling Jun 26, 2018

    Hands down, this is one of the best issues to come from Marvel in a long time! This is what I imagine Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had in mind when creating the creature, and it is glorious! There have been a few decent issues of Marvel titles I've read but all of them fell short of their potential, and their inaugural issues pale in comparison to Immortal Hulk #1! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 5, 2018

    A strong first issue that probes the mind of Bruce/Hulk while reminding us this is a nightmare, not a happy story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Jun 5, 2018

    A debut that delivers on the horror elements promised, The Immortal Hulk #1 is a great new direction for Marvel’s green behemoth. While there are some questions that future issues will need to answer, Al Ewing, Joe Bennet, Ruy José, and Paul Mounts all contribute to a fascinating tale about power and those who choose to wield it. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    On Comics Ground - Jared Wood Jun 9, 2018

    Immortal Hulk has begun with very familiar territory, but still presented it in an interesting way. It's fun to see Hulk back taking on common thugs and criminals instead of giant climactic hero fights. Hulk initially was just a sort of monster anti-hero, so for this book to go back to his origins and delve deeper into that initial question of Man or Monster has me excited to see more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jun 7, 2018

    Not only is the Hulk unkillable, but for the first time in a long time he comes with a major personality change, one that is unlike any other Hulk we've seen before. Ewing has made the Hulk monstrous in the way the people of the Marvel universe generally tend to see him. It's a great shift from the more recent attempts to make the Hulk a hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 6, 2018

    Immortal Hulk #1 delivers a dark, compelling revamp of a familiar Marvel hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jun 8, 2018

    The Immortal Hulk is terror, unease, and psychological dread, and it's not afraid to gaze into the abyss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Duncan Jul 16, 2018

    I highly recommend this series to everyone because Ewing, Bennett, Ruy, Jose, and Mounts are exceptionally fresh compelling build-up in both characters and the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jun 8, 2018

    Immortal Hulk is a truly fresh and interesting take on a character that could use a shakeup. Al Ewing has been deserving more attention for long enough, hopefully this creative series will catapult him into getting the credit he deserves. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Jun 6, 2018

    Overall I enjoyed The Immortal Hulk #1. I like the more horror-themed take on the Hulk and the questions that arise. The art is great and fits the mood and tone of the story perfectly. It is hard to judge from here where exactly the story is going to go and how it will unfold. It is a new, interesting take on the Hulk, and while I did not love everything about it, this first issue definitely has me coming back for #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Rich Johnston Jun 5, 2018

    It's all sorts of psychological subtext made green flesh and it's a grand start. I enjoyed the multiple personalities of the Bill Mantlo and Peter David runs immensely, as I did Bruce Jones haunting run. It looks as if Al Ewing and Joe Bennett's run as The Immortal Hulk is fit to join them" Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 9, 2018

    The new Immortal Hulk shows promise, with some stellar art choices, but the first issue is pretty business-as-usual for the Incredible Hulk. Fun business, but standard nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - RobF Jun 14, 2018

    This relaunch harkens back to the Kirby days when the Hulk was monstrous and the lines between good and evil were blurred. The questions concerning his revival and possible immortality scream for answers and I look forward to finding out the answers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Jun 11, 2018

    This is an intriguing debut but much of the character introspection I've come to love about the character feels slightly misguided to me. The art is very strong and is the highlight of the issue, but the plot needs to be more substantial to get me interested. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Jacqueline Juretus Jun 6, 2018

    Overall, despite being underwhelming, there is room for a great story in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jun 6, 2018

    Ewing and Bennett do a solid job reinventing the character with a new tone, but the direction wasn't enough to win me over as someone who is not a Hulk or horror fan. If EC Comics, horror or The Hulk is your bread and butter, I would encourage you to give this a try. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 11, 2018

    Ewing jumps back to the Hulk's roots (although allowing the character to retain his more recognizable green skin rather than the original gray) with the figure only appearing at night. However, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Where has Bruce Banner been hiding this whole time? How has no one noticed that the Hulk is alive? And what is the new trigger? Is it Bruce's death that brings out the Hulk, or the rise of the moon? And why does the Hulk retain Bruce's intellect but not his personality. For fans. Read Full Review

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